A Pervasive Comparison Shopping Business Model for Integrating Offline and Online Marketplace

Lee, K., Seo, Y., A Pervasive Comparison Shopping Business Model for Integrating Offline and Online Marketplace, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, p.289-294, Fredericton, Canada, 2006.pdf

ABSTRACT

In always-online environment that allows consumers to be online anytime, anyplace, the next step will be the integration of online and offline markets and there is a possibility that the role of offline retailers shifts to that of a displayer. When this occurs, appropriate technological devices and business models should be explored so that both displayers and retailers can benefit. To this end, this paper proposes an Auto-Identification technology (e.g. RFID)-based pervasive comparison shopping business model. The auto-identification technology will allow consumers to be seamlessly connected to the network, and the advent of a new shopping network will enable an incentive mechanism between displayers and retailers. Ultimately, a new shopping network will enable consumers to be engaged in seamless commerce.

Keywords

Comparison Shopping, Auto-Identification, RFID, Ubiquitous Computing, Seamlessness, U-Commerce, Business Model

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About Kyoung Jun Lee
Professor of Kyung Hee Univ.

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