Category Archives: Product and Pricing Strategies

How Apple Creates Such Amazing Products

Eric Barker (photo, left) writes, "Apple calls it concurrent or parallel production. All the groups— design, manufacturing, engineering, sales— meet continuously through the product-development cycle, brainstorming, trading ideas and solutions, strategizing over the most pressing issues, and generally keeping the conversation open to a diverse group of perspectives… it avoids this chronic problem of good […]

Amazon Blows Walmart Out of the Water on Value: Survey

Low-income Internet shoppers vastly prefer the world's largest online retailer to the world's largest bricks-and-mortar chain, finds new research by BrandIndex. Perceived as offering a better bang for their buck, adults 18+ earning $50,000 or less per year said they prefer Amazon's online convenience to Walmart's in-store experience, with its potential for free shipping and […]