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July 2015

Send a basket

By |2017-01-17T11:20:46+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Ecoshopper. Image credit techzim.co.zw

Ecoshopper. Image credit techzim.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: Send a Basket.

Send a basket

  • the service is offered by cash and carry wholesalers with many branches throughout the country
  • used when a sender wants to purchase for someone located in in another area
  • the service is provided […]

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Self-selection and Self-service

By |2017-01-17T11:20:47+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Buffet is an example of self-service. Image credit Media-Wiki

Buffet is an example of self-service. Image credit Media-Wiki ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: Self-selection and Self-service

Self-selection

  • is a method of selling goods used in department stores and variety chain stores
  • cash points are dotted throughout the store
  • a customer pays for […]

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Pre-packaging

By |2017-01-17T11:20:48+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

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Image credit efroschheiser.blogse.nl ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: Prepackaging

Packaging

  • refers to the practice of placing goods into containers by the manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers.

Advantages of pre-packing

  • goods become easier to display
  • some packaging protects goods against damage
  • prevents goods from deteriorating
  • reduces soiling of goods from constant consumer handling
  • allows branding […]

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Branding

By |2017-01-17T11:20:49+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The coke brand is one of the most popular brands in the world. Image credit etecetera.com

The coke brand is one of the most popular brands in the world. Image credit etecetera.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade :Branding

Branding

  • is giving a distinguishing name label or mark to the product […]

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Franchising

By |2017-01-17T11:20:49+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Nandos shop. Image credit lovealdershot.co.uk

Nandos shop. Image credit lovealdershot.co.uk ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: Franchising

Franchising

  • A franchise is an agreement in which a retailer (franchiser) gives the right to another trader (franchisee) to use the name of the business and to sell the franchiser’s products in a given […]

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Vending machines, DIY products and Shopping Malls

By |2017-01-17T11:20:50+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A DIY Kit. Image credit 2020pv.co.uk

A DIY Kit. Image credit 2020pv.co.uk ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Vending Machine, Do It Yourself products and Shopping Malls.

Vending machines

  • These are machines, which are installed in buys areas.
  • An example is an ATM (Automated Teller Machine).
  • The machines may be hired or leased. They operate […]

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E-commerce

By |2017-01-17T11:20:51+02:00July 5th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

E commerce. Image credit techniasia.com

E commerce. Image credit techniasia.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: E-commerce
  • It is a system of buying and selling goods and services electronically.
  • The system operates through a computer connected to the internet or a television which has satellite connections. The products sold should […]

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