first let me explain: m-commerce is mobile electronic commerce. Using our cellphones for transactions like Google wallet, one can eliminate the need to carry debit or credit cards, although cash is irrefutably not going anywhere for a while. Additionally the platform behaves under the assumption that your mobility will add another dimension to your purchasing experience, in the way that grindr has added another dimension to social networking through proximity information.
- the idea of walking around carrying your amazon or w/e wishlist in your phone, alerting merchants in a radial vicinity who carry items you want might be incentivized to throw tailored offers and coupons in your direction if you wish to receive them.
The app would if enabled so: alert you that an item on your wishlist is in stock within a convenient proximity. This would be the ultimate window shoppers app, walking through a mall or along shops at a boardwalk.
- of course mobility and the internet + wifi means that you don't need to be anywhere near a store to place an order, but merchants who want to bring consumers into a store so their wares can be seen in the physical would be incentivized to fish for customers in means that would be an extension of the sign in a store window.
Amazon universal wish-lists need more development: i like using them to categorize what I want my price and sort them in different lists, I would just like 3 things:
- to be updated when an item on my wishlist is out of stock or back in stock or when the item will be in stock again
- perhaps amazon can recommend me a place I can get the thing cheaper and make that place the default price in the wishlist
- to add tags to items so i don't have to move them into separate labeled lists. There is always overlap after all.