Earlier this week Pyrim Technologies announced their new toolkit called the Mobile Commerce Support Service. The toolkit is designed specifically for senior marketers who are technologically savvy, yet are not sure how to approach the still new and rapidly changing world of mCommerce.
The toolkit is designed around a 7 components that are continually being updated and revised.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Social, Platforms, Technology
Slowly but surely the ability to set up automatic withdrawal, and process payments via digital bill pay has caught up to and far surpassed the convenience of paying with paper checks. Even many renters are now able to pay their rent electronically.
The increasing popularity of online and mobile banking has prompted Citibank to launch a new type of bank account called Access. Access is designed to appeal to the 20% of Millennials who don’t even have a checkbook.
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eCommerce is undoubtedly a driving force in the world of retail and business, and many believe that mCommerce will slowly but surely capture a larger portion of all online shopping, but retailers are still searching for the best way to encourage mobile commerce.
Currently, approximately 23% of smartphone owners make at least one mobile purchase per month. This could be anything from pre-ordering morning coffee or lunch, buying through a well-recognized ecommerce app such as iTunes or Amazon, or sending an e-gift to a friend.
While 23% is not bad, it is still fairly low, leaving retailers looking for more ways to encourage mobile shopping. Consequently, many are turning to SMS to get the job done.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Retail, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Smartphones, SMS / Text, Technology
Adobe recently conducted a Mobile Benchmark Report to analyze the current state of all things mobile. The data from the report was gathered from over 10,000 websites and mobile apps and includes data from billions of internet visits to retail travel and other websites.
On top of the general data gathered, Adobe also conducted a survey with more than 3,000 online consumers from the US, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK.
The report is being used to identify trends, predict upcoming changes in the online and mobile world, and to aid in improving the approach to mobile.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Browsers, Mobile Internet, Mobile Shopping, Platforms
With 75% of consumers ages 18 to 44 utilizing their smartphone for social media more than anything else, online marketers must not ignore the vital role that social media plays in online marketing today.
Aside from the frequency of checking social media on mobile devices, 23% of shoppers will log into social media while shopping, and another 34% will perform shopping related activities while in a brick-and-mortar location. This includes anything from comparison-shopping, checking to see if the retailer has more sizes, or colors in their online store, or utilizing shopping apps.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Smartphones
MAPCO Express, a convenience store chain (and gas station) in the southwest, has just rolled out a mobile app letting customers pay for gas, says Mobile Payments Today.
They want to offer rewards in exchange for consumers paying for gas with a smartphone.
The MY MAPCO app’s exclusive payment option is with PayPal. “Really, there was no other consideration when it came with partnering with one of the best payment providers out there,” said Howard Curtis, MAPCO’s director of marketing and CRM.
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There are more than a few industry folks who believe wearable tech is the future of mobile marketing. True, others see it as a kind of sci-fi folly.
Just how much should brand marketers really care about it? That was the question Marketing Interactive asked when it recently interviewed Tuomas Peltoniemi, head of digital at TBWA/Digital Arts Network.
Should brands care about wearables?
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