Intermediary Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Obtain Steps: The Obtain steps include all activities preceding the selling of the product. These activities include the costs of identifying potential suppliers and stocking the product.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

2. Time – Reduce the time the customer must spend with the product

b. Improve wait times in the process

Warnings and advice

No. SIC Year Note
1 5399 2000 Research shows more than half of the dry-goods items in grocery stores sell less than one unit per week. Additional research shows that most grocers have too much variety.
2 5999 2003 Drop-shipping isn't for everybody. Small, specialty online retailers that carry fewer than a couple hundred products may find it less costly to manage inventory and ship the goods themselves.

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