Surviving in the Economy
Brand saves the economy
With the economy causing huge twists and turns in a consumer’s budget and spending power, major companies are trying to keep their brands inside the shopping carts of many families. Before the rise of internet, businesses, like mom and pops or some box chain stores could sell their products via word of mouth or just having a solid reputation. Now, there are not to many mom and pops anymore and the box chains are struggling to meet the wallets of consumers. Many companies have turned to on-line sales to boost their bottom line and keep their brand right in front of the nose of the buyer.
Home Improvement stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot have great websites that sell everything in the store. In addition to the products, the websites offer links on how to do any projects.
Supermarkets have tapped into in the on-line arena by offering weekly circulars, menu and recipe planning ideas and a way to shop from home and have your trunk filled as soon as you pull into the parking lot.
Department stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s keep the customers happy with great coupon deals and free on-line shipping.
One major on-line retailer-Amazon.com has been reaping of the benefits of offering convenience and quality with the few clicks of your keyboard. Amazon partnered with many companies and businesses to sell their unique products. Ringside Collectibles is seeing a boost on Amazon because of the huge popularity with Vince McMahon’s WWE extravaganza.
What also helps these companies to survive the crisis is their brands. They have Unique business names that are recognized and trusted. That gives a sense of security to people when shopping.
There are many people hoping that the current status of the economy is temporary and will be soon a thing of the past. Unfortunately until the ray of economic optimism comes along on the horizon, companies will have to continue to wade through the murky waters of consumer’s spending habits. Companies need to focus on what keeping their products out there whether it be on the store shelf or in the virtual world.