Verizon Premium Retailers met in Chicago recently and once again iQmetrix was present.
Interview with Ross Taggart,
Director of Indirect Partnerships
Research In Motion
Interview with Scott McLaren,
President and Chief Marketing Officer, ProtectCell
Last week (Sept. 29), T-Mobile USA announced a new design rollout for nearly 400 of its stores across the country. The company says the stores' new look is inspired by its parent company Deutsche Telekom AG, which has received positive reviews for its revamped retail locations across Europe.
Verizon agents from the Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region recently met in Columbus, Ohio and I (iQwaldo) was once again there to witness the pomp and ceremony. More than 100 agents from across the region met to celebrate their successes and prepare for the future in the very competitive wireless retail industry.
E.B. Boyd of Fast Company wrote yesterday (Sept. 28) of Wrapp, a new Swedish startup created by Hjalmer Winbladh (the former CTO of Spotify and founder of Rebtel, the world's largest independent VoIP company).
The ShopKeep iPad app is a point-of-sale iPad app that, according to its website, allows retailers to "ring up customers, print paper receipts, pop the cash drawer, take credit cards, manage inventory, update pricing and have real time access to sales numbers through the web."
Google blogged today about its Google Wallet launch, a new NFC-enabled mobile payment app that will let you "tap, pay and save using your phone."
Google Wallet opened for business today, with a boost from new partner Visa (MasterCard was already a partner). And as David Sarno of the L.A. Times reports, Google said it is also working to get American Express and Discover on board for future verions of its pay-by-NFC smartphone software.
Trendwatching.com has compiled a list of the latest developments in retail around the world, "from Oxford Street to Nanjing Road."
Our friends at Common Craft just released their newest videos: QR codes explained. We gave some feedback on "beta" versions of the video, so Common Craft was kind enough to allow us to share the video with you here.
RetailCustomerExperience.com reported (Aug. 26) that an Emphatica survey of over 16,000 consumers found that self-checkout is the most valued technology in their grocery shopping experience.
Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in a joint venture mobile payment project.