Consumer Buyer Behaviour

2632 Words Dec 9th, 2007 11 Pages
Introduction
Possibly the most challenging concept in the marketing is to deal with understanding the buyer behaviour. Consumer Buying Behaviour refers to the buying behaviour of the final customers, and households who buy goods and services for personal consumption. It is fascinating but different area to research and this is particularly relevant in the tourism field, where the decision to purchase by a consumer is of emotional significance. Consumers vary tremendously in age, income, education level and tastes and they buy an incredible variety of goods and services. Today market place has become very competitive. During the last 20 years hundreds of hotel companies developed new restaurants and hotels around the
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Now the American markets becoming more diverse so the companies are seeking managers who understand subcultures
Cultural differences across countries create both problems and opportunities for international marketers. Although consumers in different countries may have some things in common their value, attitudes, tastes etc but still it is a difficult task for the marketers to understand consumer behaviour outside their home country. Failing to understand the differences in customs and behaviours of other country can be fall down of company and its product at international level. For example , Burger king went to India without understanding the Indian culture which forced them to close down and same thing happened to KFC when they went to India .So the marketers must decide on the degree to which they will adapt their products and marketing programs to meet the unique need of consumer in various markets.
(2) Social Factors: - Almost every society has some form social class structure. Every society has its status groupings largely based on similarities in income, education and occupation. Social classes are relatively permanent and ordered divisions in a society whose members shares similar values, interests and behaviours. Researchers have invented the five typical social class are upper, upper-middle, and middle, working and lower. Social class in nations like USA,