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Online Retailers Moving To Physical Stores – Bloomberg podcast

Online Companies Physical Stores

Matt Townsend, global business reporter for Bloomberg, on how digital natives like Warby Parker have recognized they need physical stores to grow and prosper. Hosted by Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Nice audio podcast. Main point being online advertising is getting more and more expensive while brick & mortar is getting cheaper and cheaper. Lots of added benefits to B&M too. Examples as well. Recommended

Future Retail – Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future – The New York Times

Future Retail
future retail

The future retail technology inside Amazon’s new convenience store, opening Monday in downtown Seattle, enables a shopping experience like no other — including no checkout lines.

Source: www.nytimes.com

New Cashierless Smart Store – Prototype in California

Automated Retail – the Cashierless Retail – Smart Store

cashierless retail smart store

New Smart Store without Cashiers – Prototype in California – Retail Industry News & Automation

Source: retailsystems.org

Look Ma.. no cashier!

Key cashierless elements to consider

  •  Retailers must accept all forms of payments including EBT within the mobile wallets
  • Training of consumers will lead to greater adoption of unique store concepts
  • Technology uptime in cashierless stores is bound to experience periodical complexities including, but not limited to, automated checkout. As a result retailers should prepare a fall back plan to prevent customer backlash
  • New store concepts are more effective when targeted towards specific customer segments
  • Cashierless stores could save customers time if executed properly– specifically due to the time saved in terms of scanning/bagging and customers using automated mobile wallets for payments. According to a recent Ensemble IQ and Amex survey, average mobile wallet transaction time is less than 1 minute compared to an average of 2.3 minutes for credit/debit cards. Millennials and others in this research study indicated that they want a greater degree of freedom in terms of their overall shopping experience including checkout.