Category: Personal Shopping

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Retail Success Dependent on Stores’ Ability to Differentiate

January 17, 2012 – Amazon.com recently offered a promotion that riled up small business retailers across North America. The online retailer provided consumers with up to $15 in credit if they competitively price-checked via its mobile app while in retail stores. While retailers have… Read More

Market Mall- Have it all Facebook Contest

September 8, 2011 –   Cadillac Fairview has a contest running where Facebook fans are eligible to win a $10,000 prize! There are also 15 $500 gift cards to be won. The contest started on August 25 and will be running until October 31st.… Read More

It’s that time of year again…

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August 18, 2011 – It’s back to school time! We found a shopping mall with a great marketing idea for the season. Jacksonville Mall has a completely separate website just for back to school shopping, check it out here. The idea is that they… Read More

“The Booty Reader” by Old Navy

August 5, 2010 – Have you ever longed for the future of shopping for jeans to be determined for you, or are you the kind of shopper who likes trying on endless styles of denim before you settle on one that fits your shape?… Read More

Facebook Scraps a $100 Million Dollar Business

July 9, 2010 – Come August 1, you will no longer have the option of paying real money for fake gifts to post on someone’s virtual “Wall” on Facebook. It sounds crazy, but I can’t help but think, “who in their right mind would… Read More

Advice from the crowds, with a market-research twist

July 7, 2010 – Ever have a significant other ask whether an article of clothing makes them look fat/tall/skinny/insert adjective here? Of course it’s a must lie situation if you want to escape to see another day but fortunately with the power of crowd… Read More

Augmented Reality Comes to Home Depot

June 24, 2010 – Businesses love gift cards. But with so many gift cards out there (from Chili’s to Nordstrom), how do you distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack? Home Depot thinks augmented reality could be the way. With Home Depot’s new… Read More

Digital Cosmetic Mirror: Try On Makeup Virtually

June 24, 2010 – IBM has recently teamed up with Israel-based EZface to create a “virtual mirror” that allows you to see what makeup looks like on your face without ever opening a compact. Inside your favorite retail store, the EZface kiosk will take… Read More

Set up your Storefront on Facebook

June 10, 2010 – At last, besides the sale of virtual gifts like hugs and cupcakes, Facebook has an app that allows you to open an ecommerce storefront via Payvment. First introduced back in November 2009, Payvment uses a PayPal shopping cart for its… Read More

“There’s an App for That”

June 2, 2010 – The NielsenWire Blog recently launched its ‘App Playbook,’ surveying more than 4,200 people who had downloaded an application to their Smartphone in the past 30 days. Some key stats from this survey are: 21% of American wireless subscribers have a… Read More

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