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100 Consumer-Driven Innovations

From Hands-Free Delivery Apps to Burger-Customizing Chains

— March 7, 2014 — Business
E-commerce and subscription services are hugely consumer-driven, however, a lot of the time, the actual delivery of items can be problematic. Services like 'Parcel' and the 'Doorman' app are tailored to have consumers specify the best time for a parcel to be delivered, which is typically beyond work hours when people are most likely to be at home — sometimes even right up to midnight.

There are also quite a number of services that follow this same principle. For example, the 'Prim' laundry service will pick up and drop off your laundry after it has been cleaned, or 'PillPack,' which sends personalized prescriptions to people. These services are extremely valuable for empowering consumers who are pressed for time, or are not able bodied enough to go out and do these tasks on their own.
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Activity
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Duo-Sensory Magazine Apps
Duo-Sensory Magazine Apps
The Offline App Has New Monthly Content in Text and Audio Formats
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99
Print App Mailbox Notifiers
Print App Mailbox Notifiers
The Postifier is a Real Time Mailbox Notification App
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98
Time-Saving Camera Caps
Time-Saving Camera Caps
The Flip Cap Camera Lens Cap Screws Into Your Camera
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97
Crowdfunded Subscription Platforms
Crowdfunded Subscription Platforms
The Patreon Platform Lets Artists Collect Subscriptions
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96
Smartphone-Enabled Hotel Keys
Smartphone-Enabled Hotel Keys
This Hotel Allows You to Use Your iPhone as a Room Key
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95
Handheld Household Mammograms
Handheld Household Mammograms
The Portable Breast Cancer Checker Brings the Test Home
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94
GPS iDevice Attachments
GPS iDevice Attachments
The Bad Elf GPS Provides Routing Without the Need for Network Coverage
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93
Time-Saving Remotes
Time-Saving Remotes
The Harmony Link App Turns the iPad into a Clicker
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92
Social Media Urination Stations
Social Media Urination Stations
AirPnP Allows Users to Lend Out Their Bathrooms to the Public
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91
Spherical Sweeping Picture-Takers (UPDATED)
Spherical Sweeping Picture-Takers (UPDATED)
The Panono Ball Camera Captures 36 Angles When Thrown
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90
Advanced Smartphone-Controlled Outlets
Advanced Smartphone-Controlled Outlets
The Plugaway Controls Your Home Lighting On Your Smartphone
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89
Conveniently Concealed Battery Packs
Conveniently Concealed Battery Packs
The iBuffalo External Battery Charges iOS and Android Devices
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88
Morning Coffee Subscriptions
Morning Coffee Subscriptions
CupsTelAviv Provides Free Coffee to Members in Participating Venues
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87
Hands-Free Delivery Apps
Hands-Free Delivery Apps
The Doorman App Does All Your Package Delivery for You
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86
Personalized Subscription Packages
Personalized Subscription Packages
Shelby Walsh Unveils the Best Subscription Gift Ideas
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85
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Green Cross Partners With Foursquare to Offer Deals to Users
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84
Affordable Belonging Tracking Tags
Affordable Belonging Tracking Tags
Pebblebee Offers Parents and Pet Owners Peace of Mind
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83
At-Home Mammograms
At-Home Mammograms
The Portable Breast Cancer Scanner Makes Checkups Convenient
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82
Subscription Tie Exchange Services
Subscription Tie Exchange Services
The Tie Society Lets Its Members Order and Exchange Ties
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81
Internet-Enabled Soda Dispensers
Internet-Enabled Soda Dispensers
The Wi-Fi Vending Machine by Asashi Offers Free Web Access
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80
Toddler-Friendly Blenders
Toddler-Friendly Blenders
The Baby Bullet Helps You Make 7 Days Worth of Nutritious Baby Food
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79
Power-Saving Beverage Dispensers
Power-Saving Beverage Dispensers
Coca-Cola Japan Unveils Eco-Friendly Vending Machines
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78
DIY Recycling Machines
DIY Recycling Machines
These Plastic Recycling Machines Let People Do Their Own Recycling
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77
Photo Rewarding Apps
Photo Rewarding Apps
SnapMyAd is an App That Connects Instagram Users to Big Brands
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76
Golf Lesson Kiosks
Golf Lesson Kiosks
The Roboputt Vending Machine Offers Swing Instruction for a Fee
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75
Subscribed Custom Undergarment Services
Subscribed Custom Undergarment Services
The Men's Underwear Club Sends New Underwear to Members
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74
Interior Design Apps
Interior Design Apps
The Adornably App Lets People Virtually Visualize Their Decor Ideas
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73
Tampon Subscription Services
Tampon Subscription Services
HaloFlo Will Ship All That is Necessary with a Smile
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72
Smartphone-Enabled Scarves
Smartphone-Enabled Scarves
The iPhone Scarf Makes Commuting in the Cold Convenient
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71
Workspace Beer Delivery Services
Workspace Beer Delivery Services
Desk Beers Brings Tasty Brews to Your Office Every Friday
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70
Hassle-Free Pet Goodies
Hassle-Free Pet Goodies
The Pet Subscription Box from PetBox is Effective and Smart
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69
Crowdsourced Product Selections
Crowdsourced Product Selections
SuperBrugsen Crowdsources Local Product Suggestions
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68
Child-Friendly Activity Subscriptions
Child-Friendly Activity Subscriptions
Kiwi Crate Service Offers Fun Monthly Packages to Kids
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67
Online Optometry Tests
Online Optometry Tests
Opternative Offers Accessible & Affordable Medical-Grade Online Eye Exams
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66
Ultrasound Mammogram Machines
Ultrasound Mammogram Machines
The Innovative SoftVue System Improves Breast Cancer Detection
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65
Tactile Sight Devices
Tactile Sight Devices
The Braille Contact Lens by Bar Ilan University Gives Sight to the Blind
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64
Tablet-Synced Exercise Equipment
Tablet-Synced Exercise Equipment
The Pilar Ball Helps You Fine-Tune Your Physiotherapy Regime
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63
Luxe Travelling Eateries
Luxe Travelling Eateries
The 'Gourmet Bus' Serves Haute Cuisine While You Sightsee
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62
3D Printing Vending Machines
3D Printing Vending Machines
Customized 3D Printing is in Vending Machine Form Thanks to Dreambox
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61
Custom-Delivery Medication Services
Custom-Delivery Medication Services
Pillpack Customizes Doses and Delivers Right to Your Door
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60
Crowdsourced Social Courier Platforms
Crowdsourced Social Courier Platforms
Muber is a Peer-to-Peer Package Delivery Service
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59
Monthly Necktie Subscriptions
Monthly Necktie Subscriptions
Root Bizzle's Tie of the Month Club Delivers Style
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58
Tech-Enhanced Flight Services
Tech-Enhanced Flight Services
Virgin Atlantic Airlines is Bringing Google Glass to the Sky
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57
Color Blind-Addressing Browsers
Color Blind-Addressing Browsers
Google Chrome ReColor Project Will Allow Users to Adjust Colors
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56
Consumer-Friendly Delivery Services
Consumer-Friendly Delivery Services
Parcel Tailors Package Deliveries to Shoppers' Schedules
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55
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Next Generation Biometric Vending Machines are in Beta Testing
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54
Romantic Date Subscription Services
Romantic Date Subscription Services
Unbox Love Helps Keep Intimate Relationships Strong
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53
Wireless Phone-Charging Accessories
Wireless Phone-Charging Accessories
Duracell Unveils its Duracell Powermat Adapter at CES 2014
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52
Self-Healing Living Sneakers
Self-Healing Living Sneakers
The Protocells Trainers Form a Literal Second Skin Around Your Feet
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51
Blind-Aiding Sneakers (UPDATE)
Blind-Aiding Sneakers (UPDATE)
The Le Chal Shoes Use GPS & Vibrations to Guide the Impaired
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50
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Trek Stop Tune Ups
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49
Convenient Mail-Order Meals
Convenient Mail-Order Meals
Blue Apron Lets You Skip the Hassle of Shopping So You Can Eat Faster
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48
Hunger-Fighting Food Packages
Hunger-Fighting Food Packages
The Love with Food Group Donates a Meal for Every Box Purchased
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47
Customer Loyalty Coffee Cards
Customer Loyalty Coffee Cards
The Starbucks $450 Gift Card is for True Java Lovers
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46
Vehicle Vending Machines
Vehicle Vending Machines
'Taxitreats' Dispenses Goods on the Go
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45
Canine Treat Subscriptions
Canine Treat Subscriptions
BarkBox is Box Full of Doggie Goodies Delivered to Your Home Monthly
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44
Swimwear Vending Machines
Swimwear Vending Machines
The Standard Hotel Creates Suit Dispensing Devices
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43
Trunk Wheelchair Accessible Cars
Trunk Wheelchair Accessible Cars
The Kenguru Lets Drivers to Easily Roll in Through the Rear Door
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42
Handi-Capable Cabs
Handi-Capable Cabs
Diamond Cab is Hong Kong's First Wheelchair-Friendly Taxi Service
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41
Meal-Making Subscription Services
Meal-Making Subscription Services
ChefButler Sends Food Boxes Full of Recipes and Ingredients
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40
Fruity Vending Machines
Fruity Vending Machines
Japan Gets a Healthy Snack Alternative With Dole Banana Vending Machines
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39
Vegan Beauty Subscription Boxes
Vegan Beauty Subscription Boxes
These Boxes of Vegan Beauty Products Make Great Gifts for Vegans
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38
Compartmentalized Meal Warmers
Compartmentalized Meal Warmers
Plate Cooker Heats Dishes Collectively to Separate Settings
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37
Printed One-Use Undergarments
Printed One-Use Undergarments
Always Have Clean Delicates with 3D-Printed Disposable Underwear
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36
Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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35
Textile 3D Printers
Textile 3D Printers
OpenKnit Printer by Gerard Rubio Makes Sweaters in Under an Hour
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34
Student Survival Gift Boxes
Student Survival Gift Boxes
The Pijon Box Lets Parents Send Essentials to Students Away at School
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33
Reverse Vending Machines
Reverse Vending Machines
The Dream Machine Makes it Easy and Rewarding to Recycle
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32
Time-Saving Kitchen Utensils
Time-Saving Kitchen Utensils
The Chopstir Minimizes Prep Time By Merging Kitchen Tasks
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31
Chic Customized Teeth Cleaners
Chic Customized Teeth Cleaners
The Toothbrush by Default is at Once Good-Looking and Practical
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30
Helmet Vending Machines
Helmet Vending Machines
The 'Helmethub' Dispenses Helmets to Riders Renting Bikes
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29
Marijuana Vending Machines
Marijuana Vending Machines
The ‘Autospense' Dispenses Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes
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28
Food Truck Delivery Hubs
Food Truck Delivery Hubs
The FoodToEat Service Connects Customers with Food Carts
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27
Bikini Vending Machines
Bikini Vending Machines
Quicksilver Teams with Andre Balazs for Hotel Pool Convenience
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26
Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines
Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines
Cyclists Can Buy Bike Parts Using Express Biker's Kiosks
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25
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Kunstautomat in Berlin Dispenses Miniature Masterpieces
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24
Global Gourmet Grub Subscriptions
Global Gourmet Grub Subscriptions
'Try The World' Ships Out Curated Gourmet Foods Monthly
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23
Monthly Craft Subscription Boxes
Monthly Craft Subscription Boxes
Darby Smart's DIY Craft Kit Boxes Provide Projects Year-Round
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22
Vending Machine Boutiques
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
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21
Fashionable Clothing Subscriptions
Fashionable Clothing Subscriptions
The Ms. Collection is a Stylish Fashion Subscription Service
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20
Nostalgic Personalized Gift Subscriptions
Nostalgic Personalized Gift Subscriptions
NotAnotherBill.com Created Personalized Mailed Gifts
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19
Razor Subscription Services
Razor Subscription Services
Club Parker Ships Affordable High-End Razors to Your Door
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18
Vegan Snack Subscription Boxes
Vegan Snack Subscription Boxes
Vegan Cuts' Vegan Food Box is an Easy Way to Please Animal Lovers
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17
Snacking Subscription Boxes
Snacking Subscription Boxes
General Mills' Nibblr Subscription Box Delivers Small Healthy Snacks
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16
Curated Wine Subscriptions
Curated Wine Subscriptions
Wineist is a Wine Tasting Experience Brought to Your Doorstep
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15
Burger-Customizing Chains
Burger-Customizing Chains
McDonald's is Testing Out Build-Your-Own-Burger Locations in the US
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14
Graffiti Vending Machines
Graffiti Vending Machines
The Graffomat Makes Sure Graffiti Artists Have a Stock of Supplies
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13
Time-Saving Laundry Services
Time-Saving Laundry Services
The 'Prim' Laundry Delivery Service Does Your Laundry for You
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12
Conveniently Convertible Mobile Desks
Conveniently Convertible Mobile Desks
The Slate Mobile AirDesk is Designed for Comfort
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11
Designer-Curated Subscription Boxes
Designer-Curated Subscription Boxes
This Subscription Box Collects Items Put Together by Designers
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10
3D-Printed Eyeglasses
3D-Printed Eyeglasses
The Eyewear Kit Allows People to Customize Their Prescription Glasses
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9
Time-Saving Zesting Machines
Time-Saving Zesting Machines
The Zip Zester Helps Create the Perfect Lemon Zest
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8
Monthly Menswear Clothing Subscriptions
Monthly Menswear Clothing Subscriptions
The Mr. Club Lets Men Borrow and Buy Outfits Monthly
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7
Wall-Mounted Smartphone Docks
Wall-Mounted Smartphone Docks
The Station iPhone Dock Conveniently Sits Against Your Wall
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6
Customized Photo Wallets
Customized Photo Wallets
The ThinFolio is an Ultra Thin Wallet That Displays Your Best Memories
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5
Affordable 3D Printers
Affordable 3D Printers
The RoBo 3D R1 was Released at CES 2014
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4
Accordion Assembly Tents
Accordion Assembly Tents
The 1 Perfect Second Shelter Can Be Set Up with One Swift Motion
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3
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Sephora Launches Make-Up Dispensers at JCPenney
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2
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
The Vending Machine Farmer's Market Makes it Easy to Eat Well
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1
Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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