DTC Update: The Latest Direct-to-Consumer Business Models and Strategies

Do you know what it takes to build a successful, rule-breaking direct-to-consumer brand? Direct-to-consumer brands are using well thought-out marketing strategies to promote new product launches and introduce new categories. They’re also merging online, mobile, brick-and-mortar, catalog mailers, pop-up shops and more. And while different brands are branching out to do their own things, we’re…

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Amazon & Rebecca Minkoff Ditch Cashiers and Sales Associates For New Types of Technology

When does technology cross the line from beneficial to taking away from the customer experience? I’ve been struggling with the latest in innovation for retail. The new Amazon grocery store in Seattle and the new Rebecca Minkoff store in Manhattan are opting out of the traditional selling experience. They’ve ditched the cashier and sales associate…

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What the TPP Means for Your Business

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement between 12 countries in the Pacific Rim. Right now you may only be familiar with it because of the protests internationally and the vote to Fast Track the TPP in the US Congress. This trade agreement appears to be moving forward aggressively despite criticism that US jobs…

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