The world of online commerce is exploding with thousands of online retailers vying to capture the attention of consumers, with an ever-increasing number of goods and technologies being manufactured and sold online.
Now, a startup is taking the online shopping experience to the next level by offering customers the opportunity to shop online from their home.
Blair logistics has created a marketplace for online shoppers to shop from within their home or office, with online shoppers able to purchase goods, services and even their own personalised content and logo.
The company, based in Australia, was founded by two former retail industry veterans.
Michael Smith, who has been involved in the Australian retail industry for nearly 30 years, and Scott Dolan, who spent 25 years at the US company Zappos, began developing the business as a business plan.
Michael and Scott are the founders of Blair logistics, which has launched a new online marketplace that will enable shoppers to buy products, services, merchandise, and even personalised packaging and branding, with the help of Blair’s team of more than 200 people.
Shoppers can purchase goods online through the Blair online store, which allows them to browse products and services on-demand from a variety of retailers, and purchase products with a mobile device, a smartphone, or other digital device.
To sign up, consumers have to create an account on the Blarney logistics website and create an email address for their online shopping account.
After logging into their account, shoppers can choose to shop on-site or to take delivery of their products.
Once the product has been delivered, the online customer can return the product to the Blary logistics warehouse for a refund, or to the customer’s address.
Consumers are then able to pick up their products in the same manner as they would return them home, and they can also choose to receive a refund in return for the products.
While the Blaire logistics website is designed to allow shoppers to order and pick up products on-the-go, they can order products at a retail outlet, and pay online through their bank account.
For those who prefer to buy from their local retailer, Blaire offers a range of online and brick-and-mortar stores to choose from, with a wide selection of products and products with unique branding.
A number of other businesses are also expanding their online presence, with Amazon becoming the latest to add a Blair logistics website to its online store.
As a result of their success, the Blairs founders have been approached by retailers, including Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Target, Macy’s, and more.
For more information, read our full story on the business.
Blair plans to expand the online market to include the UK and Australia, and in the future, other countries are likely to join the Blaytons online business.
Source: Blair, Inc.