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Introduction to



The Indian retail industry is now beginning to evolve in the line with the transformation that has
swept other large economies. The liberalization of the consumer goods industry initiated in the
mid-80 and accelerated through the 90’s has begun to impact the structure and conduct of the
retail industry.

The concept retail which includes the shopkeeper to customer interaction, has taken many forms
and dimensions, from the traditional retail outlet and street local market shops to upscale multi
brand outlets, especially stores or departmental stores.

The objective being to assess the various parameters that influences a buyer to visit or shop at
departmental store thereby contributing to its turnover (in terms of sales and profits) hence
leading to its overall success.

The extensive research brought me to conclude that departmental stores are soon emerging on
the top priority lists, amongst the shopping spree in Delhi and NCR, as they seem to derive
immense pleasure of convenience and exposure to variety under one roof, in their extremely
busy lives, when they don’t have time for things.

Though some of the customers perceive departmental stores to be expensive and only high
income category’s cup of tea, the stores make constant efforts to induce them to at least visit the
store at once during the sale period, or discount offers.

The Retail Marketing Revolution - An Introduction

“Any business that directs its marketing efforts towards satisfying the final consumer
based upon the organization of selling goods and services as a means of distribution”

By 2010, the list of India's top 10 retailers will have at least 5 Indian corporate. Retail Marketing
will go through a tremendous change in India this millennium. It will change India's cities, its
people, and its households. The Indian consumer is reportedly the largest spender in Singapore
and London. It is, therefore, strange that there have, so far, been few efforts to present the
product in the right kind of environment in India.

Indeed, the right shopping experience does induce Indian consumers to spend more. This is
evident from the experiences of retail-outlets like Music.

World, Big Bazaar, Spencer’s, Crosswords, The Home Store, Ebony, Bigjo’s, Saboos, Standard,
Nanz, Vijay Store and Janaki Das & Sons, Westside etc.

Factors affecting Retail marketing

The development of organized retail is dependent on the efforts of several agencies and
institutions. A glimpse of the last 2 decades of the previous century proves illuminating. Large-
format retailing started with outlets like Vivek's and Nalli's in Chennai and Kidskemp in
Bangalore, and, at another level, with manufacturer-retail brands like Bata, Bombay Dyeing, and


The first among these is the government. In a country as big as India and with as many states as
ours, it is imperative that the Central government and all state governments bring in Value
Added Taxation or a unified taxation system to ensure that the tax-regimes are the same across
the country.

The laws governing retail real estate should also be looked into, so that it is possible to develop
retail-estate beyond the city-limits. Apart from providing entertainment and retail opportunities,
this will also decongest the city center and facilitate the development of suburbs. The relevant
rules should also be amended to allow retail-stores to operate 7 days a week, 12 hours a day.

Nuclear Families:

Given the hours most urban consumers keep at work, and keeping in mind the increase in the
number of nuclear families, this may, indeed, make sense. This will also help people enjoy their
evenings, out at malls.


The second group, whose participation is essential in making retail a boom-sector in this
millennium, comprises developers. Most properties are developed without considering the end
user; thus, we sometimes find high-
Ceilinged offices and low-ceilinged retail stores. Often, the shopper's convenience is not taken
into consideration while the property is constructed.


There's a lot at stake here: even so early in the 21st Century, India is too large a market to be
ignored by transnational retail giants. From the manufacturing company's perspective, the focus
should be on producing good products, and forging relationships with organised retail.
Manufacturers need to draw a plan of producing quality products and tie in with retailers. Indeed,
the birth of organised retail will also engender the creation of private labels and store-brands.
Thus, if a manufacturing company lacks the resources to build a brand, it can supply to a retail-
chain that has the resources to create a brand of its own.

Indian Consumers:

And even as these developments were taking place, the Indian consumer became more mature.
Customer-expectations zoomed. Thus, at the beginning of the New Millennium, retailers have to
deal with a customer who is extremely demanding. Not just in terms of the product-quality, but
also in terms of service, and the entire shopping experience.

Today, the typical customer who shops in a retail outlet compares the time spent at the check-out
counter with that at an efficient petrol station, and the smile of the counter-person to that
decorating the face of a Jet Airways' crew member. To cope with the new customer,
manufacturers have to focus on product quality and brand building. And retailers, in turn, have to
focus on the quality of the shopping experience.

In this millennium, like in the last, customers will want to spend time with their family and
friends. They may like to visit an outlet on weekends where everything will be available under
one roof. India will benefit from these developments.


In this day and age, customers are regarded as an article of trade. With the growth of Marketing
era the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is very much advanced advanced and
became popular in India. CRM became crucial to cope up with exceeding competitive global
market. Customer Relationship Management is a strategy for managing and nurturing a
company’s interactions with customers and sales prospects. When an implementation is
effective, people, processes, technology work in synergy to develop and strengthen relationships,
increase profitability, and reduce operational costs. Customer Relationship Management is a
most effective tool for maintaining good relationship with the customers. It plays an effective
role in attracting the new customers to the company. Customer relationship management is a
corporate level initiative, focusing on creating and maintaining relationships with customers. The
present study finds out the customer relationship management its implementation and Consumer
feelings while shopping in big bazaar. The study shows that Most of the customers know about
the Big bazaar from advertisement. Most of the customers select Big bazaar for shopping
because of attractive offers.



According to economic historian angus Madison in his book the word economy. A
millennial perspective, India had the words largest economy in the 1st century and 11th century,
with a 33% shares of word GDP in the 1st century and 29% in 1000 CE.During 1700 AD,
Mughal era, India share was 24% more than the whole of western Europe. It came down to 3.8%
in 1990s. Paul Kennedy, in his highly regarded book, The rise and fall of the great powers.
Economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2001 estimates that in 1750 India shares of
the words trade was nearly 25 percent . it come down to 0.5% in the 1988 and now stand at
around 1.5% . the Indian economy is once again at the centre of the global attention . as domestic
consumption drives economic growth in India , future group hope to play a pivotal role in
bringing back the sone ki chidiya.

Future is owned and operated by future bazaar India Ltd. FBIL is a part of the
future group, India largest retail conglomerate. FBIL is the e-commerce arm of the future group.
The company was incorporated in 2007 and began business in 2008. As part of India largest
retail chain, we enjoy the benefit of buying in bulk for the entire group . our aim is to get you a
great of product at grate prices.



 To understand the impact of CRM on big bazaar.

 To ascertain the frequency of purchasing at big bazaar.

 To find out the factors affecting on purchasing decision.

 To find out the overall experience of customers visiting the big bazaar.

 To understand the customer feeling towards the availability of product.

Trends in Retail

Trends in Retail Marketing

At this point, I can summarize the main development retailers and manufacturers need to take
into account as they plan their competitive strategies.
In India the trends are mainly in three sectors. These sectors are:

Trends in retail marketing

Urban Suburban Rural

New retail forms and combinations continually emerge. Bank branches and ATM counters have
opened in supermarkets. Gas stations include food stores that make more profit than the gas
operation. Bookstores feature coffee shops.

The electronic age has significantly increased the growth of non store retailing consumers
receive sales offers in the mail and over television, computers, and telephones, to which they can
immediately respond by calling a toll-free number or via computer.

Competition today is increasingly intertype, or between different types of store outlets. Discount
stores, catalog showrooms, and department stores all compete for the same consumers. The
competition between chain superstores and

Smaller independently owned stores have become particularly heated. Because of their bulk
buying power, chains get more favorable terms than independents, and the chains’ large square
footage allows them to put in cafes and bathrooms.

Today’s retailers are moving toward one of two poles, operating either as mass merchandisers or
as specialty retailers. Superpower retailers are emerging. Through their superior information
systems and buying power, these giant retailers are able to offer strong price savings. These
retailers are using sophisticated marketing information and logistical systems to deliver good
service and immense volumes of product at appealing prices to masses of consumers.

Many retailers are even telling the most powerful manufacturers what to make; how to price and
promote; when and how to ship; and even how to reorganize and improve production and
management. Manufacturers have little choice: They stand to lose 10 to 30 percent of the market
if they refuse.

Technology is becoming critical as a competitive tool. Retailers are using computers to produce
better forecasts, control inventory costs, order electronically from suppliers, send e-mail between
stores, and even sell to
Customers within stores. They are adopting checkout scanning systems, electronic funds transfer,
and improved merchandise-handling systems.

Retail Marketing In India

There are various ways of making goods available to consumers like:

 Company to distributor to wholesaler to retailer to consumer

 Company to salesperson to consumer
 Company to consumers (online/ phone/ catalog ordering)

These three are among the most common ways of making the goods available to consumers. But
in India the three layered system of distributor, wholesaler and retailer, forms the backbone of
the front-end logistics of most of the consumer-good companies.

There are a number of reasons behind this fragmented retail market. Some of the major reasons

 Poverty and lower literacy levels.

 Low per capita income.
 Savings focused and less indulgence mindset.
 Poor infrastructure facilities like roads etc.
 Restrictions on intra-state good movement.
 High taxes.
 No exposure to media.
 High import duties on imported goods.
 FDI in retailing is not allowed.

CRM In Retail Marketing( Big Bazaar)

Customer relationship activities have the most impact on customer retention. Every customer
service encounter has the potential to gain repeat business or have the opposite effect. The
expectation of personalized, relevant offers and service is becoming a primary driver of customer
satisfaction and retention in financial services.


What Exactly Is CRM?
The first thing you find when looking into the world of Customer Relationship Management is
the number of different definitions in use today.

Here is the one I have chosen for this Project:

 "CRM is the business strategy that aims to understand, anticipate, manage and
personalize the needs of an organization's current and potential customers" -- PWC

 CRM is a business strategy, one that puts the customer at the heart of the business.

 “That’s nothing new” I hear you say, and you would be right. Good business people have
always understood the relationship between happy customers that come back again and
again and creating long term, sustainable profitability. Big Bazaar has realized this and
applied this to effect.

One just needs to think of the local shop owner who knew everyone of his customer’s names,
birthdays and particular ailments to prove that point. What is new is that there now exists the
technology to enable this customer-centricity on a much larger scale.

(“Come To Big Bazaar- Isse Sasta Aur Achha Kahin Nahin”)

It is said that a successful CRM implementation will allow your Customer Service, Sales and
Marketing people (and anyone else in your organization) to have a holistic view of each and

everyone of your customers. In theory this will enable them to make quick, informed decisions,
create cross selling and up selling opportunities, measure marketing effectiveness and deliver
personalized Customer Care. Sound’s great doesn’t it !!!

The History of CRM

Following on from Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP (the business strategy that promised to
automate the “back-office”), the term CRM was first coined in the mid-1990s. CRM in those
days referred to the software used to help businesses manage their customer relationships. From
sales force automation software (SFA) that focused on customer contact management to
integrated knowledge management solutions, these were the early foundations of CRM.

The last couple of years have seen the term broaden to encompass a more strategic approach and
the investment of billions of dollars worldwide into CRM solutions and services has followed.

First Things First

Successful CRM always starts with a business strategy, which drives change in the organization
and work processes, enabled by technology. The reverse rarely works. The key here is to create
a truly Customer-Centric philosophy that touches every point and more importantly every person
in the company. From CSR to CEO everyone must live and breathe customer focus for all of this
to work.

The Right Technology

It is estimated that the global market for CRM services and solutions is currently worth $148
billion. That means a lot of choice when selecting your technology - from web-based solutions
aimed at small businesses with less than 10 employees to solutions suitable for multi-national
enterprises with millions of customers.

The Future

CRM has already made a big impact in the world of Customer Service and will continue to do
so. As more and more companies become customer-centric those that fail to do so will lose
competitive advantage. As technology increases to develop at a startling rate the key emphasis
will be how we can fully utilize it within our business.

However let's not lose sight of the fact that Customer Relationship Management is about people
first and technology second. That’s where the real value of CRM lies, harnessing the potential of
people to create a greater customer experience, using the technology of CRM as the enabler.

Advantages Of CRM for Big Bazaar

Using CRM, at the management of Big Bazaar can:

 Provide better customer service

 Increase customer revenues
 Discover new customers
 Cross sell/Up Sell products more effectively
 Help sales staff close deals faster
 Make call centers more efficient
 Simplify marketing and sales processes

By applying this methodology Big Bazaar learned more about customers' needs and behaviors
in order to develop stronger relationships with them. They implemented CRM as a process that
brought together lots of pieces of information about customers, sales, marketing effectiveness,
responsiveness and market trends.

CRMhelps businesses use technology and human resources to gain insight into the behavior of
customers and the value of those customers.

Challenges For Big Bazaar in CRM implementation:

 .Difficulty in acquiring new customers can be a result of any one, or combination, of the
following problems.
 .Inaccurate and Slow Quoting Organizations may be unable to accurately estimate and
quickly deliver successful proposals, often leading to missed opportunities, bad profit
margins and upset prospects.
 Lack of Product Knowledge Within their Sales Force
 Problems can arise when products were sold that didn’t fit company's profitability
strategy such as selling a customer one product when another would be better for the
customer and more profitable for you.
 Difficulty and Delay in Updating Pricing and Product Information
 When the sales force is relies on incomplete product, pricing and customer information,
then they're probably not selling the most profitable products you offer.
 Customers prefer a combination of differing channels in which to deal with your
company. Self-service on the web can even be done for complex products. Plus, self-
service on the web offers retail banks the opportunity to shift cost out to the customer.

Customer Satisfaction in Big Bazaar

Customer Satisfaction Is Big Bazaar

“The degree of customer satisfaction you deliver determines the level of long-term success you
will achieve in business.” - --- Training Mantra for Sales Force

Customer Satisfaction their Top Priority

Don't just make sales. Create customers - satisfied customers. In addition to the immediate profit
they provide on the first sale, satisfied customers help you build your business in 2 other
important ways:
1. They become a reservoir of repeat buyers. For some businesses that means repeat buyers for
more of the same product or service. For every business, it means buyers for additional products
and services.
2. They automatically refer more business to you from their friends and business contacts. This is
highly profitable business for you because it doesn't cost you any time or money to get it.

Whatever they Promise More, they Deliver

Never make any promises you can't (or won't) keep. Nothing alienates customers faster than
getting something less than they expect from a business transaction. They won't do business with
you again. And they will tell everybody they know about their unhappy experience - causing you
to lose future customers.

Always Give Customers More Than They Expect

"Over deliver" on quality and service. Always exceed your customers' expectations. You will
win their long term loyalty. It also makes it difficult for competitors to steal customers from you
- even if they have lower prices. Customers will not risk an uncertain experience with a
competitor when they know they will get more than they expect from you.

Customers know how much they value them:

Let your customers know you are always thinking about them. Communicate with them
regularly. For example, create some special deals just for your existing customers. And announce
new products or services to them before you announce them to the general market.

Marketing Techniques used by Big Bazaar:

Value Pricing (Every Day Low Pricing): Big Bazaar promises consumers the lowest available
price without coupon clipping, waiting for discount promotions, or comparison shopping.

 Promotional Pricing: Big Bazaar offers financing at low interest rate. The concept of
psychological discounting (Rs. 99, Rs. 49, etc.) is used as promotional tool. Big Bazaar also
caters on Special Event Pricing (Close to Diwali, Gudi Padva, Durga Pooja, Independence day,
Republic day etc.)

 Differentiated Pricing: Time pricing, i.e., difference in rate based on peak and non-peak hours
or days of shopping is also a pricing technique used in Indian retail, which is aggressively used
by Big Bazaar.

 Bundling: Selling combo-packs and offering discount to customers. The combo-packs add
value to customer. Big Bazaar is aggressive on their expansion plans. Big Bazaar started many
new and innovative cross-sell and up-sell strategies in Indian retail market. The various
promotion techniques used at

Loyalty Program in Big Bazaar:

According to Kishore Biyani, the big brain behind Big Bazaar, price, quality or services are
the only way to retain customers in retail. The repeat customers spend more than the average
customers and need to be encouraged to come back. That’s why the stores have started offering
special discounts to customers who join their loyalty card programme. Lifestyle, for instance, has
a loyalty programme called `The Inner Circle’, while Pantaloons offers a `Green Card’. Rewards
programmes, Westside have `Club West’ and `First Citizen’ from Shopper’s Stop to woo the
customer. Firstly, Citizen Citibank Card and ICICI Bank had tie-up with Big Bazaar. The ICICI
Credit Card EDC terminals were setup in Big Bazaar. The company woos the customers to
subscribe for Future Credit Card. The Future card is a loyalty cum credit card of future holdings
and the customer will get the full benefit of this card if and only if the card is used in any of the
Future Group outlets like Big bazaar, and that too if swiped in an ICICI bank EDC machines in
the outlet cash counter.

Different Retail Marketing Schemes Offered By Big Bazaar:

 Exchange offer: A new offer came in from Big Bazaar, to exchange your old goods for
coupons which one can reimburse with goods.

 Sabse Sasta Din: On the ‘Republic Day’ and ‘Independent Day’ have special offer for
ordinary Indians with Big Bazaar’s mega sales festival, ‘Sabsa Sasta Din’. No event before had
influenced a day’s routine of thousands of people in different parts of the country like this sales

 Wednesday Bazaar: Big Bazaar has introduced a ‘Wednesday Bazaar’ concept called “Hafte
Ka Sabse Sasta Din”. The aim, according to the chain, is to give homemakers the power to save
the most and even the stores in the city don a fresh look to make customers feel that it is their
day. The Wednesday Bazaar also offers clothes, accessories and fashion jewellery and personal
care products.

 Monthly Bachat Bazaar: Big bazaar has scheme of ‘Monthly Bachat Bazaar’ at the starting of
every month, its start from date 1 to 8, it’s the time when most of the working people get their
salaries, so big bazaar take good advantage of grabbing these salary by giving this scheme. This
offer is on food and beverages. Most of working people buys food and beverages for whole
month during these days.

Special offer before college or school start: Big Bazaar provide special offer when there is
time of starting schools, give special offer or discount on stationery items and for college going
students provide special offer on apparel like jeans, t-shirt etc., on foot ware, bags, etc., In Big
bazaar in store offer on different product is going on the whole year.

Sampling of new product: Big Bazaar arranges a sampling stall for a new product coming into
market to introduce.

Customer Service of big

Customer Services of Big Bazaar:

Big Bazaar provides a wide range of services to its customers like Trial rooms, Elevators, Car
parking, Security, Baggage counter, Trolleys, Gift wrapping, Free call in case of emergency, for
electronics item provide free home delivery, Wheel chair is provided at the entrance of the Big
Bazaar, stretcher, in any case a mother wanted to feed her infant child or little child there is
mother room to feed the child, water so that one could shop easily. They even provide them with
after sale services in case of buying electronic items. One of the major services provided by them
are one stop shop as one could get a whole range of items under one shop and at the most
reasonable price. They always have their outlets in such a location where it is easy to commute.

Big Bazaar provides a customer help desk at entrance of the shop, where customer can get all
the necessary information of any new scheme or offer going on. Customer desk is for helping
and guiding the customers. Customer desk help have complaint or suggestion box in which
customer can write their suggestion and complaint regarding service, product etc. Big Bazaar
provides toll free number for customer care and email id through which customers can give their
complaints and suggestion. A complaint of any customer can be solved within 24 hrs by a person
who handle complaints if he is not able to solve it within 24 hrs then he try to convince that
customer, that it would be solve within few hours or days. If that fellow is not at all able to solve
the problem of the customer then it goes to zonal office.

Basic Marketing Strategy of Big Bazaar:

According to Kishore Biyani’s theory, change and confidence among the entire population is
leading to rise in consumption, through better employment and income which in turn is creating
value to agriculture products across country.


To deliver Everything, Everywhere, Every time for every time for Every Indian consumer in the
most profitable manner.

• Mission:

 We share the vision and belief that our customers and stakeholders shall be served only by
creating and executing future scenarios in the consumption space leading to economic

.  We will be the trendsetters in evolving delivery formats, creating retail realty, making
consumption affordable for all customer segments – for classes and for masses.

 We shall infuse Indian brands with confidence and renewed ambition.

 We shall be efficient, cost- conscious and committed to quality in whatever we do.

 We shall ensure that our positive attitude, sincerity, humility and united determination shall be
the driving force to make us successful.

Quality policy: All products sold at Big Bazaar are guaranteed to be at good price and of good

Price guarantee: If within two days of purchase, you find a product of same brand /quality
available at a lesser price, please bring back to us within ten days along with cash memo and we
will give you a gift voucher which will be of DOUBLE the value of the price difference.

Infrastructure Facilities: A typical Big Bazaar store usually consists of 2-3 floors. The Back
office is situated at the ground floor. The Big Bazaar stores are fully air conditioned and are
equipped with music facilities, escalators, Parking facilities.

Process of CRM


Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the process of bringing the customer and
the company closer together. There are many different areas in which Customer
Relationship Management can be implemented. The goal of CRM is to help a company
maintain current customers, as well as gain new customers.

Customer portfolio analysis

This first step involves analysis of your organization's customer base to determine what
groups and kinds of customers are the most profitable. This will define your
organization's target customer base.

Customer intimacy

Customer intimacy is the process of getting familiar with the individual customers within
the organization's target customer base. Relationship building is predicated upon how
well you know your customer and that includes everything from buying habits to when
their birthday is. Every interaction with a customer is an opportunity to improve customer
intimacy and learn more about your target market. This step usually includes building a
customer database to store the gathered information.

Network development

Network development refers to the identification and development of strong relationships

with organizations, networks and people that are critical to your success in servicing your
customers. These relationships will include external partners such as suppliers and
investors, as well as internal partners, your employees.

Value proposition development

This step builds on the information gathered while working on customer intimacy. Once
you have identified your target customer, you can move forward and create a tailored
value proposition for this customer. In creating value for your customer, your value
proposition must also create value for your organization.

Customer life cycle management

The customer life cycle refers to the ideal customer journey: from potential client to
product/service advocate. It also relates the continuing relationship you maintain with
your customer. Managing this cycle requires structure and attention to process. Your
organization must determine how it will organize itself to effectively manage customer
relationships (structure). As well, thought must be given to determining how your
organization will approach customer acquisition and retention, as well as the performance
measurement of your CRM strategy (process).

Targeted Marketing: Targeted marketing is accomplished through collecting

information about the customer. This information can be buying habits or simply
demographics. The idea behind this is that a business analyzes what a customer buys and
then markets specific products to that customer based on his or her buying habits.
Businesses track buying habits using discount cards, and special store credit cards.
Targeted marketing can also be implemented on the Internet. has product
recommendations based on buying habits, and product ratings. Customers can also be
sent e-mails that market targeted products. Marketing the right products to the right
customers can significantly increase a business' sales with minimal associated costs.


Options: Consumers are more likely to choose an alternative after a relatively

inferior option is added as a choice. For example, Simonson says, participants in
one study were given a choice
between $6 and an elegant Cross pen. A second group chose among $6, the
same Cross pen, and a second pen that was clearly less attractive than the Cross
pen. As was predicted, the addition of the unattractive pen increased the share of
the Cross pen at the expense of the $6.

Alternatives: Consumers prefer alternatives that are compromise choices. Given a

choice between two alternatives, one priced lower than the other, the addition of a third
choice, priced higher than both, will increase the market share of the more expensive of
the original two. This finding suggests that companies can increase their overall sales and
shift purchases to higher-margin items by carefully designing the sets of alternatives that
their customers consider.

Floor Displays: Buyers are averse to choosing the lowest-quality alternative in

sets of three or more choices. One of the implications of this finding is that
marketers of well-known, high-priced brands should encourage retailers to
organize floor displays by model type, whereas marketers of lesser-known, lower-
priced brands should prefer organization by brand.

Brands: Consumers who think about the possibility that their purchase decisions will
be wrong are more likely to choose better known brands. In a test case, Simonson
showed that consumers debating between a better known, more expensive brand and
a lesser-known, less expensive brand expect to feel greater regret if they err by
choosing the cheaper option. Indeed, after thinking about the possibility of regret,
consumers were more likely to select the better-known brand. Kodak film has
capitalized on this finding with an advertising campaign that asks consumers to
consider how they would feel if they bought cheap film and their pictures didn't turn

Preferences: Consumers tend to select variety when buying multiple products for
consumption at a later time. In each of three weeks, Simonson asked a group of
respondents to select one of six familiar snacks for immediate consumption. A second
group was asked to pick three snacks -- one for immediate consumption and one for each
of the next two weeks. Both groups were told that they could pick the same snack as
many times as they wished. Those in the first group tended to select the same snack all
three times, whereas most in the second group selected three different snacks.

Product Modifications: Modifying a product with a feature or premium that is of

little or no value to the consumer, even without raising the price, may actually
decrease sales. When consumers are uncertain about their preferences, a product
that offers an unneeded add-on (such as an offer to purchase a Pillsbury
Doughboy collector's plate) provides them with a reason for rejecting it.

While marketing professionals can use these findings to influence consumer decision
making, consumers, too, can benefit by understanding their own behavior. "One of the
points of our research is to inform consumers about some of the factors that influence
their decisions," Simonson says. "With such knowledge, they may be able to make better,
more thoughtful decisions."

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis of Big Bazaar


 Prime location
 Large floor space allowing for better visual merchandising
 Large area also allows to stock a large variety of products under one roof
 Experienced and competent management
 Highly trained and motivated sales force
 Brand equity

 Large scale operations in various cities throughout the country allows them to reap
the benefits of “economies of scale”


 Large scale of operations sometimes acts as a barrier to personalized customer

 Large scale operations lead to reduced flexibility by increasing the amount of
overheads and a huge commitment in terms of fixed costs
 A large organization structure leads to delayed decisions. This can prove fatal for a
business in the dynamic fashion industry. Mumbai, this fact sometimes results in
delayed decisions in adapting to changing market trends


 Apart from the metros, cities like Ahmadabad, Pune, Lucknow, Indore and
Coimbatore have shown substantial retail presence. Most sport modern retail formats
like supermarkets, department stores and specialty chains. These markets are
expected to show exponential growth in the next few years. Thus Food Bazaar has the
opportunity to explore new markets

 According to the Consumer Outlook study, consumers are generally satisfied with the
service that organized retailers extend to them. More importantly, they are
increasingly regarding these organized retailers as providing `value-for-money’.
These findings indicate that large retailers will capture most of the higher consumer

 Increasing penetration of the internet into Indian homes has provided Food Bazaar
Mall to break the geographical barriers and to increase their customer base. The entry
into online retailing, would, in fact, expand the product categories available to the


 The time when retailers had to worry about competition only from their peers down
the street has come to an end. Food Bazaar is now facing increased competition in
the form of international retail chains that are making a beeline towards the highly
potential Indian markets. Moreover many big Indian business houses are also vying a
space in the Indian retail scene

Data Analysis

 Data Analysis




1. Are you satisfied with the services provided by Big-Bazaar?







From the above table it is clear that customers are satisfied with the services of Big Bazaar
because out of 30 customers 20 has given the positive answer in favor of Big Bazaar.

2. How do you find the Shopper Assistant’s behavior?

18 7 5

10 Series1


From the above table it is clear that customer are satisfied with the attitude of the shopper’s .Out

of 30 customer all 18 customer are satisfied.

3. How would you rate the Shopper Assistant’s behavioron the scale of five?

54 10 3 314 2 205 1 1 1 00



0 5 10 15 20


Out of 30 customer,11customer have given the 5 marks

to shopper . Assistant behavior while 14 has given 4 marks&5 has given 3 marks

4. Do you find the Layout of Food-Bazaar helpful in Shopping Experience?


can't say

no 8


0 10 20 30



Out of 30 customers ,18 have told that they like the layout of Big Bazaar while 8 told that they
do not like very much.

5. What do you like most about Big-Bazaar ?




7 5
Cr.Facility Tr.Facility Dl.facility


Out of 30 Customer, 18 customers like delivery services of Big Bazaar while 7 customers like
the credit facility&5 customers like transportation facilities. So it is clear that customer wants
delivery services most.

6. How often do Big-Bazaar services exceed your expectations? (Customer Delightness)


9 3

10 18 Series1
5 9
0 3


Out of 30 Customers ,18 customers said that Big Bazaar always provide better services &it
exceed their expectation.

7. Do you think that Big-Bazaar follow the ethical Mktg. Practices like right pricing, right
quality and right quantity?

25 CAN’T
5 SAY 0

15 Series1
0 0
Yes No Can'tsay


Out of 30 customer,25 customers have told that BigBazaar following the ethical marketing

8. What comes first when you think about Food–Bazaar?





Customer said that when they think about Big Bazaar they think about price. out of 30 customer
20 customer have told this while 10 customer said that they think about quality.

9. How would you rate theme–setting display of Food-Bazaar in comparison to other?


18 3BAD 0


5 3
0 0


Out of 30 customers, 9 customers said that Food Bazaar theme is excellent while 18 customers
said that it is good &3 customers said that it is ok.


10. What is the most important criteria of selection for their Store Assistant and Store Manager?

1 5 4
Pleasing Personality Good Communication Team Work

Commitment toward Customer needs 10






0 5 10 15


Out of 20 retailers,10 has given importance to the store manager who have the quality of
identifying customer need, while others have given importance on work & good communication

11. Do you display all the entire stock on the rack or some amount is kept for contingence?

(Inventory availability)

Applicable to all product Applicable to some product

14 4
Only to FMCG 2


6 2

4 4

2 14



Out of 20 retailer ,14 have told that they show all the product to customer, while 4 have told that
show some product to the customer.

12. How do you decide of point of purchase counter?

Brand 2 Price 2Customer preference Product

12 visibility 4






0 5 10 15

Result :

Out of 20 Retailer, 12 has said they use the customer preference for point of purchase counter
while other said that they use brand &product visibility.

13.What is the preference order for promotional activity to create customer awareness?

Newspaper 10Radio jingle Advertising

5 Banner
1 4


Result :

Out of 20 retailer ,10 has told that they use Newspaper as their main tool for promotional .

14. How would you analyse the customer satisfaction?

Number of repeat purchase Loyalties benefit Customer database 10

7 3






0 5 10 15

Result :

20 Out of Retailer,10 retailer said that they get the customer satisfaction by customer database
while other have said that they use data of number of repeat purchase.

15. What is your method of analyzing customer satisfaction?

Feedback 12No. of repeat purchase 5

interaction of manager With customer3

0 5 10 15

Result :

Out of 20retailer, 12 have told that analyzing the customer satisfaction through the feedback of

Findings and Recommendation

Findings And Recommendation


In this survey the findings are given below:

1. Most of the stores are targeting almost all the segments of the society with their USP being
“Price benefit”

2. All the stores are in Prime Location.

3. Every Big Bazaar outlet have motivated and trained sales force.
4. Large variety of products are available ranging from clothes, food items, electronic goods etc.
5. Staff is provided constant training for various peculiarities of customer behavior.
6. Some of them offer discount sales and also send greetings to its loyal customers.
7. Not much difference in the Layout of the floor designs in the various branches. They try to
maintain a similarity to maintain comfort levels of customers.
8. These stores maintain Word of Mouth.
9. Customers are satisfied with the provided services.
10. International shopping experiences can be achieved from these stores.


1) Convert your customers into publicity agents. Develop an incentive for them to tell
associates and friends about the value of your products or services. An endorsement from
them is more effective than any amount of advertising - and it is much cheaper.

2) Surprise your customers with unexpected value. If you sell products, include an
"unadvertised bonus" with every order. If you sell services, get into the habit of doing
something extra for every customer or client without charging for it.

3) Reward them each time they refer someone who becomes a customer. Your reward can be
as simple as a credit toward their next order from you.

4) The management of BigBazaar can improve their understanding of the role and
capabilities of advertising to improve customer relation and enhance loyalty. This
understanding should in turn results in a more effective and more efficient advertising

5)Visual Merchandising: It is often seen that the people come to the store to browse
rather than buy.

6) Schemes: In store Promotions: The people visiting the store should be encouraged to visit
the store again and again. So it is necessary to delight the shoppers with the shopping



“Customer Service is a critical factor for keeping your clients coming back and ensuring
they’ll refer you to others”.

1: Growing your business will be a difficult task at best if you don’t perform, meet and
exceed your client’s expectations, and provide service that creates customers for life.

2: Customer service is all about the customer’s perception. You have to do more than just
get the job done. You must deliver on all the things (big and small) that affect the
relationship with your client. Consider opportunities for improvement in the following areas.

3: Setting/Reviewing Expectations: Do you work with your client to set clear, appropriate,
realistic expectations that you can always meet or exceed? Are you clear about the
responsibilities (both yours’ and the client’s), timelines, and expectations of results? Are you
then willing to go back and review these expectations with the client at key points along the

4: Communication: Do you have mechanisms in place to ensure you’re communicating with

clients at every stage of the engagement, from the sales process through to completion of the
project? Being clear about where you’re at, what’s been completed, what’s coming up next,
who’s responsible, what results you can expect, etc.? Has the client ever had to ask you for
these things?

5:Organization: Are you organized? Punctual? Reliable? When you show up to work with
your clients, have you done the work and are you prepared to make them feel comfortable
and taken care of? Even though you’ve done it hundreds, maybe thousands of times before,
do you take the time to organize and prepare to make it the best client experience possible?

6: Committing to the Little Things:Don’t ever dismiss the power of all the little things.
Together they can make all the difference and really separate you from the competition.
Returning calls and emails in a timely manner. Providing useful information to folks on a
regular basis. Showing appreciation for your clients through things like thank you notes,
exclusive client-only briefings, and open house, etc.

Clearly these are not the only relevant areas for creating great customer service, I assure you.
But these were some of the Factors which might
Provide a boost to the sales figures, though I am sure the organization would have already
implemented most of these measures already.



 Marketing Management
- Philip Kotlar

 Research Methodology
- C. R. Kothari

 Retail Marketing

 Customer Relationship Management

- Jagdish and Seth