How retailers are taking their first steps into the mobile commerce world

Mobile-Commerce

When new technology comes into common use, it isn’t always obvious how it should best be used, and mobile commerce is no exception, but retailers – both online and in actual physical space – have been making their first attempts at using smartphones and tablets to their best advantage, each in their own ways. Retailers weren’t typically a part of the first wave of commerce. There were a few trailblazers, but other than that, mobile devices weren’t at all a part of their strategies, especially among those who weren’t online…

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Sport Chalet introduces new mobile commerce site for smartphone users

Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce trends in the retail world Sport Chalet has unveiled its new mobile website which offers consumers a number of different features and tools that can be used with their smartphones and tablets, such as real-time inventory checks and hero shots. The sports equipment and apparel site, which also has brick-and-mortar locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, as well as a successful e-commerce site for the regular web, has launched its new mobile site that is so rich in features that one would typically expect it to have…

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Report shows 1 in 6 Canadian smartphone users scanned a QR code in December 2011

Tim Hortons Canada Day Mobile App

According to the recent comScore report called “2012 Mobile Future in Focus”, 53 percent of the smartphone owners in Canada have used their mobile device to complete in-store retail related activities. Among the most popular media trends involved QR codes, which have been rapidly taking off as near field communication (NFC) continues to drag its feet to get started and may still be a number of years from becoming mainstream. The report showed that among Canadian smartphone owners, 16 percent used their devices to scan a QR code during the…

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As Yahoo! and Bing make a comeback, so does mobile ad momentum in 2012’s first quarter

Mobile-Commerce

According to the IgnitionOne quarterly release, the 2012 first quarter has continued to generate solid year-over-year increases in search advertising, following a record last quarter in 2011. First quarter 2012, saw a significant search spending year over year growth, increasing by 30.3 percent, which was more than twice the spending in the first quarters of both last year and the year before. This spike has been credited to the rebirth of both Yahoo! and Bing, as they took the largest market share that they have seen since they partnered. In…

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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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Domino’s breaks $1.6 million sales mark in a single week of mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce pizza

Domino’s Pizza has released its “Quarter One Interim Management Statement” for the first 13 weeks of this year – up to and including the 25th of March – and within it, they showed that 16.4 percent of their total sales (worth approximately £59.3 million) was brought in from one of its numerous mobile platforms. This is drawing attention to mobile commerce as a whole, as many companies have still been wondering whether or not it will generate enough revenue to be worthwhile. Domino’s Pizza in Ireland and the U.K. are…

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Captain Morgan releases new free Captain’s Conquest mobile social game

Captain's Conquest

Captain Morgan, the maker of the Original Spiced Rum, has announced the release of a cutting edge new social game for mobile called “Captain’s Conquest”, that provides its players with rewards for adventure, exploration, and social influence in real life. It is a free download – from both the Apple App Store and the Android Market – that functions by turning the cities in which mobile device users live into an open sea map that encourages its players to navigate throughout the world of Captain Henry Morgan. The purpose of…

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eBay sells Rent.com to Primedia to concentrate on mobile commerce and payments

eBay mobile payments

eBay has announced that it will be selling off Rent.com, one of its online properties, which has been purchased by Primedia. This will allow the largest online marketplace in the world to concentrate its efforts on the heart of its e-commerce and payments businesses, including their relatively newly introduced mobile elements. Rent.com was originally acquired by eBay in 2004, for a purchase price of $400 million. This gave the company an important step into the online real estate marketplace. Rent.com remains one of the biggest American apartment listing services, with…

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Tealeaf unveils new mobile customer experience solution

Mobile trends

Tealeaf, a top provider of digital customer experience management solutions, has now unveiled its latest edition of the Tealeaf CX Mobile, which is a complete solution for its clients. The newest version of Tealeaf CX Mobile enables a sophisticated analysis of the customer experience across all of the various mobile channels, including native Android and iOS apps, hybrid applications, the increasing number of HTML5-based apps, and mobile websites. Mobile commerce is currently growing at a rate that is more rapid than any other form of ecommerce, either currently or throughout…

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Jetshop launches new pop-up store in Stockholm, Sweden

QR Code Mall

Jetshop, an e-commerce system development company, has launched a new QR coded store in Stockholm, Sweden. The concept of QR code stores, or pop-up stores as they are often called, is becoming quite popular. These stores have no physical merchandise; rather products are features as pictures. Each of these products have their own QR code, which allows consumers to make purchases using their smart phones or other mobile devices. Jetshop hopes that the new store will catch the attention of tech-savvy consumers. The store is located in the Stockholm Central…

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Along the path to purchase, so it’s important that brands incorporate a mobile strategy that utilizes innovative tools like QR codes

Mobile Shopping Trends

World mobile barcode system leader and ScanLife creator, Scanbuy Inc., has announced a partnership with Triad Retail Media – a leader in the marketplace for the creation, management and operation of digital media programs for retailers – in order to provide the retail clients of the latter company with the mobile QR code services of Scanlife. Retailers are now finding that it’s impossible to ignore the number of consumers who are now carrying mobile phones and that the QR code scanning activity skyrocketed in 2011. Therefore, they are starting to…

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