The goal of every consumer products company is to earn the ultimate trust – which is loyalty – with the end user.
It is the grand prize in marketing.
And Amazon is on it’s way to earning the ultimate marketing bogie – Customer Trust.
The approach Amazon has taken is multifaceted but with a very clear vision. There are several platforms that standout in my mind that are real and some in late stage development that will continue to widen the e-commerce gap in favor of Amazon.
Delivery to Where Customer Wants It
Certainly; Amazon and other online retailers have mastered the delivery of orders to home and business addresses.
With the rash of “porch poaching” thieves taking the deliveries before the rightful owner can retrieve, is gaining national attention. I have been the victim of this. Not once, but twice within a two-week period during the holiday season with Amazon a couple of years ago. The orders were more expensive electronic goods, so not a cheap replacement. Amazon customer service didn’t bat an eye, and replaced the order without any hassle. I feel certain any other e-commerce retailer would have done the same. Amazon is taking a step ahead. . .
Amazon Lockers are brilliant.
Providing options and solutions for delivery is part of an e-commerce value chain proposition. Amazon is taking it to the next level. It provides end-to-end trust – Purchase of Product, at Price offered, Delivered on-time, and secured that the shipment is available for the customer to receive.
When the trust factor is fulfilled seamlessly, that is where loyalty is created. That loyalty enables great things and momentum to happen in gaining share of wallet. New products, some pricing latitude, and much more.
Knock Knock. . . I’ll Let Myself In
Amazon’s latest venture / offering is Amazon Key. This will truly test the amount of trust the consumer will allow Amazon.
The dynamic at play is huge. It is the continued evolution or dimensional shift to how consumers will purchase and receive products into their homes.
Think about it – Amazon is a service provider of transactions of selling products to the end user that have disrupted traditional supply chain mentality with the use of technology. Once in the home, that seems like mecca for consumer engagement and countless other products and services they could provide through the single marketing platform.
Very exciting times and look forward to what comes next as the continuum of consumer products method of reaching the end user will continue to change and shift!
Just for a Smile. Have to pass this along. Courtesy of the Reddit community….
“It kinda makes sense that the target audience for fidget spinners lost interest in them so quickly.”
Hope you have a great week!
Business leader and continuous learner in consumer durable products sold through various partner channels; retail, capital goods, infrastructure product.
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