Convenience Store Business Plan Customer Analysis

Convenience Store Business Plan Template

Written by Dave Lavinsky

Customer Analysis

The customer analysis section of your convenience store business plan must detail the customers you serve and/or expect to serve.

The following are examples of customer segments: commuters, truckers, families, senior citizens, etc.

As you can imagine, the customer segment(s) you choose will have a great impact on the type of convenience store business you operate. Clearly truckers would want a different atmosphere, pricing and product options, and would respond to different marketing promotions than families.

Try to break out your target customers in terms of their demographic and psychographic profiles. With regards to demographics, include a discussion of the ages, genders, locations and income levels of the customers you seek to serve. Because most convenience store businesses primarily serve customers living in their same city or town, such demographic information is easy to find on government websites.

Psychographic profiles explain the wants and needs of your target customers. The more you can understand and define these needs, the better you will do in attracting and retaining your customers.

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