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December 19, 2014 4:41 PM

Building A Better Business By Thinking Like Amazon tagged “Retailer”

Don't try to be like Amazon Amazon is a business like no other. Retailers might not like to hear this, but it is true. They have a spirit of innovation that looks at both software and hardware, plus they have... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 3, 201411:19 PM

I Want To See Ads! tagged “Retailer”

"Of course, you want to see ads, you're in marketing!" That's not what I mean. Here's the scene: I've been thinking about buying some stuff (books, yoga mats, whatever...) online since Black Friday. So, as I peruse this pretty little... Read more

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December 2, 201411:32 PM

Why I Hate Black Friday tagged “Retailer”

Everyone Loves A Good Deal. Say what you will about Best Buy, but I love getting their newspaper flyers (FSI for those in the business) every week. I really can't wait to see what's what in the world of consumer... Read more

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May 14, 201411:12 PM

The End Of Showrooming (And Webrooming) tagged “Retailer”

We are never going to solve for true consumer-centricity, if we keep acting like this. First, we had "showrooming." Showrooming is when a consumer goes to a physical location and uses a mobile device to either compare prices with other... Read more

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April 1, 201411:27 PM

The Speed Of Brands And Other Stuff tagged “Retailer”

What do you make of this whole high frequency trading scandal? Personally, I am not surprised. At every turn, we're seeing more and more businesses using speed (in almost unimaginable ways) to make more money. This past week, 60 Minutes... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 5, 201411:13 PM

There's No Patience In Business tagged “Retailer”

Don't slow down. Don't stop. There is a massive chasm that still exists between the world of business and the expectations of the consumer. Ultimately, when it comes to the retail experience, I believe there are two types of consumers:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 4, 201412:24 PM

Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar... And A Kindle tagged “Retailer”

It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, but this is no laughing matter. As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always... Read more

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November 26, 201311:14 PM

Katie Couric Will Give Us The Internet That We Deserve tagged “Retailer”

What kind of Internet do we want? Some might consider this a vague, daunting and even ambiguous question, but it begs for an answer. Anyone who has been online for a long time knows how interesting, diverse and different the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 30, 2013 8:19 PM

Peeking Into The Future Of Retail tagged “Retailer”

Episode #364 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. He has been called "one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 30, 2013 8:04 PM

SPOS #364 - Peeking Into The Future Of Retail With Doug Stephens tagged “Retailer”

Welcome to episode #364 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. He has been called "one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and smoke it!). For over twenty years, Doug Stephens... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 15, 2013 8:38 PM

Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy tagged “Retailer”

Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? In my forthcoming business book, CTRL ALT Delete (out May 21st, 2013), I go in-depth on the notion that consumers need to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2013 9:48 PM

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future? tagged “Retailer”

Retail, consumerism and how we buy has changed in the past few years, like never before. If you speak to a brand that has retail as one of their primary transactional channels, they are nervous. How we buy has so... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 1, 201210:46 AM

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Pricing tagged “Retailer”

Something fascinating happened during Black Friday. It wasn't the mad hoards of people trampling one another for the latest electronic whiz-bang, and it wasn't the dreaded story of a major retailer's site going down, making them unable to capitalize on... Read more

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November 23, 2012 2:34 PM

The Future Of Personalized Pricing tagged “Retailer”

Should every customer pay the same price for something? Before answering that question, ask yourself this: should every person see the same search results? Truth: we live in a world of radical personalization. Google is doing everything it can to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 12, 2012 6:17 PM

The iPad Should Be Free tagged “Retailer”

Have you ever heard of the "razor and blades business model?" The concept is pretty simple: give people the razor for free and make all of your money by selling them the razor blades. It's a model that many computer... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 16, 2012 7:41 PM

The Power Of Direct Relationships tagged “Retailer”

The one with the direct relationship wins. As a customer, who would you prefer to share your personal information with in exchange for a discount or some value-add from a brand? Is it directly with the brand or with an... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 13, 2012 1:59 PM

When Real Time Becomes Really Real Time tagged “Retailer”

Are the rumors about Amazon true? Here are two true stories I have heard about Amazon recently: Story Number One... A friend of mine lives in New York City and is a member of Amazon Prime. They ordered some stuff... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 4, 2012 4:37 PM

The New Retail Experience tagged “Retailer”

How do you want to shop? There was an old retail paradigm (that still rings true): get them to the store. It's the last mile. This is where the transaction happens. E-commerce - as we have known it to date... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 25, 2011 2:50 PM

The Bright Side Of Black Friday tagged “Retailer”

Everybody loves a deal. This is the primary reason that some people are willing to endure riots, tramplings and even pepper-spray to save some money on a flat screen. It's the same mentality when it comes to giving out some... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 29, 2011 7:48 PM

What The Next Five Years Will Be About tagged “Retailer”

The next five years will be about direct relationships. Several years ago a leading brand contacted us (Twist Image) about a new business opportunity in the digital space. The brand's reality was this: as the years wane on, the amount... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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