Ecommerce & Retail

The Internet has already fundamentally changed the way we shop. Wholesalers, retailers and distributors all need to strategically adapt to this fast-changing commercial landscape.

Digital platforms are now on track to intermediate a third of all commerce by 2025. Mobile represents over a third of online transactions globally and social commerce is on the rise. With improving broadband and mobile connectivity, these trends are sure to continue.

New platform business models can unlock exponential growth, thanks to their community network effects, expanded reach and lean infrastructure.

The Launchworks team can help harness the power of new technologies to develop unique online value propositions & platform strategies.

How we work

We have an immediate impact on your organisation. We quickly mobilise the best team for the project and identify key high impact problem areas. We aim to report back with our initial insights and findings within a week of starting the assignment. We are also able to iterate quickly and even work with product teams to prototype solutions and concepts in just a few days.

We know that very few strategic challenges are solved in silos. That's why we combine our economic, regulation, strategy, marketing and technology expertise to craft bespoke solutions for our clients. Operating at the nexus of these different fields allows us to identify and prioritise sustainable high impact strategies.

We are part of a vibrant and innovative ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, managers, academics, and policy makers who are shaping the digital revolution. We leverage these relationships for the benefit of our clients and ensure that relevant, actionable market intelligence and analysis is captured in our work.

We have witnessed first-hand the extent to which Internet-enabled firms have disrupted traditional markets. But the digital aspect of this transformation often overshadows what we believe is a deeper shift in value. Digital platforms like eBay, Google or Amazon are not simply recreating traditional business models online, they are creating new platform-powered ecosystems. Uber has no cars, Airbnb has no real estate, and yet by developing, leveraging and connecting communities, these firms are creating billions of economic value. That's why all our consultants have significant digital platform and e-commerce experience - to help you harness the power of platforms to create communities.

Services

Advice

Winning strategies for the digital age

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Coaching

Digital leadership skills for decision makers

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Innovation

Turning insights into successful businesses

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