May 6, 2015

RetailMeNot and Swirl Networks have entered a strategic partnership to bring in-store promotions using new beacon marketing technology to nearly 20 million RetailMeNot mobile app users and thousands of retailers and brands currently in the RetailMeNot marketplace.

May 1, 2015

It’s official – 2015 is the year of beacons. From supermarkets to museums, airports to retail shops, brands across industries are trying their hand at Bluetooth Low Energy technology to better connect with consumers and pass along timely information. Beacons are beneficial to brands, allowing them a more intimate connection to consumers, but to successfully implement, brands must embrace best practices for addressing audiences, making sure they’re adopting messaging strategy and cadence correspondent to shopper needs.

April 28, 2015

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is partnering with NCR Corp. to offer mobile payment at all of its corporate restaurants.

April 20, 2015

Caribou Coffee is making the leap to mobile payment with its first mobile app.

April 9, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts has unveiled a new mobile payment option allowing U.S. customers with Android devices to purchase and reload virtual Dunkin' Donuts cards using Google Wallet.

April 3, 2015

Smartphones are now responsible for more than one-third of online transactions globally, and the growth of larger screen sizes and better mobile sites is only going to accelerate this trend, according to a new study by Criteo.

April 2, 2015

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. is running enhanced mobile marketing campaigns using the Waterfall cloud mobile messaging platform.

March 31, 2015

The United States continues to lead e-commerce among the most Internet-friendly markets surveyed in North America and Europe, according to an international study commissioned by RetailMeNot.

March 19, 2015

Mobile app use continues growing rapidly, but businesses are not keeping pace with security.

March 10, 2015

U.S. consumers are no more interested in paying for purchases using mobile phones than they were six months ago, when Apple unveiled Apple Pay.

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 6, 2015

Companies are losing as much as 25% of online revenues an average per respondent of $92.3 million per year – to mobile fraud, according to a study by RSA and TeleSign, a provider of mobile identity verification solutions.

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.

January 29, 2015

Top of mind for retailers wanting to better engage with shoppers in their brick-and-mortar locations this season are in-location technologies (e.g. beacons) and the personalization tactics they make possible.

January 26, 2015

Here are three important ways mobile has become an indispensable part of the everyday retail IT landscape.

January 16, 2015

New York -- Chinese online giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is testing a mobile messaging app designed to combine social networking with business.

The app, called DingTalk, is still in beta testing.

Capable of carrying conference calls and group messaging, DingTalk targets small- and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are already Alibaba's customers, according to Reuters.

January 8, 2015

Target Corp. enjoyed many digital returns during the 2014 holiday season, as the retailer broke seasonal digital sales records.

December 2, 2014

Altpay, a startup mobile payment company that released its patent-pending technology in April 2014, has received a $1 million equity investment from two family office investors.

November 26, 2014

High expectations are the key to everything. Take mobile for example. Apps from Starbucks, Uber, Netflix, and Apple have all made outstanding digital experiences expected and commonplace. Finally, customers have a taste of products and services that work the way they should, effectively reprogramming consumer expectations for all digital experiences.

November 25, 2014

For children on a long journey, the typical refrain is, “Are we there yet?” However, for retail IT practitioners and executives, the challenge is not in waiting to get “there,” but figuring out what “there” even is. The question for the IT journey on which retailers are now traveling can be more appropriately phrased as, “Where are we going?”

November 18, 2014

Mobiquity Technologies Inc., which operates an indoor shopping-mall based beacon network with Simon Malls, is launching a partnership with mobile app/marketing platform provider Mobile Roadie.

November 17, 2014

Smart retailers are transforming the shopping experience to meet shifting consumer behavior, providing real-time inventory visibility and rich, reliable content over responsive websites. 

November 14, 2014

More shoppers will be leveraging their mobile phones for holiday purchasing than ever before.