ID: S130031891 – Week 2-1 Project
1. Select an e-commerce company.
2. Visit its website and describe its business model based on the information you find there. 3. Identify its customer value proposition, its revenue model, the marketspace it operates in, who its main competitors are, any comparative advantages you believe the company possesses and what its market strategy appears to be. 4. Also try to locate information about the company’s management team and organizational structure. (Check for a page labeled “the Company,” “About Us,” or something similar). 5. Write a 2-3 page report on your findings, plus any necessary appendixes (i.e. organizational charts, graphs etc.)
The e-commerce company that I have selected is gazelle.com. Actually, they like to consider themselves a re-commerce company, because part of their service is to take devices that might otherwise find their way directly into a landfill and sell them to other people who might still want them. Gazelle.com is a very simple website to use. The most basic explanation of what they do is that they allow you to get money for your old electronics. In order to sell your old devices, you start by navigating to their website, www.gazelle.com. Once you’re there, it’s pretty simple to figure out what’s next. You have a few options, iPhone, Cell Phones (which pertains to other-than-iPhone smartphones), IPad, IPod, Macbook, or Mac. There are pictures of each type of device so it’s dead simple to figure out. Just click on the type of device, and then click on the model of device. Once you have selected your device model, you indicate the condition of your used device, and gazelle.com will give you a quote. If you choose to accept that quote, you’ll enter your personal information, lock in the quote (which is good for 30 days), and gazelle.com will ship you a container to put your device in and ship it back to them. After your product is received at their warehouse, a gazelle.com employee...
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