A Channel Approach to Fashion
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background – Previous research has evaluated different distribution systems and chan-nels that companies operate through. However, research primarily has focused on the richness of online channels rather than the value of physical stores. The following report will examine the reasons and implications underlying the choice of channel strategy.
Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is to examine the reason why companies within the fashion and apparel industry, operating in Sweden, choose to operate through a certain market channel strategy. The thesis aims to evaluate four types of market channel strat-egies with the help of case companies.
Method – A qualitative approach to the research has been chosen which consists of a case study including four companies representing different channel strategies. Data col-lection for the analysis where conducted through interviews with persons having vital positions within one of the four companies.
Results and Discussion – The case companies ASOS, Bubbleroom, Cubus and Dressmann each represent one of the chosen market channels. The interviews presented in the results section implied that the companies chosen channel was more appropriate for the market they operated in as well as the target group they were aiming to reach.
Conclusion – Even though research states that today’s society is moving away from the physical store market channel, this study proved that one single strategy is not appropri-ate for all businesses. A company will have to research their target market before ap-propriately selecting a channel strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 55 p.
Channel Strategy, Market Channels, Online Stores, Physical Stores, Apparel Industry, Multi-Channel Strategy, Internet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-23861DiVA: diva2:719279
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
Wilde Björling, MaxMikael