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Unethical, unprofessional or just unfair? Sadly common practice amongst large businesses to force their suppliers to give them rebates/discounts - using (you may wish to include abuse) their position doing it.
Naturally, it can't be legally enforced it suppliers' remedy is cry breach of contract and the risk is they move to a new supplier.
They are relying that suppliers will roll over.
All rather unfair - or is that just business?
Thanks for this interesting insight Eric.
As an award-winning digital marketing agency working within fashion retail, we're very aware of the constant need to improve and update our clients eCommerce proposition and content whilst not impinging on their brand message nor alienating their existing customer base. A difficult act to manage but not insurmountable given the right amount of expertise I assure you.
At 7thingsmedia.com we know how to maximise budgets of all sizes to generate immediate online/mobile sales and drive new customers in store.
I'd recommend any fashion retailer having a chat with one of our experts prior to starting or dis-banding their online activity.
Thanks again Eric and keep up the good work
Matthew - 7thingsmedia
Comment on: Ecommerce growth means more shops will shut
"Online retailing...has been a cannibalising channel from the start"
Come on Richard!?
This isn't Ecommerce vs. Retail.
There is no E-business, no E-commerce, no E-tail, no E-Retail.
It is now just retail. With as many active route to markets as possible. All working together. Yes they can have separate business models, even P&Ls but ultimately they are aligned in a proposition to the customer.
Surely profit over turnover has always been the focus!
With the announcements this week for BANK and USC it is naturally a worrying trend for classical multi-brand retailers.
Thierry I echo your comments on the basic principles commonly being missed at retail forums / panel discussions to the harm of the industry. Especially the emerging talent!
Comment on: Administrators lined up to close USC stores
"Annoymous" - I echo your comment with regards to the suppliers, and likewise add the 1,000+ employees.
Sad story for USC (and formerly Republic).
What does this means for Sports Direct's plan to improve their "upmarket" retail offering?