How Data Can Enable Business Disruption: Traditional Retailers Must Take Note Of The Sharing Economy Recently, I talked with the CEO and founder of reBuy about the shifting dynamics in the retail sector as a result of digitalization. The use of data has evolved to the point where data has become the enterprise’s most critical business asset in the age of the customer. The business model of reBuy reCommerce — the leading German marketplace for secondhand goods — can help CIOs understand how the intelligent use of data can significantly disrupt a market such as retail. The case of reBuy offers interesting insights into how the wider trends of the sharing and collaborative economy affect retail. If you can buy a good-quality used product with a guarantee for half the price, many people will not buy the product new. Many consumers increasingly accept product reuse and see it as an opportunity to obtain cheaper products and reduce their environmental footprint by avoiding the production of items that wouldn’t be used efficiently.
Get Your Travel On on Pinterest Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here! HomeAway Acquires Australian Vacation Rentals Site Stayz For $198 Million Cash NASDAQ-listed vacation rental site HomeAway has acquired Stayz, an Australia-based vacation rental service and market leader in the region, for approximately $198 million in an all-cash transaction, the company is announcing today. The move includes Stayz Group sites Stayz.com.au, Rentahome.com.au, TakeABreak.com.au, and YesBookIt, and brings an additional 33,000 Australian vacation rental properties to HomeAway. HomeAway bought the Stayz Group from Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax Media Limited, owner of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, which itself purchased the company in 2005 for $12.7 million. Stayz had generated AU$25.4 million in revenue in its last fiscal year 2013 (ended in June 2013), the majority of which is generated through its commission-based business model, HomeAway notes.
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Report: Sharing is the New Buying, Winning in the Collaborative Economy The Collaborative Economy Movement Changes Business This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. That means that people go to a site like LendingClub to get funding for their new project, rather than a traditional bank. O Canada: Beautiful Blogs to Discover from Our Northern Neighbors "The Rabbit Hole" by Nydia Kennley It's a pretty safe guess that Apartment Therapy readers enjoy looking at beautiful, compelling, and sometimes unusual things. We love visual stimulation, whether the design is purely aesthetic or solution-based for our homes and lives. Checking out blogs from around the world expands our horizons by giving us a look at the artistic produce of people imbued with and expressing a culture and environment different than the one we're steeped in.
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