brick and mortar

brick and mortar

Google to Bring Web Store Gift Cards to Retailers

allthingsd.com
Brick-and-mortar retailers will soon offer Google Play gift cards for sale, the company announced Tuesday. They’re akin to akin to Apple’s iTunes cards; customers purchase the cards from physical retailers, then use them to buy digital media online through Google’s Web store. The cards will come to Target, GameStop and...
Google to Bring Web Store Gift Cards to Retailers

Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow]

readwrite.com
There was once a time that a trip to buy something fun could be an enjoyable experience. I remember how much I enjoyed picking out my first computer, a Tandy TRS 80. I browsed Radio Shack for an hour or more, talking to the helpful employee about my plans, picking...
Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow]

Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

techcrunch.com
More and more shopping is happening online, thanks to the low cost and convenience of having products delivered directly to users. But that is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes...
Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'

www.guardian.co.uk
Users will be able to customise clothes and accessories as they appear on the catwalkThis Sunday, Topshop will turn its London fashion week catwalk into "social entertainment". The high-street trendsetter, in partnership with Facebook, has developed cutting-edge technology to make the fashion show experience more inclusive for its legions of...
Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'

‘Can I help you?’: How LivePerson decides who’s worth the personal touch

gigaom.com
Even if you haven’t heard of LivePerson, chances are you’ve encountered one of its products while browsing online. It’s the company behind many of the pop-up windows offering real-time chat with a representative, as well as other forms of online customer engagement. It’s also a treasure trove of consumer data...
‘Can I help you?’: How LivePerson decides who’s worth the personal touch
Online gambling company PokerStars moves to buy struggling Atlantic City casino

BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones

www.businessinsider.com
Mobile devices are playing an increasingly large role in commerce. In a special report out from BI Intelligence, we analyze patterns around all types of mobile behavior, including how people use their phones to shop. Access The Full Report By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today>> So, how are consumers using their phones...
BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones
Apple buys indoor-GPS startup WifiSlam for $20M

GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

arstechnica.com
As we speculated more than four years ago, GameStop may be on its way out as more gamers are buying online rather than from brick-and-mortar shops. On Tuesday, the country’s largest video game retailer cut its fiscal fourth quarter 2012 sales estimates to between 4 and 7 percent down rather than a...
GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

Shopping Analytics Startup Euclid Snags $17.3 Million

allthingsd.com
Euclid Elements, a startup focused on helping brick-and-mortar retailers track shopping habits with in-store sensors, has raised $17.3 million in a series B venture round, the company announced Thursday. The new round The round was led by Benchmark Capital, while NEA, Harrison Metal, and Novel TMT Ventures participated as well....
Shopping Analytics Startup Euclid Snags $17.3 Million
Fashion Week: NYC struts tech to help local fashion shops compete with online retailers

E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

techcrunch.com
Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have known one thread that ties them (and a handful of other similar companies all together: Forerunner Ventures. A San Francisco-based venture...
E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

arstechnica.com
Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

The Food Truck Revolution: Now Armed With iPads to Make Ordering Easy

allthingsd.com
The food truck revolution is in full swing with chefs on the roll, serving up everything from the basic panini to an artisan pizza from a twenty-foot shipping container equipped with a wood fire. InsideSocial Based on one estimate, there are three million food trucks and more than five million food carts...
The Food Truck Revolution: Now Armed With iPads to Make Ordering Easy

Publisher Angry Robot Bundles Free Ebook With Physical Copies And Triples Sales

www.techdirt.com
Bundling. It works in other industries. Many AAA game titles are released in Collector's Editions, packaging physical goods with the digital product. Nearly every band releasing on vinyl packages a digital download code with the album. DVDs aimed at kids do it all the time, adding stuffed animals or Christmas...
Publisher Angry Robot Bundles Free Ebook With Physical Copies And Triples Sales
A Juicey Hands-On With The Facebook Omni-Gift Card

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

betabeat.com
(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program

techcrunch.com
Mobile shopping app shopkick is announcing a partnership with MasterCard today which will allow cardholders to earn “kicks” (shopkicks’ in-app rewards) by linking their card with shopkick’s Buy & Collect program and making qualifying purchases. These kicks can later be redeemed for things like gift cards, music downloads, movie tickets, and other...
Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program
Polaroid opening stores just to print your smartphone photos

Lenovo's nine-inch IdeaTab A2107 shows up at Best Buy, flaunts $300 price tag, Tegra 3 GPU

www.engadget.com
Lenovo's upcoming IdeaTab A2109 didn't drop in on the FCC with its seven-inch brother, but that hasn't stopped it from reaching stores. The nine-inch device appears to be in stock on Best Buy's online store, offering 16GB of storage, an NVIDA Tegra 3 processor and a standard serving of...
Lenovo's nine-inch IdeaTab A2107 shows up at Best Buy, flaunts $300 price tag, Tegra 3 GPU

With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

techcrunch.com
Mobile payments platform Dwolla has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It’s an idea of how a payments network should look, if one had been built today, as opposed to tacking on digital payments to the legacy system that is the current credit card...
With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support
Unlocked iPhone 5 won't be available in the US right away, will start at $649

Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store

thenextweb.com
Online shopping has really affected the way people buy things. If you look at the effect e-commerce stores have had on Thanksgiving and on Black Friday, you’ll find that $1 billion went to sites like Amazon and other online retail stores — something that greatly affects traditional brick and mortar...
Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store
Retailers must hop on the connected consumer bandwagon before it's too late

Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers

www.businessinsider.com
Amazon presents a threat to every major retailer. The website peddles everything from electronics to food, and consumers can't get enough.  New York City writer Mark Hurst wrote about his experience buying a skillet in New York on his website, creativegood.com.  Hurst went to a Williams-Sonoma store to buy a...
Here's A Perfect Illustration Of Why Amazon Will Beat Traditional Retailers
Online ads equal offline sales, says shopper analytics firm RapidBlue

Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

techcrunch.com
Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to the traffic data Inrix now pulls from over 100 million drivers. This and another report about Thanksgiving traffic...
Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

Facebook To Roll Out Email- and Phone Number-Based Ad Targeting Next Week

techcrunch.com
Facebook will be launching new features next week that allow advertisers to target their ads to customers based on contact information that the advertiser has already collected. It’s a way for businesses to connect their Facebook ads with the customer lists they may have built up elsewhere. Inside Facebook first...
Facebook To Roll Out Email- and Phone Number-Based Ad Targeting Next Week
Kindle Paperwhite shipping estimates now delayed 4 to 6 weeks

Nest Learning Thermostat reportedly taken off Apple Store shelves

www.appleinsider.com
The first product to come out of ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell's startup Nest, the Nest Learning Thermostat, has been quietly pulled from the shelves at a number of brick-and-mortar Apple Stores for unknown reasons....
Nest Learning Thermostat reportedly taken off Apple Store shelves
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?