Tag Archives: Japan

What Makes Uniqlo Glitter?

Uniqlo makes and sells casual apparel that includes several categories and social groups. Its clothing items “simple and essential yet universal, so people can freely combine them in their own unique style.” What makes Uniqlo so successful and distinctive? According … Continue reading

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Trust Is a Key to Successfully Competing Online

Online shoppers are often interested in getting the lowest possible prices on the products they want. However, they are unlikely to buy from firms that they do not trust. A recent survey by Rakuten bears this out. Rakuten is a large global … Continue reading

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Store Mannequins Mimic Customer Movements in Japan

There are many fun uses of technology by Japanese retailers to encourage more shopper engagement. John Yong reports for designtaxi.com that: “Japanese clothing retailer United Arrows has found an innovative way to make customers pay attention to its display windows. It … Continue reading

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