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Who Is Most Apt to Use a Smartphone in the Store?

In just a short time, smartphone in-store usage has exploded. Unsurprisingly, younger shoppers are leading the way. According to eMarketer: “A February 2017 survey of U.S. smartphone users conducted by Euclid Analytics found that respondents ages 16 to 21 (Generation … Continue reading

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Auto Dealers Not Yet Exploiting the Growth of Smartphones

As we have noted several times before, consumer use of their mobile devices has been growing rapidly (for example, see 1, 2). Yet, their use of smartphones to access content varies greatly by product category. According to a new study … Continue reading

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Moms Go More Mobile This Holiday Season

As we’ve reported before, many moms actively use their mobile devices during the shopping process. Now, there is new research that highlights the ways in which U.S. and Canadians will use their mobile devices during the 2013 holiday shopping season. … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Mobile Coupons?

In today’s marketplace, mobile coupons are taking on an even greater role — across numerous product categories. And smartphone shoppers really like their E-coupons. Check out this infographic for some interesting data.  Explore more infographics like this one on the … Continue reading

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Barcodes Come to Smartphones

Until now, smartphones have not been able to accurately read product barcodes. This is about to change with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in April 2013. According to James Wester, writing for selfserviceworld.com: “As expected, the S4 will be … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi and Mobile Shopping

With the raid growth of Wi-Fi (both public and in-store), mobile shopping is moving to a whole new level. As eMarketer reports: “Shoppers are taking full advantage of the information they can access using their mobile devices. JiWire’s survey of … Continue reading

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Smartphone Technology and McDonald’s Australia

McDonald’s franchises in Australia have devised a clever smartphone-enabled promotion campaign.  

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