Intermediary Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Sell Steps: Sell steps include the activities Intermediary customers take in selling and delivering the product to their customers. These activities include their own customer recruitment and product delivery.

Experience: Enhance the experience the customer has with the product

3. Increase the customer's sense of security with the product

c. Your investment is safe

Eliminate risk of competition

No. SIC Year Note
1 0 2004 In order to avoid cannibalization and competition within a brand, some companies offer just one product at a time. Harman International Inc. is known for high-end speakers. With the introduction of the JBL Creature II system, Harman cut the price by $30 on the new version and added features and discontinued the old line, ending the threat of competition. The company tries to keep products priced at least $50 apart and keep technical specifications distinctly different. Procter & Gamble employs a similar approach by keeping just one or two market leading products in each of its segments, rather than stuffing a category full of competing products.
2 2076 1988 Orval Kent developed "creative and innovative marketing and promotion" to create customer pull with the channel in mind. Attitude is to help make money for their customers (the channel) so they keep buying the product.
3 2082 1991 In the three-tier distribution system that is in place in the beer industry currently, brewers assign exclusive territories to their customers. These agreements mean that any retailer that lies in a wholesaler's assigned territory must buy from that wholesaler's assigned territory must buy from that wholesaler.
4 2400 1999 Traditional retailers are demanding reassurance from manufacturers that Web retailers won't be able to sell popular merchandise at fire-sale prices. In some cases, retailers are threatening to boycott manufacturers whose goods are offered online. At the same time, furniture makers fear being left behind if e-commerce turns their industry upside down.
5 2721 2005 Despite original skepticism, the newsweekly The Week, which compiles its coverage from a variety of sources, has quickly gained both readership and advertisers. Advertising pages are limited to just 30% of the book, compared with an average of 48% for all magazines. Advertisers like targeting a small, wealthy audience as it gives each ad more attention.
6 3140 2000 The shoe store closures in the past few years have made the industry more healthy. The number of large-chain, non-athletic footwear stores slid to 2,151 from 3,043 in 1996. The remaining players are having a field day in an optimal environment. Square footage at athletic chains has shrunk by 8%-plus. Moreover, the chains have worked through excess square footage and inventory during the past two years, in turn stabilizing price and cutting down on promotions. Vendors are helping by coming up with exclusive products.
7 3600 2000 Japan's Pioneer allowed Apple to be the first to sell its SuperDrive recordable DVD drives.
8 3716 2002 Clayton Homes' retailing arm moves 60% of the 20,000 unit annual output. In Knoxville, the company uses names Clayton, Luv, Country Squire, Crossland and International for its retailers. That way the customers thinks they are shopping around, when in fact they are looking at five different Clayton models.
9 5000 2003 The larger malls and middle market consumers have allowed premium specialty retailers to expand quickly. By offering a mix of name and own-brand goods made in small quantities, the retailers have contributed to the success of new and smaller new-luxury makers.
10 5182 2003 The Sidney Frank Importing Co uses extravagant campaigning strategies to increase the sales price through a high profile presentation. The company makes its new products exclusive so they are only offered at high priced bars.
11 5331 2003 Tupperware Corp. pulled its high-selling merchandise out of Target because such high sales were threatening sales at Tupperware parties, the company's largest revenue source.
12 5600 2005 Abercrombie is nearing the company's stated 400-store limit in the U.S., there is room to expand internationally, beginning in Canada and moving into Asia-Pacific and Europe.
13 5699 2002 Swatch is introducing limited-edition timepieces exclusively at select individual stores.
14 5941 1999 Fogdog Sports won an exclusive contract to sell Nike Inc.'s full line of sporting goods on Fogdog's Web site. Until now, Nike had resisted joining forces with a Web retailer, preferring to confine its online sales to its own Web site. Fogdog has agreed to sell a 12 percent stake to Nike as part of the arrangement. Nike will acquire about 6.2 million shares of Fogdog stock at $1.03 a share. The exclusive agreement is for six months.
15 5945 1995 Arcades, not retailers, have the hot video games these days – realistic, 32-bit and 64-bit simulations that won't be available for home use until late 1995, at the earliest.

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