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26 High-Tech E-Commerce Innovations

From Social Media-Based Shops to Online Stores Offline

— July 29, 2013 — Tech
These innovative online shopping methods are exemplary of how the lines of virtual and traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts are finding happy mediums. Although shopping from the privacy of your computer at home and having orders shipped to your door seems convenient enough, some retailers are taking their services up a notch.

Since so many consumers carry around smartphones and other devices that are able to make purchases on-the-go, retailers are taking advantage of this by mixing real-world products with digital devices. The Ebay x Kate Spade Pop-Up Shop, for example, took an exclusively online store and created a digital storefront with a touchscreen to let consumers browse and buy from the street.

Similarly, Korea’s E-Mart developed a balloon equipped with free Wi-Fi to help people connect to its app and conveniently make purchases from locations where there wasn’t a physical store nearby.
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Search Engine Shopping Services
Search Engine Shopping Services
Google Fused Its Business with the New Google Shopping Express
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Virtual Online Accessory Constructs
Virtual Online Accessory Constructs
This Invention Allows Buyers to Try on Digital Purchases
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Brand-oriented E-commerce
Brand-oriented E-commerce
The Avenue 32 Website Invites Designers to Form Personal Pages
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Current Retro E-Commerce
Current Retro E-Commerce
The Then and Now Website Features Old and New Products
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Virtual Shopping Assisants
Virtual Shopping Assisants
The Facebook Want Button Temporarily Satisfies Your Consumerist Needs
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Store-Bypassing Shopping Sites
Store-Bypassing Shopping Sites
MyLuckyMag.com Will Allow Readers to Buy Directly From Retailers
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Helpful Duty-Refunding Sites
Helpful Duty-Refunding Sites
The Duty-Back Site Refunds Taxes from Online Shopping Sites
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Virtual Real-Time Runways
Virtual Real-Time Runways
FashForward Breaks Down Elite Fashion Barrier With Online Streaming
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Fashionable E-Commerce Tools
Fashionable E-Commerce Tools
The Pose Application Allows Users to Shop Via Images
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Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
E-Mart's 'Flying Store' Brings its Shop to Consumers
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Luxury Fashion Delivery Services
Luxury Fashion Delivery Services
Net-a-Porter's Fashion Delivery Service Caters to the Hamptons
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Virtual Stiletto Shopping
Virtual Stiletto Shopping
Valentino's 'Virtual Shoe Room' Allows Buyers to Browse at a Distance
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Preference-Driven Online Shopping
Preference-Driven Online Shopping
Glimpse Uses Facebook Likes to Create Custom Product Catalog
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Instantaneous Shopping Experiences
Instantaneous Shopping Experiences
The Fancy Works Like Pinterest but with a Consumer Capacities
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Augmented Reality Shopping
Augmented Reality Shopping
The 'Augment' Application Allows You to Try Out Purchases Digitally
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Comprehensive Virtual Makeovers
Comprehensive Virtual Makeovers
ModiFace Inc. Allows Shoppers to Try Cosmetics and Clothes Online
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Virtual Window Shopping
Virtual Window Shopping
Turn Hills Lets Online Shoppers Browse the Storefronts of NYC Stores
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Virtual Subway Supermarkets
Virtual Subway Supermarkets
Homeplus Uses Clever Marketing Campaign to Become Number One
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Economical Mobile Boutiques
Economical Mobile Boutiques
‘The Fashion Truck’ Offers Amazing Deals on Wheels
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Social Media-Based Shops
Social Media-Based Shops
The Kellogg's Social Media Shop Exchanges Cereal for Instagram Photos
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Augmented Reality Shopping Helpers
Augmented Reality Shopping Helpers
IBM Mobile App Personalizes Buying Experience
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Gigantic Kids Toy Structures
Gigantic Kids Toy Structures
'Knock' Created a Life-Size Dollhouse to Promote H&M Home Products
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Sun Dial QR Codes
Sun Dial QR Codes
E-mart Sunny Sale Campaign Uses Fun Ways to Boost Sales
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Augmented Reality Changerooms
Augmented Reality Changerooms
TOPSHOP Kinect Allows the Users to Try Clothes On Sans Change Rooms
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Life-Sized Dollhouse Installations
Life-Sized Dollhouse Installations
Grand Central Station Hosts a Huge House to Promote Target
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Digital Pop-Up Shops
Digital Pop-Up Shops
The eBay x Kate Spade Saturday Storefront Offers Offline Purchases
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