If there is one thing that we know for sure about the future of retail, it is that its evolution will accelerate. Shopping is increasingly becoming an experience that can begin at anytime and anywhere. Today we introduce you to Next in Commerce and in the following weeks we will keep presenting you some of the most rocking trends.
Together with the industry initiative, Hamburg@work, and the trend scouts from TrendOne, ePages has compiled the most important trends. Next in Commerce illustrates these trends with 80 real examples that will change the retail industry. Thus decision makers are provided with ideas and get to know potential partners. Merchants and customers surf through future shopping worlds. Next in commerce has revealed that the borders between online and offline retail are becoming more and more blurred.
But which concrete innovations will shake both merchants and consumers in the future? Some pioneers already show solutions that will link both retail stores and online businesses in the future. A field of ground breaking innovations are applications for customers’ mobile devices.
The project is divided into the main 10 trends that are reframing commerce:
- Omni-channel proposes to the clients an integrated and unique shopping experience
- Bricks & Clicks shows new examples of how to search in both, online and offline stores.
- Visual Commerce reflects the growing importance of images and image-based search requests as entry points to customer journeys.
- Mobile Commerce demonstrates how smartphones and tablets are increasingly turning into intelligent shopping agents.
- Social Commerce allows the users to share easily all their shopping acquisitions.
- Future Logistics illustrates new and faster delivery methods to receive the products within a fixed time frame.
- Return Processes focus on products’ presentation to avoid high return rates.
- Speed Retail includes special offers or limited time discounts that accelerate commerce.
- Data Based Business illustrates how data tracking on both desktop and mobile devices produces completely new opportunities.
More information in the next blog article or directly on the Next in Commerce website.