15 terms

marketing, competition and the customer

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customer base
the group of customers a business sells its products to
market
all customers and consumers who are interested in buying a product and have the financial recourses to do so
target market
individuals or organizations identified by a business as the customers or consumers of their product
customer
an individual or business that buys goods and services from a business
consumer
the final user of a product
consumer markets
markets for goods and services bought by the final consumer
industrial markets
markets for goods and services bought by another businesses to use in there production process
business environment
the combination of internal and external factors that influence the operations of a business
free trade
no barriers exist that prevent trade between different countries
niche market
developing products for small segment of the market
mass marketing
selling the same product to the whole market
market segment
a part of a whole market in which consumers have specific characteristics
market segmentation
dividing the whole market into segments by consumer characteristics and targeting different products to each segment
geographic segmentation
dividing consumers in the market by geographic area
demographic segmentation
dividing consumers in the market by factor such as age, gender, income, ethnic background and social class