Instagram mobile shopping app is reportedly in the works

The social media network is developing a standalone mobile app for online shopping. An Instagram mobile shopping app may be developed in the future as the Facebook-owned social media network’s potential for e-commerce grows. The new app may be called IG Shopping. The possible standalone Instagram mobile shopping application would reportedly allow users to look through goods from online merchants and purchase them directly in the app, according to The Verge. Although the new app does not yet have a name, it may be called IG Shopping, which would be…

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Study finds location-based searches on mobile beat brand loyalty

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Location-based marketing is changing the mobile commerce landscape. A new study from Uberall finds that location-based searches via mobile is changing the way mobile consumers shop. Consumers are no longer always choosing brand loyalty when it comes to their purchasing decisions. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 smartphone users across the US, reveals that more consumers appear to be opting for convenience over loyalty by conducting “near me” searches. Over 80% of shoppers have done a “near me” search on their phones. The recent study commissioned by the location marketing…

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Amazon mobile shopping expands with online grocery pickup

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Curbside online grocery pickup at Whole Foods now available via Amazon. The new Amazon mobile shopping grocery pickup experience will offer American Prime members the option of ordering their groceries online and picking them up in person (without having to leave their car) at its Whole Foods Market stores. The new service will begin in California and Virginia. According to the recent announcement from Amazon and Whole Foods Market, initially, the online grocery ordering and digital pickup system will first be rolled out in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia.…

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AR mobile shopping service provides real-world-like shopping experiences

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KT’s AR Market is the first of its kind in South Korea. KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has launched an AR mobile shopping service dubbed “AR Market”. It is the country’s very first mobile shopping service that has been paired with augmented reality (AR) technology. AR Market allows users a 360-degree view of different products via mobile. The new AR mobile shopping service provides mobile shoppers with an online experience that is more akin to browsing through a traditional physical store. Smartphone or tablet shoppers can view 360-degree AR…

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Snapchat to shut down in-app mobile payments service

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The closure of Snapcash has been confirmed by Snapchat. The in-app mobile payments service, Snapcash, offered through social media network Snapchat, will soon no longer be available. Some speculate the closure of the mobile payments service is due to it becoming more of a liability for the company than a utility. Snapcash was being used as a method to pay for private adult content over Snapchat. Although the reason behind shutting down the in-app mobile payments feature has yet to be disclosed, TechCrunch speculates that it may be due to…

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Mobile mall app uniquely appeals to Gen Z shoppers

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Dote delivers seamless shopping experience to young mobile consumers. The mobile shopping and social media app has designed itself to be the ideal mobile mall app for generation Z (Gen Z) smartphone shoppers. Generation Z is growing to be retail’s largest group of consumers. Generation Z, often known as “digital natives,” are typically classified as the demographic of people born around the mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s. Individuals a part of this category have typically used the internet at a young age and are generally comfortable with online technology and…

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Walmart back-to-school app designed to help people shop in stores

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The discount retail giant launched new app features to improve back-to-school in-store and mobile shopping. The new Walmart back-to-school app feature enables parents to search and shop for their child’s actual school supplies list. They can then use the app to locate the store isle where they can find the item, according a recent announcement from Walmart. Items can also be delivered directly to their homes. For those parents with busy schedules or who simply don’t feel like making the trek to their local Walmart store to buy the items…

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Giant Eagle Mobile Shopping Improves Checkout Convenience for Shoppers

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Scan Pay & Go Service is launched by Giant Eagle Inc. A new Giant Eagle mobile shopping experience has been launched by the Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain. Now, mobile consumers, who like to use their phones for shopping can enjoy faster and more convenient checkouts at the store with Scan Pay & Go. Customers can scan groceries as they shop. The Giant Eagle mobile shopping system gives customers of the supermarket the ability to scan groceries as they shop. Groceries can be scanned with their smartphone using the Giant Eagle Scan…

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Improved mobile ordering makes prepurchasing beer easier for Ontario consumers

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The Beer Store’s mobile commerce app is getting an upgrade. Customers of The Beer Store, a beer retail chain in Ontario, Canada operated by Brewers Retail Inc., will likely see a mobile ordering upgrade in the near future. This improvement is expected to enhance the efficiency of prepurchasing beer for pickups via The Beer Store’s mobile app. The improved m-commerce feature will be available in 100 store locations by the end of June. By the time July hits, Canadian consumers will have the option to prepurchase beer from The Beer…

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First-ever mobile shopping game show launched by Gravy

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Participants compete for discounts on new and innovative products. Live media company, Gravy, has launched the very first mobile shopping game show. A high-energy and interactive live show, audiences can watch and compete for new and interesting products discounted from 30 – 70% off. The live mobile game show also raises money for charity. The show is available via an iOS mobile app and is live every night at 8:30pm ET. Each mobile shopping game show features a new product presented in a unique price-dropping game format, according to a…

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Walmart scan-and-go shopping ended as customers disinterested in in-store m-commerce

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The retailer has shut down the program as shoppers failed to embrace the mobile tech based experience. The Walmart scan-and-go shopping has been abandoned by the retailer at its U.S. stores. Customers simply did not embrace the technology. It was designed to help them to save time in-store by skipping the checkout through the use of mobile commerce. The concept was supposed to let people use m-commerce tech to scan their own items and pay. Walmart scan-and-go was designed to let people use their smartphones to scan item barcodes as…

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