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Personalised solutions for individual needs
This Case Study introduces students to Dell, one of the world's largest providers of computer systems and services. It outlines the features of the Dell direct customer business model and examines ways in which Dell is altering its approach to changing needs of its customers.
As a result of reading this Case Study the student should be able to:
- Understand the operation of the Dell direct customer business model and the role of Dell.com
- Describe the ways customers can individualise their purchases in line with Dell's personalisation ethos
- Appreciate the importance of Dell.com in enabling customer driven innovation
- Provide examples of Dell actions in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dell is the #1 personal computer provider in the USA and #2 worldwide.
The Dell direct customer business model allows customers to purchase custom-built products and custom-tailored services.
Dell generates more than $50m revenue per day in sales through its worldwide websites.
Dell’s focus on personalisation has strengthened as consumers expect more from companies and want tailor-made solutions that meet their individual needs.
Dell is a global industry leader in recycling.
Dell is adding new distribution methods to its direct sales business model. By combining with large retail chains and stores, Dell is making an evolutionary change from its successful direct model to giving consumers the ability to buy products in a retail store format.
Dell is a leading global computer systems and services company which adopted a direct business model – selling customised products via phone or the Internet.