Mobile POS

5 mPOS Strategies for the New Retail Ecosystem
May 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

Now more than ever, consumers expect to be immersed in a completely branded experience across every channel. In order to meet these expectations, retailers are developing multifaceted mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) strategies to meet shoppers’ expectations. As more stores aim for seamless, “channel-less” experiences, retail has expanded beyond just in-store and online shopping from a PC…

Mobility in Retail: The Next Challenge
April 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

The ubiquitous smartphone in the hand of the consumer changes everything for retailers. Five years ago, the response by most companies to the savvy consumer with a smartphone was the introduction of store apps and mobile payment options. This initiative continues to play out as store apps and automated payment options become more advanced. Two…

3 Tips for Reaching the Mobile Consumer
April 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Email opens on mobile devices have grown 133 percent over the past five years. In 2011, just 23 percent of consumers used their mobile devices to access their inboxes. At the end of 2016, over 53 percent regularly read email on their mobile devices. Mobile is no longer a consideration; it's dominating the subscriber experience.…

Report Reveals What Shoppers Want From Your Mobile App
February 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Every day, shoppers carry tens of millions of mobile devices into brick-and-mortar stores. Retailers know they should deliver great experiences for their shoppers to use on mobile devices in-store, yet most lack the data on what shoppers really want in this regard. For this reason, DMI recently published its second annual Mobile In-Store Experience Shopper…

Mobile Shopping Hits Critical Mass in 2017
February 1, 2017 at 10:49 am

You already know the rhetoric: the time to reach mobile customers is now. You've seen all the statistics about how fast the mobile channel is growing, but you also know that even doubling from 3 percent of the market to 6 percent still only represents 6 percent of the market. Perhaps you've grown skeptical of…

Starbucks Adds Voice Ordering to iPhone, Amazon Alexa
January 31, 2017 at 12:04 pm

On Monday, Starbucks announced that it had officially launched voice ordering capabilities within the company's mobile iOS app and Amazon's Alexa. The features build on the success Starbucks has had in getting more customers to place orders on their phones. Mobile order and pay represented 7 percent of transactions at U.S. company operated stores in the…

How Mobile Clienteling Will Affect Retail in 2017
January 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

In episode 73 of Total Retail Talks, recorded at last week's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, Dominique Essig, chief experience officer at Bonobos, discusses how the menswear retailer is using mobile clienteling to create a better in-store shopping experience for its customers.

Mobile Wallet Offers Strategic Opportunity This Holiday Season
December 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

Research shows only 27 percent of U.S. consumers start holiday shopping in December. Some may have their shopping complete, but there are plenty of others getting gifts in these few days before the Christmas holiday. While some brands may worry that they've missed the biggest holiday shopping window to attract customers, a new mobile channel has emerged…