Product Life Cycle Strategies

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Product Life Cycle Strategies : 

Product Life Cycle Strategies

Product Life Cycle : 

Product Life Cycle Time Product Develop- ment Introduction Profits Sales Growth Maturity Decline Losses/ Investments ($) Sales and Profits ($) Sales and Profits Over the Product’s Life From Introduction to Decline

Introduction Stage of the PLC : 

Introduction Stage of the PLC Summary of Characteristics, Objectives, & Strategies Sales Costs Profits Marketing Objectives Product Price Low sales High cost per customer Negative Create product awareness and trial Offer a basic product Use cost-plus Distribution Build selective distribution Advertising Build product awareness among early adopters and dealers

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Growth Stage of the PLC Summary of Characteristics, Objectives, & Strategies Sales Costs Profits Marketing Objectives Product Price Rapidly rising sales Average cost per customer Rising profits Maximize market share Offer product extensions, service, warranty Price to penetrate market Distribution Build intensive distribution Advertising Build awareness and interest in the mass market

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Maturity Stage of the PLC Summary of Characteristics, Objectives, & Strategies Sales Costs Profits Marketing Objectives Product Price Peak sales Low cost per customer High profits Maximize profit while defending market share Diversify brand and models Price to match or best competitors Distribution Build more intensive distribution Advertising Stress brand differences and benefits

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Decline Stage of the PLC Summary of Characteristics, Objectives, & Strategies Sales Costs Profits Marketing Objectives Product Price Declining sales Low cost per customer Declining profits Reduce expenditure and milk the brand Phase out weak items Cut price Distribution Go selective: phase out unprofitable outlets Advertising Reduce to level needed to retain hard-core loyal customers

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