The bar has been raised for comparison shopping with m-commerce

Augmented Reality shopping mobile commerce

According to an LEK Consulting study, mobile commerce is rapidly sweeping its way across the United States, with 80 percent of smartphone users having stated that they have already used their mobile devices to assist in making a choice regarding a purchase within the last year, and two-thirds have actually bought something through their device. Furthermore, an ever-increasing number of mobile shopping apps are providing consumers on the go with new and improved methods of performing price comparisons across various channels and stores. This is encouraging customers to discover the…

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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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Google working on NFC mobile coupons

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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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