Thursday, June 29, 2017

Five Signs That Stores (Not E-Commerce) Are The Future Of Retail

To say that digital commerce is killing off physical stores is lazy thinking and a half-truth.

On the contrary, pure-play online shopping is the imperiled model, evidenced by the lack of e-commerce-only retailers — save for Amazon and eBay — that have gained any meaningful heft and influence.

Of course, e-commerce is informing how we shop, having an outsized impact on traditional retail: from the rise of buy online, pick up in-store perks to the fact that Amazon is now the second biggest seller of consumer electronics after Best Buy.. . . more

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