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One-To-Many Relationships

Posted 1st November 2009 at 07:14 PM by Gama Seva

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One of the biggest differences between a classical way to market and sell to someone and doing so on the Internet is the ability to market to MANY people simultaneously with the same effort you put out for just one. In a classical marketing model, when you market to people for a physical product or service, you are limited to the business hours you are open, the amount of inventory you have, and how many staff members you employ to service those clients. Online, all...
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Digital Word of Mouth

Posted 31st October 2009 at 05:57 PM by Gama Seva

In classic marketing techniques, referrals are limited. You can ask your customers to refer you, but unless you're willing to pay them substantial referral fees, the odds that they will refer you are spotty. Human nature is that most people won't do something unless there's something in it for them. On the Internet, however, you can literally have armies of people referring you, and they might not even be your customers! All you have to do is know how to exploit the digital word of mouth.
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How Salesmanship Differs Online

Posted 30th October 2009 at 06:20 PM by Gama Seva

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Even so, you may have to coax that 80% a little more to buy your stuff. They are a picky lot who may decide to research other online stores before they buy. In classic marketing, you would have a staff person attending to that customer to find out what they need and then matching his/her need to some product or service the company sells. Online, there are no virtual sales attendants, so how are you going to guide people without having to hire someone to man a phone line?...
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The 80/20 Rule Of Classic Marketing

Posted 29th October 2009 at 11:27 AM by Gama Seva

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Classic marketing is mostly geared towards the idea that 80% of sales come from 20% of top customers. That's called the 80/20 rule. That's why when you walk into two different stores in a mall, they may have slightly different merchandise, but often it is very similar. They are trying to market to the mass of people whose tastes are mainstream and easy to predict, leaving less room for variety and innovation.

In a recession, the 80/20 rule becomes so overwhelming...
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