Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 33, Pages: 1-5
K. Asha* and A. Merlin Thanga Joy
Faculty of Management studies, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Kanyakumari Dist – 629180, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Faculty of Management studies
Objectives: To find out the attitude of rural consumers towards FMCG products in the district of Sivaganagai in Tamil Nadu, India. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study is descriptive in nature. Structured Questioner is framed to collect the data form the respondents. A total of 384 samples has been taken for data analysis. Multistage Sampling Technique is used to select the sample respondents. Product Category and Products Chosen for study are Toiletries such as: Soaps, Shampoos and Toothpastes. Findings: Among the different factors influence rural consumers to make purchasing decision of FMCG products, ‘Price and Quality’ Factor consisting of the variables such as lasting effect, nearness to selling point, quantity must be reasonably good, price is an important criterion; The quality of the product, for their medicinal value and availability is very important and found to be the most important factor that influences the rural consumers to make purchasing decision of FMCG products. The next important factor influence rural consumers to make purchasing decision of FMCG products is ‘Life style Factor’ which consists of the variables such as brand endorsement, friends and relatives and life style. Application/ Improvements: The proposed factors/variables can be used to study the behavior of the consumers in any sectors and that of in any districts and states.
Keywords: Advertisement, Consumer Behavior, FMCG, Rural Consumer, Toiletries
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