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  • Can collaborative consumption beat price discrimination?
  • Can collaborative consumption beat price discrimination?
    Daniel Foster, Creative Commons (2014) ©
CASE STUDY

ShopandBox: get a local price from anywhere in the world

Australian shoppers pay up to 35% more than their international counterparts for items from retailers like Topshop, Gap and IKEA. In response, ShopandBox gives the power back to consumers. But do people really want the hassle of dealing with a third party when ordering online?

Location Australia

Scope
While the global online marketplace has undergone significant innovation and transformation over the last decade, it’s still plagued by two key issues; price discrimination and product availability. [1] ShopandBox claims to solve both these issues simultaneously by allowing customers to shop from literally any online or brick-and-mortar store across nine countries, choosing exactly what they want to buy and how much they want to pay for it.

With a focus on the frustrated Australian consumer who is subject to arbitrarily higher prices at the hands of international retailers, ShopandBox hopes to alleviate the high costs ...

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