Gap expanding physidigital strategy across Old Navy stores

Old Navy stores across the U.S. are now reflecting parent company Gap's customer experience strategy to blend the physical with the digital. Customers can now checkout anywhere in a store, via mobile devices, and buy online and pick up at...

Yoyo links with Preoday on mobile order ahead for UK retailers

Yoyo, a Europe-based mobile payment, loyalty and marketing platform, is partnering with digital ordering platform Preoday to create an integrated way for retailers and caterers to affordably provide pre-ordering services to customers across the U.K., according to a press release....

BJ's debuts PayPal checkout services

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on BJs.com with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

99 Ranch Market accepting Alipay at North American stores

99 Ranch Market, one of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Alipay that will enable customers to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet in-store, according to a press release. Beginning July 1,...

National Bank debuts mPOS product in Montreal

Montreal-based National Bank's SME clients can now use National Bank Easy Pay, a mobile point-of-sale product powered by Montreal fintech Mobeewave. National Bank also is partnering with Global Payments on Easy Pay, according to a press release. With Easy Pay,...

Apple Pay to hit 200M users by 2020

The global number of mobile contactless users will exceed 760 million by 2020, up from an estimated 440 million in 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research. It forecasts OEM Pay services, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and...

Biggest mobile shopping gripe: ads

Today's shoppers using a mobile device are frustrated due to too many ads and retailers need to make some changes to avoid losing loyal customers. That's the big takeaway from a new Usabilla study regarding online consumer experiences, according to...

Survey: Consumers have clear expectations of bank brands' mobile apps

A new survey from mobile app developer WillowTree has found that consumers are looking to bank brand apps for specific features and value that enhance their experience with the brand. Even more importantly, according to WillowTree, meeting these expectations has...

Pita Pit teams up with LevelUp, Olo for mobile, delivery

Pita Pit is partnering with LevelUp and Olo to introduce a completely revamped guest loyalty program, third-party delivery and a redesigned app for order ahead, according to a press release. "We decided to join forces with LevelUp and Olo in...

Consumers embracing AR, online shopping

When it comes to e-commerce activity 10 percent of online shoppers have tried AR technology , according to a shopping and technology trends survey conducted by Adtaxi. The study also revealed 67 percent of online shoppers are ready to shop...

Walmart testing new check-out service

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Rewards.com users now earning, redeeming Dash digital currency at retailers

Dash, a company that frames itself as an alternative to bitcoin, has announced a partnership with Rewards.com, a loyalty rewards website incentivizing purchases through its unique cashback program. The partnership means Dash will be the first digital currency payments method...

Amazon Cash lets customers add funds at Coinstar kiosks

Amazon Cash users can now add cash to their account balance at selected Coinstar kiosks. There are no fees for adding cash, Coinstar said on its website.

Study: Millennials aren't shopping like older parent generations

As millennials move into the age of having children, their shopping habits and activities are a bit different than previous consumer generations. The National Retail Federation's quarterly Consumer View report reveals millennial-age parents, in their late 20s and early 30s,...

Meijer hops on scan-and-pay bandwagon

Meijer is the latest supermarket chain to jump on the shop-and-scan bandwagon and will roll out the technology to all its stores by the end of the summer, according to a press release. Meijer's program, called Shop & Scan, enables...

Shopgate names Michael Haze as strategy, solutions vice president

Michael Haze has been named vice president of strategy and solutions for Shopgate, and is the company's first product development-focused leader in the U.S. In this new executive role Haze will lead the company's focus on offering a mobile shopping...

Mobile payments set to hit $4.5B market value by 2023

Data from Allied Market Research suggests that the mobile payment market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent from 2017 to 2023, to reach a market value of $4.574 billion. AMR attributes its growth projections to...

Millennials willing to pay more for a top mobile experience

Millennial consumers are willing to spend more if the return is a five-star mobile experience, according to a Worldpay research report. The research predicts mobile payment apps may become the "luxury shopping service" of the future despite the fact that the U.S. lags in terms of the global mobile app revolution.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar taps T3 to revamp web, mobile experience

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is revamping its web and mobile experience with the help of innovation agency T3. The Austin, Texas-based burger and beer joint aims to boost the online ordering into an exceptional customer experience and foster the fun vibe...

Study: Consumers are spending, tapping social media, blogs for product research

A TD Bank study reveals 73 percent of consumers made a major purchase in the last year, and the biggest spenders are using social media and blogs to conduct product research. When it comes to brand loyalty and digital shopping,...

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