Switching costs are costs that are incurred by a customer to switch between products or services. The following are common types of switching costs.
LearningThe time and expense of learning about a new product or service. If you purchase a new type of mobile device, you need to learn its interfaces.
The requirement to get a new product or service working with everything else you own. For example, importing your data into software.
ConfigurationThe need to configure and customize the new product or service.
DevelopmentThe need to create things for the new product or service. For example, the need to develop software to use a new database product.
Productivity & EfficiencyA decrease in productivity and efficiency due to the process of learning and integrating a new product or service. For example, a salesperson works more slowly after switching to a new type of sales automation software.
Business DisruptionThe potential for your customer services, marketing or operations to go offline as you make changes or switch over.Risks associated with a new product or service. If you try a new shampoo, you may risk a bad hair day.
Cancellation Fees Penalties charged by your current provider such as a cancellation fee. It is common for firms such as telecom companies to attempt to increase switching costs to retain customers, even if they are dissatisfied. Firms with high switching costs may have little incentive to improve customer satisfaction.
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An overview of the mere exposure effect.
A list of ways to compete in a crowded market.
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The difference between premiumisation and commodization.
The primary types of market position.
The common types of consumer goods.
A few sources of competitive advantage for businesses.
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