(A Survey Carried out of Hisar and nearby Areas)
In the present era of competition the vary existence of any business depends upon its customer bank. Customer is the king in present business world. Gone are the days when producer or seller used to rule the business world. Today customer is the main pillar on which any business stands. Due to entry of the MNC's there is cut throat competition in the market. They have already established in urban markets and now rural and suburban areas are the thrust areas.
I have chose "To Study the Consumer Buying Behaviour towards Fairness Creams" to have a deep knowledge of consumer behaviour regarding fairness creams. In my research I have tried to find out main brand used? Why these brands are used ? Factor affecting their purchase behaviour like price, quality, results, etc. I also have tried to find out relation in buying behaviour and age, sex, family income.
The research study is a comprehensive survey to reach deep in the consumption pattern of the target customer.
Research Methodology :
Research methodology is a way to systematically represent a research on any problem. It tends taken by the researcher in studying the research problem along with the logic behind them. It tends to define the methodology for the solution of the problem that has been undertaken for the purpose of the study. This chapter focuses on the methodology of the techniques used for the collection, classification and tabulation of data. It also throws light are the research problem, the objective of the study, its limitations of the hypothesis that have been evolved for the study. The latter part of the chapter explains the manner in which the data its collected, classified tabulated and analysis so as to reach to conclusive results.
The Project :
The topic undertake is "To Study the Consumer Buying Behaviour towards Fairness Creams in Hisar region." Keeping in view the fairness creams market which is very crowded and becoming competitive day by day, we decided to study the current scenario of the market.
Data Collection :
The following techniques were adopted for data collection :
1. PRIMARY DATA
Primary data collected through face to face interviews while filling up questionnaires. 100 Respondents from Hisar City and Nearby Area.
2. SECONDARY DATA
Relevant information gathered from magazines , newspapers and project reports that formed the secondary data.
3. COMMUNICATION APPROACH
Face to face interviews taken as the communication approach since it is a better method in cases where slight probing is required.
1. To study the current Indian market for fairness creams.
2. To analyze the relationship between a specific brand and its buying behavior .
3. To assess whether advertising is influencing the buying behavior of the consumers.
4. To study the impact of the brands of fairness creams on the consumers buying behavior.
The scope of the study covers almost all categories of fairness creams. The whole appraisal of fairness creams will be angle of customer satisfaction. Any substitutes of fairness creams like soaps or natural products will not be considered. Also fairness creams locally made by the unorganised sector and which are not branded will not be considered.
Name _______________________________________________ Age _________________________________________________
Sex : Male Female
Graduation Post Graduation Intermediate Others
Monthly Income [FAMILY]
Less than 8,000 8001-16000 16001-24000 24001 and above
1). Do you use fairness creams ?
a. Yes b. No
2). Are you aware of brands available in market ? If yes then name few of them :
a. _______________________ b. _______________________ c. _______________________ d. _______________________
3). Give the ranking to following factors that influence your purchase decision while buying fairness creams ?
a. Price b. Quality c. Brand Image d. Promotional Offers e. Word of mouth f. Availability g. Ranges available h. Advertisement I. Others
4). Rank these brands on the basis of factor given below :
|Factors||Fair & Lovely||Garnier||Emami||Fairever||Fairone||Revlon||Loreal|
5). Which brand you prefer to buy ?
a. Fair & Lovely b. Garnier c. Emami d. Fairever e. Fairone f. Revlon g. Loreal
6). How long you have been using above stated brand :
a. Last six months b. 6 months to 1 year c. 1 - 2 years d. More than 2 Years.
7). Which other brands had you used before this current brand ?
8). What are the reasons for your shifting from past brand to current brand?
a. Price b. Quality c. Fragrance d. Don't suits your skin e. Stickness f. Availability g. Others.
9). What is that you particularly like about current brand that you are using ?
10) Is there anything that you dislike about current brand ?
11) From where did you buy the products ?
a. Exclusive outlets b. Agents c. Grocery shops.
12). Do you feel any difference while buying from exclusive outlet of company?
a. Yes b. No
13). What kind of difference you feel while buying from company's outlet ?
a. Knowledge about usage b. Offers c. Difference in prices d. Satisfaction e. Others
14) Are you satisfied with the results of the brand you prefer ?
a. Yes b. No
If no, then what you will do :
a. Complaint to the dealer b. Never use that brand in future. c. Will report to your friends.
15) Any suggestions you want to give for further improvement in brands available ?