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Jacob
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Jacob   6/16/2014 12:11:07 AM
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"Al lof that is true. In addition to that, I think consumers want to get out of the house and do something. Comparative shopping is and activity, ansd on some level, a social outlet too."

Eldredge, nobody have time for comparative shopping and they don't want to come out from their house, what's to do.

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Eldredge   6/13/2014 5:49:16 PM
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@Jacob - Al lof that is true. In addition to that, I think consumers want to get out of the house and do something. Comparative shopping is and activity, ansd on some level, a social outlet too.

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Jacob   6/13/2014 3:43:54 AM
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"shopping at physical locations provides a chance to get out of the house, and also allows the customer to see and evaluate products being committing to the purchase."

Eldredge, the only advantage of online shopping is its convenience in terms of pricing and purchasing with few clicks. You won't be able to either test it or physically operate to make sure its damage free through online. So for a real experience of shopping you have to visit the nearby retail shops.

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Jacob   6/13/2014 3:29:57 AM
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"Perhaps brick-and-mortar stores do have a chance. Certainly, providing good service to customers (including delivery) is key. But I think there may be one other aspect of brick-and-mortar stores that can't be matched by Amazon"

Eldreg, they have the advantage of support and service. You can approach them anytime with any sort of support and service; I mean they will take responsibility. But if you approach Amazon for a support, they will redirect you with contact details of the customer supporting department of supplier or company.

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Eldredge   6/12/2014 8:36:25 PM
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Perhaps brick-and-mortar stores do have a chance. Certainly, providing good service to customers (including delivery) is key. But I think there may be oneother aspect of brick-and-mortar stores that can't be matched by Amazon et al.....shopping at physical locations provides a chance to get out of the house, and also allows the customer to see and evaluate products being committing to the purchase.

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Jacob   6/12/2014 3:33:05 AM
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"Whichever system retailers choose for home delivery, it is essential that they acquire the skills of a supply chain company. And to truly drive home the advantage of customer proximity, another analyst, Anand Medepalli of JDA Software, rightly argues retailers need to redefine the store concept."

Frank, now a day's most of the companies are offering same day delivery with a premium shipping charge. They used to maintain some warehouses at certain locations (mainly with in the cities) and based on shipping address they will ship from nearby warehouse. The only drawback is it will cover only with in major cities; others have to opt for regular shipment which will reach by 2-3 days.



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