One of the great advantages of eCommerce: it does depend on…

As companies continue to ramp up their eCommerce efforts, there seems to be no end to the teething pains. Coming to grips with the omni/multi/ubiquitous channel customer is no easy feat. But, in an aha moment, it struck me that … Continue reading

Itw with Annabel Kilner, the story behind Made.com, the online furniture retailer (MDE151)

Minter Dialogue Episode #151 This interview is with Annabel Kilner, head of Made.com UK, an online furniture retailer, which was created by Ning Li, Julien Callede, Chloe Macintosh and Lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman in 2010. Having previously held senior positions at MyDeco … Continue reading

Listening to mobiles in retail: interview with Guillaume de La Tour, Bluefox founder and CEO (MDE150)

Minter Dialogue Episode #150 This interview is with Guillaume de La Tour, a serial entrepreneur based in Silicone Valley, who is founder and CEO of Bluefox, a disruptive startup that detects phones in order to convert traffic information into useful … Continue reading

Getting to the mobile customer in retail with Maya Mikhailov, CMO at @GPShopper (MDE149)

Minter Dialogue Episode #149 This interview is with Maya Mikhailov, CMO and co-founder of GP Shopper, a mobile integrated platform for retailers and brands. Based out of NY and Chicago, GP Shopper works with companies such as Best Buy, Estee … Continue reading

Michel Koch – bringing digital to bear in the retail world (MDE148)

Minter Dialogue Episode #148 This interview is with Michel Koch, who has a deep and varied experience in digital transformation on the inside. Michel has worked as Cross-Channel Director at Camaieu, ran International Multichannel trading at M&S and most recently … Continue reading

Made in Made.com – A New Digitail Experience: The eStore Translated into a Physical Space

I had the chance to visit the new showroom of Made.com in London (that opened in January 2015). In terms of a blend of IRL and URL, Made.com has blazed a new digitail experience that’s worth the detour, whether or … Continue reading

New: First ever Google store, opens in London

The blurring of the lines between off and online continues (notwithstanding the blurring of the lines between Marvin Gaye and Pharrell Williams). We have seen many examples where URL is meeting IRL. For example, we have seen how NetaPorter and … Continue reading

Retail Trends – Looking at the challenges of digital in retail with Mark Brand of Thoughtworks (MDE137)

Minter Dialogue Episode #137 — This interview is with Mark Brand, Retail Analytics Director at Thoughtworks, a privately held company with 3000 employees, based out of Chicago and with offices in 12 countries. In this interview, Mark and I talk … Continue reading

The 7 sins of using digital in retail

With the shopping experience in deep mutation, the use of digital in retail (such as new devices, tools and platforms) is becoming a strategic issue for many retailers. As obvious as the opportunities may seem to use digital to enhance the customer … Continue reading