On Demand Economy Archive

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 …

A Summary: Accenture Technology – Trends 2017

Each year the globally successful management consulting company, Accenture, releases a prediction report for the upcoming trends in technology and business. This year, the Accenture Technology Vision 2017’s theme was “Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise,” a concept that builds off of last year’s theme, which revolved around the importance of putting people first in this digital age. The 2017 report is …

How Retailers Can Enter the Mass Market of Connected Home

As the connected home and the internet of things become more sophisticated, one major barrier is customer adoption. It’s a classic chicken-and-egg problem, the sort of problem regularly faced by revolutionary new technologies, from electric cars (which continue to suffer from a paucity of recharging stations) to TVs (which, to become useful, needed TV channels to be broadcast). In many cases, widespread consumer adoption needed …

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 …

How to Implement On-Demand Service with DIY Tech Products

Product manufacturers are continually trying to enhance the user-friendly experience. Screens are getting larger, speakers can be spoken to, and home security systems are both self-sufficient and manageable from a distance. These enhancements, and others like them, allow consumers to feel that they have more control over their devices and that they’re more accessible. So it comes to no surprise that tech products with do-it-yourself …

2017’s Retail Industry Trends

When we say something is trending it can mean two things: one, that something is changing or developing; or two, that something is becoming increasingly popular. It’s 2017 and if you want your business to keep up with what is happening in retail, then you need to embrace the first (yes, embrace the change!) and become the second. With so much happening at such a …

Getting Into The Home: The Next Revolution In Retail

Over the past several decades retail has evolved immensely, but its core ambition has remained: to help make customer’s lives a little easier, a little more enjoyable (and to make money while doing so). Retailers act as a sort of therapist in this way, using their knowledge and intuition to best supply people with useful, relevant products and services to better their lives. Marketers, retailers, …

4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

How the On-Demand Economy is growing up

When Apple released its iconic “There’s an App for that” Iphone 3G commercial in 2009, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. Eight years later, in the age of Uber, Seamless, and countless others, it seems that Apple’s big ideas have proved to be prescient. Though it took a while for the then-outlandish ideas to truly catch on, it’s apparent that we now live in an on-demand …

The Crowd is an Indispensable Ally in the On-Demand Economy

It’s established wisdom that there is strength in numbers. In the business world, no recent phenomenon has demonstrated this better than the crowd. Although the benefits for customers as well as companies are indisputable, many companies have been hesitant to incorporate crowdsourcing as a core component of their business strategies. Those willing to take the plunge stand to make immense gains from a successful harnessing …