In the past 15 years, women's outdoor wear has grown into a billion dollar niche in the clothing industry. The popularity of the Internet has launched a number of online stores for women's outdoor wear but no company is exclusively selling their products online. There are a number of reasons for this but the strongest is that the concept is new and untested. Will customers buy something that they wear that can only be seen online? We believe they will, if the process is fun and the products are great and cheap.
The key is marketing our target customers in the traditional advertising medium for fashion, i.e. women fitness magazines.
The ads will focused on the eliminating the middle man in your clothing budget and stepping up to the distinctive style of Liquid Culture. The company logo will also be an important marketing tool in bringing customers to our website.
4.1 Market Segmentation
Liquid Culture will be focusing on two distinct groups of women that purchase outdoor clothing:
Women 17-25 years of age: Youth drives the market so this is the important group to attract to the website. They have less money than the older group so we must give them what they want for less. The key is to have inexpensive selections in each clothing group that have the popular cut. The company's logo attractiveness to this group can not be stressed strongly enough. The initial small purchases will grow larger over time.
Women 26-40 years of age: They are the core group that will drive Liquid Culture's success. This target group is responsible for the growth of outdoor women's wear. They will be harder to pull into the website. Once there, the key will be promoting the quality, attractiveness and savings. In addition, we will have to assure that the purchase will fit the way the customer wants it to. It will be crucial that the return policy is hassle-free and speedy.