Category Archives: collaborative filtering

01 Dec 2008

…brick-and-mortar book stores …: Part 2 — The online store

Raj Bhatt

As I had discussed in Part 1, Barnes & Noble and Borders need to consider three initiatives to compete against Amazon (in addition to shutting down unprofitable retail stores and reducing employee count): Create a more credible online option to compete against Amazon Use brick-and-mortar as a competitive advantage Align inventory to demand In this [...]

collaborative filtering, pricing, sequence analysis


30 Nov 2008

How can brick-and-mortar book stores compete?: Part 1

Raj Bhatt

Last week, Borders and Barnes & Noble declared their third quarter results. Both companies reported a net loss at an operating level. Both companies are shutting some unprofitable book stores and trying to rein in costs to become profitable. I am a big fan of both Borders and Barnes & Noble, and cannot help thinking: [...]

Amazon, analytics, Barnes Noble, basket analysis, book store, Borders, collaborative filtering, long tail, retail