If you are an American Express cardholder you may be aware of your multiple opportunities to earn rewards points that can be cashed out for a wide range of discounts and purchases. In a recent partnership with McDonald’s, AMEX is now allowing cardholders to use their rewards points to pay for their purchases at the fast food giant.
AMEX cardholders can either swipe their card through the inside card reader to cash in their rewards for payment, or pay through their AMEX mobile app. On top of this mobile option, it is expected that McDonald’s will also accept Apple Pay once it goes live.
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A new infographic from the team at Spotzot was shared this week with MMW.
The visual in question addresses what it will take to bridge the gap between ecommerce/mcommerce and in-store shopping.
This holiday shopping season, the data shows, represents a major opportunity for online shopping. So if smartphones aren’t yet your marketing BFFs, the visual shared below might help change your mind and that reality.
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With quick mobile and online payment options now readily available and accessible across the vast Internet, carrying cash is becoming less and less necessary when purchasing just about anything today.
Now, with mobile payments becoming a huge industry in and of itself, it comes as little surprise that a company the magnitude of Facebook wants in on the action.
Recently, Stanford Computer Science major Andrew Aude took a closer look at Facebook Messenger’s code and found that Facebook is positioned to allow Facebook friends to send and receive payments between one another.
Posted in Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Partners, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Social, Platforms, Rumors, Technology
On October 13th eBay launched their holiday “Shop The World” marketing campaign on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ pages with the #ShopTheWorld hashtag.
This new marketing campaign is focused on creating “inspiring” moments online, with particular attention being paid to mobile users who will be out in force for the holiday shopping season.
The goal, we’re told, is to let “the world around you” provide inspiration for holiday shopping, which eBay uses to direct consumers to their millions of listings from sellers from around the globe.
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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.
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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.
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