Best of 2012

Best of 2012

Biggest Retail Trends Of 2012

The shopping experience as we know it may undergo some significant changes next year, at least if one global consumer trends firm turns out to be right. How we pay for products, the way businesses market those products to us and the relationship we have with the big brands in our lives may gradually change in 2012, according to Trendwatching's annual list of 12 trend predictions that will shape the strategies used by businesses and consumers alike in the year ahead.

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Mobile Payments

Mobile Payments

Mobile payment is an alternative payment method. Instead of paying with cash, check, or credit cards, a consumer can use a mobile phone to pay for a wide range of services and digital or hard goods. Mobile Payments also allows retailers to accept credi ...

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Qr Codes

QR Codes

QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readabi ...

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Secondhand Shopping

Secondhand Shopping

It might seem like a bit of mad thing to do but increasing number of women are turning away from buying new clothes, instead opting for vintage and second hand. This is sometimes due to economic factors, sometimes due to environmental considerations an ...

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Dealhunting

Dealhunting

Today's deal-hunting web sites have changed the once hit-or-miss aspect of scoring an amazing deal into more of a whenever-you-want affair. Check out these five popular deal-hunting sites to score deep discounts and bargain-basement prices.

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Pop Up Retail

Pop Up Retail

Pop-up retail, also known as pop-up store (pop-up shop in the UK) or flash retailing, is a trend of opening short-term sales spaces. A pop-up retail space is a venue that is temporary - the space could be a sample sale one day and host a private cockta ...

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Flash Sale

Flash Sale

Follow our guide to the best Flash Sale. Easily find, organize and compare hundreds of flash sale sites and learn what brands they carry. Explore what's hot and new, see the latest trends, get ideas and inspiration. Read our tips and hints on how to ...

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Popup

Popup

Follow our guide to the best PopUp Sales. Easily find, organize and compare hundreds of Popup stores and learn what brands they carry. Explore what's hot and new, see the latest trends, get ideas and inspiration. Read our tips and hints on how to sho ...

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