Showrooming is not a fait accompli … or the death of bricks and mortar
The term "showrooming" is the new buzzword in the dictionary of retail. It refers to the act of consumers literally shopping on their smartphones while in the aisle of a retailer. Consumers using mobile devices to shop in aisle has been noted as particularly impacting consumer electronics retailers like Best Buy. In fact, it has been portrayed that bricks and mortar retailers have become "helpless has beens". But, Best Buy and others are fighting back. There are 5 ways that retailers can beat showrooming by changing the consumer experience.