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Seamstress on wheels

Seamstress on wheels

A selected group of experienced seamstresses can now get potential new clients thanks to a collaboration with bike couriers. This social business is being developed by Fundação EDP’s Social Lab and the SEA (Agency of Social Entrepreneurs). Still in its testing phase, this project aims at helping unemployed seamstresses. Clients can make online orders, the clothes that need alterations are picked up, the seamstresses work from home, then the clothes are delivered back.

 

Why it matters

With the help of couriers, seamstresses can now gain access to a whole new market that was previously unattainable to them. The middleman is often seen as profiteer, but in this case, they are catalysts for new business. What other old and fading businesses could benefit from such a service?
 

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Enhancement
Instant Gratification
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Portugal

What’s inside the image?

What’s inside the image?

“CrowdSend” is a new social network that tries to identify objects on online images. Users are encouraged to tag photos with any information they have about the products depicted and gain rewards and bonuses for correctly recognising items on the photos.
 

Why it matters

Many web users sometimes want to know what exactly is shown on a photo and where they can buy it. By crowdsourcing the information, “CrowdSend” not only offers rewards to its users, but provides useful data about consumer preferences. How can brands make the most of this service? Should they even participate in the tagging exercise to help consumers find what they are looking for?
 

Business Services
Connectivity
Conscious
Germany

Pricey surprises

Pricey surprises

Luxury watches website Chronollection is offering a subscription service to receive a ‘gift’ delivered at your door every month... For the hefty price of 19 990€ a month!  
 

Why it matters

Monthly gift box subscriptions have been very popular lately. Whether they are filled with beauty products, baby garments or surprise goodies, a number of competitors have jumped in to offer this sort of service.
 
This website cleverly decide to ride this wave, albeit with an astonishing and very exclusive price tag.  Despite this being an interesting way for brands to sell end-of-line products and clear inventory, will the luxury market be considering this type of  approach for customers who have a lot of pocket change to spare?
 

France
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