Mobile POS

Brick-and-Mortar Isn’t Dead Yet … And E-Commerce Tells Us Why
October 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Despite predictions that the end of brick-and-mortar is near, we’re seeing more and more brands that are continuing to invest in it. Alibaba is just the latest e-commerce company to expand its presence into brick-and-mortar, with Square recently announcing its first physical shop location. These announcements come in the wake of Amazon.com's industry-changing purchase of…

Don’t Let Fraudulent Payments Be a Deterrent to E-Commerce Success
October 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

Is payment fraud getting you down? If so, it's easy to see why: 73 percent of companies were targets of payment fraud in 2015. Simply put, it's no longer a question of “if” your business will get targeted, but when and how hard. You can protect your business, prevent chargebacks and avoid the loss of…

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.