SHOP CRAWLS combat retailers SHOPping ONLINE, downtown committees

SHOP CRAWLS combat retailers SHOPping ONLINE, downtown committees

SHOP CRAWLS combat retailers SHOPping ONLINE, downtown committees.FINALLY!  Retailers have figured out a really neat way to combat the current tendency for customers to shop online.  Retail store owners and down-town planning committees in a number of U.S. cities are busy organizing shop crawls.

The WSJ relates that there have been a variety of “crawls’ – all the way from a 3-hour vintage/salvage shop crawl to a summer shop crawl complete with cocktails.  It would seem that the possibilities are endless – just stir in a little bit of ingenuity and creativity with an interested shopper market – and voila! a cool idea come to fruition.  My congratulations to the retailers who were responsible for instituting the idea – and to those groups who continue to use and embellish the idea.  American ingenuity at its best!  Eat your heart out, Jeff Bezoa!

SHOP CRAWLS combat retailers SHOPping ONLINE, downtown committees

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