APA format required. Respond in 2100-2450 content words, not including title page, abstract, or references. I attached the required format and guidelines for the paper. This is a literary research/review; not a standard paper. Please pay close attention to the attachments.
Companies try to forge a marketing channel, a set of interdependent organizations involved in the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by the consumer or business user. Information, promotion, contact, matching, and negotiation help to complete transactions. Physical distribution, financing, and risk taking help to fulfill the completed transactions. Explain why companies use marketing channels and discuss the functions these channels perform.
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