Market Research Questions


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Researching my market size?

I have an outdoor site that makes money by displaying ads (mostly travel and outdoor gear related) and selling outdoor gear. I am trying to find some industry statistics on the outdoor gear size,...

asked Jul 14 '11 at 10:01
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Genadinik
1,821 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
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Estimating market size when creating a new market

How would a startup that intends to provide a brand new type of service quantify the market potential without spending a lot of money on legitimate survey research? Or without rolling out the...

asked Dec 24 '11 at 06:00
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Caligirl
204 points

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3 Answers
747 Views
Where to start our market research?

Our product is a cloud based application available cross platform. It's functionality, summed up, is to help you share the books you read with your friends. We are in the stages of market...

asked Sep 20 '12 at 17:57
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Max Willmo
106 points

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2 Answers
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How to find the market size, expected revenue etc. for any start up idea? for eg market size of online flash banner creator websites

I have seen many website which create flash banner ads online and you can directly download the customized flash banner, thought it is not a new business idea I feel I can add some unique feature...

asked Aug 16 '11 at 03:05
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Yuvraj
57 points

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1 Answers
3.71K Views
How much does a SaaS customer support cost on average?

For subscription-based B2C SaaS businesses where the business is not charge for the support, but for the subscription. How much does on average customer/visitor support account to? In other words,...

asked Apr 27 '11 at 15:13
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Simpatico
198 points

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2 Answers
2.14K Views
How to determine "market size" when researching ideas or creating a pitch deck?

How does one determine the "market size" for a business opportunity. Lets presume I'm selling mugs. How do I figure out what the market size for mugs is?

asked Jun 4 '14 at 15:55
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Dolores Jensen
6 points

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2 Answers
837 Views
Marketing a software product to new lawyers, when their industry shows mass unemployment?

I am creating a SaaS software product that targets brand new law graduates. But statistics show that law schools are churning out TWICE as many lawyers than there is demand.So that means half of...


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What is the market size of the web hosting industry for 2012 or later?

Worldwide or North America. I spent many hours on Google trying to put a number on it. I came across some research, but had to pay $1500 just to read them. Could you also tell me where you found...

asked May 13 '14 at 21:48
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Phil
1 point

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Do businesses still create eCommerce sites from scratch or just use SquareSpace or Shopify?

We're a small development firm trying to figure out our niche. Instead of trying to be a generic development shop, we want to cater to a specific segment of customer needs.eCommerce is one niche...


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Large enough market for an Airbnb for dog walkers?

The only real competitor in this market, DogVacay, is focused primary on dog boarding.I feel there might be a bigger market for just dog walking, but how can I go about quantifying that market? Is...

asked Mar 17 '14 at 19:48
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Jordan Vargas
45 points

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How to define your target market on a broad service?

One of the main reasons I've joined is to learn how I can best push a open-source product I've worked on with the occasional help of others over the years. Approach is most capable as a SaaS...

asked Feb 26 '14 at 20:48
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Garet Claborn
324 points

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2 Answers
870 Views
Calculating market size for a CRM app?

How can I figure out my market size for a CRM app similar to ZenDesk (support desk)? I am creating my pitch deck and can't figure out to accurately calculate that.

asked Feb 25 '14 at 17:45
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Kevin Prudhomme
40 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
734 Views
Distinguishing Need to Have vs Must Have in Client Interviews

When I investigate enterprise client software needs, I can easily identify a list of things that can make them happier. (none are necessarily directly cost-cutting or revenue gaining, but all...

asked Oct 16 '13 at 06:38
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Max
113 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
827 Views
What are the tools to find out if I have a good start plan?

I have a starting plan, a good idea, some financing and all... The question mostly relates on the fact that the guys (who finance the product I am looking for to make) are asking who would buy this...

asked Sep 10 '13 at 06:13
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Salketer
108 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
894 Views
research the profit potential of a hobby wood carving business

I am a software developer and i wish to start a side business as a hobby wood carver. What is the best way to go about researching the profit potential of those idea? i was thinking: 1. go on...

asked Sep 26 '13 at 05:23
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Victor
137 points

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2 Answers
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Recognition of the needs of the majority when not being part of it (socially, intellectually,...)?

Disclaimer first: the scope of this question is not to create polemics. The question is not elitist but based on reality. I am facing this business problem: How to recognize the needs of the...

asked Aug 28 '13 at 18:03
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Data Smarter
1,274 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
714 Views
Will SaaS solution work for POS and Inventory Management in small retail stores in India

How could I measure the effectiveness of a subscription or commission model for POS and inventory system, in a high volume low cost market?

asked Aug 23 '13 at 19:32
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Srkgupta
6 points

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2 Answers
740 Views
Is my market size estimation correct?

I made a quick calculation on my market size based on varous articles I found online, and came to the conclusion that my target market (Wordpress development) is a multi-billion dollar a year...

asked Jul 18 '13 at 01:45
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user1721135
182 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
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What should the target market be for free community e-magazine

I'm developing a business plan for a free community e-magazine. In the marketing section, should the target market be the advertisers or the readers? Thanks

asked Jun 22 '13 at 18:47
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User794726
6 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
527 Views
Research online communities for "willingness to purchase"

How can I research whether or not an online community is willing to spend money on products that are within their area of interest? Is there a better way to determine that they will spend (or not)...

asked Jun 25 '13 at 22:32
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Charles
106 points