Today, Friday September 19, was the official launch of Apple’s latest iPhone. Much the same as the previous launches for Apple lovers, insane line ups were formed outside Apple stores and wireless dealers all around the world.
From Sears’ announcement this week that they’ll be offering in-vehicle returns and exchanges to Staples’ roll out of a slew of new customer-centric technology services, it’s clear that the race to achieving an omnichannel experience is on.
Today, September 17, TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez shared Sears' newest addition to its attempt at climbing back into relevancy and winning over consumers. The struggling retailer will now be offering a curbside returns and exchanges service where customers won’t have to leave the comfort of their own vehicles.
One could easily argue Sears may be too little, too late.
Previously, Apple devotees were given paper cards specifying the particular product they wished to buy (pictured above). These cards allowed stores to track product quantities and ensure people waiting in line would indeed get their desired product.
Today, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus devices (pictured above). It was a lot to take in (2 hours), and apparently the live stream was spotty, so I leaned on my colleagues (UX Architect/BA Collin Prior and Director of R&D Garett Rogers) for the highlights.
What was the biggest revelation in your opinion and why?
Tech Times reported on Friday (Aug. 29) about Like2Buy, a platform created by Curalate, which allows Instagram users to purchase what they see on their Instagram feeds. Nordstrom, Target and Charlotte Russe are the first companies to get on board.