Retail Category Archive

What to Expect at SXSW 2016: Retail Addition

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It’s not breaking news that today’s retail experience is primarily a series of clicks.  Everything from groceries to prescription eyeware to furniture can be “added to your cart.” This brings up a valid question: what is the future of retail? At this year’s SXSW festival, several panels will be discussing just that. In an age […]

What does adidas’ partnership with Wanderlust mean for the sporting goods retail industry?

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Short answer: We can get comfortable, yoga pants are here to stay. Long answer: First, let’s set the stage Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around mindful living. They define mindful living as a conscious, value-based approach to leading a sane and healthy life. Mindful living is comprised of a few core principles: practice […]

Changing Financial Industry: The Millennial Saga

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The consumer group everyone is courting these days is the Millennial – and the banking industry is no exception. By 2020 one in every three adults will be in this unique group. They are already 74 million strong in the US and considered the largest generation in American history. Millennials are tech savvy digital natives, […]

Banks Attracting College Students

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You’ve seen the traditional bank student outreach program: tables and tents set up along walking paths stocked with cheap incentives for students to sign up for accounts and credit cards. It’s old, it’s tired, and frankly it doesn’t speak to this generation of college students.BankMobile is getting innovative, and taking on a new model that […]

Pop-Up Retail vs. On-Demand Retail

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Pop-up shops were a big deal this holiday season. Small specialty shops and online businesses started setting up in empty spaces, kiosks and in department stores. We get tons of calls for pop-up retail opportunities, which we love. But, we’ve begun to notice that the word ‘pop-up’ didn’t quite fit our shipping container and purpose […]

Cozy up to your Customer

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Cozy up to your customer.. Hold your horses. I’m not suggesting you grab some cocoa and snuggle by the fire with them. But, since this time of year becomes frantic with traffic, shopping, dining, and endless to do lists at work and at home, a very basic question does come up for your business. With […]

Pop-Up Restaurants: Retail’s Evolutionary Next Step

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Retail has hit an undeniable slow down. Some chains are talking about refreshing their brands or ramping up their online efforts to counter the revenue dip. Urban Outfitters, on the other hand, has moved forward with a pretty radical idea. They’re going into a business in a sector where economics are actually improving. Pop-up Restaurants. Yep. […]

Copycat Containers

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Imitation might be the highest form of flattery, but I say, “Why imitate when you can dominate?” Everyone wants the container look. Let’s face it, they’ve dropped a few jaws in their time. And that’s what makes Boxman Studios famous. We take ordinary containers and make them into hospitality suites, concession stands, and over-the-top tailgate […]

How to Get Consumers to Spend Money Faster

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Accessibility is key in today’s marketplace. You could have the greatest idea to ever grace the board room, but unless you can connect directly with your audience, you might as well be a sitting duck. Today, nothing brings more consumers in than an accessible market. One click buys, seamless interaction between consumer and product; people […]

The Business Case for Retail Pop-ups: Stay Nomadic with Shipping Containers

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One of the founding principles of Boxman Studios is the idea that people are nomadic. We migrate – whether it’s from one state to another for a music festival, or across the country to cheer on our favorite team in the Rose Bowl. The question is: how can brands take advantage of this nomadic nature […]