BOPIS — buy online, pick up in store — has become a fixture among cutting-edge retailers over the past several years. But this holiday season has made 2019 the breakthrough year for BOPIS. There’s rising demand among consumers for this handy shopping option. And retailers, seeing how the tactic benefits them as well, are stepping up to meet that demand.
On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Trial Run Media’s ABIE, Cheek-It’s scavenger hunt, JCDeacaux + Location Sciences, Macy’s launches OUT[FITS] with Pinterest, PlaceIQ partners with PMG on Old Navy, Admetrix + Locomizer. Research: S4M & LBMA contrast GDPR vs. CCPA
“The data and analytics is important but in the end, it has to be about improving the customer experience first,” said Jennifer Bordner, marketing manager at Old Navy, during a panel at SXSW Interactive in Austin Tuesday. “What can technology do that feels more natural than an extra burden. In the end, it’s about bridging that gap between the physical and digital [experience] in a way that feels natural.”
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Gives Outside Vendors Ability To Request Rides (USA Today)… DoorDash Raises New VC From Kleiner Perkins (Fortune)… Local Marketer LocalVox Buys MarketMeSuite So Social Management Can Become A To-Do List (VentureBeat)…