Archive | October, 2012

Hyperlocal Retail Directories Go After ‘Shop Local’ Consumers

Online commerce not only competes on price with local retail these days, it’s also curating and recommending products like the department store buyer once did. Fab.com and Etsy have succeeded by facilitating the discovery of well designed products by small retailers and artisans to a mass audience.  The upcoming Facebook Gifts product will recommend gifts to Facebook friends when an event, […]

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TurnHere Becomes Local Photo/Video Marketplace SmartShoot

Since the Yellow Pages first appeared in 1883, consumers have been conditioned  to search for local service providers they need. Today’s online review tools and directories like YP.com, Angieslist and Yelp have made finding highly rated providers easier, but the businesses still need to be contacted one by one. Meanwhile, new consumer demand apps like Zaarly and Taskrabbit are changing the fulfillment process by having […]

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