Mobile Industry Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Canadian Tire Opens Innovative 'Showcase' Store in Edmonton

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Yesterday, Canadian Tire opened what it is calling a "Showcase" store in Edmonton. The large 140,000, two-floor location is three times larger than the average Canadian Tire store (see above photo).

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Daily Dose of iQ: U.S. By Far Largest Victim of Credit Card Fraud

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Quartz reported today that nearly half (47%) of global credit card fraud occurs in the U.S., despite the U.S. only accounting for about a quarter (24%) of the world's credit cards, according to a report from Barclays (see above graphic).

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Future of Retail Combines In-Store and E-Commerce

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

I came across an interesting article from L2 the other day (May 1), which made a bold claim: "Macy's will be the most successful retailer of the next five years, not Amazon," wrote L2's Scott Galloway.

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89% of Aussie MasterCard Users Tap to Pay at Fast Food Restaurants

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

News.com.au reported (April 18) that the number of Australians using Mastercard's NFC tap-to-pay technology to buy fast food increased, amid the nation's growing obesity crisis.

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Adding new life to downtown

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Link to original article.

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iQmetrix Winnipeg Grand Opening: Tuesday, April 28

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

WINNIPEG, MB – April 14, 2015 – iQmetrix is pleased to invite members of the media to the grand opening of its new office location at the Centrepoint complex (Unit 200 - 311 Portage Avenue) in downtown Winnipeg. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature a ribbon cutting, office tours, product demos and complimentary refreshments.

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Forrester: Apple’s Early Apple Pay Numbers Are Misleading

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

Mashable 's Lance Ulanoff reported (Jan. 29) that during Tim Cook's Jan. 27 earning call, Apple shared a couple of stats related to Apple pay usage:

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Outlook for 2015

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

On Saturday (Jan. 10), MobileROI's Puneet Mehta wrote a guest blog post for VentureBeat, outlining his outlook for mobile payments in the New Year. "It's not all rosy," he writes.

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Amazon Launches 'Make An Offer' Feature, to Let Customers Negotiate

Sep 25,2015 — Beth Wanner

TechCrunch reported today on Amazon's new "Make An Offer" option, which seems like a neat way for consumers to get a bit of “wiggle room” on prices, while making it easier for vendors to make a sale.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Cash Dash App Lets Retailers Lure Customers via Geolocation

Sep 25,2015 — Diana Thomson

We’ve blogged about price comparison sites/apps in the past (e.g. Greentoe this summer; Amazon’s Price Check app was a big one in 2011).

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Daily Dose of iQ: How Walmart Uses Weather Forecasts to Predict Sales

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

On Monday (Oct. 27), Advertising Age published an interesting article on how Walmart bases marketing decisions on weather data.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Apple and Amazon's Content Conundrum - People Don't Buy Anymore

Sep 25,2015 — Diana Thomson

WIRED published an interesting article yesterday (Oct. 27) on changing consumer spending habits. Author Marcus Wohlsen talks about how consumers don’t want to buy media (books, movies, music) anymore –- they’d rather rent. This is a problem for content providers like Apple (i.e. iTunes) and Amazon, he says.

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Attend our Free Webinar: Designing and Building the Next Generation of Retail Stores (Aug. 8 at noon EST)

Sep 25,2015 — Allan Pulga

You’re invited to attend the webinar:

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