From Vehicle Vending Machines to Instant Online Shopping Buttons

By: Rebecca Byers - Nov 18, 2015
Future retail concepts that are likely to shape the evolution of the relationship between consumers and retail brands for as far ahead as 2030 have begun to emerge. With the shift toward digital integration and experience-focused shopping, there are plenty of indicators that point to the future of selling.

From the ways consumers interact with products to the nature of the relationship between individual and the brand in question, there are plenty of signals of what the future may hold. Virtual test drives, highly curated purchase subscriptions and high-tech, large-scale vending machines that offer automation and convenience are just a few of these defining future retail innovations. With excitement around other areas of innovation such as shoppable music videos and art gallery-inspired retail spaces, there is plenty of evidence that the avenues for purchase will be almost entirely changed in 15-20 years.