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Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing

More than 200 US shopping malls are to be equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons by early 2015 as a result of an expanded agreement between retail real estate owner Simon and location-based mobile solutions provider Mobiquity.

Simon Property Group using BLE beacons

The Mobiquity Mobi-Beacon network has already been installed in 75 Simon sites, giving visitors who opt in to the service personalised offers and information delivered to their smartphone.

“We are constantly seeking ways to enhance the Simon shopping experience through relevant, leading-edge technology,” says Mikael Thygesen, CMO of Simon.

“We are pleased to help facilitate the growing adoption of iBeacon technology and believe it is an important new initiative that will provide Simon, its retailers and brands with interesting, new ways to reach and communicate with shoppers who choose to opt-in to the program.”

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