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37 Futuristic Retail Innovations

From Interactive Purchasing Robots to Mobile Retail Alternatives

— May 15, 2018 — Business
The retail and purchasing experience has changed massively over the years, giving Generation X the opportunity to customize and individualize any shopping experience with retail innovations that are simplifying and gamifying something as simple as buying a t-shirt.

Adding AR to retail stores or online websites can offer all consumers an entertaining and immersive shopping experience, such as IKEA showcasing the future of brick-and-mortar retail by adding screens all over the store to provide a streamlined space for consumers to search products. Changing and replacing traditional packaging with recycled, upcycled, sustainable or biodegradable products offers brands a unique edge in the retail market for an admirable and endearing purchasing experience.

Using futuristic technology, changing the basic interior of a store, or adding a sense of gamification to shopping is creating a new type of retail innovation that targets the Generation X consumer.
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In-Store Facial Treatments
In-Store Facial Treatments
Sephora Now Offers the PERK Hydrating Facial in Its Stores
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Multi-Value Reward Programs
Multi-Value Reward Programs
The AAA Membership Provides Emergency Assistance & Shopping Perks
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Diversified Airport Retail Programs
Diversified Airport Retail Programs
LaunchPad is Helping Small Businesses Set Up Shop in Airports
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Last Mile Delivery Options
Last Mile Delivery Options
The Jiffy Service Ensures Timely Delivery
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Appointment-Based Fashion Boutiques
Appointment-Based Fashion Boutiques
Ssense's Shop Has Consumers Book Next-Day Try-On Appointments
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Interactive Retail Robots
Interactive Retail Robots
The 'PadBot P3' Greets Customers and Provides Specialized Offers
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Immersive Home Design Showrooms
Immersive Home Design Showrooms
Avenue Road Has Opened a Unique Location in Vancouver
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Phygital Beauty Shops
Phygital Beauty Shops
'The New Age BuY Paris Duty Free' Concept Integrates Digital Platforms
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In-Restaurant Wine Shops
In-Restaurant Wine Shops
The Vita Uva Wine Shop is Situated Inside the Pho Bac Súp Shop
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Ambient Modern Retail Spaces
Ambient Modern Retail Spaces
Francesc Rifé Studio's Design is Linear & Boasts Traditional Material
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Drive-Up Department Stores
Drive-Up Department Stores
Target is Adding a Drive-Up Service to Hundreds of Retail Locations
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25
P2P Clothing Store Openings
P2P Clothing Store Openings
Depop's L.A-based Store is the Brand's First Brick-and-Mortar Effort
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E-Commerce Consultation Stores
E-Commerce Consultation Stores
The Shopify Store Will Offer Gurus to Help Small Businesses Grow
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Supportive Multi-Brand Shops
Supportive Multi-Brand Shops
'50m' is an Experimental Concept Store Showcasing Emerging Designers
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Department Store Checkout Apps
Department Store Checkout Apps
Macy's Mobile Checkout Lets Clothing Shoppers Skip the Line
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Active AR Retail Apps
Active AR Retail Apps
Outdoor Voices' AR App Encouraged Consumers to Get Outside at SXSW
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Shopping Assistant Drones
Shopping Assistant Drones
Walmart Signed a Patent for In-store Assistant Drones
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Clean Beauty eCommerce Expansions
Clean Beauty eCommerce Expansions
Follian is Opening Brick-and-Mortar Locations in America
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On-Demand Pickup Services
On-Demand Pickup Services
Postmates Pickup Allows Greater Convenience for Buyers and Sellers
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Magical Wizard-Inspired Stores
Magical Wizard-Inspired Stores
Toronto's Curiosa Society Sells Harry Potter-Themed Products
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Re-Usable T-shirt Packaging
Re-Usable T-shirt Packaging
10 Pt's T-Shirt Tubes Double as a Tape Measure
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Physical eCommerce Store Pop-Ups
Physical eCommerce Store Pop-Ups
eCommerce Store Brandless is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Pop-Up
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Gamified Retail Apps
Gamified Retail Apps
'Gravy Live' Uses an 'HQ Trivia' Format to Help Brands Sell Products
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Cafe-Based Cosmetic Pop-Ups
Cafe-Based Cosmetic Pop-Ups
Glossier and Rhea's are Partnering for This Unique Retail Experience
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Upcycled Fashion Waste Furniture
Upcycled Fashion Waste Furniture
Pentatonic Recycles Fashion Waste into Patchworked Furnishings
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High-End Cannabis Retail Expansions
High-End Cannabis Retail Expansions
Madmen is Expanding Its Stores to New York City
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Multifunctional Retail Hotels
Multifunctional Retail Hotels
Suppose Design Office's Hotel Koé is Inspired by a Modern Teahouse
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In-Store AR Clothing Apps
In-Store AR Clothing Apps
Zara's AR App is Available for a Limited Time
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Personal Fragrance Pop-Ups
Personal Fragrance Pop-Ups
Diptyque Launched Its First-Ever Pop-Up with a Focus on Fragrance
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Alternative Mobile Retail Methods
Alternative Mobile Retail Methods
Solebox Sells an Nike Air Max Silhouette from a Matching Van
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6
High-Tech Beauty Shops
High-Tech Beauty Shops
The L.O.V Voice Activated Beauty Shop Has a POS Smart Assistant
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5
Futuristic Fashion Store Makeovers
Futuristic Fashion Store Makeovers
Zara is Combining Online and Offline Retail in Its Stores
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Party-Inspired Retail Spaces
Party-Inspired Retail Spaces
Bangkok's What-The-Forest Club Engages Shoppers with AR Tech
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3
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Retail Design Collective Transform Loft into Hub for Community Engagement
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2
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
The Mußler Beauty by Notino Concept Caters to the Consumer of Tomorrow
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Cosmetic Cafe Pop-Ups
Cosmetic Cafe Pop-Ups
Glossier at Rhea’s Cafe Offers a Place to Shop, Socialize and Eat
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