By 2014 It Is Expected That Spending On Advertising Will Decline 7.5 Percent to $245 Billion, While Spending On Promotions Will Rise 24.0 Percent, To $430 Billion
DUBLIN – Research and Markets has announced the addition of Borrell Associates Inc.’s new report “What’s On Sale?: Coupons and Sales Circulars Move Online” to their offering.
“What’s On Sale?: Coupons and Sales Circulars Move Online”
Promotional coupons have been with us for a long time, falling out of our Sunday newspapers since before we can remember. They persist because they work: people armed with money-saving coupons will go out of their way to use them. It is difficult to picture 400 billion coupons – the number that will be distributed in the U.S. this year. Laid edge-to-edge at 3×4 inches apiece they would make a ribbon 26 feet wide from here to the moon. Only one in 50 of them will be redeemed, but together they will save consumers $40 billion – and motivate many times that amount in total purchases.
Borrell Associates includes the redeemed value of coupons as part of promotions, which they track separately from advertising. Promotions also include the cash value of discounts, contest prizes, samples, and other short-term incentives. In 2008, U.S. companies spent $346 billion on promotions and $265 billion on advertising. By 2014 Borrell Associates expect spending on advertising to decline 7.5 percent to $245 billion, while spending on promotions will rise 24.0 percent, to $430 billion – for a combined increase of $63 billion, or 10 percent.
This year three major trends are combining to boost coupon distribution – and coupon redemptions – to new peaks.
The ragged state of the economy has made clipping coupons more fashionable. More than three quarters of U.S. adults used a coupon in the past six months, and redemptions are up 36 percent from last year
Coupons are spreading out from the grocery check-out stands and into non-food items; almost 40 percent of coupon users redeemed them for non-food items.
Distribution is shifting toward online as marketers look for more ways to get coupons into the hands of the people most likely to use them. Although online coupons represent only 4.6 percent of redemptions this year, they will account for 20 percent of the value of all redeemed coupons – up 50 percent this year and an additional 169 percent by 2014.
The rise in coupon use will likely outlast the economic downturn as marketers come to understand their effect on shopping behavior more fully, and as more companies learn how to employ them. Local businesses are embracing coupons this year, with the value of their coupons jumping more than 50 percent.
Given this surge in the use of online coupons, it is not surprising to see a number of players jumping into that segment of the market. Traditional distributors of circulars such as Valassis and Valpak are being joined online by media companies such as ShopLocal.com (Gannett), YourLI.com (radio group on Long Island) and Zip2Save (19 newspaper companies), to name a few. A plethora of pure-play Internet companies is also vying for a share of this sector as well.
Key Topics Covered:
CHAPTER 1: BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL
Fig. 1: Use of Coupons Compared to Interest in Major League Sports
CHAPTER 2: BORN TO CLIP
Fig. 2: Coupon Distribution, 2003-2009
Fig. 3: Use of Coupons, August 2008 through March 2009
Fig. 4: 2009 Projected Coupon Distribution by Source
Fig. 5: Forecast 2010 Coupon Distribution by Source
CHAPTER 3: THE OTHER HALF
Fig. 6: Projected 2009 Coupon Redemption by Source
CHAPTER 4: A PROMOTIONAL TOOL
Fig. 7: 2009 U.S. Coupon Redemption Spending Compared to Total Promotions Spending
Fig. 8: Projected 2009 Coupon Redemption by Location
Fig. 9: 2009 Projected Grocery Coupon Redemptions
Fig. 10: 2009 Projected Restaurant Coupon Redemptions
Fig. 11: 2009 Projected Retail Coupon Redemptions
Fig. 12: 2009 Projected Drug Store Coupon Redemptions
Fig. 13: 2009 Projected Manufacturer Coupon Redemptions
CHAPTER 5: PRINT VERSUS CLIP
Fig. 14: 2009 Online Coupon Redemption Projections
Fig. 15: Statistics for Popular Coupon Web sites
CHAPTER 6: THE FUTURE
Fig. 16: U.S. Online Coupon Redemption 2008-2010
Fig. 17: U.S. Online Coupon Redemption 2008-2010
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1d6b53/whats_on_sale_c