Shoe Fetish

by on April 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

Zappos maps shoe sales, with shoe pictures, online in real time.  Check it out.  For some reason, I think this is awesome but I couldn't tell you why.

Hat top to Flowing Data.

mk April 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

The intervals are way too regular (~5 seconds-ish), so this couldn’t be “real time” in an actual sense unless there is actually a bottleneck process that prevents completion of more than one order per 5 seconds. But it is still cool.

Jill April 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I was most surprised by the choices being made…perhaps ugly
shoes are on sale today?

JP April 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I so wish Amazon did something like this with book sales.

Joen April 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

The location is probably taken from the zip code only and not the whole address.

Kevin April 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Zappos uses autonomous robots to move stock in their warehouse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdd6sQ8Cbe0

It is awesome living in the future.

rhhardin April 10, 2009 at 4:53 am

I’d guess it’s a way to induce you to buy a shoe and see if it turns up.

JP April 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Kevin — Thanks for the link to the robot video. That is awesome!

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