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A study by research and innovation consultancy, The Future Laboratory in conjunction with NearSt examines how Real-Time Local Inventory (RTLI), an emerging type of data that shows where products are stocked in high street shops in real-time, is set to create a shift of shopping back in the high street.
NearSt is a retail technology startup getting more people into high street shops by connecting the live inventory of nearby shops to the web. We believe it should be easier to find something from a real shop nearby than order for delivery from an online shopping site.
Our NearLIVE technology platform makes this possible by connecting the products stocked in high street shops to local shoppers searching nearby. We do this using real-time local inventory technology - our unique single view of exactly who stocks what, where, and when.
By connecting Real-Time Local Inventory data to the sites, apps and services already used by shoppers we’re truly making buying local faster and easier than buying online.
NearSt in the news
"The startup has seen a tripling in demand from shoppers seeking out local product availability in 2020" The Times 25.08.2019
"Data team uses net to help high street beat US web giants" Independent 26.04.2019
"NearSt: the Google-backed startup helping high street stores compete with Amazon" BBC 20.11.2018
"Google helps boost High Street spending with search" Daily Mail 21.11.2018
"Google Search shows shoppers local store stock in boost to high streets" Retail Week 20.11.2018
"Google and NearSt tie up to push local high street sales" Monocle 05.04.2019
"Eureka: The Entrepreneurs Podcast" WIRED 11.10.2017
"How the high street can take on Amazon...and win" Guardian 14.07.2016
"Amazon without Amazon" Forbes 28.07.2019
"75% of consumers would prefer to go to a physical store to make a purchase"