THE CONSUMER. Part 2: Why People Buy. Why People Buy. ...there are actually lots of reasons. Consumer Behaviour: Why People Buy.
Part 2: Why People Buy
...there are actually lots of reasons...
Marketers spend millions of dollars trying to understand why people buy products and services. Sometimes it seems that there is no reason for a purchase, but in reality there is always a reason.
Marketers spend millions of dollars trying to understand why people buy products and services. Sometimes it seems that there is no reason for a purchase, but in reality there is always a reason. Many factors are involved in a customers\' buying decision, any one of which can become the deciding factor, such as:
Lavish spending for the purpose of displaying wealth or social status; preference for buying increases with price.
In the U.S., a trend toward larger houses began in the 1950s, with the average size of a home doubling over the next 50 years. People have purchased huge houses even at the expense of the size of their yard, the inability to save funds for retirement, or a greatly increased commute time.
Need a limo? How about a stretch Hummer!
Snob effect (Halo Effect / 360 degree Luxury)
Desire to buy something nobody else has; preference for buying increases with rarity or scarcity.
Snob appeal can create a halo effect as part of a marketing strategy. A halo effect occurs when a company promotes a single product that generates a great deal of attention for being the first, or best, of its kind. An example of a halo product is an ultra-large television display from an electronics manufacturer. Despite its impractical size and unaffordable price tag, such a product can make other, smaller sets from the same manufacturer more desirable to customers who want to buy from the company that is capable of such extreme products. See Panasonic’s 152” $500,000 TV
Snob appeal includes the concept of 360-degree luxury. This refers to the idea that customers who can afford certain luxury goods should have luxury goods elsewhere in their lives. Examples of this are luxury versions of common accessories such as handbags and belts. See Most Expensive Handbags
Desire to buy something everybody else is buying; preference for buying increases with perceived popularity. Could be a positive or negative.
How bad do you want a new iphone?
To enhance their lifestyle or to fulfill two of
Maslow\'s needs: physiological (food, shelter)
and Safety and Security.
Consumers purchase products because they need
them to survive, such as shoes and medicine.
This is the study of how people interact with
their environment, products are consumed to
enhance their well being, for example air
fresheners, health food, etc.
The study of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of group
interaction, especially in a social setting. People want to feel
accepted and loved by their peers and they need to consume
products that will appeal to their chosen groups. Ie Your
friends like to BBM, so you get a Blackberry…
Rational-Purchases are made with logical, thought out reasoning.
Irrational-Products are purchased for foolish or absurd reasons.
Factual-Purchasing products based on researched reports. Are UGGs worth it? Find out here!
Emotional-Purchasing products based on feelings
Your KIOSK must have the following features:
- a Title (with entrance and exit animation)
- a Definition (with entrance animation)
- 4 examples of purchases made for your reason with descriptive text
(with entrance animation for each example on same slide)
- The last slide must start with the name of your reason at the centre of the slide and then a collage of images related to your topic built around it one by one until the page is full (minimum 8 images).
- after a few seconds, the PPT should automatically repeat. Example Here
For a mark, save your completed file using the following file name: FirstName_Lastname_PPT_P2.doc
Drag the file into the correct folder (by day and period) into the Drop-Off>ROBINSON folder.
ASSIGNMENT (for Marks)
Part 2: Why People Buy