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Just because a company may have an internationally recognized and respected brand does not mean that it is invulnerable to failure when it tries to expand elsewhere.
Here are some of the most famous market entry failures of the past few decades, and the lessons to be learned from them. The plan was to quickly convert these stores and enter the Canadian market in a blitzkrieg of expansion.
Target believed that its Canadian sector could be profitable by However, within two years, Target closed down its Canadian business. An investment of over 4 billion dollars turned out to be a giant failure.
Lesson Learned — Locations must be properly chosen. A big reason why Target failed in Canada is because a lot of the former Zellers stores it bought for conversion were poor locations.
Many were in shopping centers that were not conveniently located for the consumers they targeted. For some, Target took the place of Zellers in shopping centers that were past their height of popularity, as customers had begun to shop at different locations. For others, distance was a factor, as most customers were forced to drive several miles to shop there, a particular inconvenience during cold and snowy Canadian winters.
Target also had to outlay a great deal of money to renovate the Zellers stores, which increased the financial pressures for early success. Customers were still not always pleased with the store layouts and appearance, in part because of the limitations placed upon them by the former Zellers locations.
Dissatisfied with the poor locations, both geographically and physically, many potential customers avoided shopping at Target, one of the leading factors in its quick and dramatic decline in Canada.
Perhaps Target should have spent more time considering why all the Zellers stores were for sale in the first place. Best Buy — Chinese Market Entry Best buy entered the Chinese market inopening nine of its retail stores in the country over the next few years.
However, infive years after it entered the market, it closed all of its stores in China. Despite the fact that the electronics retailer has widespread success in America and other countries, it was unable to keep its foothold in the country with the largest population on earth.
Even though Best Buy faces competition in America and other countries, that does not necessarily mean that the competition in every place will be similar. These local companies were able to outcompete Best Buy by offering similar products at a cheaper price.
The reason these retailers could do this was because they operated out of smaller shops in areas that did not require as much car parking. A lot of transportation in China is still done on bike or by foot, so these companies could better appeal to this type of pedestrian traffic.
Further, these local retailers offered fewer benefits, and paid smaller salaries than Best Buy did. These savings allowed them to undercut the prices of Best Buy, and thus drive the company out of China. EBay — Chinese Market Entry InEBay entered the Chinese market with the goal of gaining a huge market share of the online auctioning business in the country.
However, the company soon found itself embedded in a staunch competition with the newly formed company TaoBao, founded by Jack Ma, who was also the founder of Alibaba.
However, eventually, Jack Ma and Taobao won, and eBay bowed out of the country in India Market Entry: India Market Research. India, the third largest economy in the world according to purchasing power parity after the United States and China, presents lucrative and diverse opportunities for western companies with the .
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