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    ‘Small Box’ Retail: Passing Fad or ‘Eureka Moment’ for e-Commerce?

10 10, 2013

‘Small Box’ Retail: Passing Fad or ‘Eureka Moment’ for e-Commerce?

October 10th, 2013|Knowledge@Wharton|0 Comments|

Now that consumers can shop online for goods and services at any time of the day or night, the next challenge is how to navigate through the bewildering array of product choices available in almost any category.

A recent phenomenon called ‘discovery commerce’ is trying to help. Using subscription services, companies are offering a unique and personalized buying experience: Sign […]

16 09, 2013

Can Raghuram Rajan Reverse the Indian Economy’s Decline?

September 16th, 2013|Knowledge@Wharton|0 Comments|

On September 5, Raghuram Rajan took over as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). His predecessor, D. Subbarao, had made several controversial decisions in his five years in charge. His last two months in office were especially difficult. In an effort to control inflation, Subbarao raised interest rates again and again to bring down liquidity — but […]

2 07, 2013

Can Amazon Solve the Problems of Selling Groceries?

July 2nd, 2013|Videos|0 Comments|

David Bell, marketing professor at Wharton School of Business, talks with Tom Keene about the ability of to dominate internet retailing as it moves to supply online groceries. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

22 05, 2013

Are Pop-up Stores Here to Stay?

May 22nd, 2013|Knowledge@Wharton|0 Comments|

If old-time department stores were comprehensive, mom-and-pop stores friendly and big-box always low price, what kind of message does pop-up retail whisper into the ear of today’s customer?

“New, fun, something different,” says Wharton marketing professor Barbara E. Kahn. “Innovation and intrigue,” says pop-up leasing agent Christina Norsig, CEO/founder of PopUpInsider. Adds Wharton marketing professor Stephen J. Hoch: It’s about trying to […]

8 05, 2013

What Eyeware Startup Warby Parker Sees That Others Don’t

May 8th, 2013|Knowledge@Wharton|0 Comments|

Shortly after Neil Blumenthal launched Warby Parker, the e-commerce eyeware startup known for its $95 retro-cool frames, customers emailed asking if they could “stop by” the company’s Philadelphia headquarters and check out the glasses for themselves. There was just one problem: Warby Parker — the brainchild of Blumenthal and three Wharton classmates, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider and David Gilboa […]