How experiential trends can both drive and derail retail, Instagram's in-app shopping rollout, and how consumers say tech has helped improve their shopping experience. This and more in this week's edition of the Future Retail Newsletter.
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Over 250 competitors will be offering deals this summer. Within this crowded landscape, large retailers will try to prove that they can use the holiday to boost sales and remain relevant.
Instagram has laid out his long-term vision to ramp up retail and tap the desire of the photo app’s 1 billion users to indulge in digital “window-shopping" through functions like native checkout.
Doko Bar feels like an immersive theatre show where experiences are pre-framed to look like scenes displayed on a social media screen.
If retailers can create in-store experiences that spark emotion, they can draw people toward their shops. However, some retailers execute experiential retail trends that illustrate a lack of understanding of customer preferences.
U.S. consumers are gradually growing more comfortable with the idea of using voice commands to research products and make direct purchases.
Consumers are interested in technologies that show whether a product is in stock, help them compare prices or read reviews, make it easier to find a product or its location, or try an item before buying it.
By using virtual reality, product development can bypass the constraints of the physical world and dramatically shrink the time it takes to create and refine products.
Having gotten the worst rating of 100 retailers, the stationery provider was described as "cramped and messy" by British shoppers, who were unsatisfied by quality of service, in-store experience, and value for money.
Pitched as the UK’s first ever AI powered fashion boutique, The Trending Store uses machine learning to predict breaking trends and help source items on demand from retailers.
Knot Standard is launching the Style Wall, a voice-activated, life-sized, digital design tool that’s used by customers and stylists to enhance the custom garment in-store experience.
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