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Future of Shopping – The Latest Trends in Retail, Today and 2030

Summary of survey by COMARCH KANTAR TNS With the advent of digitization and the internet, retail was changed forever. Stores like ebay and Amazon made it easy and affordable to find exactly the item you needed, and all without leaving your house. For some, it seemed like the entire paradigm of in-store retail was doomed. Today, it is more common to see online and brick-and-mortar …

On the Sharing Economy & Logistics – A Summary of DHL’s New Trend Report

Most everyone is an active member of the Sharing Economy. And this is a good thing. There are several advantages to this both for individuals and businesses, such as convenience and revenue, just to name a few. The Sharing Economy is the ecosystem of online transactions. People interact with it on a daily basis, whether to call a taxi via Uber, rent a film On-Demand, or make …

Why Retailers Must Think On-Demand Service

Over the past decade, the consumer shopping experience has become increasingly efficient, simple, and convenient. On-demand media streaming services and marketplaces are accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. With services being available immediately and products being delivered within the same day they’re ordered, consumer expectations are growing increasingly high. Due to rising expectations, product development, and limited free time on the working …

The Challenges Retailers Face Today And How The Crowd Can Help

In today’s ever-expanding technological world, businesses are being forced to not only keep up with but stay ahead of the customer shopping experience. Doing so, however, has proven to be quite difficult with the rapid growth of product evolution, customer demands, and powerhouse competitors like Amazon. Challenges are hard, but they can be overcome. Remember: the number one goal is revenue. So, how can businesses …

Smart Home Services Delivered Through the Crowd

It’s a classic homeowner’s anxiety—did I leave the oven on? Did I lock the front door on my way out? So classic, in fact, that it’s been a plot point in countless sitcoms, movies, and books. It’s easy to imagine that problems like these are just a fact of life, and that we humans are doomed to banal anxieties like these for the rest of …

What is Crowdshipping?

We do more and more things on the internet every year. Each year it seems like a new process becomes electrified and automated. Email, phone calls, the list goes on. But until we invent teleportation or get really, really good at 3D printing, one thing will remain painfully, agonizingly locked in the material world: shipping. Yes, the reality of the world is that things still …

Introducing the Mila Facebook Bot

Over the past decade, the amount of time people spend on Facebook has skyrocketed—Facebook’s 1.44 billion active users around the globe spend, on average, more than 20 minutes a day on the platform. What does this mean? It means that if you want to reach someone, Facebook is now just as important a tool as a TV commercial. That’s why we at Mila have a …

Why Customer Satisfaction is So Important

We’re all familiar with the old adage, “The customer is always right.” Customers may not always be right, of course, but their satisfaction is always of the greatest importance. In that sense, the adage remains true. In fact, it is possibly more relevant now than ever before, as customers’ tastes and exigencies have expanded along with their range of choices. In today’s extremely fast-paced environment, …

How Crowd Service Helps Companies Cope with Growing Need for Tech Support

Home is where the smart is. For a growing number of people, home is starting to feel even safer with the advancement of smart-home technology. Nearly every part of the house can now be controlled, put on a schedule, and monitored remotely. Cameras, TV’s, heating and air conditioning, locks, entertainment devices, windows, doors, garages, and even lighting can be managed by our fingertips from many, …

The Gap Between Consumption and Service and Why People Will No Longer Tolerate It

Click. Tap. Push. Voila! What you wanted is only minutes away, be it a pizza, an Uber, or to enter your home with the heat already on, lights already glowing, and music already playing. From the way you bought your smart device to the way you buy on your smart device, consumerism is all about the one-click fix. Such instant satisfaction has been handed to …