You will now complete your secondary market research and consider what distinguishes your company from your competitors, their products, and / or the price of their products and services.
The key word in Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is “unique.” There are very few products or services that are truly one of a kind. In order to target the demographic for your company, you need to pinpoint what makes your business standout among the competitors (e.g., Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, always used to say he sold hope, not makeup. Neiman Marcus sells luxury and customer service. Wal-Mart sells bargains. Amazon is earth’s biggest bookstore.)
Use the Internet to research two (2) of your favorite companies and two (2) companies that are similar to your company. Identify the USPs of these companies, and consider what the USPs mean to you. Next, prepare to create a USP for your company.
Tips on creating a USP for your company:
Write a four to six (4-6) paragraph journal entry in which you:
Example of a USP:
Note: Insert the information from the completed Journal 3 entry into “Section 3: Unique Selling Proposition” in the provided Marketing Plan Template (located in Week 4).