Click and Collect, an Emerging Trend at ICSC EuroConf

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Click 2A recurring trend throughout the conference was that pure play commerce is no longer enough to sustain a  retailer. Complementing a Bricks and Mortar with an e-commerce presence is a necessity for survival, and the opposite is trending to be true as well. Online-only retailers like, Warby Parker and Bonobos are prime examples of online only retailers that see the value in physical stores. It would seem that the consumer truly demands omni-channel retailing and retailers are scrambling to get the mix just right. What was once thought of as a threat, e-commerce has only strengthened purchasing power –  when a consumer views a product on their mobile device while at a store, the probability of a store purchase actually increases.

Click colTREND: The emerging strength and success of Click & Collect stores have become conveniently-located distribution channels. Throughout London, window decals prominently display messaging announcing that Click and Collect is available at their location.

– Aileen Messinger, VP of JLL Retail

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