Posted at 11.17.2018
Due to the global financial problems, the business sector is currently facing its most difficult period since high unemployment, Ireland dropping into recession for the first time because the 1980s. The Irish government officially declared it was at recession in Sept 2008, with a sharpened rise in unemployment happening in the following months. The amounts of people declaring unemployment gain in Ireland increased to 326, 000. saint Vincent shops providing support to the people in need so it is important that environmental scanning occurs to identify how Vincent's outlets can improve their services and offer all needs. This Task is about an internal and external Environment examination Of Saint Vincent De Paul Retailers where I am doing might work placement is wanted by the educator as aside of advance qualification running a business course, to be summit by the 16th of December 2009.
Method of procedure
To have the relevant information I get the info from the manager of the shop,
To obtain the relevant information I get the info from the supervisor of the shop,
Frederic Ozanam and a few friends started the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris on April 23, 1833. It was a period when the Catholic Chapel in France was the thing of bitter hostility following the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
Over the last a decade the Society has generated retail units nationwide to give a more efficient service. These shops are essential because through it the business can offer people in need with new and second hand clothing, furniture, playthings, catalogs and high quality goods in low price. VSP shops around Ireland, we will get more than 24 systems in Dublin. These retailers dealing with all sorts of customer's students, people on low incomes trying to supply the best they can for their people, children, and elder people.
VENCENTS Shop, Blanchardstown Dublin 15, where I am doing might work positioning, this shop is supervised by professional director, volunteers and three students doing their work experience. the student studies to the volunteers or even to the supervisor, the volunteers are accountable to the manager and the supervisor are accountable to the regional administrator. We find three departments, the, management section this section working with the financial issues and guide the volunteers, the volunteers office, their responsibilities are sorting the charity items, Tagged, coding, Prices and tidy up the shop, the client service office they dealing with customer. My duties to utilize the volunteers some times interacting with the clients.
VSP retailers gain competitive advantage over another charity shops due to its resources which create value for its customer, the business own tangible belongings like the shops, it established fact among people since it is the major charity group in the country, it have good will between customer, brand, customer loyalty, also the personnel work as a team, they working alongside one another to provide their products and services in a great way that to raise the profit.
The donators bring charity what to the shop, then your personnel start sorting the things and choose the new everyone things that in good conditions, then tagged the it, coding, prices and put it in the shop ready for retailing. In sorting clothes they choose the best quality clothes that suits the customers, which means that winter or summer time, and the purchase price depend on quality. The customer service helps the customer to find what they need and how to use it if indeed they need help.
The shop runs activities that the customer value, they organize deal for new and valuable clothes, toys and games sales and chrisms sales and open days and nights. From all this activities the outlets increase the profit.
Mean The macro-environment e. g. Political (and legal) forces, Economic pushes, Sociocultural causes, and Technological forces. These are known as Infestation factors.
The political area has an enormous influence after the regulation of businesses, and the spending electricity of consumers and other businesses. You need to consider issues such as: how secure is the politics environment, the laws that regulate the business, the marketing ethics, the government insurance policy on the economy and the new trading contract such as EU. In Vincent's shop we find this factors which might benefit the spending electricity between your donators and the customer, and the agreements may change the marketing ethics.
Marketers need to consider the status of the market, the changes in income and spending, this factor cause increasing in the number of the customer of the shop, and the integration of the European union present opportunities for Ireland. So increasing in the donation and the quality.
The public and cultural affects on business change from country to country. Which have an effect on our values, values and behaviours. Vincent's shop can offer foreign products to overseas customer.
The scientific environment consist of forces that create new technologies therefore create new products and market opportunities, by causing the products more cheaper and offer good services and the syndication can transformed by new solutions e. g. via the Internet, there is lack of technology in vicents shop, which lead to gradual transaction, less revenue and they cant talk to the customer.
Porter five pushes is a model use to analyze a particular environment of industry to identify strategies to enhance the company and its particular profitability.
Competitive rivalry be high if the accessibility to a business is straightforward or the client move to swap products, all charity outlets have the same products but Vincent's outlets has different strategy, and the rival size is not as the same size as Vincent's. Therefore the competitive rivalry is not high.
Vincent's shop depends on donation, and there is absolutely no other substitute for the product, which means that they donate the more and success to the shop.
Can have an impact on if there differentiation over the merchandise, substitute can be found easily, and in cheap therefore the customer can change. Vincent's shop customers move from some products because it is at high price.
The life of products outside of the realm of the common product boundaries increases the propensity of customers to change to alternatives. Buyer propensity to replace if the price tag on substitutes products is affordable, in Vincent's shop buyer switching costs is not high, more recently, number of alternative products available in the market, in low price.
The threat of new entrant is high when its easy for a business to go into the industry which means that the entry obstacles are low, Vincent's customer has a devotion to the prevailing products, and the donator know the role of Vincent in assisting people so they brings their stuffs to the shop not to the other entrants.
SWOT Analysis is a tactical process used to judge the Power, Weakness, Opportunities and Risks involves in a small business. A check of the inner and exterior environment is an important part of the tactical planning process. Environmental factors inside to the firm usually can be classified as :-
Strengths (S):- Inside condition that help achieving the aims.
Weaknesses:- Interior condition that features of the person or the company those are bad for achieving the goals.
Opportunities exterior conditions those are assisting to achieving the targets.
Threats:-exterior conditions which can damage the objectives
SWOT analysis of Saint Vincent shop in Blanchardstown community Dublin 15 provides this information:-
All the staffs are volunteers which means that you don't need to pay for them.
Vincent de Paul is the major charity corporation in Ireland.
The shop has a good reputation among the clients.
VSP is international firm that means a brand and it well known to the people.
The financial resources rely upon donation, this the main element of strengths because it depend in personalized delivery of help.
They agree to all kind of donation and resell them in the shops, which mean they offer good quality in good condition.
All the personnel work as a team, .
The shop founded in a good location, there are no other charitable shop in the region.
Absence of important skill because all the staffs are volunteers sometimes with no experience, not well trained.
Weak brands so the profit percentage to low because they sell their items in good deal.
The donation is personal delivery that will depend on the person who would like to donate. While the other competitors accumulate the charitable items by their selves.
Lack of new products, the company will depend on charity, so there is absolutely no ability to develop new products.
The shop is small in size there is absolutely no store in the shop, they recycle good items, because of poor access and distribution.
New distribution programs.
Growth in marketing
Technological advances, that means arrival of new technology.
A developing the marketing through 21-05-2013-238. odtthe internet
Lack of financial recourses (donation)
Because of the economical situation
Falling sale because the income level became low.
SVP shops, that are almost countrywide, are a very important facet of the service SVP provides. During the last ten years the Society has established retail units countrywide to give a more efficient service.
The main factors of this analysis are the strengths of the outlets because it has a strong brand and the customer has a devotion to the merchandise, a good reputation among the customer, good location and has Good opportunities for the future. The weaknesses that the outlets are maintained by small number of professional, a huge voluntary force handful of them well educated and by community career trainees. Lack of new technology. There are the external factors which affect on the business services the political policy, monetary factors which affect the purchasing power of other outlets customers this may increase the amount of the customers of the shop, plus they will get high quality of used goods, clothes and furniture at low prices.
Ї disseminate new ideas, information and best practice, and that can contribute to making the discipline of the shop sales more lasting.
Ї develop methodologies, tools, and training for the staff to allow them to provide better services, and add in the growing of businesses.
Ї New technology in the shops. .
Ї create a sense of donation amidst the people, this may increase profits