A new company, Electronic Clip, will offer services that can help retailers reduce the amount of digital copying they do.
The service will focus on online shopping and retail websites and allow for faster delivery of orders.
“With eclip you can save money by paying for a copy of a product or service, and you can get it sooner and at a lower price,” says Matt Bittner, founder and CEO of Electronic Clip.
“You’re paying more for the digital copy.”
Bittner said that while the service has yet to be tested on large retailers, the service could be useful for smaller retailers that don’t have a physical presence in a given state.
Bittnner, who is also the founder and president of New York-based retail services company eShop.com, said that when he started looking into the technology and how to use it, he was struck by how quickly digital copying could be reduced.
“I knew that with this kind of technology, we were not going to be able to get rid of it forever, and that’s exactly what we’re going to see in the near future,” he said.
Bettner said he was looking for a service that could work with Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and others.
“Amazon has always been one of the big guys when it comes to delivering things to retailers,” he explained.
“They have a huge number of fulfillment centers around the world.
So I think it was pretty clear that this would be a good fit for them.”
Bettnner said the service would not be limited to online retailers, but would be available to other retailers that are also working on digitizing their stores.
He said the technology could also be useful in other industries, such as in health care, where people are already making decisions on how they spend their time.
“Health care is a very expensive business, so it’s really important that people have a way to buy the things that they want without having to do the digital thing,” he added.
Bettsner said his company would have the opportunity to expand to other retail outlets, but said he has not had any conversations with retailers about doing so.
He explained that he would need to get approval from the federal government to make the service available.