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Macy's today announced plans to expand its partnership with Shopkick, which will see more than 4000 shopBeacon devices installed in Macy's stores across the United States by the end of September.

Macy's and Shopkick originally teamed up in November of 2013 to roll out the first retail based iBeacons, allowing customers to access location-specific deals, discounts, and recommendations in the Shopkick app while in a Macy's retail store. Customers will get these types of notifications in all Macy's locations beginning this fall, and in early 2015, Macy's will be able to offer discounts tailored by specific departments in each store.

Along with plans for an iBeacon expansion, Macy's has also announced that both Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores will be some of the first retailers to support Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payment service. With Apple Pay, customers will be able to pay for purchases in stores using an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or Apple Watch.
As announced on Sept. 9, 2014, Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores will be among the first retailers to support the new Apple PayTM mobile payment system which will be available beginning this fall on new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile devices, as well as on the newly unveiled Apple Watch. The convenience of mobile payment at the point-of-sale is becoming increasingly interesting to customers, and Apple Pay offers an opportunity to further simplify the point-of-sale process in Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores in an easy, secure and private manner. More details will be available in October, when the new service is scheduled to launch.
Macy's has also announced several other plans for technological improvements across its retail stores, including revamped apps, same day delivery in select markets, new handheld point-of-sale devices, smart fitting rooms, and more.

Article Link: Macy's Announces iBeacon Expansion, Support for Apple Pay
 

arian19

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This is good news for Apple Pay... (and bad news for android pay, oh wait...)
 
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macs4nw

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And it will snowball from here on out, a trickle at first and then a deluge once the required hardware is out there and becomes commonplace.

I mean, other than small 'mom & pop' places, which store can afford to stay behind?

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Kaibelf

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she looks entirely too happy to be buying the very first products that showed up on her phone.

Seriously. And the app seemed very annoying, as if it'll buzz you every 30 feet with stupid "friendly reminders" that she should BUY BUY BUY! :roll eyes:

No thanks, shopkick.
 
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blue22

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their store WiFi service still needs work...

Interesting. Now if only Macy*s can fix their spotty free WiFi within their stores...
 
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kdarling

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she looks entirely too happy to be buying the very first products that showed up on her phone.

Funny how when Apple partners show women as mindless shoppers, it's okay.

When Samsung (in a show written by Broadway veterans) made a joke about similar things at their Galaxy debut, it was "sexist".

This is good news for Apple Pay... (and bad news for android pay, oh wait...)

Macy's has taken Google Wallet since 2011.

And Shopkick is available on Android. However, it gets mixed reviews on both that and iOS, because it relies on a good internet connection, which is often missing inside stores.
 
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TheKrs1

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Seriously. And the app seemed very annoying, as if it'll buzz you every 30 feet with stupid "friendly reminders" that she should BUY BUY BUY! :roll eyes:

No thanks, shopkick.
I think they try and sell this to the customer, in that they earn some sort of reward points or discount by utilizing the app when they visit.
 
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While I'm excited about the possibilities of Apple pay, I understand that what I'm wanting is still a long way off from reality. Apple pay won't be worth it when it's not available any place I shop. I can easily envision going 6 months after I get my iPhone 6 before I have a real opportunity to use it. (of course that's not including when I specifically go out of my way to try it out)
 
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Böhme417

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Does this mean actual Macy's/Bloomingdale's store cards can be used with Pay? I haven't read anything that specifically states that.
 
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I hope they widen their entrances. Macy's is encouraging people to stop in their tracks, right inside the doorway, and tap on their phones, oblivious to the people coming in after them and trying to get around them. Traffic jam!
 
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Keane16

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Funny how when Apple partners show women as mindless shoppers, it's okay.

When Samsung (in a show written by Broadway veterans) made a joke about similar things at their Galaxy debut, it was "sexist".

  1. Has anybody said it is ok? mtwojan merely said she looked overly keen.
  2. "Mindless", really?
  3. You're comparing a keynote from a massive tech player to an advert by Macy's - perhaps viewing figures had something to do with the lack of uproar (or the fact that this advert is pretty harmless - who knows).
  4. It doesn't matter who wrote the Samsung event - it was in poor taste.

Sounds like you're stretching. The fact you brought up a Samsung event from 2013 says it all really.
 
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Gasu E.

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I hope they widen their entrances. Macy's is encouraging people to stop in their tracks, right inside the doorway, and tap on their phones, oblivious to the people coming in after them and trying to get around them. Traffic jam!

That will keep more shoppers trapped in the store, buying more stuff! Brilliant!

Or it will keep more prospective shoppers trapped outside the store! Bummer!!

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...but, who the heck is Macy?

The mortal enemy of Gimbel.
 
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