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Sears uses mobile commerce to bring people into stores

Sears uses mobile commerce to bring people into stores

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The department store is working to turn its growing smartphone based traffic into in-person visits. Sears Holding Corp. has taken on a new strategy that has been designed to use mobile commerce to draw online traffic into actual brick and mortar stores in order to increase the number of purchases that are made in person. The retailer has now updated its mobile app to include a range of new features to improve in-store … Read entire article »

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Tablet commerce to increase throughout holidays before dropping once more

Tablet commerce to increase throughout holidays before dropping once more

A recent forecast by ABI Research has indicated that shipments of the mobile devices will rise then fall. ABI Research has now released a forecast about the tablet commerce industry and has said that in the last quarter of the year, worldwide shipments of these mobile devices will increase to about 40 million. This will be a considerable raise over the third quarter, when shipments were closer to 30 million. That said, ABI Research pointed out that this … Read entire article »

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Over three quarters of mobile shopping on Thanksgiving was through iOS

Over three quarters of mobile shopping on Thanksgiving was through iOS

It seems that people using iPhones and iPads are more likely to buy than Android device users. The figures from the Thanksgiving long weekend continue to stream in and when it comes to mobile shopping, it is clear that it was Apple device users who were the most eager to make their initial holiday purchase. In fact, iOS device users shopped a tremendous amount more than Android gadget users when final sales were tallied. According to Custora E-Commerce … Read entire article »

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Apple seeks to bring mobile payments service to China

Apple seeks to bring mobile payments service to China

Apple is talks with Chinese banks to bring mobile payments service to the country Apple is looking to release its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, in China in the relatively near future. The company is reportedly in negotiations with four of China’s largest banks, including Bank of China, and the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. If Apple can form a deal with these financial institutions, iOS consumers in China will be able to use Apple … Read entire article »

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New research shows mobile health adoption is high in Hispanic communities

New research shows mobile health adoption is high in Hispanic communities

A new PwC study has shown that this ethnic group contains a large number of pioneers in this form of care. The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has now released the results of a recent study in which it determined that when it comes to mobile health adoption, the Hispanic community is highly involved. In fact, there are more people using mhealth in that ethnic group than in most others. The Hispanic community appears to be … Read entire article »

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Black Friday long weekend will break mobile shopping records

Black Friday long weekend will break mobile shopping records

From the start right through Cyber Monday, people will be using m-commerce as never before. As much as Black Friday is the deals day that gets the most attention overall, it is Cyber Monday that provides a large quantity of the online savings that mobile shopping consumers are looking for. A recent poll showed that 26 percent of consumers plan to shop online on November 30. Throughout the week of Black Friday, beginning on Monday, November 23 and … Read entire article »

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The 2015 top tech gifts are making a surprising list

The 2015 top tech gifts are making a surprising list

The hottest Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases for him, her, teens and kids predictions are in. Every year, predictions are made about which tech gifts will top the lists for shoppers that flood websites, mobile apps and stores on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and the forecasts for 2015 are causing eyebrows to raise as many are quite different from what was seen in previous years. While novelty has been a key feature in the past, … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

That said, 76 percent of smartphone users would consider shopping on their devices during the commute. A recent Ipsos poll that was commissioned by PayPal has determined that more than one in every 10 commuters have already engaged in mobile shopping during their commute; an activity that has been nicknamed “commuter commerce.” The survey found that there are a wide range of reasons commuters are using their mobile devices. What the Ipsos research showed was that 67 percent … Read entire article »

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