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Caribou Coffee steams up sales via app, mobile loyalty program

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
The second-largest coffee chain is ramping up mobile to compete with Starbucks

The second-largest coffee chain is ramping up mobile to compete with Starbucks

Coffeehouse chain Caribou Coffee is attempting to steam up sales via its first application for iOS and Android devices that comes stocked with mobile payment and loyalty options, and suggests a requisite offering for any coffee retailer seeking to reach on-the-go consumers.

The brand, which is the second-largest coffee chain in the United States, is playing catch up to mobile leader Starbucks by enabling guests to pay for orders via their mobile devices, receive exclusive perks such as free beverages and check nutritional value of menu items within the app. Caribou Coffee believes this will streamline the checkout experience and offer delight to customers with the personalized Perks loyalty platform.…read more

Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Papa John’s heats up mobile payments with sharing solution

Monday, 13 April, 2015
Pizza fans can split the bill on mobile payments for streamlined checkout

Papa John’s is introducing a new digital solution to consumers online and on mobile that enables them to split their pizza bill in a streamlined manner, suggesting that mobile payments sharing options are set to take off in 2015.

The PayShare solution, which is powered by Venmo, allows customers sharing a pizza to easily and securely split the check for any mobile payments or online order, a sometimes-tricky feat that complicates the checkout process. Papa John’s is hoping that the convenience will help drive more sales for the pizza brand, especially as the idea of a sharing economy gains traction, thanks to payment sharing options on mobile apps such as Uber.

“Pizza is meant to be split and shared, so it’s only natural that paying for it can be done much in the same way,” said Jim Ensign, vice president of global digital marketing at Papa John’s, Louisville, KY. “We are anticipating [consumers] are going to like it as they’re the ones who told us they really wanted this.”

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Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Looped in payments app turns charitable for Boston Food Bank

Monday, 30 March, 2015
Looped in payments app goes charitable

Looped in payments app is promoting an event to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank

Mobile payments application looped in is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness of the app and encourage users to purchase in-app meals for donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank, suggesting that smaller payments apps could stand to everage live events and fundraisers to reach new audiences.

On March 31, consumers are encouraged to visit Boston’s SA PA Modern Vietnamese Restaurant and purchase a meal via looped in to receive 15 percent off and fuel the app to donate $5 per meal bought. The event, titled “Loop In to End Hunger,” is taking place from 10 am to 11 pm.

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Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

CardFlight Unveils SwipeSimple mobile point of sale system

Thursday, 26 March, 2015
Mobile point of sale system

CardFlight has released a new reader for its SwipeSimple mobile point of sale system offering to accept EMV-chip cards.

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Opentabs’ lets users order ahead by registering a debit card or credit card with a mobile application

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
Debit card or credit card

Opentabs app orders by registering debit card or credit card.

The mobile payments space continues to heat up, with Opentabs integrating PayPal within its mobile payment system to meet consumer demand for order-ahead services.

Stoked by Apple’s and Google’s appearing to be the ones to beat, Opentabs, which lets users order ahead by registering a debit card or credit card with a mobile application, is teaming up with PayPal to meet accelerated customer demand for convenience. Mobile ordering is a hot topic so far in 2015, with numerous restaurants chains announcing their own mobile ordering services or plans for them. …read more

Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Are You Ready for Do It Yourself Mobile Apps?

Monday, 23 March, 2015

We’ve gotten to a point at which the power of mobile devices, pervasive high quality wireless networks, and the power of automated software development have created a huge opportunity for a kind of app that we all want but that has been missing. These are apps that are as easy …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

The Critical Smartphone Issue That Manufacturers Ignore

Saturday, 21 March, 2015

I’ve spent the last ten days in Austin attending the various strands of SXSW. I’ve been doing so for the last eleven years, and one thing that has become clear over the last few years, and acutely aware of this year, is just how ill-served consumers are over a critical …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

MasterCard tees up QkR mobile payments app

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015
MasterCard's QkR mobile payments app

MasterCard’s QkR mobile payments app

MasterCard continues to raise awareness of its mobile payments capabilities at PGA Tour golf events, with attendees at the Arnold Palmer Invitational the first to get the chance to use the card network’s QkR mobile payments app.

At the golf tournament, which runs from March 19 to 22, attendees will be able to pay for purchases using QkR app as well as Apple Pay, with almost all of the terminals being EMV enabled.  MasterCard is leveraging its sponsorship of the PGA Tour to get its contactless solutions in front of new users as mobile payments adoption continues to grow.

“API is the first PGA Tour event where QkR will be available,” said Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing officer at MasterCard, Purchase, NY.

“Throughout the year, MasterCard will continue to evaluate how we can couple our technology with our partnerships to provide our cardholders richer, safer experiences – whether at a sports event, a concert or in a restaurant,” he said.

Paying for concessions
Using the QkR app with MasterPass, attendees will be able to order and pay for concessions at the Arnold Palmer Invitational event directly from their phones.

QkR is available in eight concessions stands. Users will be able to order food and drinks from the nearest concession and collect it from the dedicated QkR pick up points.

QkR is available form the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once the app has been downloaded, users can create an account, choose a location, browse the menu and slide to pay.

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Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Starbucks rocking the mobile world with over 70 million mobile transactions

Thursday, 31 January, 2013

The Starbucks Coffee Company has become an architect of great commercial success with their entry to mobile applications world eighteen months ago. As of late last year they can now boast in having over 70 million payments through their mobile application, which is an amazing feat for any company mobile presence.
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Unlike many other merchants who use a third party payment processing application the Starbucks application was launched with a built-in payment service. That is set to change, as Square and Apple’s Passbook are now going to be well unified to the Starbucks brand, the former through a directory link to Starbucks and the latter will be integrated to iPod Touch or iPhone via Passbook software. These are very exciting developments; the future holds much innovation and further mobile presence for Starbucks.new balance m1500

American Sale bringing delivery convenience to customers via mobile

Thursday, 30 August, 2012

Anybody who has had to wait for delivery from a store knows the pain of being stuck at home, prisoner to the vague delivery times given to them. Superstore American Sale is changing that through the establishment of their own SMS service that will send a text to the customer, giving them an anticipated time and date of delivery. SMS may be viewed as becoming a strong alternative to a store’s applications, which not every consumer may be interested in using or even have the hardware to operate with.

SMS is also growing in strength because it benefits both parties equally at a low cost: the rapid convenience of text messaging for consumers and the marketing bond/service satisfaction that the business creates with their clients. Their director of mobile and digital unification at American Sale, Dave Lawson had this to say:

““By opening up SMS for notifications and delivery efficiency, American Sale is taking a proactive step to activating a highly relevant channel for customers…”
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Knotice is the company behind the SMS feature which notifies customers the day previous to their intended delivery. What is the overall strength of SMS in the future? As long as it remains lean and responsive it should remain a strong option for most businesses.


http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/ August 2012