Research shows only one in ten consumers have received a mobile discount coupon

Mobile Coupons

The Mercator Advisory Group has released a report called “The Mobile Incentives: The Next Step in Device-Based Transactions”, which indicated that the marketplace is ready for mobile incentives to begin being distributed, but that as of yet the demand for them remains greatly unmet. The results of the study showed that only 10 percent of mobile phone users had ever received a discount coupon from a merchant, even though 55 percent of them had expressed an interest in receiving them. Though near field communication (NFC) technology remains the heart of…

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Pinkberry announces implementation of Google Wallet

Pinkberry Google Wallet

Pinkberry has announced that it has expanded its current mobile strategy to include the implementation of the Google Wallet, to allow consumers to pay for their purchases, receive discounts, and redeem coupons, through the use of their mobile devices. The yogurt retailer, Pinkberry, started in 2005 in California, and that has since spread across the country and around the world with more than 175 locations. Through a partnership with Micros Systems Inc., Pinkberry has been able to implement the mobile wallet, which is now live in 69 different American locations.…

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JiWire study shows 21 percent of shoppers search for coupons while in a store’s location

Mobile Coupons

JiWire has released a new report that shows the results of their recent study that illustrate how important it is to retailers to provide locally relevant content to mobile users who are near or within one of their store locations. The JiWire “Mobile Audience Insights Report” showed that 80 percent of mobile users would like to see locally relevant marketing from retailers. At the same time, it also indicated that 3 out of 4 mobile users have an increased likelihood of taking an action following the receipt of a location-specific…

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iBuildApp mobile marketing applications now include coupons

Mobile App Builder

iBuildApp has announced that businesses can now use its free platform to build a mobile app that will offer discount coupons to their customers. The platform is simple to use and gives businesses the chance to add mobile coupon apps to their marketing. The process of designing a mobile coupon app through the iBuildApp platform takes only a few minutes, and no code needs to be written. The platform itself is a do-it-yourself web-based tool that uses a pre-existing HTML editor or RSS feed. All that is needed is a…

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Cincinnati coffee shop generates traffic through the use of QR codes

QR Code mobile technology Trends

Coffee shops and college students have gone hand in hand for decades. Whether it’s the trendy place to hang out or the overwhelming need for caffeine, coffee shops play a pivatol role in the lives of students. As such, many such shops have been cropping up in recent years, especially as they have become more popular amongst the so called “hipster” community. With more shops comes more competition, and for Andrew Eigel, owner of the Roxx Electrocafe in Cincinnati, Ohio, that competition is being beaten through the use of QR…

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Mall giant releases QR code campaign giving shoppers what they want!

QR Code Linked to Coupons

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) has announced that they will be using QR codes as part of their new initiative to boost their digital media presence. The codes will be featured on a multitude of print advertisements, flyers and other materials. The codes will help smart phone users navigate PREIT’s 40 shopping centers. When scanned, shoppers will be able to find detailed information, including sales and upcoming events. Each shopping mall will have a mobile website and will be updated regularly by PREIT. The sites will be linked…

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Google working on NFC mobile coupons

Google

Google is working with Ingenico on a way to start making use of their NFC enabled Smartphone’s. The service would send a redeemable coupon to the customer’s Smartphone while they’re shopping in the store. The coupon would then be redeemed on checkout and subtracted from the total purchase. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been in the works to be made a method of payment for Smartphone users. Several of the new Smartphone’s that have come out, or are coming out, are enabled with NFC technology. NFC works by radio…

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