Intangible Marketplace

Virtual marketplaces increasingly offer intangible services

Implications - Virtual marketplaces are no longer only offering tangible products, but are increasingly focusing on providing various services, both functional and aesthetic-based, for consumers to barter, purchase and engage with. This shift indicates the ever-growing entrenchment of the Internet as an alternate world–in which the same cultures, hobbies and purchasing habits of consumers that exist in reality can exist in a less controlled, personalizable environment.

Workshop Question - If your brand were to create its own virtual marketplace, what would it look like? How could it offer intangible products that still add value to its customers' lives?
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This Year and Average 504 Clicks Pub: Feb 3, 18
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This Year and Warm 238 Clicks Pub: Nov 13, 17
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This Year and Mild 79 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 18
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