Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brick and Mortar gets a Boost

Three recent stories give some solace for the brick and mortar (B&M) retailers: Showrooming Debunked By Sales Data: CEA, Sun Sets on Endless E-Commerce Summer as Sales Tax Comes to Amazon, LG Switching To A “One Price” On-Line Policy for HDTV, Blu-ray Players and More. The CEA data is a bit suspect as the internal figures given in the story don't reconcile. However, assuming that the CEA has it reasonably accurate, showrooming is not as big of a problem as was suspected, and the playing field between B&Ms and on-line has shifted in the B&Ms favor.

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