Shopping with the Virgin Mary is a collection of small vignettes, not only about shopping, (even though shopping experiences are sprinkled throughout) but the authors growing relationship, knowledge, and understanding of Mary. Her relationship with the Virgin started off, embarrassingly, in the most benign and superficial of ways. She asked Mary to go shopping with and from that one simple request, came a slow and joyful journey of finding her in daily life. Whether she is approved by one church, local official, law enforcement group, psychiatrist, medium or Boy Scout troop seems to make no difference to Mary. She just keeps showing up whenever and wherever she is needed - to Catholics, Protestants, Pagans, Agnostics, Atheists, Aunt Harriet or Cousin Ed . . . there she is. Poof! The most important is that the holy is available to us everywhere: in large cathedrals, on majestic mountains, and in our own backyards. They are here, not just for the pious or religiously good either, but for each and every one of us . . . if we but ask.
Award-winning creative innovation studio, Holition, has published their latest research on in-store retail user experience surrounding facial recognition and other technology-based points of sales. Research, conducted in collaboration with University College London Interaction Centre, aims to address crucial pain points in consumer experience that involve a new generation of digital technologies. UX Series Volume I entails pioneer studies surrounding customers interactions with Holitions own FACE application, using facial recognition software to aid consumers journeys in-store. FACE specialises in makeup applications, using a plethora of technologies to analyse the consumers, skin tone, shade, skin type, facial features, and more in an effort to ease logistical issues of shopping in-store for and trying on makeup products. The findings underline the apps potential to support consumers whilst shopping and to drive purchase intentions. Holition is an award winning digital creative studio specialising in emerging technologies crafting premium 3D digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering digital luxury organisations. Our clients include Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group and Kering Group across the emerging digital fashion and retail sectors. Holitions international deployments have been installed at premium retail stores including Selfridges, Harrods, Dover Street Market in London, Isetan in Tokyo, and Bloomingdales in New York. The Holition team are experts in the areas of digital retail and are widely invited to be thought leaders at global conferences and events.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: Online shopping is having very bright future. Perception towards online shopping is getting better in India. With the use of internet, consumers can shop anywhere, anything and anytime with easy and safe payment options. Consumers can do comparison shopping between products, as well as, online stores. In present scenario customers are busy that they dont have enough chance and time to go to shopping centers and purchase the things they need, everybody likes to do online shopping. In online, Product assortment is very huge to choose, and make immediate comparison in price, quality, variety, colour and also get product based information like customer feedback. The main purpose of this paper is to determine the Factors Influencing Consumer Perception towards Online Shopping. The objective for this research is to know the customer perception and identify the factors which influence the online customers. A quantitative research design which is descriptive and exploratory in nature was selected to gain insights about customer perception towards online shopping. The questionnaire prepared by using Likerts five-point scale ranging from (1-5) where 1 Means not at all important and 5 Means most important .The research has taken use of closed ended questions. The data collection was done over a period of 8 weeks this was done by going directly to the respondents or through mails. A total number of respondents taken for this study are 154. The collected data is analyzed in statistical method of factor analysis in the IBM SPSS 20.0 software. The data collected on 30 variables was deducted into five factors in the software and analyzed accordingly. The survey revealed that different customers have different perception towards online shopping; most of them having a very good attitude towards online shopping but there are certain customer who still find difficulties or we can say apart from several benefits has some disadvantage in mind of customer. Customer perception keeps on changing with time to time which is to be taken in the consideration.The most important factors that can be taken into account to understand the Internet shopping (Customer Service, Convenience, Experience, Value added service and Product related information). A rare amalgamation of an educator, an administrator and a researcher, Dr. Kunal Gaurav has earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has the distinction of being one of Indias most renowned and iconic Higher Education Institutions, occupying a crucial place in the emergence and preservation of both cultural and intellectual heritage of India. His doctoral research was intended to investigate the Impact of Relationship Marketing and Perceived Service Quality on Customer Loyalty in Indian Automobile Industry. He is an agriculture science graduate and holds MBA (Gold Medalist) with specialization in marketing management. He is an AIMA - Accredited Management Teacher and currently working as Professor in the area of Marketing & Associate Dean (Strategic Research) at ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad. ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in the country blessed with ACBSP accreditation in addition to the approval from AICTE, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India. He has published a number of books in the area of General Management, Brand Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Apart from research article publications in various refereed journals he has presented several papers at national and international conferences. He also holds the honorary position of Senior Vice President of Operations - Internationally Accepted Marketing StandardsBoard (IAMSB), International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP), Canada.
A fast, easy, effective way to learn the French you need while shopping! The Savvy Traveler is the ideal method to learn the French vocabulary you need to be a knowledgeable shopper and experience the fun and adventure of shopping in France or other French-speaking countries. Whether you´re visiting an elegant boutique, a pharmacy, a country market filled with local cheeses, or the glamorous salon of a famous couturier, you´ll know the appropriate words and phrases to communicate easily and effectively. You´ll be able to find the right store for the right item for the right price when you use Savvy Traveler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Savvy Traveler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010982de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fast, easy, effective way to learn the Spanish you need while shopping! The Savvy Traveler is the ideal method to learn the Spanish vocabulary you need to be a knowledgeable shopper and experience the fun and adventure of shopping in Spain or Mexico. Whether you´re visiting an elegant boutique, a pharmacy, an open-air market filled with colorful handicrafts, or the glamorous salon of a famous couturier, you´ll know the appropriate words and phrases to communicate easily and effectively. You´ll be able to find the right store for the right item for the right price when you use Savvy Traveler. Features: Store Talk Basics Clothing and Fabrics Leather Goods and Accessories Antiques and Art Ceramic Ware and Handicrafts Jewelry and Stationery Items Bookstore, Drugstore, Pharmacy Sales Transactions Numbers and Other Indispensables 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010991de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travelers Paradise: New York City Shopping & Travel Guide Discover Everything You Need To Know About What To Do & See In The City Of Dreams Youll soon wake up in the city that never sleeps! You can now have the key to the most up-to-date advice on better and lesser known places to visit at this year-round destination. With all the necessary information to organize the perfect trip, this definitive guide will help you experience New York City to the fullest! This Expert Guide To NYC Includes: All shopping opportunities Top 10 things to do on a budget Tips to get the most out of the city Top New Tourist Attractions Step-by-step sightseeing checklist With this insiders guide to enchanting New York, if youre bored in the city, its your own fault! Dont Waste Another Minute! Scroll Up & Place Your Order Now.
Fed up with fast-fashion and mindless shopping? So was Inger. By committing to a 12-month shop-stop, she delves into the polarizing world of fast-fashion and returns with a bunch of questions. Why do we think shopping is the ultimate female bonding experience? Are people who don´t shop super boring? Considering that the planet is running out of natural resources, should we only shop at ethical stores? And how come everyone always says ´´I have nothing to wear´´ when in the history of the world we´ve never owned more clothes than we do today? Part memoir, part series of unscientific observations, How Do I Look? demystifies shopping and calls for a redefinition of what it means to be a conscious consumer in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Wolken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085511de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Where is the new centre of London´s fashion industry? Where are the funkiest retro shops? Which streets are best if you want to escape from the chain stores? What´s the best way to experience the retail of madness of Oxford Street? What´s happening to London´s traditional tailors and gentleman´s outfitters that you should know about? The mp3cityguides guide to shopping in London is a new and easy to use guide to London´s shops. We start in Notting Hill by telling you how best to explore the market and where to find antiques, food and second hand clothes. We then tell you the history of the King´s Road from Mary Quant´s Bazaar to the arrival of the Sex Pistols and point out where you can still find interesting shops amongst the chains. Knightsbridge might be choked with traffic but the mp3cityguides´ London Shopping Guide will show you where you can window shop in peace. We then move onto the West End and pick out the best individual shops. Savile Row is changing with traditional tailors becoming more open to new customers and funky new tailors opening shops on the Row. We´ll also show you where you can get the best shirts in Jermyn Street. The market and the Piazza are what most people think of if you say Covent Garden but the best places to shop in Covent Garden are not the most well known. The shops in Neal Street and Seven Dials offer cutting edge design and are great if you´re looking for labels, clothes and accessories that are out of the ordinary. Bermondsey and the area around the Oxo Tower are also great places to find interesting and exciting new designers and retailers - we´ll tell you which ones to look out for and show you where they are with our unique edit-it-yourself pdf London shopping guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000021de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We will share with you tips and suggestions on how to enjoy your days in paradise as a budget-minded traveler . For over 20 years, we have traveled to Kauai in many capacities: as single folks, celebrating milestone birthdays and engagements, with infants/toddlers, young children, with tweens/teens, and even in large group family reunions. Anybody can pull out a credit card now and suffer later. You can enjoy all the island has to offer within a reasonable budget! Specifically, you will learn up-to-date FREE or CHEAP ideas straight from the ultimate cheapskate, my husband, Willi-Willi Laska: Activities - Do I have to spend $100/person per day for entertainment? NO, YOU DO NOT! Dining - I want to eat local cuisine, but not spend my entire paycheck! Transportation - How can I get free airline tickets to Kauai? REALLY? Shopping - Where can I buy the best/least expensive/original souvenirs? Accommodations - How can I stay at oceanfront properties, but at super discounted prices? Entertainment - Suggestions for enjoying the music, outdoor beauty, and hawaiian culture for free or cheap! Maybe you want to save a chunk of change to splurge on a helicopter ride or a five star dinner once during your trip? Or perhaps you blew your budget just getting to Kauai and have little leftover? Either way, we promise you will enjoy the island without maxing out your credit card. Here are some examples of secrets and tips we share in the book: Enjoy free Polynesian dancing performances FREE plane tickets to Kauai! Listen for free to local musicians Bring home souvenirs for a fraction of the listed price FREE nights stay at four and five star oceanfront hotels in Kauai Save huge amounts of money for big ticket activities Experience the same resorts and beaches as movie stars Dine in the fanciest restaurants for a portion of the cost as other diners Explore the island like a local Know what activities are worth your time and budget, and which ones to pass over We want you to enjoy the trip of a lifetime without following the herds of tourists from one overpriced activity to the next. Kauai Cheap Vacations will describe in detail how to access unique experiences that are either free or at a reasonable cost. Mahalo!
By one expert´s prediction, within 20 years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives´ drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they track us online. In fact, a hidden surveillance revolution is already taking place inside brick-and-mortar stores, where Americans still do most of their buying. Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants - including Macy´s, Target, and Walmart - is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Grgach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006984de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.