Leapfrogging Amazon from the retail backward ?

What about this innovation applied to the traditional bookseller retail bmodel ?

Is Blackwell´s stores network a new value offer for some clients segment ? : Personalized (black vs.coloured )books , personal touch & advice from the local bookseller ,quick response and ready made books on demand, with no inventories and upgraded bookshop scenario and unique emotional experience...

It´s just an inventor trick with no long run...?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIq0VqF0MnA&feature=related

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/24/espresso-book-machine-b...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/b...

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I've heard from insiders at Chapters / Indigo that they invested heavily in a similar machine (if not this brand), to compete with similar investments made by Barnes and Noble.

It looks to me like the big book-sellers who are loosing big sales to Amazon are the ones who are really going to benefit from these things!!!

I'd also say it works best when paired with the traditional book browsing experience. Browsing books on a shelf is still a wonderful experience that hasn't been matched digitally and doesn't look like it will be for a while. There's a very particular customer case I see this machine fulfilling, that you were right, Amazon long tail distribution was one of the only services that was really fulfilling that case.

Best,
-Alan
Thanks Allan :

There is an experiment going on...we will see what follows.

The real thing is there is still life after the Amazon-shock , and customer segmentation and business -model innovation still matters in this sector of the retail-bookshop business.

Myself as a Borges´s pupìl benefit of both worlds : emotional and serendipity real shelf browsing and navigating through the global´s big library of Amazon

Best
Fernando
Hi Fernando,

Thanks for sharing. At the moment we are in the research process of printing the BUsiness Model Generation Book. Cool to see this option also. We do have a different size ;-)

I was thinking to share the research on the Hub... Would that be interesting?

Cheers Patrick
From my point ov view, of course it will be interesting this "experiment within the experiment".

Size doesn´t matters in this case ;-)

Best Fernando

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