• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

WebDesPix Ltd case study questions. What does the name WebDesPix Ltd tell you about the ownership of the company?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

WebDesPix Ltd case study questions 1. What does the name WebDesPix Ltd tell you about the ownership of the company? It tells us that it is a private limited company; this means that it is in the private sector and it must have the letters 'Ltd' after its name. The main features of a private limited company include: * It is owned by the shareholders. * It is controlled by the board of directors. * It is managed by appointed managers. * Finance can be gained by borrowing from banks or selling shares. * The profits go to the shareholders of the company, in the form of dividends. 2. Give (2 or more) reasons why they may have decided on this type of company? This type of business is more expensive to set up than a sole trader or a partnership, however: * It carries less financial risk for the owners as they have limited liability, which means that if the company goes bust, they only lose the amount of money that they invested in the company and not their personal possessions. * Limited companies are also incorporated which means that the company has a separate legal identity from its owners. Which means that it is the company that can be sued or sue, not the owners. ...read more.

Middle

6. All their products are marketed online. Explain 3 advantages of this when compared to selling from a shop on the high street. Firstly, buying and selling products online is called e-commerce. The advantages of this include: * Websites can be used to reach wider markets; this means that the internet provides extra marketing possibilities. * The internet can be accessed all over the world-this makes it possible to target potential customers in foreign countries. * A company can put marketing material on its own website, or it could pay to advertise on other websites. * A good website can really help a firm's competitiveness and increase its market share. * Firms can market and sell goods through their website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ('24/7'). * By using the strategy of marketing and selling '24/7', it can give e-commerce firms an advantage over the traditional 9-5 businesses, as customers can shop at home, at a time which is convenient to them. 7. The company wants to build up their brand name. List 3 advantages of having a strong brand name. * Businesses will hope that this leads to brand loyalty, where customers will repeat-buy because they prefer the look, taste, quality or image of their products. ...read more.

Conclusion

Explain one advantage of giving these employees commission. This system ensures that employees have to work hard to earn their pay, but if they are successful, their earnings can be unlimited. 18. Give one disadvantage of giving them commission. If they fail to meet the required turnover or sales figures, they receive no commission. 19. List 2 advantages of using email. * It is quick and easy to send emails, as it allows communication easily over a number of sites. * People can keep in touch very easily-as many messages can be sent. * Messages can also be keyed-in and stored until they are needed. * One email can be sent to a number of different people at the same time. * They are very convenient, as multiple attachments can be sent. * It is easier to refer back to emails rather than looking through different pieces of paper. 20. Explain why the company might use video conferencing. Video conferencing is fast becoming more and more popular with companies. It involves using computer links and closed-circuit television, allowing people to hear and see each other. The advantages include: * Saves people travelling to meetings. * Large savings can then be made in terms of time and cost. * Face-to-face communication is possible rather than using telephone or letter. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Case Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Case Studies essays

  1. unit 8 business online p1

    Website design and maintenance skills - to develop or update the site on a regular basis ? E-marketing skills - to ensure that the site is ranked highly by Internet search engines and are easy for customers to find ?

  2. British Airways case study

    BA has also signalled that Gatwick will become the centre of a re-jigged European strategy, which will see it fight it out with the budget airlines. And where BA is pulling out of take-off and landing slots, the likes of Easy Jet, which is staring several services at Gatwick, its ready to step in.

  1. Business Communication - Starbucks case study.

    Finance One source of information is the costs of the business and another is the profit and loss of a business. My example for this is the profit and loss sheet that they work out at the end of the year so they know what they made.

  2. Unit 5 - Customer Service

    The Deputy Manager would usually follow after this. If the Store Manager is not available then if employees may have a problem then they will state the problem with the Deputy Manager. Although they do not have much authority because they're lower levels then the Store Manager. There are many structures to a business that belongs to the "Tall" structure.

  1. This marketing report is going to look at the internal and external analysis of ...

    Keeping this cost down would increase the profit margins for Mark Warner. (Fig 2) Source: Fame The company has made substantial profit of �7million in 1998 down to over �4million in 2007. The company had retained profit ranging from between �2,217million in 1997 to �711,000 in 2002.

  2. Response letter from Alton Towers.

    How much profit does Alton Towers make each year? As Alton Towers is part of a much larger group, it cannot discuss profits or losses but, like all businesses, there are very stringent profit targets that must be met. Does Alton Towers have a vision? As part of The Merlin Entertainment Group, Alton Towers shares the following vision: Merlin

  1. Would the opening of a fast food restaurant on Riddy lane (Luton) represent a ...

    I also used the internet to find out if the fast food market is showing any signs of growth. The internet helped be look at interest rates and what state they are in now, so I can identify and analyse how it will effect a new fast food business on Riddy lane.

  2. In this task I will give a clear explanation, in case of each chosen ...

    The type of stores that Tesco situate in places solemnly depends on its location. For example if Tesco wanted to open up a store in a neighborhood convenience store, they would open up a Tesco Express, so that there customers can go in and get their everyday needs e.g.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work