A behind the scenes look at how, in only a few short years, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma's vision of "The New Retail", where 800 million consumers take for granted a world of convenience unimagined anywhere else, has become a reality. This complete integration of online, offline, technology and entertainment has changed the rules of commerce forever.
We unpack how a perfect storm of smart devices, digital payments, e-commerce and the need to modernize physical stores led to a complete reimagining of 5,000 years of buying and selling products and services.
The long battle between bricks and clicks is over, and the winner is The New Retail.
Alibaba, JD.com, Tencent and a growing group of innovative brands, retailers and digital pioneers, fueled by the demands of the most spoiled consumers in the world have spurred a retail renaissance and plotted a course for the future of retail and consumption around the world. If you want to see the future of retail and commerce, read this book, and then, if you can, spend a week shopping in Shanghai.
Some key features of The New Retail include:
You will not only discover what the New Retail is and how to participate in the ecosystems and habitats in China that make it work, but hopefully you will be inspired to adapt the technologies, ideas and consumer-centric vision of New Retail into your business, life, brand and products.
Key takeaways from the book include:
Between them, Michael Zakkour, Tompkins International VP of Asia Strategy, Digital Commerce and New Retail, and Ashley Galina Dudarenok, serial entrepreneur, founder of ChoZan and Alarice, have decades of experience in consumer, market and digital strategy in China and Asia and are thought leaders in retail, consumer products, social media, and logistics. Their insights on China's New Retail and its global spread are sure to provide the reader with a window into a world, a model and a way of life that is thriving in the East and heading West.
"The gravitational force of retail has moved east and industry executives thatignore this monumental shift do so at their peril. "New Retail" is a concise, nononsenselook into one of the most profound revolutions in retail history. AuthorsMichael Zakkour and Ashley Galina Dudarenok provide a clear and welldocumentednarrative on how companies like Alibaba, JD and Tencent are, quiteliterally, reinventing the modern concept of retail."
- Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and Author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World
New Retail: Born In China Going Global will help you understand one of the world's most crucial markets. Give it a read and get ahead of the game