Final Customer Buying from the Product Producer

Acquire Steps: Acquire steps include all activities the customer completes preceding the use or the consumption of the product. These steps include the customer's efforts needed for evaluation and acquisition of the product.

2. Emotional: Segment customers according to the personal emotional needs of the segment.

B. Needs to avoid sources of anxiety

2. Limitations set by time: Segment customers according to the causes of the limitations set by time.

Delays related to location: Identify characteristics related to the location of purchase or use that separate one group of customers from others

Distance from the company, from the product, from competition or from some other preferred location
Distance from company or product
Customers in residential areas:
Segments shopping within a few miles of home

No. SIC Year Note
1 0 2004 The most effective strategy for serving affluent customers is to give them entire stores or malls of their own. Poag and McEwen have built lifestyle centers. These complexes feature open-air shopping, high-end stores, and parking lot access to every shop.
2 2096 2000 Next Proteins entire workforce is made up of 30 people, which is less than the research development team at Kellogg. Next Proteins still beat the giant by coming up with a new protein snack-chip. The chips, called Nextra Protein Crunch, are sold at 7-Eleven stores.
3 2844 2003 Estee Lauder has been trying to develop new ways to create some independence from currently struggling department stores. It has recently purchased Rodan & Fields skincare line, made known by its dermatologist creators who sold their products through infomercials. Estee Lauder also began selling a central department-store brand, Prescriptives, on QVC television-shopping network.
4 3578 1988 Eventually, calculator manufacturers made acquisition of their products easier by offering their machines through discount stores, later in prestigious retail dept. stores, & eventually even in hardware stores & supermarkets.
5 7841 2002 Movie Gallery is the nations #3 video-rental retailer and it focuses on secondary markets: small towns and rural areas that have between 5,000-30,000 residents.
6 8062 2004 Universal decided to diversify into psychiatric centers for treating mental-health problems and substance abuse. Plying the strategy of identifying fast-growing markets, the company had acquired 47 behavioral-health centers, up from 13 in 1993.

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