Mobile phones create stronger connection between retailer and customer including spending intentions

Black Friday mobile payments exceeded 16% with 24% of consumers using phones to visit a retailer’s site

Now that the holiday season in the U.S. has officially kicked off, MasterCard’s Worldwide Network is helping our cardholders and retail partners ensure that their card will work every time they find the perfect sweater, video game or any other gift.  By all accounts, Black Friday deals were a hit among U.S. consumers this year. …
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The holiday shopping season is about to get underway.  Hear Michael McNamara, vice president, SpendingPulse, talk about current trends, including what surprises him. SpendingPulse is a macro-economic indicator produced by MasterCard Advisors, the professional service arm of MasterCard.  It reports national retail sales across payment forms, including cash and check.  

28% of smartphone or tablet-owning adults plan to shop on Thanksgiving for the holidays with their mobile devices