It's All About the Customer Experience

Great experiences keep customers coming back time and time again. Give your customers a “wow” experience and they will tell their friends and colleagues and share on social media.

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Sponsor: Interactive Customer Experience Summit (ICX Summit)




Infographic: 5 Things Restaurant Mobile Apps Must Include

Mobile innovations continue to grow at a staggering pace and to win the game, your brand's mobile app is going to need more than just a menu, nutritional information and restaurant locations.

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Sponsor: CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit




Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Virtual Currency Today Summit


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Alipay puts emphasis on partnerships as merchant acceptance grows in North America

Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, spoke Sunday at the annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas to give attendees the current bird's-eye view of Alipay's operations outside of China.

How QR codes are changing e-commerce

The QR code – which has had a wild ride – is going to both speed up the e-commerce payment experience and make it more secure.

Mobile wallets: In a lull or never really a thing?

A study from JPMorgan Chase and Forrester Consulting concludes that both consumers and merchants are taking a break from adopting digital wallets as they wait for the "next wave of progress."

In Depth: Payments industry was (mostly) quiet this summer

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top stories from the past three months.

Russians 'have it their way' with Whoppercoin

The Burger King franchise in Russia has rolled out a loyalty program built around the 'Whoppercoin.' It's a cryptocurrency that customers can traffic in online or trade in for free burgers. Could it also be a signal that Russia is softening its hostile stance toward virtual currency?

Mobile, self-service kiosks play key role in Subway's redesigned stores

By deploying its "Fresh Forward" concept, Subway has recognized the need to make ordering more convenient in addition to continuing its emphasis on freshness.

Chatbots emerging as a commerce channel, but work remains to perfect the tech

There's no denying the discussions happening today about chatbots. They include chatter about artificial intelligence, conversational commerce and voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.

Contactless payments turn 10 in the UK

Since the introduction of contactless cards in September 2007, it has gradually become the payment method of choice for many consumers in the U.K as society gradually moves away from cash.

Merchants miss the mark with in-app Apple Pay acceptance

While the use of Apple Pay in mobile apps isn't a new concept, most retailers, especially in the SMB and mid-market world haven't taken advantage of its conversion advantages.

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Marriott design VP to keynote at CONNECT Mobile CX Summit

Marriott International's David Kepron will share his insights on the pervasiveness of digital media and how its integration to consumers' lives at the upcoming CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit.

A different look at Visa's supposed war on cash

Initially hailed as innovative, it appears that Visa's 'war on cash' is in reality a war on merchant profitability and customer payment choice. However, a 'war on plastic' is a promising business case that could actually be sold to merchants.

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August 18-20, 2014 | Chicago

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CONNECT: Mobile Innovation Summit will explore the many opportunities that retail and restaurant enterprises have for leveraging mobile and digital channels to build their brands, increase sales and improve customer engagement, experience and loyalty. During this event, you will network, share ideas and learn from the brightest minds in the industry.


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