New research from has found that the "endowment effect" (where people increase the value of something when they take ownership of it) can happen via a touch interface – and especially when using an iPad.
Last week (Nov. 23), TechCrunch reported on a potentially groundbreaking retail concept: Amazon's interest in turning ticket booths throughout the London Underground into delivery points for online orders.
On Tuesday (Nov. 19), Verizon announced its newest flagship store, dubbed the "Verizon Destination Store," at Minneapolis' Mall of America.
A few weeks ago (Oct. 31), an article by Forbes' Clare O'Connor caught our attention. O'Connor wrote about a recent report from retail consultancy WD Partners, which encourages brick and mortar retailers to update their stores to appeal to modern shoppers "rather than trying to chase Amazon online."
Montreal-based men's online clothing retailer Frank & Oak announced plans to incorporate Apple's new Bluetooth Low Energy technology (iBeacon) in a pop-up store this holiday season.
Hi, I’m James and I work at iQmetrix. We make software to help people who sell phones… well, sell phones.
Bloomberg reported yesterday (Sept. 18) that Staples and RadioShack are pulling out their in-store Amazon delivery lockers.
Profiled by TechCrunch yesterday (Sept. 12), myTAG is a soon-to-launch local online selling platform that hopes to compete with services like Craigslist, but without the sketchy anonymity often associated with Craigslist.
Imagine you're a chef that wants to host a live, online cooking class in streaming video. How do you go about organizing such a class, attracting an audience and most importantly: accepting payment from attendees? Enter Google "Helpouts," a new extension of Hangouts that, as TechCrunch reported on Wednesday (July 24), could "turn Hangouts into a commerce platform."
Home décor e-tailer Wayfair does really well. "The Boston-based company sold $600 million worth of home décor products last year, and CEO Niraj Shah says that revenues are growing at 40% quarter-over-quarter," wrote Forbes' J.J. Colao (July 22).
My colleagues and I came across an article on LogisticsViewpoints.com examining the details behind Walmart's ambitious omnichannel/DOM (Distributed Order Management) strategy.
On Sunday (July 14), Stephanie Clifford and Quentin Hardy of the New York Times published an article about retailers tracking in-store customers' behavior, either via video or Wi-Fi signals.
My colleagues and I came across a couple of unrelated articles that happen to be really quite related. One -- a Venture Beat guest post by Mahi de Silva -- argues in favor of considering mobile technology prior to conceiving the ad itself, not the other way around (which is how traditional ads have long been conceived, like on Mad Men). Another article -- an article by Mark King for Retail Gazette (UK) -- looks at the importance of providing multi-screen content to succeed in e-commerce.