[solved] Factors that weaken the rivalry among competing sellers include
rapid growth in buyer demand, high buyer switching costs, small inventories, and/or little idle production capacity.
low buyer switching costs, slow growth in buyer demand, and rival sellers that are relatively equal in size and capability.
low barriers to entry, weakly differentiated products among rival sellers, and low inventory storage costs.
slow growth in buyer demand, low degrees of customer loyalty, and sellers' products are costly to hold in inventory, seasonal or perishable.
low buyer switching costs, weakly differentiated products among rival sellers, and conditions where one or more rivals are dissatisfied with their business performance and are making aggressive moves to attract more customers.