Earlier this week, it seemed everywhere I turned I heard about Amazon Prime Day on July 15th. But it seems the company’s 20th birthday celebration may not have lived up to the hype (#PrimeDayFail). Never fear, though – the future of e-commerce is bright. And, best of all, it’s just getting started. In this week’s C Space Inspiration we take a look at the future of shopping.
Considered the great disruption to traditional retail, Amazon’s ecommerce model is in danger of losing its competitive advantage. Hybrid retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom and Wal-Mart are growing their ecommerce business at a faster rate than Amazon – seamlessly blending online, offline and social shopping – and pushing Amazon to reconsider its online-for-everything strategy.
Facebook is offering a new way to shop. Retailers will have the opportunity to not only show products, but also sell them right on their Facebook page, and direct shoppers to their company website for checkout. This feature is currently in testing, but stay tuned for more on this in the future.
Technology Will Speed You Through the Airport of the Future, Wall Street Journal
Do you think airports are full of hassles? If so, you’re in luck. More and more airports are utilizing technology like robots and facial recognition to create a smoother, more seamless experience for travelers. As new technologies are increasingly incorporated, the hope is that the airport experience becomes faster, cheaper, and more enjoyable (and who doesn’t want that?).