Marketing to Senior Citizens

In comparison to younger people, people in the mature market do this: save/invest more; spend more on luxury products and services; shop during morning hours; prefer “one-stop” shopping; consider shopping to be a social event; are very convenience-oriented; patronize reputable/traditional outlets; seek personal attention and special services such as valet parking and gift wrapping; choose products based on quality and brand name; are less price conscious and deal prone; use credit as often; are as likely to show non-significant responses to sweepstakes and telemarketing; and complain less when they are not satisfied with something they have bought. So how do we convert these into profits? Read on to see the typical 4 Ps of marketing for the seniors market. (more…)
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