Businesses often use something known as the marketing mix to help them. The marketing mix is also referred to as the 4 Ps, meaning product design, price, place, and promotion. For a business to meet its consumers’ needs it needs to develop products that will please them, charge an appropriate price, distribute the products to the right place, and promote its products.
I think it will be more helpful to everyone for us to briefly discuss each aspect in a little more detail:
- Should satisfy consumers wants and/or needs
- Needs to do what they claim it will do
- Needs to look good and clearly display benefits on the package
- Needs to be appropriate to the product/service to attract the segment of the market they want
- Should reflect the product’s advertised image
- Should be within range of already established price points of competitors if any
- Need to have a reliable way to transport and store products to ensure they are available for the consumer
- Right product needs to be at the right place at the right time
- Increases the odds for the product to be purchased by consumers
- Need to communicate with consumers to create value
- Provides information that will help them make an informed decision to purchase a product or not
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