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
3. Economic limitations: Segment customers according to the limitations set by their economic interests and concerns
Savings of potential product vs. current solution:
Savings from the creation of economies of scale for customer segments who incur costs at levels above those of currently available through economies of scale
|Since PolyMedica is the largest direct shipper of diabetes test strips, glucose monitors, and insulin to patients, it can negotiate bulk discounts from manufacturers to avoid charging patients a fee.
|Ingram has found an increasing role in delivering the widest range of computer products right to the customer's doorstep. So, while high-powered PC-retailing chains such as CompUSA, OfficeMax and Staples continue to rely on Ingram to deliver their supply,
|Amazon has a new tale of brick and mortar partnerships with the likes of Target that will put Amazon on the road to profitability. Target is estimated to be doing anywhere from $100 million to $450 million in sales online each year.
|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.
|Annuity & Life is a life insurance firm that provides reinsurance, therefore only taking part of the risk. "We're making a bet that you live longer." This is a good bet for them to take because of modern medicine.
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