Retail Operations Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: 5 Ways to Use Mobile In-Store

RetailCustomerExperience.com published an article today about retailers' ability to connect with customers' smartphones to generate in-store purchases.

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PayPal Moves Into the NFC Arena

RCR Wireless is reporting that PayPal is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a peer-to-peer commerce offering. The new Android widget can fulfill transactions by tapping two devices together. The video in the RCR Wireless article displays how this might work.

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Use QR Codes as an Extension of Your Corporate Identity

Unless you've been living under a rock, QR codes are finding their way into your day-to-day life.  If you have been unfortunate enough to be trapped under a rock, a quick response (QR) code is a two dimensional code that can be scanned and read by smartphone cameras to transfer information. The information can then be encoded to text, add a vCard contact, open a URL, or much more.

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Summit Video: Excelling at Inventory Management, hosted by Ryan Donald

iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Ryan Donald hosted this session at the 2010 Wireless Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can watch it in its entirety, by clicking on the video below:

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Set to Take Off

Juniper Research predicts NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Digital Signage is Everywhere

Digital Signage Today put out a fascinating infographic about the ubiquity of digital signs in our everyday lives: Check it out.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 90% of Shoppers Affected by Customer Reviews

A new study by PowerReviews and the e-tailing consultancy group found that customer reviews have the largest impact on people's decision to buy something online.

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Summit Video: Treating Customers Right, hosted by Stacy Hamer

iQmetrix Executive Account Manager Stacy Hamer hosted this session at the 2010 Wireless Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can watch it in its entirety, by clicking on the video below:

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Brief History of NFC

Today, I came upon an article by Richard Gaywood on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) that analyzes what the new Google Wallet concept could mean for iPhone users.

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Daily Dose of iQ: PayPal Sues over Google Wallet Secrets

It begins. As many expected, PayPal is suing Google on grounds that two of its former employees (now senior executives at Google) violated their contracts and stole confidential PayPal information to share with Google and other companies, reports Sam Gustin of Wired.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet Mobile Payment

Google officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service at an event in New York City today, giving substance to a story that has been building for months, and even years.

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Daily Dose of iQ: M-Commerce and Location-based Services

A new study by JiWire has examined mobile shopping trends of people that use tablets, smartphones or laptops outside of their home or office, dubbing these people as "on-the-go" consumers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Phone Charging Kiosks at Airports

Christopher Hall of Digital Signage Today reported (May 6) on a new type of mobile phone-charging kiosk that displays digital signage advertising in airports.

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