Il futuro del retail all’epoca di Amazon

[Illustration: Zohar Lazar]
AICEX: Anziché provare ad essere come Amazon si dovrebbe provare ad essere ciò che Amazon non può essere. Questo anche perché inseguire Amazon significa fallimento quasi certo.
As Jeff Bezos’s juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeed—and be what Amazon can never be.

The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with 520 glassy storefronts. Shoppers, who have escaped an endlessly gray Bloomington, Minnesota, sky on a Monday morning in October, drift through the largest mall in the United States like tourists at an Atlantic City buffet. A couple holding hands strolls into a Zales while buttery perfumes emanate from an Auntie Anne’s next door. Kids and some willing parents fling around on the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge roller coaster, one of 27 rides at the Nickelodeon-branded amusement park on-site. Distant echoes of saxophone Muzak clash with both elevator whirs and bubbly pop songs. Somewhere in this otherworldly commercial expanse are five Lids stores and four Sunglass Huts.

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La centralità del cliente vince sull’innovazione

AICEX: la centralità delle persone si sposa più con il design, l’usabilità, gli spazi fisici e il buon senso piuttosto che con algoritmi e robot. Ecco perchè l’intelligenza artificiale sarà vincente solo se utilizzata a servizio delle persone.

Innovation might be the buzzword on everyone’s lips but customer and design centricity is what will win the day with customers according to Gartner.

This is despite innovation diving in hard, with chatbots and artificial intelligence joining the fray.

Part of it is getting more return on investment (ROI) from their research and development dollars claimed Brian Prentice, vice president, research, Gartner.

“Organisations that are more design centric appear to be more innovative than the R&D dollars they spend. Apple for example, spends a fraction of R&D compared to Samsung, but their market capitalisation is higher and they seem to have a higher degree of customer satisfaction and loyalty than Samsung does,” said Prentice. Continue reading “La centralità del cliente vince sull’innovazione”