From Clever Business Cards to Hybrid E-Commerce Shops

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 2, 2015
Comical business cards, interactive advertisements and product vending machines are among some of the most popular 2014 business trends, demonstrating a shift to delight consumers by making the presentation of products and services as enjoyable as possible.

Some of the most standout business cards include playful elements like video games, archery and light-up components, making a new business connection highly memorable, especially as networking goes online.

Another popular pattern is for online retailers and subscription box services like Nasty Gal and Birchbox to open up brick-and-mortar locations. Merging both e-commerce and a physical store location, Sneakerboy Melbourne is unique in that it only serves as a place for consumers to try on shoes and prompts purchases to be made online.

For a comprehensive look at more of the opportunities that are emerging in the realm of business, check out Trend Hunter's 2015 Trend Report.