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Internet of things changed the way we do shopping. There is a surge in usage of fast internet, smartphones, portable devices, smart TV, smart wearable and connected cars among retail consumers. This indicates the rise of connected consumers. Information‐hungry, price‐savvy, and mobile‐empowered shoppers expect a one-screen, one-store consistent experience across retail channels and touch points. This has made the huge impact in the retail landscape and the retail experience is evolving from multi-channel to Omni-channel.

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Despite the growing popularity of e-commerce and digital retailing are capturing headlines in news media and inspiring spirited debates retailers to plan how best to invest for future success. The e-commerce retail market share is only $263 billion. It is only 5.8% of the market share. Small basket, single channel, ineffective delivery, can’t see, can’t feel or try make it as a hard business model. Jeff Bezos’ greatest business trick is his ability to spin the

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Beginning in the late 1800s, restaurants went to great lengths to develop “waiterless” systems to please their customers. These mostly failed attempts tried replacing waiters with a mix of conveyer belts, dumbwaiters in the centers of tables, and—in one particularly odd case—500 mini electric cars. In 1896, German engineer Max Sielaff, the inventor of the vending machine, teamed up with a candy company to open the most enduring such waiterless restaurant: the Automat. The way Automats worked was simple.

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A company whose valuation greatly exceeds that suggested by its fundamentals. The first well-documented bubble company was the South Sea Company, which caused the South Sea Bubble in 1720. A bubble company arises when speculators continuously buy up the stock in expectation of increased future earnings. However, bubble company shares often become worthless once the speculative bubble bursts. What is Bubble Company? One common characteristic of a bubble company is a scandal. For example, during

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A bubble is a type of investing phenomenon that demonstrates the frailty of some facets of human emotion. A bubble occurs when investors put so much demand on a stock that they drive the price beyond any accurate or rational reflection of its actual worth, which should be determined by the performance of the underlying company. Like the soap bubbles a child likes to blow, investing bubbles often appear as though they will rise forever,

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Enron Corp. is a company that reached dramatic heights, only to face a dizzying collapse. The story ends with the bankruptcy of one of America’s largest corporations. Enron’s collapse affected the lives of thousands of employees and shook Wall Street to its core. At Enron’s peak, its shares were worth $90.75, but after the company declared bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, they plummeted to $0.67 by January 2002. To this day, many wonder how such

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Never afraid of your big competitors, they may be just a bubble that burst. Follow your customers, not competitors.

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I simply believe our current state of the retail industry and technology has very serious issues. It’s not physical or digital; it’s physical with the digital retail channel with the Omni-channel strategy for building a successful 21st-century retail venture. We need to stop talking about e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar stores as separate entities in competition with each other. The real challenge we face is understanding how they can complement each other to enhance the customer experience

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In Mazedon, we are committed to pursuing excellence in our service and product to transform lives – not only through our employees but with our customers as well. We provide service that is beyond customer expectation and incomparable. We believe direct feedback loop accelerates better service. We use a direct feedback program to gain insights into changing customer expectations, a detailed understanding of the current experience from their customers’ point of view. We always treat

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As consumers become increasingly comfortable with technology. 8 in 10 smartphone shoppers use mobile in-store to help with shopping. 73% of all web-informed shoppers would prefer a touchscreen virtual interface in store. Consumers often test out items in the shop before buying online. Customers expect to be treated as individuals and according to their preferences. These empowered consumers will not accept “cookie-cutter” treatment. Internet of things changed the way we do shopping. There is a

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At Mazedon, We believe in Equality for Everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, political affiliation, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. We rely on our employees’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation and foster notable business results. All lives matter and black lives matter as well. Peaceful protests against racial injustice are necessary and appropriate when racism has truly occurred. We should never be involved in rioting, looting, violence against police officers, hateful speech, and/or “reverse”

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Mazedon sells goods (B2C) in whichever combination of online and in-store the customer desires. Mazedon carries general merchandise, luxury goods, selection of groceries and digital contents. Mazedon also provides all in one marketplace service (B2B2C) to sellers, focused on handmade items & unique factory-manufactured goods.

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At Mazedon, Our target is and always has been the global market with a motto of “Go beyond the boundary”. We do not limit ourselves to the United States or any other specific geographical region. We think of ourselves as the citizens of the world. We recognize that the commerce and trade business has no national boundaries, and that to be competitive anywhere, we must be competitive worldwide. However, Mazedon corporate patriotism means helping the United

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Diversity

Research shows that companies that embrace diversity are more profitable than companies that don’t. Despite the focus on suppliers diversity, Retailers punishing their suppliers push for the lowest price possible. Additionally, suppliers have to pay new fees to retailers for distribution centers, warehouses and for shelf space in new stores. If the existing suppliers don’t agree to pay the new feeses, retailers cutting back shelf space for a product, giving it less favorable placement in the store or

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As a startup, the most important thing is not the market, or the products we sell, or the amount of money we raise. Right now the most important thing is to build our startup to win. So, It’s the Mazedon’s culture. Our culture is our greatest asset, hardest thing for our competitors to copy and the key to the success of Mazedon. We reward employees those who advance our culture. We help our employees understand

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According to a survey by NTIA, 26% avoided posting to social networks and 19% said they had stopped themselves expressing a controversial opinion on social media because of privacy concerns. Ever signed up for something online and then found it very difficult to unsubscribe? Is the web full of nasty tricks to selling people things? Yes, it is full of misdirection, dark patterns, zucking and evil interfaces, not the user interfaces for better customer experience. Setting up social media store? We

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Physical stores remain the foundation of retailing, evidenced by the fact that – in the internet era, 90% of retail sales still take place in physical stores. According to eMarketer, the total retail sales in the US topped $4.53 trillion in 2013, of this brick-and-mortar sales still command a vast majority of the retail market nearly $4.27 trillion. Almost 94% of the market share. The e-commerce retail market share is $263 billion. It is 5.8%

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Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no

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An initiative of IBSO, the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is a global initiative that stands by businesses adopting sustainability and fair trade policies. The Worldwide Charter supports international businesses showcasing a particular social and environmental sensibility through following a code of conduct and a set of universal principles; reflecting the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other internationally recognized principles.

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E-Commerce or Online Store (Single Channel) A website that accepts direct payments in exchange for goods and services. Despite the growing popularity of e-commerce and digital retailing are capturing headlines in news media and inspiring spirited debates (blah, blah..) these digital retailers plan how best to invest for future success, the e-commerce retail market share is only $263 billion. It is only 5.8% of the market share. Small basket, single channel, ineffective delivery, can’t see, can’t feel

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Mazedon enters a crowded market (Retail/e-commerce) with highly visible competitors does not mean we are a ‘Me Too’ startup. The internet is nothing new. If Google would have thought that the online search market is already crowded and dominated by some big players like Yahoo at that time, it would not exist today. Yahoo is now disappeared. Mazedon is not a traditional retail or e-Commerce business. It is not Amazon or Walmart. Many organizations are

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  The evil person is not who bans refugees but who create refugees. We must keep "evil" out of our country to make the world a better place.🇺🇳 — Alexander Leenus (@AlexanderLeenus) February 5, 2017

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Despite the widespread misconception of driver assistance systems will evolve gradually into fully autonomous cars, we want to develop a system that is capable of fully autonomous from the first day on which they are put into operation. We believe driver assistance system and autonomous vehicle system are two different things in design. Manned and unmanned vehicles are different. You may like to watch this interesting video about driverless car. Even if driverless cars can learn

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Greater Fool Theory

 The Top E-commerce company has $107 Billion in revenue which means people want to buy from it. But it has only $482 Million in profit. This is half a percent. Half a cent on the dollar. How could it be that after 20 years a company with almost a quarter of a million employees is still not making much profit? E-commerce growing? You heard over and over again that digital retailing is capturing headlines in news

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In 2015, After finishing our vacation, I had to travel via Bangalore to Pune with my family. We were invited by my old high school friend who is a transgender, I am one-year junior to him at school. We went to his home where he lives invisibly with other transgender friends those who are battling to gain acceptance and recognition in the society. She and her friends were very happy and enjoyed our visit as Family.

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Illegal immigration has become a volatile issue, especially in the U.S. Many have raised their voices passionately in their condemnation of illegal immigration, while others defend it just as fervently. The issues raised by the presence of illegal immigrants have generated heated debate among politicians, educators, co-workers, families, and friends. What should be the response to illegal aliens or illegal immigrants and toward those who condone illegal immigration? There is no room for hatred toward illegal aliens

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At Mazedon, We believe in Equality for Everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. “Happy Holidays” Instead Of “Merry Christmas”? Employees at some corporate business have received advice on keeping their festive greetings ‘politically correct’ and have been urged to avoid writing or telling the words “Merry Christmas.” Instead, employees have been advised to stick to the more neutral term “Seasons Greetings” or “Happy Holidays”. Why the word

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Mexico Border

No matter its the wall or bridge, as a shepherd’s job is to protect the sheep from wolves, it’s the government’s job to protect its citizens from aggression, without any precondition. President Donald Trump will seek a tax on goods imported from Mexico and use the revenue to build a border wall, the White House spokesman has said. The plan was announced just after the Mexican president canceled a visit to Washington, amid a row sparked

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What is Political Discrimination? Discrimination based on political affiliation or ideology occurs when the employer demonstrates a preference for, or aversion to, employees or applicants belonging to a particular political party or having associated with connections to a particular political party. Mazedon is a Politically Neutral Company Mazedon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, that is committed to inclusion and diversity. Mazedon is a politically neutral company. We support political affiliation protections of employees. At Mazedon, We

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According to a report,  If high-potential women are leaving their careers to care for their families, they’re not doing it on purpose. That’s the conclusion Hunter College professor Pamela Stone drew from a study of 54 female high achievers, recruited mostly from alumnae of four selective colleges and universities. The women pursued their careers an average of 11 years; 60% worked well past the birth of their second child. None was pushed out. Fully 90%

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At Mazedon, We focus on People, Planet and Profit. Let me tell you the Wall Street story what I learned. The story goes like this… Google’s released the Nexus 7. Apple is doomed! Microsoft’s unveiled Surface. Apple is doomed! The Samsung Galaxy S3 is great. Apple is doomed! Apple has just reported yet another record-breaking quarter of extraordinary profitability! Apple is doomed! The doom-mongers use two arguments: one, that a new (or better still, yet-to-be-released,

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According to a report, with the Surveillance State growing exponentially over the last decade in the way of drones, the TSA, the PATRIOT Act, stop-and-frisk, and other similar legislation, this has now become a serious issue. The Fourth Amendment is being thrown by the wayside in the name of “security.”  These policies do little-if-not-nothing to make us safer, and put us on a slippery slope toward a police state where big brother is always watching you.

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According to a report, It has been predicted that by the year 2017, the number of app downloads will reach over 254 billion. So you can be rest assured that the app market displays no signs of stopping in many more upcoming years. Even with a huge user base with thousands of devices being in circulation, there are a lot of app developers or app development companies that wish to create the next best mobile

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Mazedon customers can test and try the product online or at the store. This customization of the shopping includes 1. Research online, buy online and have the product delivered to their house, 2. Carry out all the research and buy the product from the store, 3. Go in-between option, such as conducting online research, order online before heading to the store to pick up, or 4. Conducting store research, order on mobile and the product

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Made in USA

Donald Trump exclaimed that “we’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” Recently the chief executive of Taiwan’s technology giant Foxconn has confirmed his company is considering setting up a new plant in the United States. The investment by a major supplier of Apple Inc would be likely to generate thousands of jobs, if it goes ahead. iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America”

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Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry,” the report from the American Press Institute reads. Only 6% of Americans trust the media. It looks like People don’t need ‘Fake News’ corporate media anymore. 84% of Americans are worried fake news is hurting the country. But 79% are confident they can identify fake news. The latest trend in mainstream media and social media is fake news about

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According to Centers fro Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, following are the key findings on people with disability in the United States. The most common functional disability type was mobility disability, reported by about 1 in 8 adults. Over a third of adults 65 years or older reported any disability. Adults 45-64 years of age were more likely than other age group adults to report a cognitive disability. Individuals reporting

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More data is coming…. I missed an Amazon drone delivery. pic.twitter.com/neJxYANj6p — So-called "Barry" (@QuantumPirate) December 2, 2013 Cyber Monday will be a national holiday when the Amazon Air drones take over. — Gavin Purcell (@gavinpurcell) December 2, 2013 Just so you guys know, i'm keeping every Amazon drone that comes to my home. — Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) December 2, 2013 I just unearthed the Death Star of #ecommerce via @cbinsights… AMZN patent for airborne

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The Big Problem of Global Poverty Today we live in the world of growing industrialism, where an inequality and poverty exist. Sometimes the way the rich people obtain their wealth is what generates poverty – paying low wages, increasing demands for consumer goods or services, that is necessarily paid out of their wages, making high profits from more direct exploitation of poor and exploitation of the benefits of land ownership such as speculative rise of

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The M-commerce retail market share is low at $42 billion. This is approx. 1% of the total retail market share. The capabilities of smartphones are still waiting to be realized. Despite the rise of smartphones, about 85% of global transactions are still cash-based. Smartphones are a great place for shoppers to browse items, but conversions to sales are very low. Although strong growth rates continue for mobile broadband and Facebook usage, 60% of the world still doesn’t

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Today’s high profile, unprofitable pure-play e-commerce companies are diversifying their business model (ads, vendor services, manufacturing, streaming, .etc.) for future survival as operation costs are eating up profits due to their faltering business model. Also, this top e-commerce company has a management abuse problem. Even the worst part is their denial of this problem and claims. Further unable to make profit lead to lots of unethical business practices like avoiding taxes, and bullying sellers. Their work culture is a cruel and back stabbing environment, and

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As a shepherd’s job is to protect the sheep from wolves, it’s the government’s job to protect its citizens from aggression, without any precondition. If you are a Government authority don’t be just possessed with the word “Internet Economy” or “Technology Changes” without cyberlaw, and consumer protection in place. Keeping things in control and protecting citizen’s freedom is a very important job. Every minute half a million cyber-attacks attempt that are happening. Sadly even health

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One thing we need to agree, we are the distracted generations, wasting hours a day checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts. It is true. This “always on” culture – exacerbated by the smartphone – is actually making us more stressed and less productive. Digital tech has made it more difficult to balance work and leisure time. SEO industry? Now the internet is reaching new heights on how to spot truth in the sea

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We never forget the data security in our business. We select the corporate IT and computer system very carefully to ensure not to get our business locked with a particular platform. If hacked, no one comes to help us or perhaps we’ll get a piece of the report from authorities at the end of the investigation. Then the blame game starts, they will say this “Impossibility of controlling, far too great to be regulated manually

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While 90% of retail sales still take place in stores, the new digital age is still changing the retail landscape. What happens if you are NOT an Omni-channel retailer or connected retailer? The answer is very simple, the retail apocalypse begins, and closing down sales begin to pop up. Everything must go! Here you can see the number of high profile retail store closing and here is the store closing announcement in 2015. Retail chains all

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In Western Europe and the United States, paid ads are far less effective. For consumers in these market, online ads are annoying, frustrating, Irritating and distracting. Online paid ads are uncontrollable, outdated and unsafe. Band-Aid solution never help. In reality, customers do not like online ads anymore. The problem today is the major data thirsty search engines, have very little motivation to stop advertising on spam sites since they actually make more money per visitor from a spam site than from a higher quality

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Despite the growing popularity of e-commerce and digital retailing  are capturing headlines in news media and inspiring spirited debates (blah, blah..) retailers plan how best to invest for future success, including a plan to build an another planet. The e-commerce retail market share is only $263 billion. It is only 5.8% of the market share. Small basket, single channel, ineffective delivery, can’t see, can’t feel or try made it as a hard business model. Is pure play e-commerce is

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Leading is a high-stress work. Doing good business may look very hard. Don’t lose faith. Love what you do.

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According to Transparency International, countries like China, Russia, India, and Mexico continue to struggle with widespread bribery in the public sector. There’s a difference between lobbying and campaign donations and direct payments to government officials (bribery). Life isn’t always fair. Never pay bribes to do business. Corruption is like quicksand. Don’t get trapped. The power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of loss of power & fear to stay in business. People who act with

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privacy

Privacy is a fundamental right, essential to autonomy and the protection of human dignity, serving as the foundation upon which many other human rights are built. Privacy enables us to create barriers and manage boundaries to protect ourselves from unwarranted interference in our lives, which allows us to negotiate who we are and how we want to interact with the world around us. Privacy helps us establish boundaries to limit who has access to our

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Ever signed up for something online and then found it very difficult to unsubscribe? Is the web full of nasty tricks to selling people things? Yes, it is full of misdirection, dark patterns, zucking and evil interfaces – not the user interfaces for better customer experience. Remember this, in English privacy & security, are two different things. Don’t be misled. Love your customers. Know what is “Privacy” means. Be aware of the manipulations of search results by search engine providers. There is a

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Are chat bots coming for shopping  & customer service? Not surprised with the fake webcam girl bots. Baby software!  The truth is most people hate bots. The history of chat bots goes back to Yahoo! Messenger. In 2007, it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo chat rooms were bots. Every chat room has dozens of porn bots. Yahoo failed to protect the users from Messaging Spam. Yahoo messenger became a useless and disgusting place.

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Shopping online may seem the easiest thing to do these days, where you can search, click and buy in the comfort of your own home. However, there are recurring issues which are preventing customers from completing their potential purchases. Major e-commerce issues include small basket size, ineffective delivery methods, single channel operations, and that customers can’t see, can’t feel, and can’t try products. Many pure-play e-commerce companies do not have an optimized landing page. Innovation in

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According to NTIA survey, almost half of American households with at least one internet user have been “deterred” from online activity recently because of privacy or security concerns. Their concerns had stopped them either using online banking or shopping or posting on social media, the survey by a Department of Commerce agency said. When respondents were asked what concerned them the most about online privacy and security, 63% said identity theft. Being data thirsty and try to monetize customers personal data is a

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Physical stores remain the foundation of retailing, evidenced by the fact that – in the internet era, 90% of retail sales still take place in physical stores. According to eMarketer, the total retail sales in the US topped $4.53 trillion in 2013, of this brick-and-mortar sales still command a vast majority of the retail market nearly $4.27 trillion. Almost 94% of the market share. According to A.T. Kearney, 95 percent of all retail sales are captured by

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Omni-channel retailing means establishing a presence on many channels and platforms (i.e. brick-and-mortar, mobile, online, catalog, etc.) and enabling customers to transact, interact, and engage across these channels simultaneously, seamlessly or even interchangeably.

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  Alexander Leenus, Founder @Mazedon  |  ⚠️ Long Research Article  Internet of things changed the way we do shopping. There is a surge in usage of fast internet, smartphones, portable devices, smart TV, smart wearable and connected cars among retail consumers. This indicates the rise of connected consumers. Information‐hungry, price‐savvy, and mobile‐empowered shoppers expect a one-screen, one-store consistent experience across retail channels and touch points. This has made the huge impact in the retail landscape and

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