Intermediary Purchasing from the Producer of the Product
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.
B. Needs to avoid sources of anxiety
Risks in relationship: The customer segment needs reassurance it can trust
|Yesterday, Compaq, Microsoft, DEC, and others created the Advanced Computing Environment, an alliance to work together to establish a new industry standard based on RISC technology. They hope to persuade software makers to create programs for ACE.
|Wireless Application Protocol, is a technology for putting the Internet on wireless devices. "The addition of WAP capability is almost meaningless in terms of dollars. It costs, literally, almost nothing to put it on the handset."
|Luxottica turns around orders from even the smallest customers in two hours, building strong loyalty among opticians.
|Seigle's decided in the early 1990s not to compete with giant rivals Home Depot and Lowe's in the retail home-center market and return to being a supplier to home builders.
|Amazon is actually a supplier for Powell. Last year Powell bought 100,000 volumes from it for 22% off list price. Most of Powell's out of print books are from Amazon.
|Microsoft has been plugging away for five years on its Windows Mobile phone software and now has 40 device makers and 380,000 developers writing for it. Two years ago there were only 4 data-enabled phones running Windows Mobile. Now there are 25. Microsof
|Alliance has around 10.5 million users today. "These guys have a unique niche among high-end specialty retailers." Alliance looks to sign four to six new private-label clients next year, a few more than last.
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