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Category: Retail & eCommerce

Retail used to be an art, now it’s a science too. Are you still Retailing like it’s 1999? Discover the retail trends through a Math Man lens.

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Netflix Star Marie Kondo Now Sells Us Shit We Don’t Need

Igor Beuker - December 4, 2019

A few years ago my family suddenly labeled me as a semi-hoarder. Oh boy, have they terrorized me with ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo. The process that should ‘spark joy’...

Retail & eCommerce

New Retail Record: Alibaba Singles Day 2018 Hits $30.8 Billion

Igor Beuker - November 12, 2018

On Singles Day 2018 China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba smashed all worldwide digital shopping and retail records, hitting the staggering amount of $30.8 billion in online sales. In just 24 hours! That topped the $25.3...

Retail & eCommerce

Shazam For Fashion, New Trends & Tech To Boost Retail Revenues

Igor Beuker - February 8, 2016

Retail chain John Lewis operating in Great Britain has launched a ‘Shazam for fashion’. The findSimilar search function in the retailer’s iPad app uses image recognition to recommend customers fashion items they might like...

Retail & eCommerce

Why Amazon Is A Search Engine That Will Take On Google?

Igor Beuker - September 22, 2015

Forget about the search engines from Yahoo! and Microsoft, it is Amazon who will take on the mighty search mogul Google. Why the hell Amazon? A story for the nonlinear minds… Because like no...

Retail & eCommerce
Sephora Launches Birchbox Style Subscription Commerce Box

Sephora Launches Birchbox Style Subscription Commerce Box

Igor Beuker - August 11, 2015

Finally a retail beauty brand is embracing the trend called subcommerce: Sephora is launching a Birchbox-like subscription commerce service called Play! In my daily work as futurist, journalist and speaker I am frequently shocked...

Retail & eCommerce