Instant Mobile Experiences: How to Create Unique In-Store Marketing Opportunities
Post on 14-Jul-2015
Kate SwanbergDirector of Product
Matt FlammanVP of Business DevelopmentSocialSign.in
- Everything is mobile: Mobile usage trends worldwide and in the US
- On-site mobile and consumer behavior
- Mobile user engagement techniques, how to do it
- Future trends
- What is Wi-Fi marketing and how to use it
- Mobile marketing best practices- SocialSign.in example
You know it! Everything is mobile
Mobile usage trends
Mobile changes the way we buy and sell. In 2014, 1 in 3 US consumers said smartphones were the
most important shopping tool.
80% of consumers use mobile devicesinside a store to engage their shopping experience, up from 64% in 2012.
Think redlaser, retailmenot, groupon, cnet, the find.
The most common?Comparison shopping (59%), searching for coupons (48%) and product reviews (47%), obtaining additional information (29%). Retail stores are the top venues for consumer mobile usage (31%), followed by restaurants (21%), service-related venues (19%) and financial institutions (15%). CHASE excepted checks in their mobile channel.
Emma Crowe, VP of client strategy for Somo
50 % of shoppers believe they are better informed than sales staff and store associates, in part because of
what mobile connectivity allows them to do
What are mobile consumers
experiencing in your store?
You walk into Walmart check your phone for a better price
or you just go buy on Amazon Instead!
Amazons one-click is too convenient.
Has this happened to you?
Preferred locations of mobile use by US smartphone owners
Generated on OurMobilePlanet
Generated on OurMobilePlanet
The question is how do we take
in-store marketing and makeit a mobile experience?
There are many ways to do it:
1. Mobile app campaigns2. Beacon technologies3. Mobile apps w advantage in push
notifications4. Gamification in apps5. Wi-Fi
Mobile App Campaigns1.
Success story 1:
IKEA catalogue app offers the user an interactive experience, for example through a feature that allows the users to project the images of furniture into their own houses.
Success story 2:
Starbucks mobile app offers fast and easy payment features that enhance user experience. Additional offers and perks like the Pick of the Week program are used to engage the customer.
Beacon Technologies, are you using them yet?
Beacons are low-cost hardware, small enough to attach to walls or countertops.
They are types of transmitters that can deliver targeted information to a users mobile device whenever they go near it with an enabled app.
They alleviate the limitations of GPS and Wireless signals indoors.
What is Beacon Technology?
Sources: Business Insider, econsultancy.com
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What does it have the potential to do?
The Major League Baseball (MLB) gave fans an interactive experience through the use of Beacons.Fans who had the relevant app installed could receive useful information on their phones, like the map of the stadium, a digital version of their ticket, merchandise offers and additional information of the team.
Its vital that they only interrupt their mobile customers to add value to their day
not to disrupt it.
The beauty of push notifications
Sources: CNET, ComputerWorld, Business Insider
Push notifications are a powerful way to engage users, so long as you dont overuse them. Incorporation of Beacon and iBeacon technology for Location-specific push notifications. Allows retailers to target specific locations & demographics. Mobile users are more likely to continue using an app if they are actively engaged and incentivized.
Example: An iPhone user with the Best Buy app Installed on their device walks by a
storefront or in-store display which triggers a push notification advertising a flash sale 30% off LCD TVs or offers loyalty program as an
Push messaging campaigns can be highly successful and result in a
50% increase in open rates compared to email.
Ask users to opt in to push notifications upon app install or after the first time they use an app.
Highlight the benefits of opting in & Be transparent about how users can opt out later.
Create user segments & use targeted language. Dont batch & blast everyone!
Push Notifications Best Practices:
The initial rush will be towards annoying push marketing, the real value will come from enriching customer experiences, e.g.
1. Logging where I parked my car
2. Allowing me to show my shopping list against the physical store layout
3. Enable rich content relevant to the product I am in front of
Push Notifications Resources
Success story: Betterworks
A fun way to boost user engagement & loyalty is by gamifying your app.
Creating contests and leaderboards.
Offering virtual currency or prizes (hey bitcoin!)
Providing an in-app centralized hub that offers videos, merchandise, tutorials of your product / app.
Example: A local coffee shop builds out an app that allows users to pre-order their coffee and pick up in-store. The app allows users to check-in, from here leaderboards are generated by frequency of check-ins and orders. Discounts could be offered to high scoring customers, and who knows, perhaps the next time a user picked up their coffee there was a free T-Shirt waiting for them as well. Simple really, and companies like FourSquare have been massively successful with very similar models.
Success story: Badgeville
Badgeville is a business gamification company that helps increase user engagement. It provides companies with the right platform to measure and influence user behavior. It specializes in community engagement, omni-channel commerce, customer acquisition.
- Zichermann, Gabe; Cunningham, Christopher (August 2011). "Introduction". Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps (1st ed.).
- "Gamification by Kevin Werbach". University of Pennsylvania/Coursera. https://class.coursera.org/gamification-002/lecture
Consumer shopping trends will continue to move towards mobile because of its ever-
increasing ease of use and mobility.
The introduction of Beacon & iBeacon technology brings with it implications of future incorporation of technology for
analytics, engagement, and marketing in retail and beyond.
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