Trends, Costs and Benefits of mobile Shopping Apps

Having an App for your business is much more than “nice to have”. Basically, with your business App your engage your customer base and drive your sales. Trends Recent numbers by Apptopia show a strong trend towards shopping apps. Worldwide downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, a plus of nearly 10% over 2017. Android […]

Tesco Go comming?

British chain Tesco is apparently working on developing convenience stores that work similar like Amazon Go: people can just walk in, put items into their bags and leave. Akin to Amazon Go payment happens automatically after they left the store. This was reported by The Telegraph that furthermore claims that Tesco is working with Israeli […]

The Best Books on Marketing | Five Books Expert Recommendations

Seth Godin talks about marketing and the changes that happened to this field. It’s an interview absolutely worth reading. So are the five books he recommends: Syrup by Maxx Barry When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he’s sure he’ll retire the next rich, savvy marketing success story. But […]

What do customers want from your business?

I’ll give you the answer right away: convenience. What is striking, it’s difficult for businesses to see their services with the eyes of their customers. There’s a huge gap in what businesses concieve as important and what customers think is important. It often starts at right the top: executives have no idea how their services […]

Mobile for Brick and Mortar Stores

Mobile was often regarded as enemy of brick and mortar businesses. People would come into a store use their mobile to sometimes scan items and order them elsewhere. That was the story told by many brick and mortar businesses. This has changed considerably. Instead of fighting mobile, leading players in the retail sector have actively […]

Progressive Web Apps make you independent

The HUAWEI ban of the US government has illustrated how volatile the Android App distribution system, i.e., Play Store, really is. The same is true for the iTunes App store. Whenever there is a single private company in control of the App distribution channel and this company is forced to follow sanctions, it cuts millions […]

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How Aldi, a brutally efficient grocery chain, is beating Walmart on low prices – CNN.com

Interesting CNN [1] article about Aldi driving changes in the US supermarket industry. Walmart regards Aldi as  “fierce,” “good” and “clever” competitor. Aldi’s price war is driving second and third tier grocery stores into bancrupcy. Mikey Vu, partner at Bain, states that “We haven’t seen a disrupter in the grocery space like this in a […]

To Queue or not to Queue

If you need to know how important a good customer experience is, recent research from Ayden and Adobe [1, 2] provides you with concrete numbers. The overall number is staggering: bad customer experice cost British retailes up to £102 billion (!) every year. In this regard, queues in-store stand for 11% of lost revenues, costing […]

The New Mall Tenant Is Your Office – The New York Times

Interesting NYT article on how shopping malls are converted into offices giving them a second life. If you think about it for a minute, it makes actually a lot of sense: shopping malls are on good locations and offer infrastructure like access to public transport and parking spaces. I won’t be surprised if we won’t […]