On this page you find:
- Questions that make you focus on customers
- And who your competitors are
Before you start any sales and marketing activities you should establish a
solid knowledge of the market by making a market description.
If you donÂ´t have a feeling of whom your customers are it becomes difficult
to choose the right way to approach them.
Who are the customers
There are a lot of questions that could be asked in order to establish a
picture of your customer.
- How many customers can there potentially be?
- Do they live in the neighbourhood or in the urban area, in the province,
in the country, in Asia or all over the world?
- Are they men, women, old people or children?
- What do they do in the spare time?
- What is the limit they are willing to pay for the product?
You should know as much as possible about your potential customers. If you
know the name and address of the customers then you have come very far in your
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- Marketing Plan
Know your competitors in the market
In the market you also find competitors. You have to find out what you are up
against. On what level is the quality of the competitorâ€™s product? What is the
price? How big is their turnover? How is their marketing and web site? How is
their product development? Where are their weak points?
If you look at an iceberg, 90% of it will be under water with just 10% visible
to the human eye. This you can compare with the description of the market and
the marketing material. You need to spend a lot of time researching the market
and thinking about the best way to approach the customers.
After weeks of researching you might end up making a five page web site and
300 business cards. 90% was spent on research, and 10% on appearance.
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business issue: Market Research
a student who is still researching about market description.
|Tedency, South Africa
management of small boutique
|consolee rukundo, rwanda
If you are in a market with a lot of customes dont bother make a market analysis. You just have to do better than the rest of the gang.
|Vitthal Chaydhry, India
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