From Tide's laundry service app to Samsung's remotely accessed fridge cams, some of the most popular brands are activating with value-added services and functionalities that serve consumers during their busy days

Consumers today are looking to save both time and energy, which has led household brands to offer services that extend beyond the traditional retail experience. By meeting people in the middle of their daily routines, brands with in-step services make themselves easier to access and much more helpful to busy customers.

Taken from our report on the new paths to purchase for home goods, the following companies are rethinking how they engage their audiences. From laundry services to automatic grocery shopping, these brands are reinventing retail for a busy consumer base.

Ford
The car manufacturer is making vehicle maintenance more accessible and seamless for its customers by offering on-demand services. These perks, which work under the FordPass rewards program, include car washes, detailing and tire changes straight to the vehicle, enabled through a connected car dashboard.

Tide
The laundry detergent brand is testing a laundry service that allows customers to prepay for laundry through an app, then drop it off at lockers or boxes inside apartment buildings, offices and other spaces. For city dwellers and others who don't own their own washing machines, this move allows Tide to remain relevant.

Samsung
The Samsung Family Hub fridge allows shoppers to see what’s in their fridge while they're at the store. The fridge connects with functions like Instacart, a recipes app and even Grubhub, acting as a hub for all kinds of food. With additional browser capabilities, the device is much more than just a fridge.

Samsung

Hot Pantry 
Level Hot Pantry is a combination smart oven and vending machine designed to provide office workers with higher-quality meals. The unit uses a fridge and a cloud-connected oven to prepare the food at the right temperature. This saves workers time and money, allowing them to skip the lunch line and still have access to a fresh meal.


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Consumers today are looking to save both time and energy, which has led household brands to offer services that extend beyond the traditional retail experience. By meeting people in the middle of their daily routines, brands with in-step services make themselves easier to access and much more helpful to busy customers.

Taken from our report on the new paths to purchase for home goods, the following companies are rethinking how they engage their audiences. From laundry services to automatic grocery shopping, these brands are reinventing retail for a busy consumer base.