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Top 50 Retail Ideas in July

From Virtual Eyewear Try-Ons to Contactless Retail Consultations

— August 18, 2020 — Business
From contactless checkout systems to virtual fittings, the July 2020 retail trends reveal that stores are quickly adapting to the new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the biggest challenges that retailers face in stemming the spread of COVID-19 is reducing the number of touches involved in the checkout process. To address this problem, Walmart is testing a new cashier-less store that features a conveyor belt checkout system.

Another challenge facing retailers is how to help consumers find what they need without the need to interact closely with staff. As the July 2020 retail trends, several companies have come up with clever solutions to this problem. For instance, the eyewear retailer Clearly has added QR codes to each pair of glasses in its stores, which can be scanned with a mobile device to virtually try out the frames. Lowe's has taken a different approach by launching an AR video chat tool for client consultations.
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ID-Authenticating Retail Solutions
ID-Authenticating Retail Solutions
The IDentiFake Plus from TokenWorks Pinpoints Authenticity
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49
Fast Mobile Retail Deliveries
Fast Mobile Retail Deliveries
Staples and Instacart Launched a Same-Day Delivery Service
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48
Touchless Mobile Payments
Touchless Mobile Payments
PayPal Launched QR Code Payments in Canada via Its App
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47
In-House QSR Delivery Services
In-House QSR Delivery Services
Panda Express Has Rolled Out Its Own Panda Express Delivery Service
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46
Mobile Retail Delivery Partnerships
Mobile Retail Delivery Partnerships
CVS Partnered with DoorDash on a Same-Day Delivery Service
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45
Apparel Installment Pay Options
Apparel Installment Pay Options
Dynamite Unveils 'Shop Now Pay Later' Partnership with PayBright
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44
Safe Return Systems
Safe Return Systems
Checkpoint Systems' Inventory Quarantine Temporarily Isolates Returned Items
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43
Direct-to-Consumer Burger Shops
Direct-to-Consumer Burger Shops
Impossible Foods Has Launched a Direct-to-Consumer Online Store
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42
Meal Delivery Vouchers
Meal Delivery Vouchers
Uber Eats’ New Vouchers Let Employers Purchase Meals for Staff & Attendees
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41
Same-Day Retail Delivery Services
Same-Day Retail Delivery Services
Big Lots Partnered with Instacart on a New Delivery Service
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40
Cashier-Free Retail Stores
Cashier-Free Retail Stores
Walmart is Testing a Cashierless Store in Response to COVID-19
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39
Safety-Focused Tech Stores
Safety-Focused Tech Stores
The Apple Store is Reopening Locations with COVID-19 Safety Measures
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38
Contactless Retail Consultations
Contactless Retail Consultations
Lowe's Launched an AR Video Chat Tool for Homeowners or Clients
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37
Post-Pandemic Gym Reopenings
Post-Pandemic Gym Reopenings
Brickhouse Gym is Preparing to Launch With New Regulations
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36
Livestreamed Shopping Festivals
Livestreamed Shopping Festivals
Tmall is Hosting a Large Shopping Event on Taobao Live
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35
Fine Jewelry Store Re-Openings
Fine Jewelry Store Re-Openings
Birks is Re-Opening its Retail Locations with New Safety Measures
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34
Branded Consciously-Made Retailers
Branded Consciously-Made Retailers
American Eagle Outfitters Launched 'Unsubscribed' Retailer
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33
Department Store Reopening Plans
Department Store Reopening Plans
Marks & Spencer Stores Launch Extensive Reopening Guidelines
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32
D2C Snack Deliveries
D2C Snack Deliveries
Nestlé Has Partnered with Deliveroo in the UK for a Snack Delivery Service
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Retail Store Re-Opening Standards
Retail Store Re-Opening Standards
Nordstrom Prepares to Open Its Stores with Safety Precautions
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30
Virtual Whisky Boutiques
Virtual Whisky Boutiques
The Macallan Created a Whisky E-Boutique Ahead of Father's Day
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QSR Pandemic Reopenings
QSR Pandemic Reopenings
Starbucks Canada Reopens Stores with Consumer Safety in Mind
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Branded Business-Supporting Shopping Apps
Branded Business-Supporting Shopping Apps
Cadillac Fairview Debuted the LiVE by CF Shopping App
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Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
Virtual Restaurant Storefronts
DoorDash Storefront Helps Restaurants Create Online Stores
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Live Streamed Shopping
Live Streamed Shopping
Livescale is an eCommerce Platform That Displays Live Streaming Videos
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25
In-Store Sanitizing Billboards
In-Store Sanitizing Billboards
Terraboost's Billboards Share Advertiser Messages & Sanitizer
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24
Retail-Focused Safety Shields
Retail-Focused Safety Shields
Peregrine Will Install Plexiglass Shields as Stores Re-Open
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23
Single-Use Self-Serve Sleeve Covers
Single-Use Self-Serve Sleeve Covers
'Tap-Kins' Prevent Direct Contact with Self-Serve Equipment
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22
Cryptocurrency-Exclusive Biohacking Cafes
Cryptocurrency-Exclusive Biohacking Cafes
Parallel Polis Offers a Variety of Biohacking Products
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21
Contact-Free Drink Dispenser Devices
Contact-Free Drink Dispenser Devices
The L-Guard System from Lancer Worldwide Enhances Cleanliness
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20
Food-as-Medicine Delivery Services
Food-as-Medicine Delivery Services
KAIGO is a Health-Focused Personalized Meal Delivery Service
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19
Rare Snack Shops
Rare Snack Shops
Vancouver's Dank Mart Shares Hard-to-Find Treats & Limited-Edition Flavors
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18
Virtual Reality Shopping Malls
Virtual Reality Shopping Malls
Alliance Studio Debuted a 3D Virtual Shopping Mall
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17
Distancing Grocery Pop-Ups
Distancing Grocery Pop-Ups
Pop Up Grocer Introduced Private Appointments for Solo Shopping
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16
At-Home Retail Fitness Brands
At-Home Retail Fitness Brands
Walmart Entered into a Partnership for a GoZone Line of Products
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15
Purchase-Scanning Retail Systems
Purchase-Scanning Retail Systems
This AI Scanner Concept Accommodates Bakeries without Employees
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14
Contactless Shop-In-Shops
Contactless Shop-In-Shops
Azbuka Vkusa Converted an Aisle into a Checkout-Free Zone
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13
Fully Automated Canadian Restaurants
Fully Automated Canadian Restaurants
Box'd By Paramount is Set to Open This Summer in Toronto
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12
In-Apartment Self-Service Shops
In-Apartment Self-Service Shops
Impulsify is Adding Grab-and-Go Solutions to Communal Spaces
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11
In-Store Virtual Eyewear Try-Ons
In-Store Virtual Eyewear Try-Ons
Clearly's Reopening Strategy Fuses QR Codes & Virtual Tech
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10
Virus-Safe Fitness Centers
Virus-Safe Fitness Centers
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Reopens Implementing Protective Shields
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9
Immersive Beauty Pop-Ups
Immersive Beauty Pop-Ups
The Chanel Chance Studio in Singapore is a Post-COVID Retail Space
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8
Protective Equipment Vending Machines
Protective Equipment Vending Machines
The RapidPPE2go Vending Machine Will Sell PPE
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7
Touchless Beauty Testers
Touchless Beauty Testers
Meiyume's Motion-Activated Packs Release Fragrances & Liquids
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6
Convenience Furniture Shops
Convenience Furniture Shops
IKEA Harajuku Contains the World's First IKEA Convenience Store
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5
Live Luxury Shopping Services
Live Luxury Shopping Services
Gucci Live is for Personalized Online Luxury Shopping
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4
Antimicrobial Shopping Cart Handles
Antimicrobial Shopping Cart Handles
Bact-Off's Snap-On Plastic Handle Defends Against Germs
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3
Virtual Storefront Platforms
Virtual Storefront Platforms
Streetify Gives Consumers Access to Virtual Storefronts
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2
Virtual Shopping Malls
Virtual Shopping Malls
New Zealand Company, EPIC, Recently Launched a Virtual Mall
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Online Shopping Cities
Online Shopping Cities
Dubai Commercity is a Free Trade Zone Dedicated to eCommerce
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