For centuries, traveling merchants toted their wares around to sell them from town to town. The added value these salesmen offered was their in-depth knowledge of a specific product. Before the advent of the internet, salespeople had to visit their customers in person to share their knowledge. With the coming of the internet, the rise of high-speed mobile data connections in combination with smartphones and particularly the release of the first iPhone in 2007, this process has been fully digitised. It is now largely in the hands of the customers themselves. Does this spell the end for the traditional salesman?