The Coca-Cola Company is taking Isis to a new medium: vending machines. Imagine the convenience of using your Isis Mobile Wallet™ to buy a Coke and earn My Coke Rewards. In Austin, you can do just that.
Coca-Cola is currently testing 200 vending machines in Austin and plans to roll out tens of thousands more units nationwide later this year. To learn more about Coca-Cola’s partnership with Isis – and why the company is serious about mobile innovation – we recommend reading Coca-Cola’s new blog post.
What is it like to be among the first to deploy the Isis SmartTap™ mobile commerce application? John Bell, senior technical analyst for ARAMARK Business & Industry, will discuss the implementation of Isis at ARAMARK’s Basking Ridge, N.J. restaurant locations during the MICROS Hospitality Users Conference. We hope you’ll join the world’s leading hotels, restaurant chains and independent operators at the event in Baltimore on Oct. 22-24 to learn how to drive consumer engagement and loyalty in the hospitality industry.
How do you harness the power of mobile commerce for your business? Isis Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Hughes is participating in a roundtable that will tackle questions and challenges facing the mobile commerce industry. If you’re attending CTIA’s MobileCON in San Diego this week, we hope you’ll swing by to hear how Ryan and other industry leaders are driving mobile enterprise innovation.
Isis is attending the RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit in Chicago this week. Isis Chief Sales Officer Jim Stapleton spoke today about building a comprehensive mobile commerce experience and shared Isis’ vision for the retail industry. You can find out more about RAMP speakers and sessions here.
Isis Vice President of Merchant Sales, John Theiss, recently spoke with Convenience Store News about how mobile commerce is improving merchants’ business. To learn more about the tools Isis provides merchants to enhance customer engagement, drive loyalty and create customized marketing campaigns, we recommend giving the article a read on page 27.
We just announced the Isis™ Smart Tap™ Mobile Commerce Application will be integrated into Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne fuel dispenser payment terminals, allowing consumers to pay with their phones at the gas pump. To see how you will be able to securely pay with Isis at select Austin and Salt Lake City c-stores this summer, we encourage you to watch this video:
The NFC retail payments market will exceed $180 billion by 2017 with one in four mobile users in the U.S. and Western Europe expected to make NFC payments in-store.
This is the latest mobile payments industry forecast from Juniper Research. Of note, co-author Dr. Windsor Holden said, “This is a critical time for the NFC retail payments market. Despite the significant progress being made today, the full potential of the market can only be fulfilled if all ecosystem players are equally committed and mobile wallet consortia remain in place.”
American Banker, ComputerWeekly, FierceMobileContent and Mobile Payments Today and others have also emphasized that NFC has reached a tipping point but that commitment from the entire payments ecosystem is needed for mobile payments to flourish. You can read more about the Juniper Research report here.
We often receive questions about mobile commerce. Is it solving a real problem? How do we quantify its value? How do we best address security concerns? Isis’ Chief Sales Officer Jim Stapleton addresses such questions in a Q&A for TSYS’ Thought Leadership Journal of the Global Payments Industry. Jim emphasizes that mobile commerce is as much an answer to consumer demands as a response to merchant realities. If you have questions, we suggest you take a moment to read the entire TSYS article.
How are merchants capitalizing on mobile commerce? What’s your role as a software developer or reseller in enabling the contactless future? At RetailNOW in Las Vegas, Isis’ Tony Abruzzio will discuss how advances in POS software and mobile technology are driving new marketing opportunities in retail. Swing by Isis’ booth (#128) or join Tony on July 31 to learn your role in enabling merchants to accept loyalty cards, coupons and payments from the Isis Mobile Wallet. You can read a full description of all RetailNOW 2012 breakout sessions and register for the event here.
Technology, retail and marketing executives will converge on Sept. 13-14 at the Mobile Engagement in Retail conference in Denver. Join Isis’ Chief Commerce Officer Ed Busby and speakers from Gap, Office Depot and other leading retailers as they discuss mobile couponing and loyalty redemption at the point of sale. To learn about this and other interactive sessions, you can download the full conference brochure here.