Staples Pilots Interactive Store Map for iPhone App

| Tim Parry

Staples today announced a new interactive store map feature available on the Staples iPhone app that will create an easier and more convenient in-store shopping experience for customers. See how it complements Staples’s other online and offline commerce initiatives.

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Idea of Apple Pay Growing on American Shoppers

| Tim Parry

Four out of 10 US online buyers like the idea of using a phone for payment instead of carrying around a wallet, according to The Bizrate Insights Apple Pay and Payment Security Study #1. But whether or not Apple Pay becomes the standard for wallet-less payment systems still remains to be seen.

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Will Apple Pay Outperform Google Wallet? [Video]

| Mike O'Brien

Is Apple banking too much on its brand strength as it launches Apple Pay? What kind of lessons can it learn from Google Wallet? In this video, Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien asks ACI Worldwide Director of Product Management John Gessau these questions and more.

IBM Says Mobile Sparks Back-to-School Sales

| Daniela Forte

Online sales saw significant gains for back-to-school in July and through the third week of August, according to a recent IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark report. IBM attributed back-to-school gains to double-digit growth in mobile sales.