Major credit card networks team up for easier mobile shopping

Easier mobile shopping - credit cards

Shopping via mobile is about to become more convenient. Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services are part of the world’s biggest card networks that have come together to make easier mobile shopping with credit cards a reality for smartphone users. Mobile shoppers abandoning their online cart costs retailers billions. While there are many convenient ways to pay when shopping via mobile, up until now, credit cards haven’t been one of them. In fact, imputing credit card details on tiny mobile screens causes many mobile consumers…

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Studio Retail launches its first ever mobile shopping app, Studio Wow

Studio WOW launches - woman using mobile phone

The direct marketing and online UK retailer is breaking into the app market. Android and iOS UK users will now be able to shop via mobile app with the company’s Studio WOW mobile shopping app. The app will give the more than two million customers access to tens of thousands of products, including clothing, homeware, electricals and gifts. Flexible payment options are a part of the new app. Studio’s first ever mobile app has been designed with many features. While some of these features are what customers will expect to…

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Meijer mobile shopping service offers convenient way to shop and pay for groceries

Meijer mobile shopping service - Meijer Shop & Scan App

Meijer has introduced a new shopping service via mobile called Shop & Scan to Indianapolis. A Meijer mobile shopping service has been launched in Indianapolis that provides its customers with the option of scanning the barcodes of items they want to purchase in store as they’re shopping. Once finished with their shop, customers simply have to scan a QR code at self-checkout to pay for their purchases. The service is called Shop & Scan. Shop & Scan is available to mPerks mobile customers. The Michigan-based retailer announced the launch of…

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Amazon Spark shuts down after two-year flop

Amazon Spark - Amazon logo on mobile phone

The eCommerce giant has sacked its Instagram-like mobile shopping social media platform. Never heard of Amazon Spark? You’re not alone. Spark was offered to only Amazon Prime members, and in its two years of existence, it failed miserably. The main reason? This social media shopping feature was a ghost town. Spark has been removed from both Amazon’s website and app. Amazon Spark, which could once be accessed via the company’s website and app, has been removed. The shopping tool, which was introduced about two years back, was designed to allow…

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New IKEA mobile shopping experience to be introduced to customers

IKEA Mobile Shopping - IKEA Store

IKEA’s app to offer a new shopping experience online and on mobile. Until now, IKEA mobile shopping hasn’t be a part of the Swedish retailer’s app experience. The focus of its initial application has been on enhancing the retail experience while still requiring consumers to shop in store. The new app combines the store experience with the online experience. The new IKEA mobile shopping app has been designed to allow users to visualize how the store’s product would look in their homes and can then buy these product through the…

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