Starbucks has something big shaking, and we mean that literally.
In the coming days, customers who pay for drinks and food with their iPhones will also be able to tip their baristas via this innovative mobile platform.
So how will a tip be tossed in? A planned app update set for March 19th will deliver a digital tipping option. In short, users will be able to add a tip of anywhere from $.50 to $2 to the baristas.
Posted in iPhone, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Smartphones
Microsoft is relinquishing its Tag mobile barcode program, licensing the technology that once made the program possible to Scanbuy. a thriving mobile engagement services provider.
Microsoft also announced Monday that it will shut down the Microsoft Tag Service in two years from today’s date – August 19, 2015.
For current Microsoft Tag customers, for the next two years the Microsoft Tag Service will continue running as it has been, we’re told.
All Microsoft Tags in the market will continue to work, new codes can be generated, and scan reports will be available as usual through the Microsoft Tag Service until August 19, 2015.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology
A venerable brand in the retail toy space is turning to mobile marketing for its newest campaign.
Delivering coupons directly to mobile devices, Toys “R” Us is heavily pushing scannable bar codes to help shoppers save at the point-of-sale.
According to a report from Mobile Commerce Daily, the company is running the mobile campaign within Us Magazine’s mobile site.
“These new mobile ads are part of the overall marketing campaign for Toys “R” Us and they complement our desktop display ads,” explains Meghan Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Toys “R” Us.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Coupons, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, QR Codes, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Capital One has made a “Savvy” move into mobile territory.
This week, ShopSavvy – the mobile application popular for its barcode-scanning and price comparison capabilities – joined forces with Capital One for a new effort that should be pleasing to mobile-savvy shoppers.
Together, the partners are moving into personalized deals.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Coupons, Mobile Devices, Mobile Partners, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology, Topics
The following is a guest post by Johannes Ahrenfelt, co-founder of 99SQUARED.
Are you thinking about marketing with QR codes? Take a look at this first.
When starting out using QR codes, companies sometimes make the same mistakes again and again. These mistakes not only cause businesses to lose out on profit but also, most importantly, ruin the consumer experience. This article will explain what some of the most common problems are and will suggest solutions that will ensure your marketing campaign with QR codes can carry on as you planned.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobilize, QR Codes, Smartphones
Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Jared Reitzin, the CEO of mobileStorm, a Communication Service Provider (CSP) that provides digital marketing services including SMS, as well as mobile applications and secure communication technology for healthcare organizations.
Think about it, what other industry or company do you know of that charges you for service every month but you cannot start using the service for 4 months? Go ahead, I will give you a few minutes, please add your comments below. Can’t think of any? It’s because if a company like this existed, nobody would want to do business with them, and they wouldn’t be around for very long.
However if you have a monopoly on the space and people really needed your service to grow their business, they wouldn’t have a choice. For mobile marketers this may sound like familiar territory. We all know that mobile marketing through a short code is ultimately the best way to go. I’m not sold on QR codes yet as the user experience isn’t that great.
Posted in Best Practices, Long Codes, MMS, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobilize, QR Codes
QR codes are the hottest tools in mobile marketing today.
According to findings presented in the new Chief Marketer Mobile Marketing Survey, respondents steeped in marketing campaigns of all variety reveal that thy are “getting their messages into mobile primarily as a way to drive prospects or audiences to campaigns taking place elsewhere.”
To that end, a QR code is a magical thing.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Predictions, QR Codes, Resources, Smartphones, SMS / Text, Technology