13 Apr 2016
When Is The Right Time To Add A New Product To Your Business?
in Technical Blog by Kae Verens
There are many new products that are launched every year by companies all around the world. But if you look at the success rate, you can see only few of them are successful. Launching a new product needs a lot of planning because if it is not launched at the right time it will not be as successful as you want it to be. There are a lot of factors that depend on the success of a new product. What Are The Factors? First of all, it takes a lot of strategy, time, as well as resources when you are planning to create a new product. So, before you start planning for the new product launch, consider these factors: - Ready to meet market needs? First and foremost determine whether or not your company is ready for a product addition and whether or not you can meet the market needs. If you are adding a product then there should be an objective behind it. Do the customers really need that product? Are you fulfilling their needs with this product? This is very important. - Consider competition? When you are thinking of adding new products to your own company portfolio, you have to consider your competition. If you are launching the same product that your competitor has already launched then there needs to be a reason why people will buy your product? So, you need to think differently and outside the box. When you have a different or innovative idea in your mind about that you believe will be highly beneficial as well as offering something different from the competitor’s product then you can think about adding it. - Fit for the market? You have to know and realize whether or not the product you are launching is fit for your market. The sales of your product will increase only when people will get something beneficial from the product. For instance: there are a lot of products already in the market related to anti-aging. So, is your product fit enough for a competitive market? What is the difference? Also, you have to be clear about the target audience and whether or not they are interested in such a product. - Follow ups? When you are launching a product you have to plan whether you want to release any follow up product. A better and upgraded product is always an attraction and also helps in customer growth. For instance: If you are planning to launch a phone or any other electronics product then you have to make sure that you keep upgrading it along with the advancement of technologies. If you are not coming up with follow ups then the demand will generally decrease as it will become out dated. - Resources? Another important area is proper resources. Resources are essential to produce and manufacture the product that you are adding. So, it is very important to have proper resources as well as a proper plan too. You need to plan well and come up with proper strategies regarding the resources and from where you are going to import them. For this, you also have to make a full budget. This will help you to run the business smoothly without any issues. Conclusion When you are launching a new product for your business you have to keep several things in your mind. It is not a simple task and requires proper planning, including budgeting, resource planning, pricing, manufacturing and also marketing. You have to understand that the marketing is very important for a new product. This will help your product to reach the desired target audience. So, before you launch this product into the market you have to clearly plan each and every step. You need to understand that when a product is first introduced to the market it needs a lot of attention to take hold in that market. So, make sure it is the right time for adding a new product otherwise you can have a huge loss. Written By Jim Finnegan