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Old November 26 2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

Hi guys. I'm going a project for an Economics course I'm taking in which each student must design their own product, and market it. Currently constructing a demand schedule, and in order to do so, I need to survey 100 people. Whether or not you have a dog, please give the survey a shot. Below is the survey, and a brief description of the product, along with a picture.

Thanks for helping me with this!

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This is the Doo-Doo Dolly. Basically, it's the Pooper-Scooper of the 21st century. Utilizing a product similar to Poop Freeze (yes, it exists, look it up) to freeze the dog poop (canister is attached to the unit, and sprayed using a trigger inside the hand guard), the scoop is then pushed over the dog poop in a manner similar to a Swiffer, with flaps actuated by the wheels scooping the poop into the internal reservoir. Once the reservoir is full, or after each dog walk/clean up, a simple flick of a switch is all it takes to empty the canister into the nearest garbage can. The product comes in a "package" which includes the scoop, 2 4oz cans of spray, and 1 10oz can of spray. Replacement spray costs $3 per 4oz can, and $6 per 10 oz can. I;d imagine that replacements would be offered in bulk as well.

SURVEY:

1. If there was an easier, hassle free way to scoop dog poop, would you buy it?

2. Do you own other poop removal devices?

3. While taking your dog for a walk, would you prefer to carry gloves and a bag, or a lightweight scooping device that keeps your hands away from the fecal matter?

4. A.) Would you prefer a scooping device that has a longer handle, allowing you collect poop while standing (like a Swiffer Broom), or one that requires you to bend down briefly to collect the refuse (like a DustBuster)?
B.) Would a product with an adjustable handle be preferable to either option presented in part A?

5. Aside from white-on-gray, what other colors would you like to see this product produced in?

6. Would the color of the product affect your decision to purchase it?

7. If the product came with a 5-Year warranty to cover breakage, or replacement of any parts, would you be more inclined to buy it?

8. Would the long term cost of maintaining the product (the cost of the poop-freezing spray) deter you from purchasing the product?

9. Based off of #8, if the spray was available for purchase through the same outlet you purchased the scooper from, at a low price, would your decision to purchase this product be changed in any way?

10. Would you rather the product utilized a freezing solution with a large container (less frequent refills, but a higher cost per spray bottle), or one with a smaller can (more frequent refills, but a lower cost per bottle).

11. Do you think that $29.99 is a fair price to pay for a product such as this?

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Old November 26 2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

Before we even get to any of the questions, I would be concerned about the safety of using a freezing solution for MANY reasons. Not only would I think it would cause real concerns with pets and children (especially kids who decide to try it out, not realizing how much damage the freezing solution could do), I would even be uninclined to use that on my lawn lest I freeze the grass!
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Old November 26 2009, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

1. Possibly

2. No

3. scooper

4. either
B.) an adjustable handle would be vital. I wouldn't want to carry anything that cumbersome around on a walk

5. no preference

6. no

7. no

8. yes

9. possibly


10. no preference
11. it's probably a fair price but I wouldn't pay that for it

Hope my answers were in the correct format...
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Old November 26 2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

Major Chord wrote: View Post
Please answer honestly AND SERIOUSLY
My complete lack of ability to meet either criteria mentioned above means I won't fill out the survey, but good luck on the project anyway.*

*I leave it up to you to decide if that's an honest and serious response.**

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Old November 27 2009, 04:38 AM   #5
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

1. I don't own a dog, but when it comes to dealing with Pet Poop, easier and more convenient is always best.

2. No.

3. Lightweight scooping device. I want to be as far away from fecal matter as possible.

4. A.) Longer handle.
B.) It wouldn't make a difference to me, but it's probably more marketable.

5. Black and dark blue.

6. Not much.

7. Yes.

8. Depends on the long-term cost. But if I'm reading it right, it sounds like the device would still work even without the spray.

9. The more convenient it is to buy-- whether at a local outlet or online-- the better.

10. I'd prefer the more economical arrangement, but that would have to be balanced against how heavy and bulky it made the device.

11. Yes, that's a fine price, but a lot would depend on the price of the refills.
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Old November 27 2009, 05:53 AM   #6
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

Thanks to those who have responded already. To clear up a few things...

The spray product would be one similar to this, and (if we were to go with the size of can offered by this company 4 oz and 10 oz), and replacements would cost $3 and $6 respectively (I'm differing the price from that offered by Poop-Freeze, as there is undoubtedly some mark-up there). The spray is safe to use indoors and out, does not harm vegetation, and is environmentally friendly. The product comes in a "package" which includes the scoop, 2 4oz cans of spray, and one 10oz can of spray, all of which is covered in the $29.99 purchase price. I think I'll update the original post with this clarification.
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Old November 27 2009, 06:13 AM   #7
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Re: Project Survey: The Doo-Doo Dolly

1. possibly

2. no

3. gloves and a bag, but I put my hand in the bag, grab the poo and then turn the bag inside out. no gloves needed.

4. A.)dustbuster
B.) yes if it was automatically telescoping

5. I like blue and white

6. only if it was pink, I don't like pink.

7. not really

8. probably. I would like the freeze spray to be optional

9. the easier the spray is to find the more likely I am to buy it.

10. small container but not because of cost, it needs to be easily transportable and small/light enough to carry on your waist.

11. should be $19.99


If people are going to be carrying this thing it needs to be small and easy to carry or it won't be worth the hassle.
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