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Target Launching Mobile Payment in 2017

Mobile Payment

Sometime in 2017, Target shoppers will be able to pay for in-store purchases with a Target-specific mobile app, Reuters reported in January. Michael McNamara, Target’s chief information and digital officer, confirmed to technology news site Recode that mobile payments would be offered on at least ... Read More »

Target Dialing Back on Robots, Other Tech Projects

Target

Target has halted multiple tech projects, including a store that would feature robots, to improve its existing operations, according to the Star Tribune. “We recently made some changes to the innovation portfolio to refocus our efforts on supporting our core ... Read More »

Google Executive Discusses Social Media and Customer Connections

Google Executive

In order to create lifelong bonds with consumers, brands are constantly searching for ways to meaningfully connect. Social media is one of the best ways to establish those connections, but in order to find success, understanding the norms of different channels is ... Read More »

Walmart Makes Changes to Free Shipping Policy

free shipping

Walmart is ending its free shipping subscription program ShippingPass in favor of a free two-day shipping policy for purchases of $35 or more for all customers, reports USA Today. The big-box retailer will end the subscription program, known as ShippingPass, ... Read More »

Exclusive: Target Talks Open House Relaunch

target open house

In July 2015, Target launched Target Open House, a concept store in San Francisco that invites Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneurs to debut their products in a retail space where consumers can interact with items before they buy them. IoT ... Read More »

Amazon’s Voice-Activation System Becoming Standard in Appliances

smart appliances

Smart appliances with built-in voice activation are becoming standard for many manufacturers. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, held this month in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Alexa was the voice-activation system of choice, according to CNET. Whirlpool voice-integration with Alexa will become standard ... Read More »

Expanding Ways to Pick Up, Return Online Orders

Big-box retailers such as Walmart and Home Depot are using store locations for customers to pick up and return online orders, and e-commerce businesses are turning to brick-and-mortar sites to do the same. Both traditional and online retailers are opening physical locations, ranging in size ... Read More »

Tech Tools for Retail Stand Out at National Show

Retail's Big Show 2017

From Jan. 15-17, the National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed thousands of retail industry professionals to its annual convention, Retail’s Big Show 2017. The event provided attendees with opportunities to network with other retail professionals as well as listen to experts on ... Read More »