This research work was carried out to show that packaging could serve as a promotion tool in the detergent industry, using PZ Cussons Plc Aba as a case study to arrive at a valid study
The researcher made effort to pin point the role, importance, problems and challenges facing as regard to the packaging practices.
Also steps were taken to determine the possible solution to the above mentioned problems. To better understand the research topic, the researcher views the opinion and contributions of scholar and experts in various fields as regards the subject matter.
Furthermore, questionnaire was used to collect instant information from the research population of 200 respondents determined using the yaro yumen model. The data were tabulated and subjected to analysis in percentages.
However, conclusions were drawn based on the findings established.
Finally, research draws conclusion and recommendation.
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.1. Background of the study:
1.2. Statement of the problem:
1.3. Objective of the study:
1.4. Relevant research question:
1.5. Significance of the study:
1.6. Scope of the study:
1.7. Limitations of the study:
1.8. Definition of terms:
2.0. Literature review:
2.1. The concept of packaging:
2.2. Definition of packaging:
2.3. Basic packaging function:
2.4. Planning the package and its language:
2.5. Influence of packaging on the company’s product:
2.6. Importance and problems of packaging in marketing:
2.7. Considerations in packaging decisions:
2.8. Decision involved in packaging:
3.0. Research design:
3.2. Research design
3.3. Description of data collection instrument:
3.4. Sample size determination:
3.5. Sample technique:
3.6. Validity and reliability for the research instrument:
3.7. Data analysis tools:
4.0. Presentation and analysis of data
4.2. Presentation of tables:
5.0. Summary, conclusion and recommendation
5.2. Summary of the findings:
Packaging can said to be the material used to wrap or protect goods, so packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sales and use.
PACKAGING BENEFITS EXPENSES:
During the mid-1900, several influences contributed to turn packaging into an integral.
Furthermore, marketers began to view packaging as a tool to exploit detergent containers. Companies have substantially reduced the packaging cost
Has not only lured customers to your safe, but it has also brought about where you can gauge trends and determine their views on the industry. So therefore production packaging from the end of the promotion chain and it close in time for the actual purchase.
Production package forms the end of the promotional chain and it close in time; it is an expanding powerful and unique tool in the modern marketing environment. Packaging influence consumer to buy a particular brand in our study.
1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:
In the past, the management of different organizations has considered packaging significant only for the products, thereby learning the responsibility of packaging to the version manufacturing departments. However, a marketing manager regards package as the source of supplementary promotion to his brands.
It attracts the customers thereby enabling the customers to carry out a purchase without difficulties.
In modern economy, a well improved packaging is done to attract buyer who need information about the product.
In spite of his general lack of market orientation in the marketing of most consumers’ goods, the detergent industry is highly competitive. The intensity of competition is great in the area of product development, packaging design and market generation.
Today, manufacturers lay much emphasis on packaging design because the presence of good product package in sell service store can induce consumers to make purchase.
Packaging has been serving not only as a label, but also in an increasingly recognized as an effective motivator device for sales promotion.
Charles and John 91985) stated that a successful management of the product is to charge the package in which is it is sold.
Many authors lay much emphasis on packaging as a “fifth” in edition to price, place, promotion and product and thus treat packaging as an element of product strategy.
1.4. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:
In the past, it was customary for managers to be more concerned with the product promotion that seeks to improve the fundamental feature of their product but fail to show that customers do not first spend to buy any on the satisfaction they drive and show they are associated with the products.
problems that prompt me to embark in this research object are uneasy differentiation
of product from another especially in the detergent industry likes PZ cussons
So, there is a problem of inadequate packaging innovation strategies in the packaging of detergent complete with growing competitors.
However, the problem of how the consumers appreciate the physical attributes of the certain colours and adequate transformation about the product on the package.
1.5. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY:
objective of the study is critically examine the role or influence of packaging
and what packaging will be able to do in the promotion of company product.
Having this in mind, the practice existing in PZ cussons Plc
Some years age, packaging was a mirror element in the marketing of product with this in mind; the primary objects of this research have been;
1. Promotion, which help to creates awareness and recognition to the product in the market.
2. To identify the product so that customers can easily differentiate and patronize the product such as added quality signals through creative use of colour, copy materials and construction.
3. Achieve consistency with other consistence colour graphic and product benefits for reinforce the brand image.
1.4. RELEVANT RESEARCH QUESTION:
In the course of this work, the following research questions were highlighted in order to get the input of package in the detergent industry.
1. Is there any significant relationship between packaging and sales volume of a product.
2. Does packaging serve as a relationship between packaging and promotion as a tool for marketing in the detergent industry?
3. Is packaging essential to your marketing plans?
4. Is packaging a vital force in selling a product?
5. Does packaging serves as a means of advertising?
6. Is the cost of packaging justified at the end of the sales period?
1.5. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY:
This study will be good relevance to;
· ORGANISATIONS: It will enable the organization understands the important of packaging and relationship has within the product.
· CONSUMERS: They will enable the final consumers to know and appreciate the woth product which can be recognized by the consumer at first sight.
· WOULD BE RESEARCHERS: This study will also serve as a reference point to other researchers who would wish to conduct in the field, and also to the institutions.
This research work will be relevant to every business student in marketing as regards to the needs of packaging relationships to the product.
It is also relevant for those who want to research more on the topic and also serve for the reference purpose in the seedence seefers. It will also be relevant to the government to create a good buying/selling relationship between the government and individual organization for growth, survival and success.
1.6. SCOPE OF THE STUDY:
scope of this study is limited to detergent industries like PZ cussons plc
It also studies the consumer behaviour towards the package
It will try to show whether PZ cussons will be able to do more sales when the product package is well promoted. All finding will be limited to PZ cussons.
1.7. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY:
However, various problems were encountered in the course of carrying out this project prominent among these problems was finance.
It cost me a lot of money to travel from
I have to visit even the internal on several occasions for secondary information needed for this work.