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Mobile commerce is driven by QR codes and NFC

These techniques are primary behind driving Google billboard consumer engagement.

Google Play has released a new advertising campaign to boost mobile commerce from Android users, employing both QR codes and NFC technology to help to engage with consumers and encourage them to interact with billboard content using nontraditional techniques.

The campaign has been focused on consumers in various parts of Australia.

It was launched by oOh! Media and created mobile commerce connected billboards at the domestic airports located in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. They allow smartphone carrying travelers to be able to interact with content that is presented to them on digital billboards. They can then pay to download content onto their android smartphones using the free Wi-Fi within the airport, provided by oOh!

The mobile commerce purchase can be activated using either a QR code scan or an NFC tag tap.

Mobile Commerce driven by NFC and QR codesOnce the mobile commerce transaction is complete, the desired content appears on the screen of the Android based device that was used to buy it. For instance, shoppers may spot a book that they would like to read while viewing one of the Google Play billboard ads in the airport while they are waiting for their flight. They can simply scan a QR code to head directly to the download screen for that digital product and it will be sent immediately to their device.

According to the Google Account communications planning director, Jenn Brown, PhD, “We wanted the campaign to be rewarding, interactive and truly mobile. We wanted this to be at a moment where consumption of entertainment content was top of mind and the airport environment delivered on all of these elements.”

Brown went on to say that the mobile commerce campaign has already managed to bring about more than 2000 interactions, which is considerably greater than any of the “trial” NFC campaign and oOh! campaign engagement metrics that have been achieved worldwide.

The group director of oOh! business strategy, Warwick Denby, explained that this is a first, worldwide, and that it is a prime example of how mobile commerce and billboard displays are very compatible with one another. It also illustrates, said Denby, how smartphones are able to “drive engagement and enable consumers to connect and transact with the brand online – immediately.”

Mobile commerce to get more physical with eBay’s help

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eBay continues to shine the limelight on mobile commerce

For several years, eBay has dominated the e-commerce scene, with only Amazon considered to be its most significant competitor. The online retailer has put a great deal of emphasis in improving the online shopping experience of consumers and has recently begun to embrace more commerce in an aggressive fashion. Indeed, eBay anticipates that mobile commerce will account for a significant portion of its sales in the coming years. This week, CEO John Donahoe outlined plans to take the company in a relatively new direction: Offline commerce.

Retailer aims to blur the lines between physical and digital commerce

Donahoe is eager to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds when it comes to commerce. This has been accomplished to some degree by eBay already through the adoption of mobile commerce. Consumers shopping for products from their mobile devices have shown how blurry the lines between physical and digital retail have become. This summer, eBay plans to partner with several retailers in order to make mobile commerce have an even more tangible presence in the real world.

Pop up shops gaining notice

According to Donahoe, eBay will be working to support “pop up” shops this year. The idea behind pop up shops is somewhat simple: A store front that can be located anywhere and sell products online to those using mobile devices. These shops are becoming more popular in the retail industry, especially when it comes to retailers trying to reach out to busy consumers. In 2011, UK retailer Tesco created a pop up shop in South Korea, where QR codes where used to sell products to consumers using public transit. eBay has plans to follow in Tesco’s footsteps to some degree.

New York may soon have new pop up shops

The online retailer will be leveraging the power of QR codes in order to sell products. These codes can be scanned by a mobile device to initiate a mobile transaction. The products are then delivered to a consumer’s home or elsewhere as defined by the customer. PayPal and eBay already have strong ties to several physical retailers and expect that this initiative will be well received. The retailer plans to launch this new initiative this year in New York.