business models

Fashion & Apparel StockX Ecommerce IPO Lets Customers Decide Price For Shoe Drop

StockX and Ben Baller teamed up to enable the world’s first e-commerce IPO, releasing 800 exclusive new “Ben Baller Did The Chain” slides via blind auction to let consumers' bids determine price

Loyalty & Membership Underwear Brand Offers Subscribers Discounts And Exclusive Prints

In an effort to drive loyalty, MeUndies is providing its subscribers with additional benefits like discounts on all of its merchandise rather than on just its underwear offerings

Advertising Live Auctions Created For Fans At Sporting Events

Dropit is a mobile app that holds live auctions on stadium scoreboards, giving every game fan a chance to win something at very low prices

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Uber Partners With Westfield To Offer Taxi Waiting Lounges

Designated pick-up and drop-off areas will be created at all 33 of Westfield's U.S. shopping centers

Retail Crowdfunding Platform Helps Women In Developing Countries Find Capital

Womentum is giving women a chance to build their own businesses

Entertainment Wyndham Hotels Launches Online Auctions For Loyalty Members

Points can be redeemed by bidding on a range of experiences

Design Ed Cotton: Is The Ownership Revolution Transforming Brands?

As more and more consumers adopt a "collaborative consumption" model, brands move towards service models instead of purchase ones.

Technology Is Freemium At Odds With Profit? [Headlines]

Is offering up products for free really necessary? Could a return to focusing on traditional consumer needs lets brands have their cake and eat it too?

Innovation frog: What Is The Future Of The Design Consultancy?

The design industry is undergoing a change from short term one off projects to long-standing collaborations.

Syndicated Triple Pundit: One For One Makes Consumers Feel Like Philanthropists

With the buy one give one (BOGO) model, everyday consumers can help improve the lives of those in need.

Advertising Grant McCracken: What Business Are We In? Just Business, Actually

Nimble business are learning to abandon the existing business model before someone rips it out from under them.

Innovation Thinking Through The Relationship Of Art, Science And Business

How can boundary-crossing practices change how we approach problems?

Advertising Follow Up: Lessons from Illegal Music Downloads

To curb illegal music downloads, The Economist argues that it is more effective to offer alternative ways of distributing music rather than focusing on litigation and suing users.