E Commerce Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Hopes to Convert London Underground Ticket Booths to Delivery Points

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.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Verizon Opens New Flagship Store at Mall of America

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), Verizon announced its newest flagship store, dubbed the "Verizon Destination Store," at Minneapolis' Mall of America.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Store of the Future Should Do What Amazon Can't

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."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Frank & Oak to Use iBeacon in Holiday Pop-up Store

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.

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iQmetrix Mobile Review: Hello World!

Hi, I’m James and I work at iQmetrix. We make software to help people who sell phones… well, sell phones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Staples, RadioShack Remove Amazon Lockers from Stores

Bloomberg reported yesterday (Sept. 18) that Staples and RadioShack are pulling out their in-store Amazon delivery lockers.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Meet myTAG, a New Local Selling Platform

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.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google's 'Helpouts' a New Way for Companies to Connect with (and Help) Customers?

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."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Wayfair's 'Get It Near Me' Ad Program Encourages 'Webrooming'

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).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Walmart's (Logistical) Omnichannel Dilemma

My colleagues and I came across an article on LogisticsViewpoints.com examining the details behind Walmart's ambitious omnichannel/DOM (Distributed Order Management) strategy.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Customers 'Unnerved' When Told They Were Tracked In-Store

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.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Advertising and Converting Sales

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.

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Daily Dose of iQ: In Omnichannel World, 4 Ps become 4 Cs of Marketing

One of the first things you learn in marketing are the famous 4 Ps of Marketing: Product, Pricing, Promotions, and Place.

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