After visiting Amazon’s first Amazon Go store this past May, and after seeing the recent reports of Go stores coming to Chicago and San Francisco, and the possibility of another larger Go store in Seattle, too, one thing is quite clear: Goodbye, status quo. Amazon Go is quite simply awesome. It is a welcomed consumer experience, and, … More Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo
At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are “Internet proof.” Online sales make up only about 7 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, according to a recent report by global real … More Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.
Would you buy a bed online? A number of entrepreneurs believe you would, which is why online mattress retailers are proliferating. Casper, Tuft & Needle, Saatva, Luna Sleep – the list goes on. Each is trying to disrupt the traditional model of buying a bed, which generally involves visiting a store—usually a big box showroom – and lying … More For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder