On Monday, IDC Financial Insights published a new report, “Business Strategy: Results from the 2014 Consumer Payments Survey.”
To glean their latest findings, IDC polled U.S. consumers in regard to emerging payment methods and technologies.
According to the new report, after several years of growth in the use of emerging payment methods like prepaid cards and mobile payments, the new survey saw a small decline in online bill payment as well as both network-branded and store branded gift cards. Mobile payments saw an increase, but it was small compared with recent trends.
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, Platforms, Technology
Chegg, the connected learning platform for students, confirmed to MMW ahead of the weekend that it has acquired student deal platform Campus Special for $17 million in cash and stock.
We’re told that Campus Special “will be rebranded” as Chegg Campus Deals.
“Combined with its leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s new Campus Deals platform expands the number of ways students can engage with Chegg to save time, save money and get smarter,” the company said in a news release.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mergers And Acquisitions, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Devices, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms
On Tuesday, researchers at Catalina published the findings of their latest study which probes the driving forces behind mobile shopping.
The digital media company found that what shoppers really want in a mobile commerce experience is very simple: to save time and money without any extra hassle.
“Getting Smart About Today’s Mobile Savvy Shopper” is based on a nationwide survey that identified 1,000 smartphone owners who are the primary grocery shoppers within their households.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Smartphones
The following is a guest contributed post from Toffer Grant, CEO and Founder of PEX Card.
When leaving the house over the past decade, a typical person’s checklist has morphed from “keys and wallet”, to “phone, keys and wallet” to “smart phone, keys… and do I really need my wallet?” With the evolution and growth of mobile payment solutions, now more than ever, you can cross “wallet” off of your mental checklist.
New applications and venues for accepting mobile payments have revolutionized online sales for merchants and consumers alike.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, Smartphones, Technology, Topics
ABI Research’s latest quarterly market data report on location technologies indicates that 2014 is shaping up to be a breakout year for indoor location technologies in retail environments.
The reason? Early adopters are entering the final year of the three-year technology adoption cycle, shifting from trials to full-scale deployments.
Another critical driver, however, is the boom in BLE/iBeacons, which are creating a wave of second generation start-ups in this space that will help to drive new growth and use cases across all major verticals.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Location, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, Proximity, Resources, Technology
The newest IMRG e-Retail Survey shows that nine out of ten fashion retailers now offer international delivery. Why? Because most are receiving an unprecedented number of orders online from customers across the global landscape.
What’s more, retailers report a record number of online purchases originated from consumers on their mobile devices. As many as 11% of retailers said they expect over 50% of online sales to be made on a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year.
Helping to augment the ease with which consumers purchase goods online and via their mobile devices, more than two-thirds (67%) of multichannel retailers now offer Click & Collect, up from 54% in October 2013.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Technology
Coupons.com has shared with MMW details of its latest updates to the Coupons.com website and the Coupons.com mobile apps.
New to the service is the ability for consumers to add coupons directly to payment cards.
Using the Coupons.com website or Coupons.com mobile apps for iOS and Android, shoppers can easily add digital coupons to their credit or debit cards from Visa, MasterCard or American Express for automatic redemption at checkout.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Coupons, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Shopping, Platforms, Technology