What is the problem with traditional brick and mortar stores?
Consumers have to invest both search and travel time to get to the store – worst case to find an unmotivated employee or a crowded store. How much motivation can expect a consumer to have to come to you multiple times to finalize his or her purchase.
Why not challenging this traditional concept, which some smart companies already have, in some way or another. Think Tupperware for example!
Mini is another great example, launching the “mini store” in Paris with 10 floating Mini Coopers ready to be test driving on the spot. Why is this a great concept? I think it draws attention to the product, it reduces potential clients or customers time requirements (travel time) and it reduces further hurdles and brings in the very intriguing aspect of emotional POS strategies.
I wonder when other car makers will catch up on this – could well see other A-Segment to C-Segment vehicles capitalize on a similar brand to POS strategy. Not sure if it would work for your Porsche 911 buyer – kinda doubt it 🙂