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July 2015

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|

Image credit efroschheiser.blogse.nl

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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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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