ENHANCING THE BLENDED SHOPPING CONCEPT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES - Added Value for Customers, Retailers and Additive Manufacturers

Britta Fuchs, Thomas Ritz, Henriette Stykow

Abstract

This paper starts from the idea that combining processes of eCommerce and traditional commerce (blended shopping) can bring advantages for customers and retailer. One possibility to take the emerged individualization trend on consumer markets into account is to integrate latest rapid prototyping technologies (additive manufacturing) in order to enhance the blended shopping concept. The availability of Internet can be seen as the enabler for such services. First blended shopping and rapid prototyping with its latest developments of additive manufacturing (AM) are explained. Then their impacts on the aimed individualized blended shopping concept are depicted with the help of a use case. From this use case the benefits for business and consumers are derived and additionally the framework of a needed AM-toolkit is concretized. Finally the paper closes with a future outlook on the necessity of research in the field of individualization aspects of blended shopping and web standards.

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Fuchs B., Ritz T. and Stykow H. (2012). ENHANCING THE BLENDED SHOPPING CONCEPT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES - Added Value for Customers, Retailers and Additive Manufacturers . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-08-2, pages 492-501. DOI: 10.5220/0003933704920501


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@conference{webist12,
author={Britta Fuchs and Thomas Ritz and Henriette Stykow},
title={ENHANCING THE BLENDED SHOPPING CONCEPT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES - Added Value for Customers, Retailers and Additive Manufacturers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2012},
pages={492-501},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003933704920501},
isbn={978-989-8565-08-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - ENHANCING THE BLENDED SHOPPING CONCEPT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES - Added Value for Customers, Retailers and Additive Manufacturers
SN - 978-989-8565-08-2
AU - Fuchs B.
AU - Ritz T.
AU - Stykow H.
PY - 2012
SP - 492
EP - 501
DO - 10.5220/0003933704920501