Implications: Speaking at a home furnishings conference a couple of weeks ago in New Orleans, I mentioned the concept of C2C marketing; where consumers try sell furnishings they already own before (or after) buying the set that will replace them. There were a lot of heads nodding in agreement when I asked if people had noticed that behavior in their stores.
Craig’s List and e-Bay make it easy for folks to sell and recycle property. But might there also be an increasing trend toward trading services, too? We’ll have to watch.