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Top 100 Business Innovations in March

From Virtual Marketplaces to Cheeky Apology Letters

— March 25, 2018 — Business
These 100 examples of March 2018 business innovations highlight the creative ways in which companies are expanding or changing their services to provide a more convenient experience for the contemporary consumer, both in-store and online.

Virtual marketplaces are beginning to grow in popularity as they offer the consumer the convenience of online shopping with the reassurance of purchasing a product in-store. These emerging user-friendly eCommerce platforms includes the 'Bump,' a P2P streetwear re-selling app, and Diamond Hedge's Jewelry Try-On App, which lets shoppers try-on rings in augmented reality prior to visiting an in-store location.

In addition, brick-and-mortar locations are supporting various political and social movements to further engagement with consumers. Missguided has introduced a series of diverse mannequins which highlights stretch marks and other natural body features. Meanwhile select LUSH stores have undergone a makeover to support the brand's #TransRightsAreHumanRights campaign.
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Consolidated Retail Crypto Tokens
Consolidated Retail Crypto Tokens
The U.Cash Token Lets You Exchange Digital and Fiat Money
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Live Game-Purchasing Services
Live Game-Purchasing Services
Microsoft Mixer Lets Viewers Purchase Games They're Live-Streaming
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98
Streamlined Payment Processing Platforms
Streamlined Payment Processing Platforms
'Topii' Decreases Time Spent Reviewing Invoices by 80%
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97
Consolidated Crypto Research Platforms
Consolidated Crypto Research Platforms
This Platform Gives Token Incentives to Market Researchers
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96
Algorithmic Crypto Trading Platforms
Algorithmic Crypto Trading Platforms
The NaPoleonX Project Aims to Revolutionize Online Trading
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95
Native Crypto Exchange Tokens
Native Crypto Exchange Tokens
This Token Lets Huobi Exchange Users Access Trading Fee Discounts
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94
Prize-Providing Video Apps
Prize-Providing Video Apps
The 'Cloop' App Rewards Users with Gift Vouchers and More
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93
Anime Fan Cryptocurrencies
Anime Fan Cryptocurrencies
'Otaku Coin' is Earned by Watching Anime and Used to Support Creators
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92
Search Result Stories
Search Result Stories
Google's AMP Stories Hope to Change the Way Users Search On the Platform
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Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
The Stratis Platform Enables Secure Funding for New Projects
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90
Rapper-Made Social Platforms
Rapper-Made Social Platforms
Chamillionaire Hopes to Better Connect Strangers with Convoz
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89
Time-Logging Business Apps
Time-Logging Business Apps
'Hyperlogs' Performs Business Time Tracking to Keep Everyone Organized
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88
eCommerce Sealing Wrap Partnerships
eCommerce Sealing Wrap Partnerships
Tasty and Glad Partnered to Sell Glad's Press’n Seal Product
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Express Rideshare Routes
Express Rideshare Routes
Uber Express Pool is Designed to Improve Morning Commute Efficiency
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Brewery-Created Mobile Games
Brewery-Created Mobile Games
Learn What Its Like to Run a Brewery Through 'Brew Money Inc.'
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Electric Truck Initatives
Electric Truck Initatives
UPS Electric Trucks Are Setting Up Future Environmental Development
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eCommerce Brand Shipping Trials
eCommerce Brand Shipping Trials
Amazon Continues to Expand with 'Shipping with Amazon'
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Discount Fast Fashion Retailers
Discount Fast Fashion Retailers
H&M is Launching a Discount Marketplace Called 'Afound'
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Collaborative Digital Content Platforms
Collaborative Digital Content Platforms
The 'Litern' App Makes Content Creation Seamless
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Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
The 'Atlas' App Offers Access to News, Analysis and More
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80
Millennial-Focused Social Saving Apps
Millennial-Focused Social Saving Apps
Yahoo Finance is Helping Millennials Save with 'Tanda'
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Gen Z Financial Bundles
Gen Z Financial Bundles
Libro Credit Union's 'Go Free Bundle' is for Young Lifestyles
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Decentralized Payment Platforms
Decentralized Payment Platforms
The Havven Platform Offers Stable and Predictable Payment Services
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Residential Insurance Bundles
Residential Insurance Bundles
Intact Insurance's Bundles Save Consumers Significant Cash
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Mobile Trading Apps
Mobile Trading Apps
TradeMade Ensures That a Dime Won't Be Spent on Products and Services
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Celebrity-Backed Whiskey Ads
Celebrity-Backed Whiskey Ads
This Virginia Black Ad Features Drake and His Father
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Monetized Time-Sharing Platforms
Monetized Time-Sharing Platforms
'Octopus Tasks' Offers Users Money in Exchange for Small Tasks
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Trans-Supporting In-Store Campaigns
Trans-Supporting In-Store Campaigns
LUSH is Expanding its #TransRightAreHumanRights Campaign
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Luxury Minimalist Sneaker Stores
Luxury Minimalist Sneaker Stores
The Sneaker Label Greats Opened a Brick-and-Mortar Location
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Mobile-Only Bank Platforms
Mobile-Only Bank Platforms
'NeoBank Choice' Helps Users Find the Best Bank for Them
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Data-Driven Feedback Platforms
Data-Driven Feedback Platforms
Leapsome Helps Employees and Employers Deliver Feedback Effectively
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Mobile Browser Makeup Try-Ons
Mobile Browser Makeup Try-Ons
Coty's COVERGIRL Experience Does Not Require an App Download
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Fintech Exploration Platforms
Fintech Exploration Platforms
'Fintastico' Enables Users to Explore Fintech Options and Solutions
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Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
LINE is Getting Into Cryptocurrency Trading and Financial Services
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Crypto-Friendly E-Commerce Payments
Crypto-Friendly E-Commerce Payments
PayBear Enables Payments in Cryptocurrency for Online Retail
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Airport Breast Feeding Pods
Airport Breast Feeding Pods
Zappos and Mamava Partnered to Bring These Mobile Pods to Airports
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Assistive In-Store Apps
Assistive In-Store Apps
The Updated Walmart App Includes a New Experience Called 'Store Assistant'
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Street-Specific Food Promotions
Street-Specific Food Promotions
Ritual is Hosting a 'Food is King' Deal in Toronto
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Business Banking Packages
Business Banking Packages
The 'Ultimate Banking Package' from CWB Has No Monthly Fees
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Design Feeback Platforms
Design Feeback Platforms
BeFrank Lets Graphic Designers Receive Honest, Anonymous Critiques
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Coffee Chain Credit Cards
Coffee Chain Credit Cards
The Starbucks Rewards Visa Card Helps Customers Earn Rewards Faster
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Digital Airline Wallets
Digital Airline Wallets
KrisFlyer is Launching a Blockchain-Based Loyalty Wallet
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Dating-Style Homebuyer Events
Dating-Style Homebuyer Events
The HSBC Home Bae Pop-Up Introduces "Speed Dating" for Co-Buyers
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Creator-Focused Browsers
Creator-Focused Browsers
The 'Brave' Web Browser Allows For Direct Funding Support to Creators
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VR Store Visualizations
VR Store Visualizations
Kantar Consulting’s Experience Enables the Creation of VR Store Layouts
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Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
'The Reel' Locates Outfits in Stores Nearby
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Chef-Inspired Healthy Fast Food
Chef-Inspired Healthy Fast Food
Chef David Thompson Will Be Working with Leon on a Thai Menu
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Winter Sport Streaming Bikes
Winter Sport Streaming Bikes
Peloton Tread Members Can Stream Workout Videos from the Winter Games
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Gaming-Centric Cryptocurrencies
Gaming-Centric Cryptocurrencies
Atari Token is the Latest Venture from the Iconic Game Publisher
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Hip-Hop Motif Collaborative Shoes
Hip-Hop Motif Collaborative Shoes
Foot Locker and ASICS Create The Fresh Up' GEL-180 With PENSOLE
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AI-Powered Bartenders
AI-Powered Bartenders
'Flanagan AI' Intelligently Recommend Cocktails and Drinks
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Experiential Retail Registries
Experiential Retail Registries
Honeyfund and Target are Now Offering Experiential Wedding Gifts
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P2P Streetwear Retail Apps
P2P Streetwear Retail Apps
The 'Bump' Streetwear Marketplace Offers Fans a Way to Resell
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Collaborative Long-Term Savings Apps
Collaborative Long-Term Savings Apps
Starling Bank is Creating a Mobile-Only Banking Marketplace
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Business Training Communication Solutions
Business Training Communication Solutions
The 'Actimo' Platform Streamlines Onboarding Practices
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Ephemeral In-App Shops
Ephemeral In-App Shops
Snapchat's 'Snap Store' is Stocked with Limited-Time Merchandise
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Conversational eCommerce Chatbots
Conversational eCommerce Chatbots
'Trilyo' Enables Consumers to Ask Brands Quick Questions
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Mexican eCommerce Platforms
Mexican eCommerce Platforms
'Mexiuan' Helps Mexican Brands Empower Artisans, Children and More
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Virtual Supermarket Sommeliers
Virtual Supermarket Sommeliers
Lidl's 'Margot' is a Helpful "Winebot" on Facebook Messenger
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Romantic In-Store Food Packaging
Romantic In-Store Food Packaging
Monoprix Shoppers Can Confess Their Love with the Help of Pack 06
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Business-Focused Video Games
Business-Focused Video Games
The American Mall Game Focuses on the Death of Shopping Centers
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App-based Fuel Delivery Services
App-based Fuel Delivery Services
Zebra Fuel is Filling Up Tanks in London, England
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High-Quality Home-Sharing Services
High-Quality Home-Sharing Services
'Airbnb Plus' is a New Upper Tier for the Home-Sharing Platform
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Arboreal Handbag Displays
Arboreal Handbag Displays
'The Forest' Installation Presents Bags in a Naturally Inspired Setting
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Wasteful Clothing Window Displays
Wasteful Clothing Window Displays
Harrods' Window Display Was Designed by Vetements
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Activity-Tracking Smart Glasses
Activity-Tracking Smart Glasses
The Level Smart Glasses are a Essentially Face-Fitting Fit Bit
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Virtual Assistant Beauty Tutorials
Virtual Assistant Beauty Tutorials
Coty's 'Let's Get Ready' for Amazon Echo Offers Dynamic Visuals
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Nomad Worker Travel Programs
Nomad Worker Travel Programs
'Flexpat' Lets You Travel without Leaving Work Behind
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Retail-Based eSports Games
Retail-Based eSports Games
Sports Direct Will Host Live eSports Games Across Many of its Stores
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Video Game Art Marketplaces
Video Game Art Marketplaces
Fans Love You is an eCommerce Platform for Video Game Artwork
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Cheeky Chicken Apology Ads
Cheeky Chicken Apology Ads
KFC Apologizes for Its UK Chicken Shortage with a Clever Ad
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Music-Focused Interactive Marketing
Music-Focused Interactive Marketing
Sonos' 'Song Stories' Series Brings Fans a Unique Experience
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Searchable Vacation Computer Backgrounds
Searchable Vacation Computer Backgrounds
Desktop Escape Uses Desktop Backgrounds to Inspire Travel
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Sustainable Restaurant Concepts
Sustainable Restaurant Concepts
The Victory Garden Kitchen Imagines an Eco-Friendly Future
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Animal Protection Campaigns
Animal Protection Campaigns
The Elephant Crisis Fund Seeks to End the Ivory Crisis
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Total Wellness Memberships
Total Wellness Memberships
ClassPass is Now Offering Beauty, Wellness and Fitness Services
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Robot Warehouse Workers
Robot Warehouse Workers
InVia Robotics is Offering Subscription-Based Robot Services to Warehouses
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Free Beer Promises
Free Beer Promises
Bud Light Has Acknowledged Its Promise to Philadelphia and Hopes to Fulfill It
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Industrial Millennial Pink Boutiques
Industrial Millennial Pink Boutiques
Blushhh! Features a Sophisticated and Instagram-Friendly Look
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Podcast Creation Apps
Podcast Creation Apps
The Anchor App Has Undergone a Redesign to Focus on Podcast-Making
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Spooky Breathing Bus Stops
Spooky Breathing Bus Stops
Netflix's Altered Carbon is Promoted at This Frightening Bus Stop
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Chain Coffee Office Machines
Chain Coffee Office Machines
Starbucks Japan Ltd. is Offering Coffee Machines for Offices
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Naturalistic Hypermarket Stores
Naturalistic Hypermarket Stores
'Ahmadi Hyper' is a Hybrid Supermarket and Department Shop in Iran
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Influencer Family Fashion Campaigns
Influencer Family Fashion Campaigns
This Acne Studios Campaign Features the Lewis-Anthony Clan
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Subscription-Based Fitness Apps
Subscription-Based Fitness Apps
ASICS Studio Fitness Provides App-Based Training Sessions
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AR Engagement Ring Apps
AR Engagement Ring Apps
Diamond Hedge's Jewelry Try-On App Previews Rings in Augmented Reality
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Flexible Fashion Displays
Flexible Fashion Displays
Soft Architecture's Store Furniture Inspires Creative Configurations
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Snowball Vending Machines
Snowball Vending Machines
Minnesota is Treating Super Bowl Fans to Snowballs
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Productivity Enhancing Office Pods
Productivity Enhancing Office Pods
The LEET Design 'E-Bulle' Blocks Out Noise and Distraction
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Diverse Fashion Mannequins
Diverse Fashion Mannequins
Missguided's Mannequins Celebrate Stretch Marks and Vitiligo
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Health-Focused Convenience Pop-Ups
Health-Focused Convenience Pop-Ups
Lawson Inc. Spotlighted Better-for-You Goods for Businesspeople
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Illusionary Retail Displays
Illusionary Retail Displays
'Sous le Ciel' is the Latest Installation at Le Bon Marché in Paris
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Dating App Co-Working Spaces
Dating App Co-Working Spaces
Bumble Hive LA Invites People to Work and Mingle
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Disney-Branded Homewares Stores
Disney-Branded Homewares Stores
The New Disney Home Store Sells Glassware, Kitchen Goods, and More
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Youthful Cosmetic Stores
Youthful Cosmetic Stores
Flormar's Retail Space Embodies Friendly, Approachable Design
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Wireframe Fashion Shops
Wireframe Fashion Shops
Queens' Flagship Fashion Store Boasts Dynamic Product Displays
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Multipurpose Shoe Store Interiors
Multipurpose Shoe Store Interiors
This Kith Store Has a Cereal Bar, Elite Footwear Displays & More
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Open Concept Retail Spaces
Open Concept Retail Spaces
Knoblauch's Cafe-Office-Shop Combines Three Spaces into One Experience
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Playful Window Displays
Playful Window Displays
Hermès Commisioned a Game-Like Window Display for Its Tokyo Location
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Virtual Fashion Influencers
Virtual Fashion Influencers
Miquela Sousa is Instagram's First Virtual Fashion Icon
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