Features Updates | October 26th 2015

9 Inventions that changed the way we shop

The rise of internet shopping has had a profound impact on the way we shop, and is perhaps the biggest retail innovation that most of us have witnessed in our lifetimes. But the move from physical shop to screen is just one step forward among many, bringing with it a wide range of services such as click & collect, one-click payment and more.

Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the biggest revolutions in retail – from the first catalogues to the dawn of the drone age.


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October 26th 2015 - by @CollectPlus