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Are you Delivering Personalized Experiences to Consumer Smartphones?

by Lisa

According to the RTP WhitePaper Integrating Mobile Across All Touch Points, Smartphones will Influence $689 billion in Retail Store sales by 2016. They currently influence approximately $159 billion in total sales revenue and with 100s of billions of dollars at stake the inconvenient truth is that retailers need to contend with shopper behavior changes and the challenges of this new dynamic environment.

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When “Shopper” Rhymes with “Buyer”

by Alex from London

Comparing prices online has become the shopper’s mandatory rite of passage prior to most purchases. By enabling this habit during the purchase, smartphones have, in effect, negated retailers the control of their shopper’s experience in their own store — creating a new challenge for marketers in the form of “showrooming”, where consumers check out a product in store, and then go online to buy it.

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2012 Mobile Engagement & QR Codes Highlights

by david

As 2012 comes to a close, it’s always good to take a step back to reflect on the evolution of everything over the past year. 12 months are an eternity in the mobile space and 2012 has been particularly full of innovations and remarkable events. Here are some of the year’s highlights: SUMMER 2012 OLYMPICS –THE FIRST MOBILE GAMES EVER The London Olympics have been to Mobile Engagement what Woodstock has been to Rock ‘n Roll: the moment where Mobile Engagement officially joined the…

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How Mobile is Transforming Retail

by Ben B.

As smartphone adoption skyrockets, so do the studies documenting its impact on shopper behavior. Among the latest additions is research by Deloitte which shows that “smartphones currently influence 5.1% of annual retail store sales, translating to $159 billion in forecasted sales for 2012 […] This total is expected to grow to 19%, or $689 billion in brick-and-mortar transactions by 2016. […] Consumers who use a mobile phone while they are shopping are 14% more likely to make an in-store…

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New App, New Insights! What YOU Like.

by Alex from London

ast week, we launched the all new ScanLife app, which allows our users to decide which QR & barcode scans they like they best. The tally of likes is visible to anyone at the top of the page after you scan a code. So after 7 days, what do people like most? Without further ado, here’s an early peak at some of the stats.

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Virtual Shops: From Experiment to Fruition

by david

The latter half of 2011 was highlighted by a series of mobile-commerce experiments using QR codes. The goal was to understand the changing nature of shopping, driven by shoppers' adoption of mobile technology. These initiatives sent a shockwave through the retail industry and mobile commerce quickly made the jump from fiction to reality. Today, mobile shopping is rapidly becoming a legitimate part of an integrated, multi-channel retail strategy. In fact, the scale and frequency of these…

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Best QR Code Campaigns of Q1 2012

by david

Not too long ago, we selected our top QR Code Campaigns for 2011, a collection that featured some very inspired and creative work. With 2012 well on its way, it seems marketers are growing even more skilled and ambitious  in their QR efforts. So if you're among the 86% of marketers planning to use QR codes, here's a selection of the best campaigns in 2012 to some extra inspiration. Company: SAS Industry: Tourism Scandinavian Airlines launched a promotion that required two mobile…

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Our Top Mobile Barcode Campaigns of 2011

by david

In 2011 we saw some pretty amazing mobile barcode campaigns. If you're searching for inspiration, look no further. Here's our top 10: Taco Bell and MTV teamed up to help promote this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. QR Codes were placed on all of Taco Bell’s “Big Box Remixed” packages and large cups and delivered a variety of exclusive VMA content to users. The campaign led to over 400 thousand scans in six weeks. Find out more. Contestants had to find 5 Mercedes-Benz cars…

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Are virtual shops becoming the norm?

by david

It all started in Seoul, South Korea, in July 2011. Tesco (branded Home Plus in South Korea) sought a way to increase its market share without increasing the number of stores. This led to the idea of virtual stores. Products images were displayed in a subway station in Seoul, with QR codes allowing commuters to scan and add the items to a virtual shopping basket, checkout and pay. Products were then delivered when they got home. The concept won numerous marketing awards and drew a lot of…

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Scan a QR Code to Help this Holiday Season

by david

Scan the QR Code to Help us Give to City Harvest Note on how this code works: The code above uses ScanLife "Smartcode" technology which uses real time data to dynamically update the content you see.  In this case, our system calculates the number of Total Scans on this code which is then formulated into the giving amount.  We only count hits to the page that come through the scan of a barcode whether it comes from our app or any other. We have already made a $500 donation, and now…

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