QR codes are serving more purposes than ever from talking comics to payments and prizes

QR Code Marketing

QR codes are now doing more than ever before, as they become an element of mobile payment systems such as Simply Tap, the new Valiant interactive talking comic book experience, and can provide clues for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) scavenger hunt for a $40,000 prize. These unique and innovative new uses may help to convince marketers and consumers alike to uses these codes and will show them that without using them, they will be missing out on an important opportunity. Simply Tap-using retailers have been seeing improved…

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How much does location matter to a mobile marketing campaign?

Geotargeting

According to electronic commerce professor Martin Spann, from Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University (MLU), mobile technology is offering marketers a unique new location-based opportunity that has the potential to be highly lucrative. He explained that “The smartphone is a location-based service,” and that this “means you can integrate the online world with the offline world.” Therefore, according to Spann, smartphones and tablets have done a great deal more than simply allowing a consumer to remain engaged in the virtual world while they are on the go within the real world. It also…

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Mobile RetailMeNot website provides digital discount coupon experience innovation for consumers

Mobile Site

Leading American online discount coupon website, RetailMeNot.com has announced that it has launched a new site optimized for mobile devices at m.retailmenot.com. The new website has been created based on the feedback provided by the community at the existing website, and offers consumers on-the-go with Android and iOS devices with savings opportunities by providing them with access to thousands of discounts being made by merchants worldwide. Beyond its sizeable library of coupons, RetailMeNot also has plans for broadening its platform so that it will be able to provide consumers with…

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Research shows that 55 percent of women are willing to opt in for mobile discounts

Mobile Coupons

A recent study performed by Ping Mobile has shown that 55 percent of women who use smartphones are willing to opt-in to a service in order to be provided with discount coupons and offers. The results produced by Ping Mobile, were drawn from the responses from American women from across the country, regarding their current use of coupons and the way that the feel about mobile coupons in general. People are already using their smartphones on an increasing basis to accomplish their everyday activities, so it is predicted that 2012…

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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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Merchants adopting mobile marketing in hopes to catch consumer’s attention

Mobile marketing

With the raging popularity of smartphones becoming evident to everyone, merchants are quickly jumping onto the mobile marketing bandwagon in order to draw new customers and encourage existing ones to return and shop. Businesses can’t simply rely on storefront signage to bring in the crowds now that their customers are more likely to be looking at their smartphone screens as they walk by the shops. They need to place their messages directly in front of their customers at the moment that they are most likely to think about a purchase.…

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Google working on NFC mobile coupons

Google

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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