When you’re looking to shop at a grocery store or a drugstore, you might consider comparing prices at different grocery stores or drugstores.
But a new report from the Boston Market Alliance shows that many of the major grocery stores and drugstores are only willing to do that if they have a strong and consistent customer relationship with the retailers, which is often not the case.
“There is a very real risk that consumers are shopping at stores that don’t have a great relationship with their business, which can be detrimental to their health,” said Katherine A. Schuster, the Boston market alliance’s chief executive.
The report, which looked at Amazon and Walmart, found that retailers that were consistently on top of customer reviews at both the Boston and Amazon markets were far more likely to offer the lowest prices.
The Boston market Alliance is part of the Boston Public Market, a network of retailers, and has partnered with Amazon to share their prices across the marketplace.
In addition to the two retailers, the group includes Whole Foods, Safeway, Safeways, Costco, and Sam’s Club.
“We’re not going to sell to someone who’s not satisfied,” said Schuster.
“If they’re not satisfied with their purchase, they’re probably not going back.”
The report found that while the average shopper in Boston is happy to shop online, they tend to shop less when they’re in their own store, but still find that the quality of the products they’re buying varies from store to store.
The average grocery store shopper said they would shop at Walgreens, but would not visit the Whole Foods.
“A lot of our customers are not very satisfied with Walgens,” said Kristina Smith, a Boston market consultant.
“And so they might not go back to Walgess, but if they want to go back and try a different brand, they may.
If a customer doesn’t like the taste, they might just go to a different store.”
Schuster said that even if a customer is not buying at a high price, they still might shop at another store that offers a lower price.
“It’s like a customer who goes to a store and says, ‘I want to try something new.
I’d like to try a new brand.
It’s like the difference between $2.99 and $1.99,'” she said.
“You know, there are people who will come back to that store and go back again.”
The researchers found that a big reason why the low prices were so common in Boston was because shoppers weren’t being treated fairly by the retailers.
“The vast majority of retailers do not provide a good customer experience,” said Adam H. Miller, one of the report’s authors.
“So if a shopper goes to the store and they’re unsatisfied, they go to another store.”
When shoppers don’t see an equal quality of products, they often don’t return to the place where they bought it, and may end up leaving the store.
For example, Schuster noted that some grocery stores may refuse to return items that have been used or worn out.
“They might put up signs that say ‘this product is used and has been worn out,'” she explained.
“But if you take the product and put it back, they don’t want to deal with that.”
The survey also found that when shoppers weren’t being treated well by the store, they were more likely than shoppers were being treated to low prices.
“In a lot of cases, customers who are dissatisfied with their experience are more likely or more likely have no recourse, which makes the situation even worse,” said the report.
One reason that stores have trouble negotiating a price with their customers is because shoppers don’ t know that a store is willing to lower their prices.
For instance, many shoppers may think they know the price of a product by looking at the price on the box, but that doesn’t always hold true.
“When people don’t know what a store wants to pay for a product, they have an increased probability that they’ll end up with a lower purchase price,” said Miller.
The authors also found many of these problems are due to the fact that consumers have limited information about the stores they shop at.
While it’s easy to find information about where a store will be selling their products, shoppers also may not know that they can ask for free samples or that the store offers discounts on their purchases.
“People don’t necessarily know that many stores offer free samples,” said Smith.
“Some stores may be offering discounts on certain items.
That’s not always a real indication of what a discount is.”
While the report found some stores were doing a good job of helping customers navigate their shopping experiences, it also found some of the problems were due to bad decisions.
“Consumers who have experienced poor customer service may think, ‘Maybe I should just go home and shop at the store