Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Marketing channel strategy
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Marketing channel strategy


Published on

Marketing channel strategy

Marketing channel strategy

1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. Chapter 7 Marketing Channel Strategy and Management
  • 2. The Channel Selection Decision Fundamental Questions
    • Who are potential customers ?
    • Where do they buy ?
    • When do they buy ?
    • How do they buy ?
    • What do they buy ?
  • 3. Marketing Channel Alternatives Producer Ultimate Buyers Brokers or Agents Distributors or Wholesalers Retailers or Dealers
  • 4. Direct versus Indirect Distribution
    • Direct - using firm’s own distribution, usually used when:
    • intermediaries are not available or are not capable of satisfying target market needs
    • target markets are easily identifiable
    • personal selling is an important communication tool for the company
    • the company has a wide variety of offerings for the target market
    • organizational resources are available
  • 5.
    • Indirect - using intermediaries
    • type, location, density and number of channels must be determined
    • can sometimes perform distribution activities more efficiently and less expensively
    Direct versus Indirect Distribution
  • 6. Electronic Marketing Channels
    • ...use the Internet to make goods and services available to consumers
    • Disintermediation -- elimination of traditional intermediaries and direct distribution through electronic marketing channels
  • 7. Ultimate Buyers Representative Electronic Marketing Channels Book Publisher Book Wholesaler (Virtual Retailer) Dell Computer Airline Travelocity (Virtual Agent)
  • 8. Channel Selection at the Retail Level
    • Type and place decisions depend on the buying requirements of the target market and the potential profitability of the outlets
    • Number of intermediaries carrying the firm’s offering in a geographic area or density also needs to be determined
  • 9. Exclusive Intensive Selective Extent of Distribution Coverage Wrigley’s Coke Levi’s Sony Lexus Rolex
  • 10. Dual Distribution
    • occurs when an organization distributes its offering through 2 or more different marketing channels that may or may not compete for similar buyers
    • the main consideration is whether it will provide incremental sales revenue or cannibalize existing sales
  • 11. Intermediary Requirements
    • Intermediaries
      • are concerned with the adequacy of the offering
      • require marketing support
      • seek a degree of exclusivity
      • expect a profit margin consistent with the functions they are expected to perform
  • 12. Trade Relations
    • Channel Conflict
    • Sources of Channel Conflict :
      • when one channel member bypasses another
      • over how profit margins are distributed
      • when manufacturers believe that retailers or wholesalers are not giving their products enough attention
      • dual distribution
  • 13. Channel-Modification Decisions
    • Reasons:
    • shifts in geographical concentration of buyers
    • inability of existing intermediaries to meet the needs of buyers
    • costs of distribution
  • 14. Factors in Modification Decisions
    • Will the change improve the effective coverage of the sought target markets?
    • Will the change improve customer satisfaction?
    • Which marketing functions must be absorbed?
    • Does the organization have the resources to perform the new functions?
    • What will be the effect on other channel members?
    • What will be the effect on long-term organizational objectives?