Once you are ready with your market research plan, then comes the implementation part. And the first step of implementation is determining your sampling plan. A sampling plan basically comprises of different sample units or sample population whom you are going to contact to collect market research data. This sampling unit is a representative of the total population, though it … [Read more...] about What is Sampling plan and its application in Market research?
Secondary data sources are easily available in the market. Or, the Internet is one of the most common resources being used for secondary data collection. However, primary data is a different ball game altogether. One of the major challenges of Primary data is that there should be a match between the answers that you want vs the questions that you have prepared. During the … [Read more...] about How to collect primary data for Market research?
Marketing research is almost mandatory for any firm to move forward because of the changing dynamics of the business environment. In fact, many firms are carrying out market research unconsciously, while collecting and analysing market information through their references. However, a conscious market research report can reveal a lot more about the market then a report done in a … [Read more...] about 8 Low cost market research ideas
Before conducting a market research, your research objectives needs to be defined. Research objectives quite simply answer a simple question - Why are you conducting this market research? Off course, that question does not have a simple answer. The answer can go down in depth and become 10 more questions. For example - Are you conducting this market research to find out the … [Read more...] about Research objectives
It is good to have professionals help in marketing. But what do you need? Just because they’re there doesn’t mean you have to hire them all. Isolate that area where you need help in, then you can start calling marketing firms for advice. List down what you need. Sometimes, it’s easier to understand what you need if those needs are written down on paper. There’s no point … [Read more...] about When to use a professional market research firm? And what to expect from them?
If used properly, market research can help you add more profits and increase the bottom line of your company. Here is one of the most common -- but avoidable -- problems in business. Management or the business owner comes up with the idea of introducing something new. Since they feel they know the market fairly well, they don't spend the time to check whether or not their … [Read more...] about How market research can help you increase profits?
When the focus shifted from manufacturing to marketing, market research became one strong tool of marketers to know the reaction of the market before launching the product. However, there are many factors which determine the importance of marketing research. … [Read more...] about 12 questions that explain the importance of marketing research
Whether you want to enter the market with a new product, increase the market base of an existing product or give a unique offering to your customers, you need Market Research. With your target group becoming smarter day by day, and word of mouth becoming stronger through social networks, Market research caa become the one thing which helps you make the right decisions. Market … [Read more...] about What is Market research
Theoretically we always knew that customer service is very important for a brand. However the same has been proved statistically that it is very much possible for a customer to shift brand loyalty when getting better customer service from competitor brand. … [Read more...] about Survey – Customer service and brand loyalty
Secondary market research is used when there is information available for your product in the market through publications or references which can be searched and utilised. Thus, without investing in time or money, you can get the solutions for your problems. The common reasons to conduct secondary research is to find out competitors movements, market share and other such … [Read more...] about How to conduct secondary market research?
Secondary market research will always have second priority over primary market research. However, in many cases, secondary market research itself plays a pivotal role. Such that in the end you wont need primary market research. Hence, for many companies, secondary market research is the first step in conducting market research. At the same time, if you want to conduct a primary … [Read more...] about The importance of Secondary market research
Secondary market research can very simply be stated as research which can be done from your desk or without getting involved in the field. This type of market research is quite popular nowadays simply because most of the data is available online and you can either buy a report or research online. However, in case the research project is really unique and does not have the right … [Read more...] about Secondary market research
When we were in school, we used to carry out various types of experiments in our classes. The experiments were carried to find out the net results when different elements are mixed together. The same is the principle of Experimental research. In experimental research, the various elements which we are trying to control or manipulate are known as variables. By changing these … [Read more...] about Experimental research
In one of the recent articles, we wrote about experimental research, which involves changing different variables to find out what changes can be made in the system to attract the customer better. However, in observational research, the variables are not changed at all. The environment is maintained in a natural state and the customers are observed in their natural settings. The … [Read more...] about How to conduct Observational research?
In the market research process, secondary market research is the first step which is then followed by Primary market research. What is Primary market research? Primary market research is a process where the market research company directly gets in touch with the end customer and asks the necessary questions to collect relevant data. Thus, where secondary research is data … [Read more...] about Primary market research