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Paco Underhill’s informal book Call of the Mall is like a trip to the mall with several different customers and features conversations with salespeople and with . Call of the Mall has ratings and 87 reviews. Anina said: This is a pretty neat book. The guy who wrote it is a professional who observes people in ma. Review the key ideas in the book Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill in a condensed Soundview Executive Book Review. Summaries & book reviews of the year’s.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or cll – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He nails our ambivalence about indoor shopping saying, “the mall, like television, is an easy American target for self-loathing.

We look at the mall and wonder: But Underhill doesn’t whine.

When he critiques multiplex theatres, raunchy bathrooms or the absence of coatrooms, he also offers witty suggestions. For example, how to turn a well-appointed restroom into a profit center.

Underhill is convinced that online shopping and fatigued boomer shoppers are leading to the “post-mall era. It is a smart, observant meditation–one that suggests the past and the future of our shopping culture.

Although he offers glimpses of shopping centers around the world, the bulk of this excursion takes place in a mall a few miles outside Manhattan, as Underhill and a rotating cast of companions wander through stores looking for various items, commenting about what does and doesn’t work about the shopping and social experience.

The colloquial narration works well, even under potentially strained circumstances “I need to use the bathroom, and you’re coming with me”although the casual recognition of gender differences in shopping patterns sometimes leads to observations that that readers may find ccall, like comments on the physical assets of “fat and curvy” women.

Underhill clearly revels in mall culture, though he looks upon it with a sharply critical eye; among the biggest complaints: No detail is too small to escape his attention; if one ever wondered why clothing racks always seem stuffed to capacity, for example, he explains it’s because rising real estate prices have largely eliminated storerooms.

Some might ask how much detail shoppers really want about how stores entice them to buy, but any nagging doubts will be swept away by the engaging manner in which Underhill passes along the keen insights he’s gained through years of retail consulting. February 9, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Paco Underhill, the Margaret Mead of shopping and author of the huge international bestseller Why We Buynow takes us to the mall, og place every American has experienced and has an opinion oc.


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As a follow-up to the bestseller Why We Buyhe has written an arch entertaining ethnography of the shopping mall. Energized by two dripping cinnabons, Underhill guides readers on a walking tour to encounter senior mall walkers, teen jean and hoodie shoppers, shoe fetishists, six second sales greeters, kiosk vendors and food court diners.

Bestselling “retail anthropologist” Underhill Why We Buy talks readers through every aspect of malls, from the first glance at their ugly exteriors along the side of the road to the struggle to remember where the car’s parked. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Share your thoughts with other customers.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paco Underhill shares the history of the mall, talks about present day malls and predicts a dismal mall future, but also prescribes remedies for oaco future that malls could follow so that they do not become completely obsolete.

Underhill has a conversational writing style. He takes the reader through a tour of the many facets of a mall, beginning with how people decide which mall to go to for shopping.

He then discusses the facades, the parking lots and ca,l they can improve, then goes inside. From what I have read hhe his website, the author takes this kind of tour with business people to help them improve their own brand and sales.

I feel as if I were on one of his tours. Therefore, I was looking forward to this new effort with a great deal of anticipation, most of which was disappointed. Somewhere in this book is approximately one essay worth of interesting material; unfortunately, it’s smeared all over a longer book that doesn’t really stand up to the material.

I really wanted to like this book, but I did not. If you haven’t read the first book, skip this one, and read that one. This was a waste of my time. One person found this helpful. I recommend “Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping by the Author of Why We Buy” by Paco Underhill to anyone who is interested in marketing, retail, merchandising, or shopping, in general.


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If you liked “Why We Buy,” you will want to read this book. Paco Underhill is one of my favorite authors. His books are filled with useful information and insights.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Gives you great ideas. The only reason it doesn’t get five stars is because it needs updating.

Paco’s book remains a classic explaining human behavior about and udnerhill retail shopping. It is a must for anyone who has job responsibilities in this area and a really fun read for anyone else who just wants to understand.

Paco has put out yet another book worth reading Americans spend alot of time and money in shopping malls. Underhill knows why this is and how retailers can increase both of these things.

Call capl the mall takes you on undehrill journey through an ordinary mall in New Jersey. The book covers everything about a mall that a consumer is influenced by. He starts in the parking lot and ends with high end department stores.

The part I enjoyed the most of the section on malls outside of the United States, especially those in Japan. He placed this section in the book perfectly and it is by far the most interesting part. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in retail marketing and consumer behavior.

It is required for a business class for me. It was in great shape and a super fast read. See all 48 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Call of the Mall: Set up a giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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