Wireless Trends Posts

PwC Predicts Omnichannel Growing Pains This Holiday Season

MarketWatch's Tonya Garcia reported (Oct. 20) that a recent NRF survey found 46.5% of consumers who buy gifts online plan to pick up purchases in-store this holiday season. Can retailers handle this kind of demand?

Read More

Google Identifies 'Micro-Moments' Among Omnichannel Shoppers

Google's VP of Marketing, Lisa Gevelber, wrote a "Think with Google" blog post this month about how retailers must win the "micro-moments" to win omnichannel shoppers this holiday season.

Read More

Facebook Testing Shopping Integration on Its Mobile App

Yesterday (Oct. 12), Bloomberg reported Facebook is testing new mobile shopping functionality beyond its simple "buy" button.

Read More

Interpreting Bed Bath & Beyond's 20% Off Coupons

On Tuesday (Oct. 6), pricing strategy consultant Rafi Mohammed wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review that analyzed the logic behind Bed Bath & Beyond's "ubiquitous" 20% coupons.

Read More

Best Buy Robot, 'Chloe,' Serves Customers at NYC Store

Best Buy is testing a new robot, named "Chloe," which retrieves small items like DVDs, CDs, video games and tech accessories for customers, right before their eyes.

Read More

Kohl's Omnichannel Initiatives Address Common Pain Points

Yesterday (Sept. 29), we came across a couple of RIS News articles that complemented each other. One was called "4 Things That Are Killing Your Sales You Need to Change"; the other focused on "Kohl's Top Five Omnichannel Initiatives."

Read More

Gizmodo Tests Samsung Pay Around NYC, Gives Mixed Review

Gizmodo's Michael Hession today published a video review of Samsung Pay. The video shows him using (and sometimes not using) the new payment technology around New York City.

Read More

Target To Test Innovation in 25 of its Los Angeles Stores

Last week (Sept. 16), Target announced a new initiative called "LA25," as it tests new retail innovation in 25 of its Los Angeles store locations.

Read More

Profitable but Lesser-Known Ulta, Poised to Battle Sephora

A Bloomberg article about U.S. beauty retailer Ulta made waves yesterday, particularly due to its provocative headline and sub-headline: "Can America's Biggest Beauty Retailer Take On Sephora? Ask any woman what Ulta is. Chances are she doesn't know."

Read More

Starbucks Launches 'Mobile Order & Pay' for All U.S. Customers

The Starbucks app is the envy of retail and as such, we've followed its progress closely over the years. In March 2014, the company introduced in-app barista tipping. In December 2014, it test launched "order and pay in advance" in Portland, Oregon, with plans to expand the service to other cities.

Read More

Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet on Tour in Select Cities with Sprint and Samsung

Google Wallet is live in five U.S. cities -- New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles -- and if you're unfamiliar with the new NFC-based wallet phone technology, worry not. Google has teamed up with Sprint and Samsung to familiarize people with the service in select stores.

Read More

How 'Backstage' Fits Within Macy's Future Plans

Yesterday (Sept. 15), Retail Dive's Kelsey Lindsey wrote an interesting article about Macy's, with comments from retail real estate consultant Nick Egelanian.

Read More

Uber to Launch E-Commerce Delivery Program This Fall

Re/code reported last week (Sept. 4) Uber is planning a partnership announcement with "big retailers and fashion brands that could number in the dozens," which would use Uber as an express delivery option for e-commerce customers.

Read More