In July, Amazon announced the launch of an online store for 3-D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize over 200 items like dolls, jewelry, and cookie cutters, to name a few.
“The introduction of our 3-D printed products store suggests the beginnings of a shift in online retail that manufacturing can be more nimble to provide an immersive customer experience. Sellers, in alignment with designers and manufacturers, can offer more dynamic inventory for customer to personalize and truly make their own,” said Amazon’s Petra Schindler-Carter in a statement.
A shift indeed, has taken place. Not only is it allowing consumers to personalize products, it’s allowing them to create and sell them. Today, it has become possible for anyone to buy and use 3-D printing to create food, shoes, organs, almost anything. That, along with the added incentive to bring products to market in a fraction of the time, has become extremely attractive to the manufacturing industry.
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According to the Insurance Information Institute, “More than 9 million consumer fraud and identity theft complaints have been filed with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and private organizations over the five years 2009 to 2013.”
It’s everywhere and in every industry.
But, many industries have chosen to confront this issue head on — like the automotive industry.
As mHealth technology improves, the market prepares for it
We’ve all seen the apps. The ones that track your baby’s growth, or tell you how many miles you ran, or what that weird rash really is. You know what I’m talking about. These all serve their purpose in many first world situations. But, what if there was a way to use your smart phone to reach the underserved?
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The six-month hurricane season officially started on Sunday, June 1. But, the first hurricane of the season, Hurricane Arthur, just made landfall earlier this month off the coast of North Carolina. As a Category 2 hurricane, Arthur brought 100 mph winds and several inches of rain with it, creating damage along the east coast, according to The Weather Channel.
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About 93 percent of all accidents are attributed to human error. This statistic is likely leading the way for a new trend in the auto industry, and it could impact the auto insurance industry in a big way too, according to Zurich’s Jonathon Charak, FCAS, MAAA.
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