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From Cashierless Beverage Shops to Geo-Targeting Store Campaigns

 - Oct 21, 2018
From cashier-free beverage shops to geo-targeting store campaigns, the October 2018 retail trends demonstrate how companies are using technology to blur the lines between the online and the in-store shopping experiences.

Perhaps the most visible shift apparent from the October 2018 retail trends is that retailers are attempting to reduce the barriers to purchase by going cashier-free. For instance, San Francisco's Standard Market concept uses AI technology so that consumers are able to shop without having to stand in line, scan items, or even stop to check out. Similarly, the The Drug Store by the beverage brand Dirty Lemon, allows customers to "stop by and take what you need" from a tiny retail window and then simply text their purchase after to be charged through the brand's SMS-based order system.