. lower its costs and increase its profit margins.
Eliminate its transportation costs and improve product quality.
Avoid its tax obligations and meet trade quotas
. reduce product mix and accommodate demand.
Decreases the need to check merchandise
Limits electronic communication
Reduces the order cycle time
Eliminates the need for intermediaries
Use appropriate promotional techniques to inform channel members
Establish ethics policies
Improve communication with distributors or wholesalers
Apply for a line of credit
File a judicial lien
Apply for bankruptcy
Expensive, infrequent purchase with high buyer involvement and few perceived differences
Inexpensive, frequent purchase with low buyer involvement and few perceived differences
Expensive, infrequent purchase with high buyer involvement and strong brand recognition
Inexpensive, frequent purchase with low buyer involvement and strong brand recognition
In storage vaults
On gondolas in the back of the store.
In locked display cases.
On wire shelves near the store's entrance
The product tends to attract early adopters during this phase of the life cycle.
. the business wants to recover its research and development costs.
It can lower advertising costs since the product has a loyal customer base.
Competitors have introduced similar products to the marketplace.