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A FINAL PROJECT REPORTOn SALES PROMOTION STRATEGIES IN ELKOS PENS LTD

ForNew Delhi Institution of Management

By Vijay Pratap Singh ROLL NO: A-59

In partial fulfillment for the award of the diploma & degree MBA & PGDBM July: 2010-12

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New Delhi Institution Of Management

A PROJECT REPORTON

SALES PROMOTION STRATEGIES IN ELKOS PENS LTD

Under the supervisionOf

Dr. Madhu Jasola Ms. Sayanti Banerjee

Submitted ByVijay Pratap Singh Roll No: A-592

Submitted ToDr. Madhu Jasola Faculty of NDIMNew Delhi Institution Of Management

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I express my heartfelt gratitude to several people for their direct and indirect assistance in the successful completion of my project. It is submitted to Dr. Manav Adhikari and Dr. S. R. Arora. It is a great pleasure, privilege and humbleness that I express my sincerest gratitude to all the people who, despite of their busy schedule, have happily rendered me valuable help and guidance. I am in-debited to Dr. Madhu Jasola, my faculty-guide, who helped me at different stages of the project and shared her thoughts about mobile market in India that helped a lot in furnishing my knowledge of the concerned topic. My special and sincere thanks to Ms. Sayanti Banerjee, my Research Methodology mentor, and seniors who guided me at every step of the research work. It was for their regular assistance that Im able to get all the data and findings for the project.

Without these extended supports and co-operation, the project wouldnt have been the same.

Yours respectfully, Vijay Pratap Singh

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DECLARATIONI Vijay Pratap Singh, student of New Delhi Institution of Management, Batch (2010-12), declare that every part of the Project Report SALES PROMOTION STRATEGIES IN ELKOS PENS LTD that I have submitted is original. I was in regular contact with the nominated guides for discussing over the project.

Date of Project submission:

Faculty mentors comments:

Dr. Madhu Jasola

RM faculty guides comments:

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Ms. Sayanti Banerjee

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe objective of the project was to find the sales promotional strategies of Elkos regarding pens, and the satisfaction level of the customers towards the facilities, satisfaction providing by Elkos Pens Ltd in pens categories products. Elkos Pens got the research carried out to find what the current trends are in the market and what the competitors product offerings are. Also, market share of different pens was to be found and the recommendations to increase the prospective customer through marketing using different tools to attract customer and increase the market share for Elkos Pens Ltd were to be given. The purpose of the study is to find out the market potential of Elkos pens as compared to other pens. An Elkos pen is interested in finding out the sales potential, and sales promotional strategies of its pens. Specifically, the research objectives are to: Know the consumer preferences towards the various products provided by the various pens in the Elkos Identify areas of the various products provided by the Elkos pens which need the improvements. Determine the type of products, choices needed by the consumers. Identify the important and attractive attributes in products, product to retain the existing consumers. 5New Delhi Institution Of Management

Determine the type of pens related parameters most popular with the consumer. Identify the important characteristics that make the pens attractive to purchase an Elkos pens. Gather and analyze the future aspirations of the customers with respect to the Elkos pens. Rank and evaluate the relative importance the various pens related parameters associated with the Elkos pens.

For this purpose a primary research was conducted in the region of Kolkata. The target consumers were of various ages group, monthly income and occupation. The total field work was done for 40 days in which a total sample size of 100 consumers was covered... The questions cover a wide range of issues including: Identifying the customers using different pens and to know whether he or she is happy with the pens. Obtain the likelihood of the respondent purchase for a specific type of pens while purchasing an Elkos pens. Determine the characteristics of the various pens features that are important while purchase an Elkos pens. Finally it will seek demographic information of the respondents. Analyze the demographic information of the respondents with the Elkos pens parameters. Predict the purchasing behavior of the respondents with reference to the location facilities and demographic information. For the purpose of this research it was absolutely imperative for me to find out what the consumers want from pens products. It was also necessary to find out the consumers profile, i.e. his age, monthly income, occupation and sex and also the current pens Company from whom he/she is purchasing. This required us to get a detailed6New Delhi Institution Of Management

questionnaire filled by the concerned person. All the analysis in the report is drawn out of these questionnaires. For carrying out the competitor analysis further help was taken from pens websites and journals. A detailed area wise analysis was also carried out to find out which pen was most prevalent in a particular area. This research will provide information to Elkos pens ltd like the current market share of pens and also a detailed analysis of the products offered by other pens companies and what are the parameters through which the customer selects the preferred pens. The pens companies can also get data on prospective customers by designing its product offerings and marketing strategy in a way so as to attract more customers in the near future.

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INTRODUCTIONPens have become one of the most important parts of the life in the world. Gifts of pens sets into different range have become traditional on certain occasion. Pen is also used in all stage of life and every time, to present sincere and seniority. Pen is regularly used for write your thought. Besides, there are many potential beneficial effects on brain by using pens. Better and comfort grip helps the circulatory system and the acupressure. Other beneficial effects are suggested, such as brain stimulator and brain storming. On the other hand, writing less quantity of pages affect on your writing skill. There is concern those person is using writing instrument for the writing purpose in a day for the 90 days thats writing become good.8New Delhi Institution Of Management

Pleasure of consuming Writing with freedom and pleasure gets by the consumption of pens. It is also helps to improve due to the consumption of fact that its writing skill and concise. A study reported by the BBC indicated that using of writing instrument as much as possible: produced an increase in brain activity and creativity that was more intense than that associated with passionate thinking. The Indian pens companies industry is going through very competitive environment and upcoming changes. With the lowering of entry barriers and upcoming different product lines of pens and non- pens products. Since the financial sector reforms, Pens companies are functioning increasingly under competitive pressures emanating from within the pens product, from non pens product companies, and from the domestic and international pens markets. In this era of mature and intense competitive pressures, it is imperative that pens companies maintain a loyal customer relationship. In order to achieve this and improve their market.

And profit positions, many pens companies are directing their strategies and promotional tools towards increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty through improved products quality. In the present competitive Indian pens context, characterized by rapid change and increasingly sophisticated customers choice, it has become very important that pens companies in India determine the product quality factors, which are pertinent to the customers purchase decision process. With the initiation of international pens companies, the trend towards larger pens market share holding companies, and innovations in the marketplace, the customers have greater and greater difficulty in9New Delhi Institution Of Management

selecting one of the best pens according to their needs. Therefore the current problem for the pens companies in India is to determine the way that how the pens companies can provide customer-perceived product quality. This is because if product quality dimensions can be identified, product managers should be able to improve the customer relationship and provides the customer- perceived quality during the product process and have greater control over the overall outcome. Moreover, investigating the influence of the dimensions of product quality on customers behavioral intentions should provide a better understanding of the drivers of customer satisfaction and also help to specify measure, control and improve customer perceived product quality. Hence, to gain and sustain competitive advantages in the fast changing retail pens companies industry in India, it is crucial for pens to understand in-depth wh