"One of the biggest questions faced by brick-and-mortar retailers today is whether prices should be the same online and in stores. Gaining clarity on this issue is critical for traditional retailers to successfully compete in both environments.O autor fala da mesma oferta através de canais diferentes. Julgo que o essencial é alterar a oferta da loja física e fazê-la uma pequena parte, um complemento, de algo bem maior, a experiência de pertencer a uma comunidade.
It’s clear that an increasing number of customers don’t value the experience of shopping in physical stores. [Moi ici: Há que mudar de experiência e repensá-la. Recordar "You Are What You Charge For"].
Brick-and-mortar retailers have a strategy problem. To avoid going the way of milkmen, they have to continue to: ramp up web operations; create new reasons — and value — for consumers to patronize stores; and limit physical locations to areas with populations dense enough to support stores. [Moi ici: Errado!!! A internet ajuda a tornar a geografia irrelevante]...
Retailers should view their online and in-store channels as unique services, much like gas stations offering self-service and full-service options. Relatively higher prices can capture the premium that some customers place on purchasing in-store. Web prices can be lower to compete against aggressive e-tailers.
Smartphones make it easy for customers to find lower online prices while they are in a physical store; this reality may make retail executives hesitant to set different online and in-store prices. The worry is that consumers will be put off by knowing that prices differ based on channel or experience. But this hasn’t been the case with airlines (prices differ if booked online versus over the phone), gas stations (self versus full serve), and retail (regular versus outlet stores).
In those industries, customers accept the price differences and choose what’s best for them. To succeed in the modern world of retail, executives need to embrace web and in-store as unique operations that cater to customers with different needs and price sensitivities."
sexta-feira, janeiro 27, 2017
Alterar a oferta
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