How far will people travel for discounts?

JiWire has released the results of a study they conducted showing the distance-to-discount ratio.

There are no major surprises here.

Yes, there are people who’re willing to travel for discounted products.

Yes, the number of people who’ll travel and the distance they’ll travel are dependant on the size of the discount.

And yes, there are also people who will never travel regardless of how big a discount you give them (4% apparently, according to JiWire).

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2 Responses to How far will people travel for discounts?

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