E-handel : En studie av Internet som kommunikationsverktyg
Internet is a channel for marketing which has substantially expanded over the world during the past few years. The success of the Internet has made it possible for companies and organizations to use the web to develop their business both tactically and strategically. Besides that, Internet as a channel for selling is both cheap and effective to reach their costumers. This constant development of the Internet has also brought a change in companies’ communication strategies. When it comes to Internet and marketing, one of the problem is that the user only will look at what catches his/her interests, which differs from traditional marketing channels. This was the underlie for our curiosity to find out which of the different marketing channels that companies use to catch their costumers attention to pay a visit on their homepage. In order to make this possible we have made interviews with five different companies that only sell on the Internet and use Internet for marketing. These interviews will be analyzed using relevant marketing theories and models.We can see a clear division when it comes to the interviewed companies different ways of marketing. To our surprise not all of the interviewed companies use the six biggest channels for marketing trough Internet, which we have brought up in our paper. However, our survey shows that all five companies use direct marketing in one way or another to create a long-term relationship to their costumers, offering them the possibility to shop on the web and constantly update them about the companies products.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:e business companies marketing channels internet
Date of Publication:01/23/2008