Tech

BII REPORT: Inside The Mobile Showrooming Threat That’s Changing The Retail Industry

[credit provider=”BI Intelligence”] The practice of “showrooming,” or viewing an item in a retail store and then buying it online, has brought the e-commerce threat directly to bricks-and-mortar retailers. Mobile raises the showrooming threat to a new level since price comparisons are available to shoppers immediately, as they make decisions and […]
BII REPORT: Inside The Mobile Showrooming Threat That’s Changing The Retail Industry
Markets

Here’s Where Best Buy’s New Price-Match Policy Falls Short

[credit provider=”Spencer Platt/Getty Images”] Best Buy (BBY) recently announced a new price-match policy that will include such online competitors as Amazon.com (AMZN), but the new policy falls short in one key respect: The retailer won’t match a better price you find after you’ve made your purchase. Both Best Buy and Target (TGT) […]
Here’s Where Best Buy’s New Price-Match Policy Falls Short
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Petco Has The Best Possible defence Against ‘Showrooming’

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons / Juanelverdolaga” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beagle_puppy_sitting_on_grass.jpg”] Petco CIO Herman Nell spoke on a panel about ‘showrooming’ — the practice of going into a store to look at products, then buying them online — at the National Retail Federation’s convention in New York City.He delivered a fantastic quote about Petco’s ability […]
Petco Has The Best Possible defence Against ‘Showrooming’
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How Restoration Hardware Made ‘Showrooming’ An Asset Instead Of An Enemy

[credit provider=”Restoration Hardware” url=”restorationhardware.com”] Many retailers are terrified of turning into a showroom. They fear consumers will come only to test out the products they’ll later buy online. Furniture store Restoration Hardware decided to approach “showrooming” differently by accepting and encouraging it, reports Joan Solsman at The Wall Street Journal. 
How Restoration Hardware Made ‘Showrooming’ An Asset Instead Of An Enemy
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An Extreme Example Of ‘Self-Showrooming’ At Kmart

[credit provider=”By daysofthundr46 on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6934416479/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Matt Brownell at Daily Finance shared an interesting story about how he saved money on at item by showrooming at Kmart.Where did he buy the product from after seeing it in the Kmart store?
An Extreme Example Of ‘Self-Showrooming’ At Kmart
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8 Ways To Engage Shoppers From Mobile To Aisle

[credit provider=”By antwerpenR on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwp-roger/3155147413/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Many retailers seem to believe that the rise of “showrooming” — when consumers use a brick-and-mortar store to evaluate merchandise, but actually complete their purchases online at the lowest available price — represents a serious threat to their business.They may be right — especially […]
8 Ways To Engage Shoppers From Mobile To Aisle
News

Best Buy Steps Up Its Game And Will Match Amazon’s Prices

[credit provider=”By paulswansen on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pswansen/6022019196/”] Best Buy has made the decision to match the online prices of Amazon and other online retailers over the important holiday season, reports Ann Zimmerman at the Wall Street Journal.This confirms what we heard from Best Buy’s new e-commerce chief Scott Durchslag earlier this week. […]
Best Buy Steps Up Its Game And Will Match Amazon’s Prices
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BEST BUY EXEC: Here’s The Truth About The ‘Showrooming’ Phenomenon

[credit provider=”By carl.lacey2 on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/clacey2/5146187717/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] There has been a lot of hype around the battle between physical stores and the online realm.There’s the rise of showrooming (consumers trying out merchandise in stores then going online to buy them), the inability to match prices and a whole plethora of other […]
BEST BUY EXEC: Here’s The Truth About The ‘Showrooming’ Phenomenon
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Toys ‘R’ Us Is Rolling Out Its Own Kids Tablet To Fight ‘Showrooming’

[credit provider=”Toys ‘R’ Us” url=”http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13265885″] In its latest attempt to combat “showrooming” — the practice of trying out a product in a brick-and-mortar store before going online to make the final purchase — Toys “R” Us is releasing a tablet for kids, reports Ann Zimmerman at the Wall Street Journal.It’s […]
Toys ‘R’ Us Is Rolling Out Its Own Kids Tablet To Fight ‘Showrooming’
Markets

Best Buy Canada Has A Plan To Crush The Online Competition

[credit provider=”Ian Muttoo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/312540383/”] Best Buy’s biggest problem these days is “showrooming.“Showrooming is when a consumer walks into a store, tests out a products, and buys it on the cheap elsewhere online.
Best Buy Canada Has A Plan To Crush The Online Competition