Half of consumers see shopping QR codes as the “future”, research

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Quick response codes were fading away before fully taking off, until the pandemic arrived. Shopping QR codes never fully managed to achieve mainstream adoption over the years leading up to the pandemic. That said, their use rapidly took off as businesses sought ways to provide contact-free service and research shows consumers love them. The pandemic has introduced quick response barcodes to consumers in a highly practical way. Equally, research conducted by Outform – a shopper agency and manufacturing hybrid company – showed that 50 percent of consumers view shopping QR…

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Southeast Asian mobile shopping dominated e-commerce over Chinese New Year

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Online buying exploded, as usual, for the holiday, and it was smartphones that made a retail killing. Southeast Asian mobile shopping took off in massive proportions over the recent Chinese New Year, easily becoming the primary driver of e-commerce in the region. In-app purchases were particularly high in the region as shoppers used their phones to purchase. Leading the way in Southeast Asian mobile shopping sales volume increases were Thailand and Singapore. Indonesia’s app traffic volume shot up substantially when compared with October 2020 data. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and…

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6 Things Your Next Zoom Call Needs

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Zoom calls are all the rage right now, love them or loathe them!  If you’re looking for a way to make your next Zoom, Google Meets, Skype, or Teams Meet a little more bearable and run a little smoother, check out these six things you need for your next call.   Live Voice Transcriptions  Not being able to hear what’s being said is one of the biggest bugbears of Zoom calls across the world. This is usually down to the poor audio quality, but users who are hard of hearing…

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Social and live stream commerce rose by 45 percent last year

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Social platforms and real-time video drove a massive spike in shopping via apps in 2020. Social media and live stream commerce positively exploded last year, as the pandemic greatly changed the way people communicated and shopped, says new App Annie data. Many countries newer to m-commerce experienced even higher increases in their app-based shopping. According to new data, global time spent shopping via apps (not including China), rose by 45 percent in 2020 when compared to the same figures for 2019. Many countries that hadn’t previously adopted mobile commerce as…

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Sports events in this Nebraska city to take place at no cash venues

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Omaha fans will need to make sure they’re ready for mobile payments, credit and debit transactions. Fans attending sporting events in Omaha, Nebraska will need to make sure they’re prepared for mobile payments or credit or debit cards as the city is rolling out no cash venues. The facilities in Omaha have chosen to accept only cashless payment transactions. The goal of the decision to roll out no cash venues is to further restrict person-to-person contact. These transaction methods ensure that the only thing customers will need to touch is…

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