Final Customer Purchasing from an Intermediary of the Product

Acquire Steps: Acquire steps include all activities the customer completes preceding the purchase of the product. These steps include the customer's efforts needed to identify and evaluate Intermediaries and travel to the Intermediary location.

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

B. Needs to avoid sources of anxiety

3. Economic limitations: Segment customers according to the limitations set by their economic interests and concerns

Segment's approaches to limit on spending
Segments who might face psychological spending limits

Preferences for or against rebates, coupons and points

No. SIC Year Note
1 5541 1994 Sunoco offering a joint credit card with MasterCard which offers rebates on gasoline purchases.
2 6141 2002 Two of four new credit cards are specifically designed to appeal to people who prefer to redeem points for less expensive merchandise instead of airline tickets. They appeal to a group of customers that choose not to fly because of the high mileage points required.
3 7000 1986 Northwestern Business Travel offering cost-plus arrangements to corporate clients. Offers to rebate commissions, instead billing for actual expenses, plus a markup of between 15% and 20%.
4 7375 2002 Microsoft is launching a new advertising campaign to persuade America Online customers to switch to their Internet service, Microsoft Network. MSN will offer $50 rebates and a month's free service with a 12-month contract for those who change from AOL.

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