It is important that customer analysis is not restricted to quantitative demand analysis. Varianini and Vaturi (2000) point out that qualitative research provides insights that can be used to inform strategy. They suggest using graphic profiling, which is an attempt to capture the core characteristics of target customers - not only demographics, but also their needs and attitudes and how comfortable they are with the Internet. In Chapter 2 we reviewed how customer personas and scenarios are developed to help inform understanding of online buyer behaviour.
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Co-op Mailing means that two or more businesses share in the cost and distribution of a direct mail campaign. It's kind of like having you and another non-competing business split the cost of printing, assembling and mailing an advertising flyer to a shared same market base.