Now you can shop at Walmart while waiting at the bus stop

QR codes lets bus riders pick up a few things on the way home using their phones.

The time you spend waiting for a bus can normally be put to better use, if only you weren’t stuck at the bus stop. That’s exactly why Walmart has decided to bring the supermarket to you, making it possible to do some of your weekly shopping while you wait.

 

 

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How Millennials shop and spend in America

16 to 34 year olds are more likely to wield a smartphone or other mobile device as a shopping companion.

We all know that young people like to shop. All before the responsibilities of having a family set in,  in the relatively care-free years of high school and college, young people tend to throw their pennies into blouses, jeans and other must-have accessories. (Infographic)

 

 

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Moms lead trend in mobile shopping

Moms tend to lead shopping and mobile trends.

More shoppers are becoming increasingly comfortable using the smartphone or tablet to browse retailer offerings, look for discounts and compare products. For moms especially, who tend to lead shopping and mobile trends, the use of these smart devices may have reached the tipping point: Mobile has become more than a nice accessory to augment the shopping process; it has become an essential stop in the path to purchase.

 

 

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Mobile shopping on Black Friday saw higher gains compared to Cyber Monday

Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.

When it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  it looks like Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.  According to data compiled by the mobile data compression company Onavo, when it comes to increases in usage, mobile apps from Amazon, Newegg, and Gilt all saw significantly higher gains on Black Friday compared to Cyber Monday.

 

 

 

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Cyber Monday will remain biggest ecommerce day of the year

41% of US consumers planned to shop on Black Friday this year.

Holiday promotions by retailers are earlier and earlier every year.  The buzz has moved progressively from “Cyber Monday” to Black Friday and finally to Thanksgiving Day itself, with reports of mass merchants beginning their sales in the middle of what is for many still an important family holiday.

 

 

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@Walmart Labs – Wal-Mart’s effort to become undisputed leader of social commerce

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Wal-Mart is starting to turn heads in the tech world — and that may have important implications for the way we think about the future of the shopping experience. Once known for a soul-less retail store experience and a hyper-efficient supply chain that delivered “everyday low prices,” Wal-Mart has been fusing together innovations from the mobile and social networking worlds to create the foundation for a radically new type of hyper-personalized shopping experience.

 

 

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Less than 7% of smartphone users shop online through their phones

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Mobile shopping, so far is more buzz than buy.

As the number iPhones and other smartphones users continues to grows, companies selling everything from hardware to high fashion are touting all the new applications they’re rolling out that enable shoppers to do anything from check a store’s inventory while in the dressing room to order prescriptions.

 

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88.2 Million People Will Use Digital Coupons in 2011

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Household usage of digital coupons has nearly doubled since 2005.

A digital revolution in couponing coupled with the belt-tightening of the recession have combined to make coupons cool among more than just those clipping the Sunday circular. Digital coupon usage is now firmly a part of the online shopping experience of millions of US consumers.

 

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