I read an article once about this. What happens when Walmart can't drop prices 
any lower? Who foots the bill when Walmart employees get sick and go to the 
Emergency room? 

John

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter R. [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 03:46 PM
>To: 'WISPA General List'
>Subject: Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings - Competing
>
>Blake Bowers wrote:
>
>> Actually, Walmart has made most of its money by providing the CONSUMER 
>> with
>> what the CONSUMER wants.
>>
>> Walmart fills only what the consumer wants.   That is how they make 
>> money,
>> by meeting those consumer needs/desires.  When a customer wants
>> an apple for ten cents, you don't fulfill those needs by offering an 
>> orange for
>> twenty cents!
>
>Actually, are they supplying what a consumer wants?
>Or simply offering low prices?
>Don't confuse the 2.
>
>Many people want cheaper - or the perception of cheaper.
>When you are selling commodities, it usually does come down to price.
>
>Yet Target sells many of the same items and has a much higher check out 
>average per customer.
>Customer service, neatness, variety, and plain ole English are all 
>things missing from Walmart, IMO.
>
>At what point does that model - of dropping prices - stop working?
>(I have noticed that Walmart is often not the cheapest.)
>And this model only works when you can capture market share.
>
>- Peter
>
>
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