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Introduction and Design of the study

Cosmetics introduction:
Building on more than 40 years of skincare and cosmetics expertise and combining the wisdom of nature with the best of science to deliver distinct product brands - providing a wide portfolio affordable for the many people all with: Assured product performance at value for money. High purity ingredients and strict manufacturing standards. High ethical standards and stringent environmental policies.

History of cosmetics:
The ancient science of cosmetology is believed to have originated in Egypt and India, but the earliest records of cosmetic substances and their application dates back to circa 2500 and 1550 B.C, to the Indus valley civilization. There is evidence of highly advanced ideas of self beautification and a large array of various cosmetic usages both by men and women, in ancient India. Many of these practices were subtly interwoven with the seasons and the normal rituals of life. Significantly, the use of cosmetics was directed not only towards developing an outwardly pleasant and attractive personality, but towards achieving merit, longevity with good health and happiness. In this context, the earliest reference of a beautician is from the great epic Mahabharata, where the Pandavas were in exile incognito. Draupadi worked for the queen of Virta
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(Northern district of India). She called herself Sairandhri (A female attendant in the women's sections of the palace). There is a reference of her carrying a Prasdhana Petik (A vanity case containing substances to beautify, toiletries and accessories to decorate). The word cosmetics defined as Substances of diverse origin, scientifically compounded and used to i) cleanse, ii) allay skin troubles, iii) cover up imperfections and iv) beautify, is used in this paper in a wider sense to include Oral hygiene as well.Different Leps (Masks) were recommended for different seasons for body beautification. The ingredients used during the cold seasons were quite different from those used in warm seasons. In fact Ashtnga Hridaya (a 1500 year old book of Ayurveda) offers six different formulations to be used for the six seasons of the year. Similarly special cosmetic Tailams (Oils) and Ghritas (Clarified butter or ghee) were used for facial beautification. Superfluous hair was considered to be a stigma and a large number of depilatory agents were recommended to get rid of it. Special ingredients were used for hair washes. Many remedies have been indicated for hair growth, prevention of falling hair and premature graying. Hair dyes, fragrant hair rinses and fumigants were also in use. Fragrant bath powders and body deodorants also find frequent mention. Oral hygiene in the form of care of teeth, mouth deodorants and coloring of lips were daily chores to be religiously pursued. It appears that the whole range of modern cosmetic usage was conceived by the ancient Indians and was practiced with the help of natural resources then available. Few cultures valued beauty and cosmetic products in ancient times as the Egyptians did. The history of ancient cosmetics can also be traced back to the culture of ancient Greece and make-up was also popular in the Roman Empire. There is sufficient evidence to suggest that people from all these three cultures
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used hair dyes for instance. These people used herbal concoctions with components like henna, sage and chamomile to darken their hair. It was only in the renaissance period that blond hair became fashionable. In other cultures like that of China, fingernail painting was popular in ancient times. Ancient Chinese people used a mixture of gum Arabic, egg whites, gelatin and beeswax to make the first forms of nail varnish and royalty preferred to use metallic or bright colors of nail varnish at that time. People from lower ranks were restricted to the use of paler nail varnish colors, and this trend of discrimination using nail varnish was also visible in ancient Egypt. Although cosmetic products have undergone many changes in modern times, the basic concept of using cosmetics to enhance the features of good health has not changed. For instance, blush-on is used to conceal pale present a picture of rosy cheeks as opposed to pale skin and nail polish can be used to conceal brittle or dry nails. The history of makeup cosmetics however is tarnished by the ill-effects that were often experienced after applying many ancient make-up products. This was because many such products were created using dangerous components and also because cleansing lotions are not anywhere to be found in the early history of cosmetics. The history of the cosmetics industry includes very dark chapters in European and Western countries from about six centuries back. Mixtures and pastes were then used to whiten the face, a practice which remained popular till over four hundred years later. The early mixtures that were used in Europe for this purpose were so potent that they often led to paralysis, strokes or death. In that era, another method that was employed to make the skin appear fairer was to bleed oneself using leeches.
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Up to the late nineteenth century, women in Western countries may have secretly worn make-up made from mixtures of household products, as make-up was then deemed the domain of film stars. Cosmetics were only openly put up for sale in the early part of the twentieth century for the first time. Tanned or darker skin tones became popular only as late as the early twentieth century. It was in this era that tanning the skin became a popular fad. The history of cosmetics in the 1930s and 1940s shows how the fashion or trend with respect to lipstick colors was changed annually, getting darker and closer to red every passing year. It was around this time that eyebrow shaping also became popular. However, the true surge in make-up sales occurred at the end of the Second World War when people were celebrating the return of their loved ones.

Introducing Oriflame:
Oriflame is a cosmetics company that sells high-quality natural skin care and cosmetics products through Home Beauty Demonstrations or Catalogues. Direct sales allow customers to get advice and inspiration from people they know and trust. Buying direct is reliable and convenient. Being an Oriflame Sales Consultant means unlimited income and career opportunities, personal development and a sense of belonging to a friendly global community. Oriflame as a company is characterized by a can-do spirit, a decentralized management and a young and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

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Oriflame Cosmetics:

Oriflame Cosmetics is one of the worlds fastest-growing cosmetics companies, selling high-quality natural skincare and cosmetics products through an independent sales force outside the traditional retail environment. Oriflame Cosmetics has a presence in 59 countries and is one of the market leaders in over 30 countries. A direct sales force of 2.2 million independent sales consultants markets a complete range of high-quality skincare products, fragrances, and cosmetics.

Marketing of oriflame:

Oriflame is one of the most rapidly growing direct selling beauty companies. They currently operate in 61 countries although their offices are distributed all around in the world in places like Chile, Switzerland, Czech
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Republic, Poland, Sweden, Russia and Thailand. This company has market dominance in over 1/2 of these 61 countries they sell their products in. Sorry but this MLM Program is not available in the United States. It revolves around Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Oriflame also owns 5 of its own manufacturing facilities so this is no small company. I actually found this company to review by accident in Wikipedia, although they have been operating for a long time. When you become an Oriflame Consulting you'll get direct access to lots of support material that will assist you in getting your new business off the ground. The company provides total support every step of the way with great training, updated catalogues and the latest beauty trend information. You will also have access to sales support tools so you can view your sales commissions, your downline and things like that. They also have an Oriflame University that will give you advanced network marketing training and in-depth product information. Also every 3 weeks the company distributes their own newsletter that will tell you about new internal product launches, local events and recognition of people in your area that have made it to Director or higher. The company also offers an internal support structure and will wire you into their entire network of Consultants who educate, train and motivate each other. Oriflame is a direct selling company who cuts out all the middlemen and passes on this opportunity to Independent Distributors. The company saves a bundle of money this way because they've shortened their distribution chain which is reinvested right into the MLM Compensation Plan for its members. After digging a little deeper into the Oriflame website I noticed that a Tamilla Polezhaeva is their top distributor which they call a Sapphire President. Everyone is this Network Marketing Company dream of achieving this level.
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Tamilla's motto is "The Sky is Not The Limit" which means of course there are no limits to success within this company if you are willing to put in the work. I was happy to read their statement on Social Responsibility. The company maintains the highest product standards as well as clean factories. Their social compliance program is under constant development and upgrades to keep within the most stringent requirements of not only the law but ethical responsibility to the community and its MLM Representatives. They also support the World Childhood Foundation which supports and sponsors children projects in the areas where they are active. Although you won't be able to join this company if you live in the United States, people from Latin America, Africa, South America and Asia have a great opportunity here. Many times entrepreneurs who live in these areas are isolated from a lot of popular Network Marketing Companies that are only available to people from the United States. This company has a great deal of good information on their website if you are interested.

Consumer behavior:

Consumer behavior

involves the psychological processes that

consumers go through in recognizing needs, finding ways to solve these needs,

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making purchase decisions (e.g., whether or not to purchase a product and, if so, which brand and where), interpret information, make plans, and implement these plans (e.g., by engaging in comparison shopping or actually purchasing a product).

Consumer attitudes are a composite of a consumers (1) beliefs about, (2) feelings about, (3) and behavioral intentions toward some objectwithin the context of marketing, usually a brand, product category, or retail store. These components are viewed together since they are highly interdependent and together represent forces that influence how the consumer will react to the object.

The first component is beliefs. A consumer may hold both positive beliefs toward an object (e.g., coffee tastes good) as well as negative beliefs (e.g., coffee is easily spilled and stains papers). In addition, some beliefs may be neutral (coffee is black), and some may be differ in valance depending on the person or the situation (e.g., coffee is hot and stimulates--good on a cold morning, but not well on a hot summer evening when one wants to sleep). Note also that the beliefs that consumers hold need not be accurate (e.g., that pork contains little fat), and some beliefs may, upon closer examination, be contradictory.

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Consumers also hold certain feelings toward brands or other objects. Sometimes these feelings are based on the beliefs (e.g., a person feels nauseated when thinking about a hamburger because of the tremendous amount of fat it contains), but there may also be feelings which are relatively independent of beliefs. For example, an extreme environmentalist may believe that cutting down trees is morally wrong, but may have positive affect toward Christmas trees because he or she unconsciously associates these trees with the experience that he or she had at Christmas as a child.

Behavioral intention:
The behavioral intention is what the consumer plans to do with respect to the object (e.g., buy or not buy the brand). As with affect, this is sometimes a logical consequence of beliefs (or affect), but may sometimes reflect other circumstances--e.g., although a consumer does not really like a restaurant, he or she will go there because it is a hangout for his or her friends. Changing attitudes is generally very difficult, particularly when consumers suspect that the marketer has a self-serving agenda in bringing about this change (e.g., to get the consumer to buy more or to switch brands). Here are some possible methods:

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Changing affect: One approach is to try to change affect, which may or may not involve getting consumers to change their beliefs. One strategy uses the approach of classical conditioning try to pair the product with a liked stimulus. For example, we pair a car with a beautiful woman. Alternatively, we can try to get people to like the advertisement and hope that this liking will spill over into the purchase of a product. For example, the Pillsbury Doughboy does not really emphasize the conveyance of much information to the consumer; instead, it attempts to create a warm, fuzzy image. Although Energizer Bunny ads try to get people to believe that their batteries last longer, the main emphasis is on the likeable bunny. Finally, products which are better known, through the mere exposure effect, tend to be better likedthat is, the more a product is advertised and seen in stores, the more it will generally be liked, even if consumers to do not develop any specific beliefs about the product.

Changing behavior: People like to believe that their behavior is rational; thus, once they use our products, chances are that they will continue unless someone is able to get them to switch. One way to get people to switch to our brand is to use temporary price discounts and coupons; however, when consumers buy a product on deal, they may justify the purchase based on that deal (i.e., the low price) and may then switch to other brands on deal later. A better way to get people to switch to our brand is to at least temporarily obtain better shelf space so that the product is more convenient. Consumers are less likely to use this availability as a rationale for their purchase and may
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continue to buy the product even when the product is less conveniently located.

Changing beliefs: Although attempting to change beliefs is the obvious way to attempt attitude change, particularly when consumers hold unfavorable or inaccurate ones, this is often difficult to achieve because consumers tend to resist. Several approaches to belief change exist.

Change currently held beliefs: It is generally very difficult to attempt to change beliefs that people hold, particularly those that are strongly held, even if they are inaccurate. For example, the petroleum industry advertised for a long time that its profits were lower than were commonly believed, and provided extensive factual evidence in its advertising to support this reality. Consumers were suspicious and rejected this information, however.

Change the importance of beliefs: Although the sugar manufacturers would undoubtedly like to decrease the importance of healthy teeth, it is usually not feasible to make beliefs less important--consumers are likely to reason, why, then, would you bother bringing them up in the first place? However, it may be possible to strengthen beliefs that favor us--e.g., a vitamin supplement manufacturer may advertise that it is extremely important for women to replace iron lost through menstruation. Most consumers already agree with this, but the belief can be made stronger.
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Add beliefs: Consumers are less likely to resist the addition of beliefs so long as they do not conflict with existing beliefs. Thus, the beef industry has added beliefs that beef (1) is convenient and (2) can be used to make a number of creative dishes. Vitamin manufacturers attempt to add the belief that stress causes vitamin depletion, which sounds quite plausible to most people.

Change idea: It usually difficult, and very risky, to attempt to change ideals, and only few firms succeed. For example, Hard Candy may have attempted to change the ideal away from traditional beauty toward more unique self expression.

A single set of figures producing the same bottom line An integrated financial plan, aligned with all local plans Higher forecasting accuracy Integrated business management Ability to adapt processes and strategies at short notice in response to market conditions.

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Solid growth and a continuous move towards more premium products continued in 2008. However, considering the current recession we will also experience a stronger demand for low price concepts in the years to come. In parallel we are seeing a rising demand in the youth and male segments. There is also a continuous increase in the market for natural and organic ingredients. This follows the growing trend for a more holistic stance on beauty, health and wellness. More and more cross-industry innovations are appearing on the market combining health, beauty and food.

To study the consumer preference towards Oriflame products. To improve the standard and quality of the product. To know the opinion of consumers toward Oriflame product. To influence the people to prefer Oriflame product. To find the satisfaction level of consumers. To know the variety of products, discounts and offers in using the Oriflame product. To study the services provided by the agents of Oriflame products.

This is an explanatory study on the consumer behavior and satisfaction towards the purchase of Oriflame product. Both descriptive and analytical methods have been used to explore the linkages on the status of Oriflame. The
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present study is based on survey method. The study is based on primary and secondary data.

Statement of the problem:

Beauty is the essence of every human being. Many of us might not be aware of beauty product,. Every beauty product differs accordingly to its brand. Oriflame is a latest brand chosen and used by many consumers. We have chosen this project to analyze how far the Oriflame products are satisfied to the customers in Tuticorin.

Primary data:
It is collected from the questionnaire.

Sources of Primary Data:

Primary data were collect from sample respondents of fifty persons from the collection of primary data and interview schedule was developed before its application among respondents. Pre-testing was carried out after altering the structured question given. It was employed to make sample survey.

Secondary data:
It is collected from various journals and websites.

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Scope of the study:

This project was chosen to know about the customer satisfaction towards oriflame in Thoothukudi district. To know the mind set of people towards cosmetics. How oriflame has impact on the minds of the customers.

Chapter scheme:
Chapter I-Introduction and design of the study Chapter II-Profile of the study Chapter III-Data analysis and interpretation Chapter IV-Findings, suggestion and conclusion

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Profile of the study

History of Oriflame:
Oriflame Cosmetics is today one of the world's fastest-growing cosmetics companies. Oriflame has sales operations in 63 countries and market leadership in over 30 countries. A sales force of 3.4 million independent Sales Consultants market a complete range of high quality skincare, fragrances and cosmetics. Although the company has grown rapidly it never lost sight of its original business concept - Natural Swedish Cosmetics from friend to friend. Oriflame Cosmetics: A Worldwide Success Story: Approximately 2 billion Euros in annual sales. 3.4 million Sales Consultants. 7500 employees. 900 products. Over 64 million catalogues in 35 languages. Watch the Video Global R&D centre with more than 100 scientists 5 own production units in Sweden, Poland, China, Russia and India Listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since March 2004 Products based on natural ingredients, never tested on animals

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Achievements of Oriflame:
1967 Founded in Sweden. 1970 First Oriflame Consultants start selling in the UK. 1972 Oriflame Ireland opens as a licensee. 1988 First Catalogues published in the UK. 1998 Change to current Success Plan. 2003 Oriflame UK and Ireland reach 7,000 Sales Consultants.

In order to keep this complex business on the right track and maintain its rapid rate of growth, the management of Oriflame Cosmetics was in need of a complete, integrated management platform.

Business need:
To keep its complex business on track and maintain its rapid rate of growth, Oriflame Cosmetics needed a complete, integrated management platform. The investment had to benefit business performance over the long term, so the company decided to implement a total package for performance management.

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Challenges faced:
A product catalogue represents the only shop-front and sales vehicle of the originally Swedish cosmetics supplier, Oriflame. This catalogue is distributed in the form of a printed sales brochure which can also be accessed online. In the majority of markets in which the group is active, the catalogue is updated every three to four weeks. Every year, we print around 100 million copies of the sales brochure, which is distributed in some 30 languages around the world, explains Gabriel Bennet, Chief Financial Officer at Oriflame Cosmetics. The brochure presents just a selection of our range, which totals almost 1000 products. Because 30 to 40 percent of those are updated every year, we are able to offer our customers a completely new range of cosmetics products every three years. In addition, prices and promotional offers of Oriflame Cosmetics products are in some cases adjusted on a daily basis, in order to capitalize on new trends or opportunities in the market. We certainly havent made it easy on ourselves. But despite the complexity of our business, we are now one of the fastest growing companies in the cosmetics industry, says Bennett. Indeed, sales of Oriflame Cosmetics have grown an average 17 percent each year between 1990 and 2005. Today, Oriflame Cosmetics is not only incredibly strong in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe, but is also experiencing rapid organic growth in Asia and Latin America. In order to keep this complex business on the right track and maintain its rapid rate of growth, the management of Oriflame Cosmetics was in need of a complete, integrated management platform. In the first place, we needed to support our existing business processes and strategy, says Bennett. But we also felt that our new solution should enable us to adapt those processes and strategies, where necessary, at very short notice. Moreover, our investment had

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to benefit business performances over the long term. That is why we decided to implement a total package for performance management.

Strategy followed:
According to Gabriel Bennet, the implementation of such a performance management system was also an important criterion for the successful introduction of the concept of integrated business management. That concept implies that you already have a single set of figures, or in other words, permit only one version of the truth with regard to your business performance, Bennett explains. By ensuring that all countries and departments within our group worked with the same correct, unambiguous data, we were hoping to boost both the quality and speed of our communication. For that reason, Oriflame Cosmetics had already invested in the construction of an Oracle data warehouse and in acquiring IBM Cognos financial consolidation software. In this sense, we had already begun the first phase of our project, says Bennett. To completely finalize that phase, all we had to do was further roll out IBM Cognos 8 Controller, throughout our organization. That is how we were able to lay the foundations for an allencompassing, completely integrated management platform. When we were to go in search of a supplier who could offer us a total package for performance management, we were quick to return to IBM Cognos, says Christian Jnsson, Group IT Director at Oriflame Cosmetics. On closer inspection, the majority of the other suppliers appeared to offer only parts of the required solution. IBM Cognos was one of the few who could compile all the necessary elements for us in order to develop a complete performance management systemsoftware for financial consolidation, analysis and reporting, and planning and forecasting.So Oriflame turned to IBM Cognos
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again for the second and third phases of its project, and in addition to IBM Cognos 8 Controller, decided to roll out IBM Cognos 8 BI and IBM Cognos 8 Planning as well. The real reason we decided to go with IBM Cognos was the rich pallet of functionalities afforded by the technology, along with its user-friendliness. The average user with basic knowledge of Excel and the internet can start using IBM Cognos 8 BI in just half an hour.

Benefits realized:
Oriflame implemented IBM Cognos 8 Controller worldwide to allow better management of its financial performance, and enable every level of the group to work with a single, identical set of figures. With this deployment, we have actually achieved the complete standardization and integration of all financial reporting within the group. Coming from a Microsoft Excel based, non-aligned environments, we now find ourselves working with one fully integrated financial management system. This is improving the quality of our data and the speed with which it is processed immensely, explains Johnson. As a result of that improved level of control, we are now able to adjust our business processes where necessary, adds Gabriel Bennet. And thanks to the implementation of IBM Cognos 8 BI, we can now also generate better analyses and reports, giving us a much keener insight into the performances of our marketing, sales, and distribution networks. Best of all, the implementation of the performance management system also lead to significant changes at the level of strategic management and the introduction of integrated business management in Oriflame. We now conduct a monthly product management review, followed by a demand review and a supplier review to support and improve our sales and operations planning,
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concludes Bennet. Finally, a management business review reconciles all of these review processes, so that the information derived from them can be used at a more strategic management level. The next level of improvement for Oriflame is in planning and forecasting. Bennett says, We expect to get the most benefits from the third and final phase of our project, which is designed to help improve our planning and forecasting. That is one of the most difficult processes in our business and yet one of the most important and were deploying IBM Cognos 8 Planning to handle this phase.

Attract, develop and retain:

Oriflame has approximately 2.9 million independent sales consultants in 61 countries. In addition to this we have over 7,000 employees located in offices all over the world, including Stockholm, Moscow, Warsaw, Santiago and Bangkok. For us to retain these people and moreover to be able to attract outstanding professionals, we must offer motivation and potential for development. We have therefore launched a number of management and leadership training programmes. We have also implemented a new strategy for compensation and benets. To nd the right person for each position, we have adopted a performance management and succession planning system. Our most important training programmes are found in the Oriame Academy, implemented in 2007. This internal three-step development programme has been created to support and strengthen Oriames culture, by ensuring that all employees understand our core values and operating principles. It is also aimed at increasing integration, strategic understanding, leadership and management skills.

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An attractive beauty offer:

Over the years, Oriame has launched thousands of products within Skin Care, Color Cosmetics, Fragrances, Personal & Hair Care, Accessories and Wellness; from the eternal favorite, Tender Care Protecting Balm, to its new and most premium Diamond Cellular Anti-ageing Cream, from Visions V Freaking Amazing Mascara to Oriame Beauty Silky Kiss Lipstick. Oriflames products have one thing in common they all convey the Oriflame product philosophy. The formulations are developed using cutting edge technology and products are manufactured according to the highest quality standards. The 2007 relocation of a number of Oriames key support functions to Stockholm was a strategic step and an investment in Oriames brand image and unique selling point.

Oriflame Cosmetics known for its Natural Beauty Cosmetics:

Oriflame cosmetics are a well known Swedish company with natural beauty cosmetics. This company has been around for a solid 43 years and still going strong. They have over 3 million distributors and have business in 62 countries. This company ranks right up there with Mary Kay and Avon companies. Although Oriflame does not have distributors in United States, you can find their wonderful natural Swedish products online. This company was started by two brothers Jonas and Robert AF Jochnick along with a friend Bengt Hellsten. Pulling all together to have the best natural Swedish products, they built a successful natural cosmetics company, soon to introduce a vitamin line and health products. The Oriflame Company has a motto that Make Money Today and Fulfill your Dreams Tomorrow. To join this company the start up cost is low with a no risk sign up policy. They offer the opportunity of being part of their company to
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sell cosmetics and personal care products. This is a energetic business with a strong will for success company. The Oriflame Company has also overcome the global economy crisis going full steam ahead. Because of its reputation and line of natural products this company is constantly growing. Oriflame has a system of strategies that works well for their business. To start it has low entry fee with no overhead of stock. It has appealing catalogues of the products with new upcoming items, and has simple business ethic, they offer personal expansion and growth, an affordable kit of the natural cosmetics is available, there is unlimited potential for income, and direct selling. Even with the global economy crisis this company has shown that their system is working today better than it than it did at the start of the company. Oriflame has attractive incentives and bonuses to help motivate and excite the distributors to want to promote and expand their growth. With help of internet so much more is possible to help the success of your business. Now many companies are able to get the word out on the internet about their company and products to expand and grow to their fullest potential. If you do your homework and research different strategies of promoting your business there is no end to what you can accomplish. Whether it is this company or another that interests you to start your home based business, you need a plan of strategies to develop and grow your business. Along with your plan you will need patience, determination, and a will to succeed. You want a company that offers support and information for continuous growth. Nothing can stop you if you have and use the tools for success that are available to you. With the internet at your finger tips, the potential to attract leads and prospectus is unlimited. Learn as much as you can always be educating yourself on new and upcoming strategies. It is important to stay ahead of the game to develop your business to its full
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potential. There is no stopping a distributor that has the excitement and desire to succeed! Only you have the control to have the life you dream of! Because of the strong ethics Oriflame with its Natural beauty Cosmetics with its Natural beauty cosmetics has, it built a strong and solid foundation. Learn how to connect you to success with more strategies and opportunities that can explode your business. To your success!! Charlene stein.

About IBM Cognos BI and Performance Management:

IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions deliver world-leading enterprise planning, consolidation and BI software, support and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance. IBM Cognos solutions bring together technology, analytical applications, best practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers an open, adaptive and complete performance solution. Over 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries around the world choose IBM Cognos solutions.

Economic status:
Oriflame Cosmetics SA reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. For the quarter, the company reported sales of EUR 440,111,000 against EUR 382,485,000 for the same period of previous year. Operating profit was EUR 61,010,000 against EUR 53,658,000 a year ago. Net profit before income tax was EUR 59, 559,000
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against EUR 48,073,000 a year ago. Net profit was EUR 55,702,000 or EUR 0.97 per diluted share against EUR 40,127,000 or EUR 0.70 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 61,340,000 against EUR 100,878,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant, equipment and investment property was EUR 17,391,000 against EUR 8,008,000 a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 68.2 million against EUR 57.7 million a year ago. Adj. operating profit was EUR 61.0 million against EUR 55.0 million a year ago. Adj. net profit before income tax was EUR 59.5 million against EUR 49.4 million a year ago. Adj. net profit was EUR 55.7 million or EUR 0.97 per diluted share against EUR 41.5 million or EUR 0.73 per diluted share a year ago. For the full year, the company reported sales of EUR 1,513,596,000 against EUR 1,316,595,000 for the same period of previous year. Operating profit was EUR 157,351,000 against EUR 145,441,000 a year ago. Net profit was EUR 117,537,000 a year ago. Net profit was EUR 117,537,000 or EUR 2.06 per diluted share against EUR 100,312,000 of EUR 1.76 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 90,301,000 against EUR 131,687,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant, equipment and investment property was EUR 62,675,000 against EUR 21,664,000 a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 184.4 million against EUR 167.0 million a year ago. Adj. operating profit was EUR 168.1 million against EUR 146.8 million a year ago. Adj. net profit before income tax was EUR 146.0 million against EUR 118.6 million a year ago. Adj. net profit was EUR 128.3 million or EUR 2.25 per diluted share against EUR 101.7 million or EUR 1.78 per diluted share a year ago. For 2011, the company expects its sales to grow by 5-10% in local currencies and its operating margins to improve from the 2010 level. Companys long-term targets are to achieve local-currency sales growth of some 10% a year and to reach an operating margin of 15%. The companys board of directors will propose to the AGM a dividend of EUR 1.50
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per share compared with EUR 1.25 for previous year, which corresponds to 67% of net profit (adjusted for restructuring costs and impairment Iran). The total amount correspondents to EUR 85.5 million. Following a decision at the AGM in May, the dividend will be paid on or about May 27, 2011.

Financial and strategic Analysis Review:

Oriflame cosmetics S.A. (Oriflame) is a cosmetics company based in Luxembourg. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in offering natural skincare and cosmetic products, including lipsticks, fragrances, toiletries, color cosmetics, and accessories. Oriflame distributes its products through a network of 2.3 million independent sales consultants in Latin America, CIS and Baltic, central Europe and Mediterranean, Western Europe, Asia, and Africa. Currently, operates five cosmetic manufacturing plants in Poland, Sweden, India, china and Russia. That comprehensive SWOT profile of Oriflame cosmetics S.A. provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of the companys business and operations. The profile has been compiled to bring to you a clear and a unbiased view of the companys key strengths and weakness and the potential opportunities and threats. The
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profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand tour partners, customers and competitors better. This company report forms part of the profile on demand on Demand service, covering over 50,000 of the worlds leading companies. Once purchased, the highly qualified team of company analysts will comprehensively research and author a full financial and strategic of Oriflame Cosmetics S.A. including a detailed SWOT analysis and deliver this direct to you in pdf format within two business days (excluding weekends). The profile contains critical company information including, Business description A detailed of the companys operations and business divisions. Corporate strategy Analysts summarization of the companys business strategy. SWOT Analysis A detailed analysis of the companys strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. Company history Progression of key events associated with the company. Major products and services A list of major products, services and brands of the company. Key competitors A list of key competitors to the company Key employees A list of the key executives of the company. Executive biographies A brief summary of the executives employment history. Key operational heads-A list of personal heading key

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Important locations and subsidiaries A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company. Detailed financial ratios for the past five years The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history. Interim ratios for the last five periods The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial published by the company for 5 interims history.


Cleopatra, Egypts most famous pharaoh, used crushed carmine beetles to stain her lips a vibrant shade of red. Lipstick gained popularity in the 16th century thanks to the English Queen Elizabeth I and the ladies of her court, who coloured their lips with a blend of beeswax and red mercuric sulphide. The first push-up lipstick went on the market in 1915. The average woman consumes about 4 to 6 pounds of lipstick during a lifetime by licking her lips. Now you know why you need to re-apply it after eating!

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During the Islamic Golden Age, the Arab Andalusian physician and chemist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) invented solid lipstick, which consisted of perfume and other ingredients pressed in moulds. He described the process in his text, in his encyclopaedia of medicine and surgery, the Al-Tasrif. In 1770, the British Parliament passed a law that said a woman wearing lipstick could be tried for witchcraft. Max Factor, make-up artist to the stars, invented lip-gloss in 1930. Lipsticks popularity grew during the Second World War thanks to the movie industry and applying make-up became commonplace for women. In 1950, American chemist Hazel Bishop developed the worlds first kissable non-smear, long-lasting lipstick.

New product lipstick:

Introducing the new limited edition triple core lipstick a special version of the worlds first triple core lipstick fusing caring balm, passionate colour and dramatic gloss into one. The result is lips that are softer, more beautiful and more impactful than ever before. With avocoda, jojoba oil, chamomile and vitamin E- now in lovable limited edition packaging in five delightful new shades and featuring a special edition heart-shaped core.

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Skin Care:

Skin Care is our core category as it helps to generate loyal customers who value our expertise and technological achievements. Oriflame Skin Care brands are targeting consumers of various age groups and price expectations. We are building a consistent skin care routine inviting our customers to look after their skin from the very first steps of cleansing to a special anti-ageing routine. One can find easy-to-use skin care products for essential and everyday face care. For those who are ready to spend more time on their skin care routine, they have the choice of premium skincare products to suit different age groups and types of skin. Sophisticated consumers will always find products which, apart from innovative, natural ingredients, are effective due to their technological achievements. Modern, up-to- date skin care packaging also adds much value to our high quality products. Oriflame Skin Care is concentrating in particular on developing strong segments, for moisturizers as well as anti-cellulite and antiageing categories. To learn more about Oriflame Skin Care, get to know our skin care brands.

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Colour Cosmetics:

Welcome to Colour Cosmetics. Here innovation meets fashion in make-up for everyday beauty and festive glamour. We use the best ingredients and natural extracts to create cosmetics that are safe and effective, even on the most delicate skin. We have three cosmetics ranges with three different beauty styles for all your make-up moods: Very Me Very me is about self-expression. It is young, edgy and fun with a positive, energetic vibe. This is the make-up for hip girls who want to experiment and change their look. Very me represents individual, creative style at fantastic prices! Oriflame Beauty Oriflame Beauty stands for cosmetics expertise. Here we combine advanced formulations with on-trend products and professional make-up advice. The best of nature meets the wisdom of science in high performance make-up for modern women with a stylish, urban edge. Our goal: to help you achieve your unique beauty potential.

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Giordani Gold:

Giordani Gold represents affordable luxury. This is where beauty goes beyond appearances it is a lifestyle. Here advanced science unites with femininity, modern elegance and perfection. The Giordani Gold world embodies the art of feminine sophistication. The perfect beauty for the perfect life.


Is there anything more potent and evocative than a scent? A fragrance can trigger a smile, make you fall in love or set the mood. Your favorite scent can take you on an emotional journey and transport you to your most cherished memories.

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Many elements affect your choice of fragrance: mood, occasion or season so why not be spoilt for choice? The scope of our fragrances means youll never need to go without the right scent for the right occasion. Oriflames commitment to quality means that every fragrance is the creation of the worlds best and most respected perfumers, who use only the finest essences and essential oils. Discover a new you. Discover a world of fragrances with Oriflame. Womens Fragrances Nothing says more about a woman than the fragrance she chooses. Every woman should have her own signature fragrancesscents that embody every aspect of her. Why settle for just one signature fragrance when you can have one to suit your every facet? Flowery, fruity, spicy, fresh or orientalyoull find your perfect signature scent in our family of feminine fragrances.

Youth Todays youth are more trend-conscious than ever. They know what they like but theyre open to experimenting with their personal style and appearance. With that in mind, we have developed several fragrance lines especially for them. Taking cues from their brash, self-confident and free-spirited attitude, we have come up with great fragrances for young women and men that reflect the essence of today's youth.

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Limited Life Our Limited Life fragrances are only available for a short time as exclusive offers, collectors editions or seasonal products. Dont miss out on the great selection of Limited Life fragrances.

Oriflame Eye Makeup:

Oriflame beauty eye makeup brings emphasis and expression to the eyes. Whether you like experimenting with the latest fashion shades or prefer the classical look, you will find all you need in Oriflame comprehensive range of eye makeup.

Eye shadow:

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Oriflame beauty eye shadow duo are high coverage eye shadow duos that give you perfectly matching make up can be applied wet for long lasting intense colour or try for a silky finish the texture is smooth and very velvety smooth and they blend perfectly to give you a professional look contains light- reflect mineral mica for added shimmer.

Oriflame beauty power curl mascara:

Oriflame beauty power curl mascara has a revolutionary brush that lifts lashes from the root for lasting curl. The intensified colour pigments in this mascara give dramatic definition. Microspheres help to provide a clump- free finish to your eye lashes, whilst soft emollients help to keep lashes continued and flexible.

Giordani Gold VIP Volume Mascara:

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Giordani Gold VIP Volume Mascara helps you to create voluptuous unforgettable lashes in one stroke of this delightfully rich volumising mascara. This supremely smooth Oriflame formula, enriched with pro vitamin B5, conditions your lashes whilst providing a thick layer of the finest colour for dramatically glamorous lashes.

Oriflame Beauty Wonder Lash Mascara:

Superb Lashes! Beautiful Lashes!! You can create high impact lashes with Oriflames Revolutionary high definition 3D applicator. The applicator delivers lift, length and amazing fullness. The high definition 3D applicator of wonder lash mascara separates along the eye and the lash leaving no clumps behind. This formulation is ultra pigmented with carnauba milk for extra conditioning.

Oriflame Beauty Power shine Lip Gloss:

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Super power shine gloss with unique applicator for precise and mess-free application. With advanced pearlescent pigments that deliver a sparkling and ultra-gloss finish. 5 ml.

Lip perfection:

Sharpnenable lip liner that defines and enhances natural shape of lip. Available in six creamy shades.1g

Giordani gold lip pencil

Draw your way to luscious lips. Blend with brush for a seamless look, or use with lip colour for a more precise fill. Available in 3 sumptuous shades. 1.2 g

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Luxurious luminizer creates subtle highlights and healthy radiance anywhere, on face or body. Solid formation for added comfort and ease of application. Nourishing emollients keep skin soft and smooth while glowing. 7.5g


Luminous mineral foundation with revitalizing sea minerals, for a brighter complexion when you wear it and when you take it off. 30 ml.

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Eye liner:

Turn up the heat with double the colouring one pencil for the hottest looks. Perfect for lining your inner lash line. Five new colour combos for ultra dazzle.1.83g

Oriflame Beauty Nail Polish:

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Strength and beauty go hand in hand in this pearlescent bronze polish. Innovative brush technology delivers intense colour in one coat. Ceramide complex helps strengthen nail structure, while ceramic particles help provide glossy finish. 7 ml.

Oriflame Beauty Nail Polish Remover:

This gentle nail polish remover removes nail polish quickly. Acetone-free with delicate vanilla scent. 0 ml.

SWOT analysis:
This comprehensive SWOT profile of Oriflame Cosmetics S.A. provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of the companys businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by Global Data to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the companys key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.
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Oriflame Cosmetics S.A. (Oriflame) is a cosmetics company based in Luxembourg. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in offering natural skincare and cosmetic products, including lipsticks, fragrances, toiletries, color cosmetics, and accessories. Oriflame distributes its products through a network of 2.3 million independent sales consultants in Latin America, CIS and Baltic, central Europe and Mediterranean, Western Europe, Asia, and Africa. Currently, it operates five cosmetic manufacturing plants in Poland, Sweden, India, China and Russia. The company is also engaged in environmental and social activities including co-founding the World Childhood Foundation and the Livslust Foundation. The company is headquartered at Luxembourg, Luxembourg.The company reported revenues of (Euro) EUR 1,319.67 million during the fiscal year ended December 2008, an increase of 18.95% over 2007. The operating profit of the company was EUR 178.64 million during the fiscal year 2008, an increase of 37.86% over 2007. The net profit of the company was EUR 124.39 million during the fiscal year 2008, an increase of 35.24% over 2007. This company report forms part of Global Datas Profile on Demand service, covering over 50,000 of the worlds leading companies. Once purchased, Global Datas highly qualified team of company analysts will comprehensively research and author a full financial and strategic analysis of Oriflame Cosmetics S.A., including a detailed SWOT analysis, and deliver this direct to you in pdf format within two business days. (Excluding weekends) Upon ordering, this SWOT profile will be updated and delivered direct to your inbox within two working days.

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Data analysis and Interpretation:

Analyzing survey data is an important and exciting step in the survey process. It is the time that you may reveal important facts about your customers, uncover trends that you might not otherwise have known existed, or provide irrefutable facts to support your ideas. By doing in-depth data comparisons, you can begin to identify relationships between various data that will help you understand more about your respondents, and guide you towards better decisions. This project gives you a brief about oriflame customers. Analysis is intended to provide a foundation upon which we can confidently conduct our own survey.

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Table 3.1 Age wise classification Particulars 20-30 years 30-35 years Above 35 years Total No. of respondents 31 9 10 50 Percentage 62 18 20 100

Source: Primary Data. The above data reveals that 62% of respondents belong to 20-30 years, 18% of respondents belong to 30-35 years and 20% of respondents are above 35 years. Fig.3.1

20-30 years 30-35 years Above 35 years

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Table 3.2 Gender wise classification Particulars Male Female Total No. of respondents 2 48 50 Percentage 4 96 100

Source: Primary Data. The above data reveals that 4% of respondents are male group and 96% of respondents are female group. Fig 3.2



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Table 3.3 Usage of product Particulars As per instruction By your own wish On friends advice Total No. of respondents 20 19 11 50 Percentage 40 38 22 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 40% of respondents use Oriflame product as per instruction, 38% of respondents use Oriflame product by their own wish and 22% of respondents use Oriflame product according to their friends advice. Fig. 3.3

As per instruction By your own wish On friends advice

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Table 3.4 Price of the Oriflame product Particulars Un satisfied Satisfied More satisfied Total No. of respondents 3 40 7 50 Percentage 6 80 14 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 6% of respondents are unsatisfied with the price of Oriflame product, 80% of respondents are satisfied with the price of Oriflame product and14% of respondents are more satisfied with the price of Oriflame product. Fig.3.4

Un satisfied


More satisfied

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Table 3.5 Opinion about Oriflame product Particulars Good Better Bad Total No. of respondents 29 21 0 50 Percentage 58 42 0 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 58% of respondents feel good about Oriflame product and 42% of respondents feel better about Oriflame product. Fig.3.5

Good Better Bad

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Table 3.6 Usage of the product Particulars Lip stick Nail polish Face care Total No. of respondents 10 18 22 50 Percentage 20 36 44 100

Source: Primary Data The above table reveals that 20% of respondents use lipstick in Oriflame, 36% of respondents use nail polish in Oriflame and 44% of respondents in Oriflame. Fig.3.6

Lip stick Nail polish Face care

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Table 3.7 Preference of other brands Particulars Lakme Oriflame Amway Total No. of respondents 11 29 10 50 Percentage 22 58 20 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table shows that 22% of respondents prefer Lakme product, 58% of respondents prefer Oriflame product and 20% of respondents prefer Amway product. Fig.3.7

Lakme Oriflame Amway

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Table 3.8 Period of usage Particulars 0-2 years 2-4 years Above 4years Total No. of respondents 26 15 9 50 Percentage 52 30 18 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 52% of respondents are using the Oriflame products below 2 years, 30% of respondents of respondents are using the Oriflame products between 2-4 years and 18% of respondents are using the Oriflame products above 4 years. Fig.3.8

0-2 years 2-4 years Above 4years

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Table 3.9 Usual purchase of product Particulars Mascara Eye liner Others Total No. of respondents 11 6 33 50 Percentage 22 12 66 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table shoes that 22% of respondents purchase mascara usually in Oriflame product, 12% of respondents purchase eye liner in Oriflame product and 66% of respondents purchase other Oriflame products. Fig.3.9

Mascara Eye liner Others

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Table 3.10 Notice TFM% in the product Particulars Yes No Total No. of respondents 42 8 50 Percentage 84 16 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table shows that 84% of respondents notice TFM% of Oriflame product, 16% of respondents does not notice the TFM% of the Oriflame product. Fig.3.10

Yes No

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Table 3.11 Customer care service Particulars Excellent Satisfactory Un satisfactory Total No. of respondents 14 36 0 50 Percentage 28 72 0 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 28% of respondents feel that customer care service in Oriflame product is excellent and 72% of respondents feel that customer service is satisfactory in Oriflame product. Fig.3.11

Excellent Satisfactory Un satisfactory

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Table3.12 Category of people Particulars High class Middle class Low class All of the above Total No. of respondents 14 14 2 20 50 Particulars 28 28 4 40 100

Source: Primary Data. The above data reveals that 28% of respondents say that high class people use Oriflame product, 28% of respondents say that middle class people use Oriflame product, 4% of respondents say that low class people use Oriflame product and 20% of respondents says that all category of people use Oriflame product. Fig.3.12

High class Middle class Low class All of the above

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Table 3.13 Display of product in show room Particulars Satisfied Excellent Un satisfied Total No. of respondents 33 15 2 50 Percentage 66 30 4 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table shows that 66% of respondents are satisfied with the display of Oriflame product in the show room, 30% of respondents feel excellent about the display of Oriflame product in the show room and 4% of the respondents are not satisfied with the display of Oriflame product in the show room. Fig.3.13

Satisfied Excellent Un satisfied

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Table 3.14 Usage of child products Particulars yes No Total No. of respondents 19 31 50 Percentage 38 62 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table reveals that 38% of respondents use Oriflame product for children and 62% of respondents does not use Oriflame product for children. Fig.3.14

yes No

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Table 3.15 Benefit in dealership Particulars Yes No Total No. of respondents 28 22 50 Percentage 56 44 100

Source: Primary Data. The above table shows that 56% of respondents are benefited with dealership of Oriflame product and 44% of respondents are not benefited with dealership of Oriflame product. Fig 3.15

Yes No

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Findings, Suggestion and Conclusion:


The researchers have revealed the following findings from the study. From the study it is understood that most of the respondents attracted to Oriflame Products than other type of cosmetics like Lipsticks, Mascara, Face cream, Eye liners etc., It is found by researcher that majority of the respondents who use Oriflame are females. The study reveals that the majority of the respondents like Customer Care Service. The study shows that the opinion about Oriflame Products service for buying a cosmetic in Oriflame is excellent. It is found by researcher that majority of the respondents use Oriflame by their own wish. The study shows that they are satisfied with price of the product. The study is understood that most of the respondents notice the TFM% in Oriflame Product.

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The following suggestions help in improvement of Oriflame. If these points are considered, then surely it will increase the sale. If the price of the cosmetics is reduced it will surely attract more people than the present. More over not only high class but also the middle class people can also own Oriflame. They can introduce more flavors for youngsters and homemakers. More varieties can be introduced in Thoothukudi showroom. Many more discounts and offers can be provided to increase the customers satisfaction. Showroom display can be modified so that it may attract new customers. Media advertisement should be given so that other customers can be aware of the product. The quality of the customer service at Thoothukudi branch can be increased in order to satisfy the customer so that there will be increase in the customer.

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The success of Oriflame is based on a strong and consistent company culture, promoting an entrepreneurial spirit and a clear set of values. Their mission and passion is to fulll dreams for people around the world, a dream often focused on building a better quality of life by belonging to the Oriame sales network.Thus the research group concludes that Oriflame will surely reach its height very soon in Tuticorin District.

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