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Earlier this morning I came across report from Deloitte that says that mobile will be a massive influence during the coming holiday shopping season. Here is an excerpt from the report which came to me via a UBS research note: 27% of US smartphone users will use the device during in-store holiday shopping: A new Deloitte survey (Oct 26) of 5,000 U.S. consumers says of the 42% of consumers who own a smartphone, 27% will use the device while shopping for the holidays. 67% of these shoppers will use the devices to find store locations, 59% to compare prices, 46% to check product availability, 45% to shop at online stores, and 40% will scan bar codes.
What’s the next big thing in digital?
MasterCard is launching a digital payment tool, Paypass Wallet, that it says will connect digital wallets from other brands in a bid to “simplify” the shopping experience and accelerate the take up of digital payments. The service is expected to launch later this year and will allow brands and banks to develop bespoke e-wallets. Shoppers will also be able to use credit and debit cards from a raft of banks and financial partners including American Express, Discover and Visa.
Square is mostly known for its distinctive credit card reading dongle, which has become a hit with small business owners.
Charge it to my phone.
Part 10 in a series introducing my new book, The End of Business as Usual …this series serves as the book’s prequel. Today’s social media best practices will show you the marvels of creative marketing in social networks, the benefits of customer service on Twitter and blogs, innovations in co-created products and services, and insights into how to build a more engaged business.
News October 19, 2011 06:52 AM ET Computerworld - SAN FRANCISCO -- Spurred by the growth of mobile devices and social media, we're on the cusp of a convergence between online and offline commerce.
Walk into any 7-Eleven store in Japan, and you'll see shelves and shelves of noodles--much like you would see shelves devoted to soda in a store in the U.S.
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Updated 8/9/2011 10:02 PM TORRANCE, Calif.
It’s pretty hard to imagine that just a few years ago we didn’t really consider mobile shopping to be a big deal.
Can't decide what to buy? Ask a friend, or your mom. Shopping's always been a social activity, and social shopping sites are now harnessing the power and promise of networks.
In our research for PSFK’s Future of Retail report , our consulting team realized that retailers are re-evaluating the value of a shopper based not only on the history and potential of that individual’s spend—but also on that individual’s ability to spread marketing messaging through their respective social graphs.