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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Mobile shopping study reveals phone use in store can negatively impact buying behaviors

mobile shopping study - man and woman using mobile phone

Texting while shopping in-store could increase the likelihood of making unplanned purchases. A recent mobile shopping study has revealed that using a mobile phone in-store for purposes unrelated to shopping may impact buying behaviors. Sending text messages, making phone calls, checking emails, listening to music, etc. could lead to shoppers making unplanned purchases and forgetting the items they had intended to purchase. Phone use unrelated to shopping negatively affects shopping behavior. The researchers at Fairfield University, US, investigated how in-store shoppers were affected from using their phones for tasks other…

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The long-rumored Instagram in-app shopping feature has finally arrived

Instagram in-app shopping - Checkout - Instagram - YouTube

Checkout is the social media platform’s new feature that allows in-app shopping purchases. Instagram in-app shopping is now a real thing. The Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing social networking service has unveiled Checkout, a new feature that allows users to make purchases directly inside the app without being redirected to another site to complete the purchase. Shopping via Instagram (IG) is nothing new, but now users don’t have to leave the app to complete purchases. To be clear, the new Instagram in-app shopping feature does not mark the first time that…

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