IKEABlogAbout Search this BlogIKEA SURVEY AND ITS REPORTApril 27, 2006 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 CommentThis is the link of my surveyhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=937871986492And now, the report after analyze of the responses …Executive summaryWithin the context of my English course, I had to carryout a survey among students of ESC Le Havre. I chose Ikea to continue myblog subject. My questionnaire has 10 questions to have some informationabout students and their furnishings. I have collected 20 responses.IntroductionThis report will look at:· Recognition and perception ofIKEA· Students consumption habits for furnishings (place, choice,implication, budget)· Perception of an IKEA adFindingsAll respondents know the IKEA brand and 80% have already gone toan IKEA store but there are only 18 stores in France so sometimes it’s difficultto go to one.Concerning IKEA’s concept, that is to say low prices, furniture inkit …, all respondents think it’s a good concept, especially for students. Theyalso think it allows people to be proud of their furniture because they made italone and it’s what people want. Another point of the concept is design atlow price and the respondents think it’s “cool”.This is confirmed by their responses about their choice. Indeed they choosetheir furnishings according to the price (95%) and design (80%).Aboutconsumption habits, students buy their furnishings in specializedhypermarket like Conforama (85%), IKEA (70%), and Fly (60%). And theyreflect more when buying a sofa (70%) or a bed (45%) that is very importantfor a student to sleep well!They furnish their flat with a mix of new and
salvaged products which can be explained by the fact that students have tightbudget so 45% of them spend 500€ maximum and 35% between 50 and 100€.Concerning the ads of IKEA 75% have already seen one and they think themgood, funny, a little bit strange. And one can be able to tell the story of thead.ConclusionIKEA is a company which has a concept (design goods at low prices,furniture in kit) students want.RecommendationIKEA should continue and open more stores in France. Butthe problem is that a store plus a warehouse takes up a lot of space.Marketing and CommunicationApril 3, 2006 at 9:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 CommentThe base of Ikea strategy is "offer a huge range of design and functional furnishings, at lowprice that the greatest number will be able to offer them.4 important axes of communication are at the base of Ikea communication :- a complete offer for the house which comes up to the concrete needs of the consumers- low prices with comparable quality- a unique concept where customers take an active taking part : self-service, transport,assembly- a responsible company which is interested in its environmentThe marketing strategy allows to develop the notoriety of Ikea and create traffic in stores.The stores, the products, the catalogues are practically the same all over the world, but thestrategy and the plan of communication are defined by each country, because Ikea has totake into account local habits, legislation which can change from one country to another,competition, maturity of the market, and the number of years of Ikea presence in thecountry.IKEA STORESThey are the same all over the world (same concept) and offer practically the same products.They are THE meeting place between the brand and its customers.So the communication on store is very important to guide, direct, inform and also turn visitorinto customer.
COMMUNICATION STRATEGYThe communication strategy of Ikea, in France, is organized around 3 complementary areas :- communication for general public : appeal to customers and attract them.This communication regroups :* catalogues and another brochures (about 50% of advertising budget)* website www.ikea.fr* another advertising media : press, radio, television, cinema, billposting- relational marketing : to develop customer loyalty in order to communicate with all butaccording to the specific needs of each customers- press relation department : informations for journalists and company newsIKEA and me !March 16, 2006 at 10:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 CommentPersonally I already bought not badly of things at IKEA like pieces of furniture, boxes,decoration, accessories, … (see pictures below).And this for several reasons :- accessible prices for a student- good quality- original designIKEA is not the only sign to propose pieces of furnitures at low prices, for example in France,CONFORAMA and BUT (see their website on link) make the same, but they also sell electrichousehold appliances, image and sound whereas IKEA sells only things to furnish the house.In France, the sign which approaches the most IKEA it’s FLY but the design is, according tome, definitely less great than that of the products of the famous Swedish sign.IKEA’s presentationMarch 9, 2006 at 9:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 CommentWhat means IKEA?IKEA holds its name of initial of Ingvar Kamprad, its farm named Elmtaryd and the communeof Agunnaryd, located in Smaland, in Sweden.
Group IKEA IKEA was founded in 1943 Ingvar Kamprad (17 year old). The first store IKEA opened in 1958 in Älmhult (Sweden). In 1997, IKEA launched « IKEA for Kids ». In 1998, IKEA opened its first store in China. Now Group IKEA has 206 stores in 24 countries. For 2005, IKEA has a turnover of 14,8 billion euros. IKEA France IKEA was established in France in 1981, revolutionizing the sector of the piece of furniture with a concept which shaken up the generally accepted ideas: pieces of furniture in kit and accessories to be taken in stock, to transport and assemble oneself. With its 17 stores, IKEA France is the third actor of the piece of furniture in France. These 17 stores receive about 31 million visitors during the year and IKEA France employs 5700 collaborators. Why IKEA ??? March 9, 2006 at 8:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment As a student who has to furnished and decorate herself her flat, at lower cost but with design, IKEA became my universe where I find the inspiration to make my interior a place which resemble to me and where I feel myself good. That’s why I have made this choice. After having presented a little IKEA, I will focus me on news about marketing and advertising of this famous company. Presentation March 7, 2006 at 9:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment My name is Emilie, I’m a student at Le Havre Business Scholl. For my english courses I have to make a blog on a subject which interess me a lot. I have chosen to speak about the first world distributor of articles for furnish and decorate the house. You will have recognized IKEA. Categories:o Uncategorized (rss) (6) Archives:
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