March 24, 2015

OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group is making its Pay with OpenTable mobile payments feature available for Android.

March 19, 2015

Facebook Inc. is adding a new feature to its popular Messenger instant messaging service that will give users the ability to send money to friends.

March 19, 2015

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will provide grocery delivery service to customers in Denver in as little as one hour with the Instacart grocery delivery service.

March 17, 2015

Ocean State Job Lot is the latest retail chain to join the mobile payment revolution.

March 16, 2015

Facebook has purchased personalized shopping engine TheFind.com, with the intent of making its ad more relevant to individual users.

March 13, 2015

Kroger executive Kathleen “Katy” Barclay and former Coach executive Catherine “Kate” Buggeln have joined the board of directors of Five Below.

March 4, 2015

Blackhawk Network Inc., a prepaid and payments network, has expanded its digital services platform.

March 3, 2015

Retailers often use in-store beacons to push promotions to customer mobile phones as they pass by. But video game retailer GameStop Corp., which operates more than 4,200 U.S. stores, takes a different approach.

March 2, 2015

Samsung Electronics Co. added new fire to the mobile payment market and its competition with Apple, unveiling two new flagship Galaxy smartphones and a mobile payments system in partnership with MasterCard.

March 2, 2015

I recently spoke with Deepak Advani, new general manager of the IBM Commerce business unit, to get some insights on the current state of retail IT and what kinds of offerings for retail IBM Commerce is focusing on. Following are three insights from our conversation.

February 26, 2015

Google is reportedly planning to release an Android-based digital payment API known as Android Pay at its Google I/O conference in May 2015.

February 26, 2015

RadioShack Corp. will reportedly auction the leases of 2,000 stores in March, while GameStop has entered the picture as a bidder.

February 25, 2015

Almost half (48%) of consumers say they purchase more from retailers that leverage shopper interests and buying behavior to personalize the customer experience across all channels.

February 24, 2015

IBM is releasing new hybrid cloud technology and services designed to extend clients' control, visibility, security and governance in a hybrid cloud environment similar to what they have in their private cloud and traditional IT systems.

February 24, 2015

Redmond Inc., a vertical retailer of agricultural products, is meeting the challenges of providing a seamless customer experience head-on by using a cloud-based WAN from cloud-based networking provider VeloCloud.

February 23, 2015

The mobile payments war continues to heat up. In a post on its blog, Google said it partnering with the three of the nation’s largest wireless carriers — AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile — to bring its Google Wallet mobile payment app to their Android phones later this year.  
 

February 23, 2015

Mobile was all the rage during the 2014 holiday buying season. But the mobile buzz of late hasn’t just been about mobile purchasing. More consumers are now retail deal-hunting by mobile than in previous years – creating an entirely new paradigm for handheld devices as it relates to information gathering and comparative shopping, versus the act of completing an actual purchase.

February 20, 2015

The Wet Seal Inc. wants customers to have a social online shopping experience.

February 13, 2015

How do you mold a large workforce with a significant part-time segment into experts in home improvement so customers get the answers they need every time they walk in the doors of The Home Depot?

February 10, 2015

P.F. Chang's China Bistro is getting conversational with its customers.

February 9, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Inc. is bolstering its mobile commerce position by purchasing a $590 million minority stake in Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu.

February 9, 2015

Mobile is the top priority for retailers in 2015, according to the 2015 Shop.org/Forrester Research Inc., State of Retailing Online, with 58% of surveyed retailers placing it at the top of their list, up from 53% last year.

February 6, 2015

Delivery Agent, whose technology allows television viewers to engage with and buy directly from advertisements and television shows via web, mobile, and advanced television applications, has tapped board member James Peters as president and COO.

February 3, 2015

Despite the popular image of “showrooming” mobile shoppers using their devices to find better prices on in-store items, 85% of consumers actively shop with a mobile device from home, even if other devices are available.