Consumers are flocking to on demand delivery, but at what cost to the retailer? Innovative Retail Technologies’ Editor in Chief, Erin Harris, caught up with Ari Kaufman, CEO of Placeable, for his insight on how on demand delivery is shaping consumer behavior and the steps retailers can take to leverage it. (read more)
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Is Location-Based Delivery Right for Your Business? In today’s economy, there are two kinds of consumers making online purchases: one is driven by convenience, the other by economics. The convenience customer is looking to make a purchase right here, right now. When time is not of the essence, economics will persevere. Consumers who are driven by economics are looking for the best deal….
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As Google Chairman, and former CEO, Eric Schmidt recently explained, “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon. People don’t think of Amazon as search, but if you are looking for something to buy, you are more often than not looking for it on Amazon.” (Business Insider, October 2014)
Over the last year, Google has introduced a series of pieces to its proverbial puzzle, perhaps even its master plan. Google will soon evolve from a search engine, into a monetization platform for online and in-home commerce. Most of all, Google will disintermediate retailers and brands both online and in the physical world.
A gigantic puzzle piece is Google Express, with which the goliath company transitions from the virtual world to the physical world, and walks directly into your home. Google Express offers consumers the opportunity to shop online and receive same-day delivery.