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Unifying Channels to Reach Customers: Omni-Channel Strategies

  • Tawfik JelassiEmail author
  • Francisco J. Martínez-López
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Abstract

Firstly, this chapter presented reasons why firms should implement omni-channel strategies. Secondly, this chapter provided a framework of an omni-channel system. An omni-channel system needs to increase channel visibility and channel integration. This chapter detailed channel integration encompassing channel types, channel agents, and channel stages. Thirdly, this chapter discussed three major stumbling blocks on the journey to omni-channel. Fourthly, this chapter categorized channel conflicts and offered contingent solutions for each type of channel conflict. Lastly, SoLoMo represents three dominant vehicles to integrate various channels. This chapter shed light on how companies should devise their omni-channel strategy by SoLoMo.

Keywords

Omni-channel strategies Channel conflict SoLoMo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tawfik Jelassi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francisco J. Martínez-López
    • 2
  1. 1.IMDLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Business Administration 1University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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