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Adidas opens a runners club
The Tokyo Adidas store has re-invented itself to double as an urban runners club. The new space includes 16 shower cubicles, 248 lockers for rent, cutting-edge Adidas shoes and clothing available for borrowing. Expert staff are also available to offer tips and recommendations.
Why it matters
With convenience loving consumers enjoying instant access to an influx of supporting services (online and offline), brands are capturing their attention by helping them make the most of their daily lives instead of the old model of simply selling them a lifestyle idea. Becoming a center of gravity in their routines is also a great way to execute smart targeting and cross-selling strategies.
How can your retail storefronts morph from selling to serving?
The Meadow store in New York and online, sells only four categories of products: salt, chocolate, alcohol and flowers. In limiting its product range so strictly it is celebrating the “classical pleasures of life” with a highly specialised offering.
What color of wallpaper should be shown behind a sofa on a furniture retailer’s website? Well, according to research, the color green makes consumers more sensitive to price, while blue wallpaper makes consumers more sensitive to comfort. We’ve had years to refine in-store marketing techniques; from layout and displays, to lighting, sounds - even the smells that make us want to buy. Now, the brain research behind in-store marketing has found a place online, and neuromarketing firms that specialize in how we choose what to click are seeing big business. Research also found that when consumers compared two items, they opted for the less expensive option. But when a third, more expensive item was shown on the page, consumers increased the amount they were willing to spend.