On-Demand Service 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 …

The Mila Formula: from Marketplace to Realtime Service

The Mila Story began in 2013 with a simple question: what if there was a single marketplace where users could book a wide variety of local services? Manuel Grenacher, an enthusiastic entrepreneur from Switzerland, was sick of running around from place to place looking for people to help him put together furniture or install a printer. Before, he had already successfully started the software field …

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 …

How Retailers Can Ensure On-Demand Service During Easter Holiday

While the Easter bunny may be working overtime this weekend, not many others are. Most stores are closed, and most people are spending quality time with their chocolate. Oh, and family. However, just because people are relaxing does not mean they’re not buying, and it certainly doesn’t mean they’re not using. Easter may not be the massive spending holiday that Christmas is, but it’s a …

Field Service Management For Small Businesses With Access To Additional Service Requests

Maximizing service requests and cutting administrative effort for small businesses Managing a small service business is demanding. As dispatcher of a service company with a handful of technicians, you have a lot of things to pay attention to: the number of service calls needs to be just right (too many is bad, and too few is even worse); you have to minimize routing for your …

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, …