THE EFFECT OF SALES PROMOTION AS A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING CUSTOMERS BRAND LOYALTY IN THE TABLE WATER INDUSTRY IN IMO STATE (A CASE STUDY OF SACHET WATER FIRMS)
This topic the effect of sales promotion as a tool for achieving customers brand loyalty in the table water industry was conducted to investigate the extent of relationship between effective sales promotion and customers satisfaction in the table water industry.
However to achieve the goals of the study, the survey research design was used to study the organization where 37 questionnaires were administered to the respondents in order to obtain first hand information. After critical analysis of the data collected, the hypothesis were tested using the variance (ANOVA) statistical tool (method). There is a strong relationship between effective sales promotion and customers satisfaction in the table water industry and that goals of table water producers are related to their performance. Militating factors were discovered to mediate between effective sales promotion and customers satisfaction. Based on the findings, of this study, the following were commended. That various table water firm in the state and country at large to adopt more of sales promotional tools and educative programmes. That proper communication channel and effective sales promo tools should be used to inform consumers. That government agencies should put in place legislations that will guide the operation of manufacturers.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of content
- Background of the study
- Statement of problems
- Objective of the study
- Research questions
- Statement of hypothesis
- Significance of the study
- Scope of the study
- Limitations of the study
- Definition of terms
2.0 Literature review
2.2 Objective of sales promotion
2.3 Reasons for undertaking sales promotional efforts
2.4 Sales promotional tools
2.5 Sales promotional programmes
2.6 Budgeting for sales promotion
3.0 Research design and methodology
3.2 Research design
3.3 Sources/method of data collection
3.4 Population of the study
3.5 Sample techniques
3.6 Validity and reliability of measuring instrument
3.7 Method of data analysis
4.0 Presentation and analysis of data
4.2 Presentation of data
4.3 Analysis of data
4.4 Test of hypothesis
4.5 Interpretation of results
5.0 Summary conclusion and recommendations
5.2 Summary of findings
Sales promotions means – achieving the effect of promoting product sales or introducing new brands within s a short time through different channels. Sales promotions can attract brand switchers and generate good sales within a short span of time. They can encourage consumers to use higher end of more up market products and stimulate consumers desire to try all new product.
The effect of sales promotion makes consumers, buying a particular product are encouraged to buy another product at the same time at a very low price or even free. These gifts may come with the purchase of sent by mail.
The demonstrator distributes sample to spectators and demonstrates how the product is used. This means of promotion is often used in the sales of cosmetics, clothing small electrical applicants and table water etc. The produce provide the sample free of charge to cultivate the confidence of customers in the brand and achieve the purpose of selling the product through trial use. Such sample ma be delivered to peoples’ home, sent by mail, distributed at shops or affixed to other product. Loyalty rewards, companies rewards bulk purchase and long term customers by offering them cash rewards, discounts, gift and other kinds of incentive to encourage them to give continuous supports.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Despite the fact that profounder and proponent in the past and even now have stressed that sales promotion plays a significance role in the growth of business and non business organizations, quite a lot of managers especially in the small and medium scale manufacturing industry shows great degree of ignorance in its application.
The reason for the negligence of sales promotion by most firms can be traced to the bottlenecks associated with its, such as: huge cost, short time frame, and inadequate incentive administered during the program. Also the negative perception of its by consumers, exploitative and untrue. It is for this reason that the study was undertaken to investigate the extent to which sales promotion affect the marketing growth of the constant table water industries in Imo state.