Category Archives: retail apps

Social Location-Based Chatter is a Goldmine

I was listening to the latest Convince and Convert podcast with Carlos Garcia  from HYP3R this morning, which resonated with my passion for loyalty and location based services. This is one of my current favorite podcasts and always has some gems. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Countdown on their new Proximity Based Marketing App

For a number of years I’ve been prodding retailers to take advantage of location services on people’s smartphones with several blogs including some looking at the grocery industry. I was disappointed when they dropped their old app, but delighted to … Continue reading

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Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … Continue reading

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Amazon is Coming to Australia and Retailers are Worried

They should be worried. As I discussed in my blog last week called The Blockbuster Effect, and countless previous blogs, you can’t expect, even at the bottom of the planet, to have the luxury of continuing doing business the same … Continue reading

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Sell More Beer With Pokemon Go

Or anything else at your destination retail or hospitality business. I’ve spent years trying to get businesses to invest in location based services, apps, maps and the like. Now if you are in the business and are a little bit … Continue reading

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Why “near me” is critically important for multi-location businesses

As searchers become increasingly mobile, hyper-local searches are on the rise — and multi-location businesses stand to benefit the most. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com Are you missing out on business? I’m going to keep this one really simple. Go … Continue reading

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Designing for Place: How location can help brands like Home Depot and … – VentureBeat

The element of place will fundamentally change mobile app design for the better. Source: venturebeat.com This is a great story that illustrates some of the reasons why store apps succeed and fail. It includes concepts of gamification and personalization, 2 … Continue reading

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