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AisleBuyer and Unified Mobility Partner to Bring In-Store Mobile Commerce to Canadian Retailers
Strategic Relationship to Expand AisleBuyer Presence Into Canada
BOSTON, MA and TORONTO—(Oct 5, 2011) - AisleBuyer LLC, the leading provider of in-store mobile commerce solutions for retailers, brands and restaurants, and Unified Mobility, a leading Canadian enterprise mobility provider, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement. With this partnership, Unified Mobility is able to market and sell the AisleBuyer mobile commerce platform and applications to Canadian retailers.
AisleBuyer's mobile commerce applications allow Canadian retailers to interact and engage with their shoppers inside and outside of their stores to drive conversions, increase ROI and build lasting loyalty. The AisleBuyer solution provides mobile shopping and checkout applications for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and tablet devices to optimize consumer interactions through every stage of the customer life cycle.
The AisleBuyer mShop mobile self-checkout application enables shoppers to use their smartphones to quickly and easily access detailed product information, get promotions and coupons and checkout without waiting in line to pay. AisleBuyer also arms retail employees with mClerk, the world's first mobile store associate application that delivers the functionality of both the point of sale system and a kiosk through a tablet. The AisleBuyer mDine application allows patrons to place orders and pay in real-time from their mobile devices at restaurants. All of these applications leverage the AisleBuyer mobile commerce platform to collect real-time data on customer shopping habits and personalize interactions between the retailer and the consumer. AisleBuyer eliminates the need to invest in any other in-store consumer-facing systems.
Unified Mobility, whose strong base of retail clients includes some of the best known retail brands in Canada, is encountering rapidly increasing interest in mobile commerce. "As brick and mortar retailers face increasing competition from online retailers, mobilizing the store has become a must have for every retailer," said Mark Langlois, Unified Mobility Managing Partner. "AisleBuyer's in-store mobile applications offer Canadian retailers a full mobile commerce strategy to help them stay competitive, gather new information on their shoppers and provide concrete ROI."
In a recent study, comScore put Canada's smartphone penetration at more than 32%, indicating that it is an opportune time for Canadian retailers to establish in-store mobile commerce strategies that leverage both tablets and smartphones to improve the consumer experience. An IBM Global Consumer survey reported a 160% increase over the past year in the number of Canadian consumers who are willing to use mobile technologies to shop, an adoption rate second only to the US.
"There has been significant interest in the AisleBuyer platform from Canadian consumers and retailers," said Andrew Paradise, AisleBuyer CEO. "Through the partnership with Unified Mobility, we are poised to change the shopping experience for Canadian retailers and customers alike."
About Unified Mobility
Unified Mobility is an enterprise mobility systems integrator for Canadian organizations. Offering best-in-class, end-to-end, mobile technology solutions and services through a unique collaborative model of strategic partnerships, Unified Mobility's established relationships among Canada's leading retailers and extensive knowledge of mobile technology uniquely position the company to sell, market and implement AisleBuyer mobile solutions in Canada.
AisleBuyer offers a revolutionary mobile commerce platform for retailers, brands and restaurants. Only AisleBuyer provides a complete mobile checkout solution to improve the in-store shopping experience, conversion rates and average cart size by delivering targeted product recommendations, promotions and coupons to consumers while they shop. AisleBuyer includes powerful analytics for collecting detailed data on in-store shopping behavior that was previously unattainable to retailers.