Philip Kotler -- "A market consists of all the potential customers sharing a particular need or want who might be willing and able to engage in exchange to satisfy that need or want."
Could anyone explain this definition of market? (Particularly `what is potential customer'?)
is a person who may buy a particular thing. there is a high possibility of this person buying that thing.
coming to the definition of the market,
' potential customers sharing a particular need or want
' - those people who have a common need or want for a particular thing and are considered as potential customers because they may buy that
'need or want'
- need is your necessity, and want is your choice.
For example, food is your need, and sandwich is your want.
Sandwich is your need, and a particular brand is your want.
'who might be willing and able to engage in exchange to satisfy that need or want'
- those potential cutomers may be willing to buy and can buy that particular thing
'engage in exchange'
- buy; give money and get something; transaction
A market is a group of those people who have a need for that particular thing and may buy that thing in future.