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Pricing:- Nike’s pricing is designed to be competitive to the other fashion shoe retailers.

The pricing is based on the basis of premium segment as target customers. Nike as a brand commands high premium. Place:- Nike shoes are distributed to Multi Brand store front and the exclusive Nike stores across countries. While this necessitates a second trip for the customer to come and pick up the shoes, it allows Nike to offer a much wider selection than any of the competition. Promotion:- Location, targeted advertising in the newspaper and strategic alliances serves as the foundation of Nike advertising and promotion effort. The athletes and other famous sports personalities are always taken as brand ambassadors. They form the prime building blocks of their portion strategy. Product:- The product range of Nike comprise of shoes, sports wear, watches etc. Its product history began with long distance running shoes in 1963.A wide range of shoes, apparel and equipment. For example: Nike Oregon Digital Super Watch Nike Presto Cee Digital Medium Watch Nike Presto Cee Digital Small Watch Nike Ron Analog Watch Nike Triax 10 Regular Watch

Swot Analysis
Swot Analysis Nike, Inc. Strengths:Nike is a very competitive organization. Phil Knight (Founder and CEO) is often quoted as saying that 'Business is war without bullets.' Nike has a healthy dislike of is competitors. At the Atlanta Olympics, Reebok went to the expense of sponsoring the games. Nike did not. However Nike sponsored the top athletes and gained valuable coverage.


Nike has no factories. It does not tie up cash in buildings and manufacturing workers. This makes a very lean organization. Nike is strong at research and development, as is evidenced by its evolving and innovative product range. They then manufacture wherever they can produce high quality product at the lowest possible price. If prices rise and products can be made more cheaply elsewhere (to the same or better specification) Nike will move production. Nike is a global brand. It is the number one sports brand in the World. Its famous 'Swoosh' is instantly recognizable, and Phil Knight even has it tattooed on his ankle.

Weaknesses:The organization does have a diversified range of sports products. However, the income of the business is still heavily dependent upon its share of the footwear market. This may leave it vulnerable if for any reason its market share erodes. The retail sector is very price sensitive. Nike does have its own retailer in Nike Town. However, most of its income is derived from selling into retailers. Retailers tend to offer a very similar experience to the consumer. Can you tell one sports retailer from another? So margins tend to get squeezed as retailers try to pass some of the low price competition pressure onto Nike. Opportunities:Product development offers Nike many opportunities. The brand is fiercely defended by its owners whom truly believe that Nike is not a fashion brand. However, like it or not, consumers that wear Nike product do not always buy it to participate in sport. Some would argue that in youth culture especially, Nike is a fashion brand. This creates its own opportunities, since product could become unfashionable before it wears out i.e. consumers need to replace shoes. There is also the opportunity to develop products such as sport wear, sunglasses and jewellery. Such high value items do tend to have associated with them, high profits.


This ultimately means that consumers are shopping around for a better deal. Such an exposure could mean that Nike may be manufacturing and/or selling at a loss. The model developed by Phil Knight in his Stamford Business School days (high value branded product manufactured at a low cost) is now commonly used and to an extent is no longer a basis for sustainable competitive advantage. There are many markets that have the disposable income to spend on high value sports goods. Competitors are developing alternative brands to take away Nike's market share. building upon its strong global brand recognition. This is an issue that faces all global brands. There are also global marketing events that can be utilized to support the brand such as the World Cup (soccer) and The Olympics. and buy the cheaper of the two. It buys and sells in different currencies and so costs and margins are not stable over long periods of time. For example. As discussed above in weaknesses. emerging markets such as China and India have a new richer generation of consumers.The business could also be developed internationally. Such consumer price sensitivity is a potential external threat to Nike. Threats:Nike is exposed to the international nature of trade. the consumer could go to the store along the street to compare prices for the exactly the same item. The market for sports shoes and garments is very competitive. 3 . So if one store charges a price for a pair of sports shoes. the retail sector is becoming price competitive.

Demography Of Respondents: Analysis:It was observed that the majority of the respondents consist of professional from various fields like engineers. While 36% were students from various fields. 2. Others constitute designers and athletes etc. software professionals. which shows that our consumer is well educated and is very well informed about the product. Also it was found that students were spending in the range of Rs 1000 – Rs 3000 as compared to the working class professionals who were ready to spend between Rs 3000 – Rs 6000. working executive etc.DATA ANALYSIS 1. who effective form 38% of our database. 3. since they have higher spending power because of higher income levels. the further study is carried on the buying behaviour of the above mentioned categories of consumer. Shopping Season:- 4 . Consumer’s Income Level And Spending Capacity On Shoes Analysis:In the survey conducted a direct relation between the income level and the spending capacity was observed.

This was due to the fact that REEBOK has brand ambassador like RAHUL DRAVID and YUVRAJ SINGH. out of 100 point to the various factors affecting their buying behaviour between NIKE and OTHER’S following was observed: Others Nike:- a. Also the social factor like style was second most important factor behind the consumer buying motives. Brand ____10____ ___20_____ 5 . Factor Influencing The Buying Process:Analysis:Among the various factors like social. psychological. 6. Price ____10____ ___10_____ c. Style ____20____ ___30_____ b. personal and cultural factors it was observed that the consumer give more preference to his personal choice and psychological factors like 50% of the people consider comfort and they generally do not consider durability as an important aspect because they believe that it comes along with the brand. Comfort _____30___ ___30_____ d. 4. whereas the businessman generally do their shoes shopping during travelling or on special occasions.Analysis:Amongst the student and the professional it was found the consumer buying behaviour does not change with respect to the seasons and occasion as most of the consumer would like to buy their shoes as and when need arises. Brand Recollection :Analysis:When asked about reconciling a sports shoes brand about 70% of the respondents were able to recall REEBOK or ADDIDAS were as rest were able to remember NIKE and FILA brands. 5. Comparison With Other Brands:Analysis:In response to the question about giving.

It was observed that the beside that personal choice of the respondent. 7. a) Do you ask for a specific brand by name? 90% people say yes to this and the remaining 10% say no. Durability _____30___ ___10____ this further shows that the consumer look for style in the NIKE more in comparison to the other brand hence.e. No Of People Buying Nikeshoes & Reebok Shoes:Analysis:This question was asked to know the market capture by the REEBOK and the time period of association of the customers with REEBOK. 8. b) Which brand do you generally use? 6 . family and friends and some time people would like to buy a product because it is being endorsed by their favourite celebrity. 9. while the peer and college in case of the professional and the least pursuing factor is family which was seen in case of the respondents belonging to age group 35 years and above. while 10% did not gave any response as they were not using the REEBOK shoes. It was deduced that more than 75% of the respondents were using the REEBOK shoes and were mainly associated with it for a period of 1 year or more. Customer Satisfaction:Analysis:Because of the quality product offered by the REEBOK about 60% of the respondents were either very satisfied or satisfied. gave their 30 points to it whereas 20 in case of other brands it was seen that the comfort remains at equal place even while choosing a competitive brand. Buying Forces:Analysis:It was observed that consumer is forced by no factors like peer pressure. the pressure from the friends plays an important buying force for the students. While the remaining respondents were using either the NIKE or ADDIDAS brand shoes.

d) What according to you is the relative importance of the following? V. From here we can infer that most important aspect for the consumers is the comfort they get from the shoes. A s we know that Nike is a premium brand 27% of the people buy shoes that falls under the range of Rs. Imp/Imp/Not so Imp/doesn’t matter PRICE 50/ 28/ 12/ 10 DURABILITY 55/ 45/ 0/ 0 BRAND IMAGE 40/ 20/ 15/ 15 COMFORTABLE 54/ 36/ 10/ 0 LOOKS 40/ 40/ 15/ 5 By this we infer that the consumer wants the shoe to be durable that is of primary importance for them. THEN WHY NIKE 43/ 57 ADIDAS 63/ 37 REEBOK 45/ 55 ACTION 30/ 70 Most of the people are influenced with Adidas’s ad. Along with that looks and the brand image is also important. The shoe should be comfortable. c) Has any sports shoes ad (seen on TV/in a magazine) made an impact on you? YES/NO IF YES.3500-5500 and lesser no. The most un-influential is that of action. of people buy shoes ranging in between 5500 and 7500. 7 . Then the enhanced toe support. e) What features of Nike do you like the most? The most liked feature of Nike is the light weight shoe.15003500. Then the price is also very important for them. then with Reebok and then Nike.People in India prefer Nike the most as we can see that 24% people prefer Nike sportswear then comes Adidas and Reebok. f) What range you prefer? Larger number of people goes in for shoes that come in the range of Rs.

Here we notice one thing that some don’t buy Nike. Only 27% people don’t agree with it. for Sports wear? 56% of the people agree that Nike serves its purpose for being a sport brand. i) Do you think Nike serves the purpose of being a good brand.g) How often you buy Nike? 62% of the consumers buy Nike only once a year. j) Will you prefer Nike launching a new range which can serve the purpose of service class? 67% say yes to the idea of launching a new range for the service class. their percentage is 64%. Only 15 % are not satisfied buying it. 36 don’t have any idea of this Nike’s Market share Reebok Adidas Nike Action 8 . h) Are you satisfied buying Nike? The people who buy Nike are fully satisfied buying it.

What features of Nike do you like the most? 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 light weight enhanced toe support Style Price Nike What price range do you prefer? 9 .

3500 3500-5500 5500-7500 above 7500 Nike How often you buy Nike? 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Nike Once in More Doesn’t an year than buy once in an year Has any sports shoes ad made an impact on you? 10 .70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1500.

term. If a company treats a brand only as a name it misses the point. but also a storehouse of value stemming from awareness. In essence. Nike has to ensure that their brand is built up on these pillars in India. Although these six meanings are noticeable in the Nike brand in the west and other parts of the world. It can convey up to six levels of meaning: Attributes. Personality and User. A brand is a name. Benefits. The secondary brand objective of Nike India would be to ensure that they match the market share and sales volumes of its competitors. A brand is not simply a collection of products and benefits. a company is in 11 .70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Nike Adidas Reebok Action YES NO CONCLUSION & FINDINGS The specific brand objective of Nike India would be to build up its brand reputation. After all. Values. symbol or design or a combination of them intended to identify the goods or services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate from those of competitors. Culture. they are yet to be cultivated in India. image and equity. sign. The branding challenge is to develop a deep set of positive associations for the brand. a brand identifies the seller or maker. loyalty. and association of quality and brand personality.

It is about time that this competency is leveraged on to India. Few companies have such a recognizable image and the resources to promote it. For decades. considering that Nike outsells Reebok everywhere else in the world. On the global scale this key distinctive competency towers over the competitors. The public benefits from the strength of Nike’s image at the point of purchase. particularity in the area of consumer brand awareness and brand power. Nike despite being one of the most popular brands in the world has not really caught on in India. As a result. the rationale behind choosing improvement of brand image and reputation as the company’s primary objective is quite clear. Nike’s market share is number-one in the athletic footwear industry in most places around the world. 12 . At the same time sales figures and data can be misleading. product or brand may have a very good reputation and image. there is reason to believe that Bata’s Power and Liberty would be ahead of Nike in terms of popularity. Hence market share has also to be paid attention to. "Just Do It." and symbols like the Nike "Swoosh. consumers identify their purchases with the prospect of achieving greatness. A company. competition. Yet. Hence it is reasonable to state that Nike’s popularity level in India could do with a boost. Younger consumers especially benefit from this positive influence. and sportsmanship. consumers have come to associate the Nike image with quality products. it does serve its purpose." with marketing campaigns that emphasize fitness. This again does not reflect too well on the to make profits and stay ahead of its competitors. Catch phrases like. Two key attributes of a distinctive competency are its inability to be easily replicated and the value or benefit it offers to consumers. but if it is not profitable. Nike’s distinctive competency lies in the area of marketing. The image of the brand has to be improved and people must be made aware of its presence. It is also noticed that Nike is at par with Reebok." couple with sports icons to serve as instant reminders of the Nike Empire. This image is something that competing companies can not easily duplicate by simply enhancing the physical characteristics of their products. Thus. This ultimately translates into added value for consumers. By associating star athletes and motivational slogans like. The best way to achieve this would be some serious brand building. "Just Do It.

care must be taken to ensure that these forms are not too cumbersome and do not take up too much of the customer’s time. In the past. Nike needs to know exactly what its customers think about their products. the company has utilized product differentiation as the main competitive strategy. Suggestions and comments would be welcome. Being a company that always strives towards excellence. Most importantly. The company will continue to produce the quality products that have been provided in the past. The form will ask the customer his / her opinion on the product as well as the showroom. Nike replaces the product. This is only the first step and more needs to be done in this area. Every 13 . Nike will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of the customers. Nike is known for its technologically advanced products and is the leader in this area. Presently. through product innovation. Nike’s products in the past have been concentrated in the higher end of the pricing category. Another good method would be to introduce a system of customer points. it will continue to place emphasis in this area. Nike shoes come with a one year warranty. Surveys have indicated that normally people don’t mind filling in forms as long as they are not too long. Nike will also focus on making a strong effort in price leadership. As Nike’s reputation dictates. An entrance will now be made into lower price categories with these quality products.Nike’s vision is to remain the leader in the industry. This allows Nike’s products to stand out from the rest. If the shoe is found to be defective or wears out within one year due to no fault of the wearer. the only form of customer relationship management activity that Nike has adopted in India is product warranty. Nike has built its business on providing products that rise above all others and this has made it the worldwide success that it is today. However. This will enable Nike to capture an even greater hold on market share. The company’s focus also allows it to maintain a somewhat narrow niche that enables it to effectively capture the needs and wants of the consumers. A good way of assessing this would be to have the customer fill in a form at the point of purchase.

In addition. People would have the facility to buy these vouchers and present them to their dear ones. Hong Kong's leather consumer goods are considered competitive in the high-end and mid-range. Bearing these in mind. New lines of collections should be introduced for festivals. selection of material and craftsmanship. Mainland consumers are brand conscious. Seasonal promotion campaigns. A most valued customer database could be created from her e and various forms of direct marketing could be directed at them. After he crosses a certain point level. A third way to improve customer relationship would be to issue gift coupons and vouchers. From the viewpoint of mainland consumers. This would be a good way to reach out towards newer customers through existing ones. Other Suggestion Includes Department stores are the prime sales and marketing channel for leather consumer goods. This survey also shows that Hong Kong products are preferred for their design/style and quality. Hong Kong companies should never compromise on quality. he would earn himself a certain number of points. RECOMMENDATIONS To explore the mainland market. and they should allocate more resources to product design.time a customer makes a purchase. 14 . and it is vital to promote own brands which have clear image. like special discounts and advertisements. could be employed. store decorations and product displays should be designed to create a strong first impression. This would be helpful in building customer loyalty and give them an incentive to make repeat purchases. Hong Kong companies should position themselves in areas in which they are strong. This would help the company to retain its existing customers. depending on the price of the product. he would be entitled to a gift from the company or choose a product of a certain value from the range.

Due to their growing spending power.In addition to promotional activities in shopping malls and department stores. 15 . black is by far most sought-after with dark brown in second place. Popular materials used for leather consumer goods include bovine skin. discounts and TV commercials are considered effective channels for promotion. Regarding colours. it is useful to introduce appropriate designs that cater for the tastes of the middles class. It is advisable to pay attention to the affordability of customers in different cities. Meanwhile. leather shoes offer better growth potential. the rising middle class should be the target of Hong Kong's sellers of leather consumer goods. goat/kid/lamb/sheep skin and crocodile skin. Hong Kong companies should put more emphasis on products for business use. In addition. while setting price points for different product categories.

State & Zip: _________________________________________________________ Telephone: (Home) ____________________________ (Work)____________________________ Date Of Birth: ________________________________ Sex: Male___ Background: • Ethnic origin(check only one): White ( ) Asian ( ) American ( ) Black Filipino Other 16 Female___ ( ) ( ) ( ) .ANNEXURE Questionnaire Contact Information: Name: _________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________ City.

When you think about your favourite brand of running shoes. How do you find out the latest product in the market? 17 .• Which of the following sector do you work? Finance Corporate Mngt Service sector ( ) Other____________ ( ) ( ) Sale/ Marketing Information System Self Employed ( ) ( ) ( ) • Your monthly income comes in which of the following: Less than AED. Which brand of shoes listed is your favourite (check only one)? Converse Nikes Adidas Action Skechers Reebok And 1 – – – – – – – 2.15000 ( ) ( ) Between AED. does this brand remind you of a person? Yes No ( ) ( ) 3.Graduate degree Product Analysis: ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 1.5000 Above AED.5000 – 15000 ( ) • What is the highest level of education you have completed? Did not finish high school High school diploma Graduate degree Post.

Very frequently Frequently Sometimes Never 6. I find buying shoes a pleasurable event. Very frequently Frequently Sometimes Never – – – – 5. I buy shoes which are liked by my family.Internet Magazines (Sports related) TV Sporting Goods Store (In-store promotions) Other __________________ 4. For purchasing shoes I can travel long distance. I buy costly shoes. Strongly agree – 18 . Very frequently Frequently Sometimes Never – – – – 8. Very frequently Frequently Sometimes Never – – – – – – – – 7. I buy my own shoes.

I like to buy shoes which are less expensive but very stylish & of latest design. I buy shoes which are advertised and endorsed by celebrity. I buy shoes which are advertised attractively. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 10. Strongly agree – Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – 11. Strongly agree Agree – – 19 . I like to buy shoes which are imported &designed in Paris or Italy.Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – 9. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 12.

Strongly agree Agree – – 20 . Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 14. I will certainly buy shoes if high quality matching imitation jewelleries & quality scents are given free. I like to buy shoes which are not expensive & stylish but comfortable and long lasting. I like to buy Nike shoes which are less expensive but very stylish & of latest design. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 15.Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – 13. My expectation is fulfilled by my shoe supplier. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 16.

Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 18. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 20. Shoe companies should suggest shoe design using celebrity. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – – – 19.Indifferent Disagree Strongly Disagree – – – 17. I don’t want to spend too much time on deciding my shoes. Shoe companies should survey customer preferences. Strongly agree Agree Indifferent – – – 21 . I know exactly what I want in my shoes.

com www. Best ad Coney. by Nike’s online store Newspapers: Economic Times Gulf News Journals Advertisement 22 . Websites: www. Which of the listed is the best form of advertisement? advertisement Stores display Magazines Online – – – – BIBLIOGRAPHY Books: Marketing Management www.Disagree Strongly Disagree – – 21.Philip Kotler Consumer www.nikebiz. 6th Edition.

Office: • • Nike India Pvt. Ltd. India Nike Dubai Outlets 23 . Karnataka. Bangalore.