Convenience stores look at mobile app potential

The China Post
Date: March 30, 2015

TAIPEI — Two major convenience store chains in Taiwan are trying to introduce mobile apps to give customers access to a greater range of services and boost sales as e-commerce could soon revolutionize the convenience store industry.

American and Japanese retailers are already starting to develop new forms of omnichannels that combine the advantages of in-store shopping and online shopping by aggressively investing in acquiring or merging with e-commerce enterprises.

Taiwan, which has the highest concentration of convenience stores of any country in the world, is now poised to follow suit in developing e-commerce.     [FULL  STORY]

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