Supply and demand is constantly changing for different products and services for a number of reasons. The good I chose to write about is the laptop I purchased to be used for school. The following are factors that could cause possible changes in the supply and demand of laptops on the market. When looking at the supply aspect of a laptop from manufacturers’ one factor that could change the supplied amount would be the cost to produce the item. If the cost to produce a laptop was to increase too much the supply may go down. Another factor would be the demand of the laptop. As long as there is demand for the laptop than the supply should be available however if the demand was to drop than the supply of the laptop could drop as well.
Kimberly Amadeo from about.com confirms for us that, “In economics, there are five determinants for individual demand” (Amadeo, K. n.d.). As demonstrated in our module reference materials these determinants are labeled as: income, price of related goods, population, tastes, and consumer price expectations. For the purpose of this essay, in brief I will elaborate upon tastes and income. As, I surmise these are two major factors that could effect change in the demand of the GNC product, let’s first content with the factor of tastes.
This paper will give a short history and descriptions of Apple’s I Pad minicomputer. It will also give factors that affect demand, supply, and equilibrium prices in the market. Issues that Apple faces that affect its competitiveness will also be addressed. Lastly, this paper will identify the long term profitability of the iPad including, price elasticity of demand, technological innovation, and cost structure.
The major market trends faced by the organization are the rapid development of the technology. This trend gives the customer an uneasy sensation, so the customer will ask for the upgrade at the lower cost conceivable. Other trend is the cost of the internet, and the use of the computer by their employee for personal matters.
In economics, the demand for a good refers to the amount of the good people a.would like to have if the good were free.b.are willing to buy at various prices.c.need to achieve a minimum standard of living.d.will buy at alternative income levels. ANS
The product chosen for the decline in consumer appeal is "a personal computer" (PC). This product is chosen because its sales and revenues are overall decreasing in the US market. Consumers are losing interest in using PC, due to obsolesce. PC is a technological product in which innovation and advance technology play an important role. New products are coming in the market with latest technological
To summarize the concept, when the price of a product falls, the quantity demanded of the product will increase, and conversely, when the price of a product increases, the quantity demanded of the product will decrease, where all other relevant factors are constant. (Glen, 2012).
Understanding the fundamental concepts of economics allows us to analyze laws that have a direct bearing on the economy. These laws and theories are essentially the backbone of how economics is used and studied. The law of demand can be expressed by stating that as long as all other factors remain constant, as prices rise, the quantity of demand for that product falls. Conversely, as the price falls, the quantity of demand for that product rises (Colander, 2006, p 91). Price is the tool used that controls how much consumers want based on how much they demand. At any given price a certain quantity of a product is demanded by consumers. As the price decreases, the quantity of the products demanded will increase. This indicates that more individuals demand the good or service as the price is lowered. This can be illustrated using the demand curve. The demand curve is a downward sloping line that illustrates the inversely related relationship of price and quantity demanded.
Explain how the demand curves for normal products and for prestige products differ, what are demand shifts and why are they important to marketers? How do firms go about estimating demand? How can marketers estimate the elasticity of demand?
When shopping for a computer, one can look at the cost and compare it to other models. For instance, individuals usually have less to spend than organizations. The HP Envy model is adequate for companies looking for greater processing power (Intel Turbo Boost) (“HP Pavilion HPE,” 2011). The Dell Studio model is a little expensive; however, this model is adequate for small business and organizations. Similarly, the HP Companies looking for attractiveness will find the MacBook’s unique design quite appealing. Overall, these three models range in price from $649.99 to $1300.00, they are high end products known for quality and
The following graph demonstrate the demand curve of how many items of a product or service a consumer would like to purchase at different prices. Now by having the product at a lower price, the more a consumer is likely to buy. For that same reason it can be concluded that the price is one major factor of the product demand.
PC industry is characterized by fast declining ASP year over year. Together with the increasing component costs from 2009, both Dell and HP are facing squeezing profit margins (HP 2010; Dell 2010). In the first quarter of 2011, HP’s gross margin for its Personal System Group (PSG) is as low as 6.4% (Epstein 2011). Similarly, Dell’s gross margin of PCs is often 3 to 5% (Wang 2010). This indicates that if both
Forecasting demand is the art and science of predicting future demand. There are several different techniques that can be employed alone or in combination with each other, depending upon the firm’s particular situation and the point in the product’s life cycle, and they are further classified as to the time horizon they represent. Forecasts are generally quantitative (relying on historical data) or qualitative (such as variable personal experiences).