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View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t49JkakYAoE. Research the climate for retailers and wholesalers and describe the major opportunities and challenges retailers and wholesalers can expect to encounter in the coming year.

Feb 26th, 2015

Opportunities :

- Integrated online-offline sale techniques makes the sell faster

- Computer assisted sell lowers the employee costs for the shop

- Computer assisted sell lowers the rent for a traditional shop by not needing large showrooms for the products.

- Lower costs means better prices for the end consumer.

- Customization and retained customer preferences opens a new market for product adaptation and accessorizing.

- Wholesalers can have real-time information on available stock in the shops. This will allow a more efficient use for the supply chain

 Challenges :

- More customized options for the customer means production in smaller series and fast changing portfolios. This will mean a greater design and logistic cost

- Online-Offline merger for traditional shops could mean cause more lost sale opportunities. A customer sends it's favorite gadget to a social media platform and it might reveal the price at the competition

- Wholesalers will have to adapt storage rooms for smaller packs with more different versions for every product. That means larger costs in stock management and logistics.

May 26th, 2015

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