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Common Questions for all categories Name of the Person: Location/Address: Phone Number/Email Id: Work For Brick

Distributor/Retailer Team Tentative List of Questions 1) When is seasonal peak and lowest demand? 2) Which month the brick is cheapest and the costliest? 3) What are different varieties of bricks and cost of each type? 4) Suppliers Name: 5) Supplier Address & Contact Number: 6) Where do you get orders from ( who are the customers? (B2B, B2C)? 7) Commission ( Rough Figure)

8) What is the volume/no of bricks sold by him per month 9) What is the volume/no of bricks procured by him per month 10) What is the procedure of procurement 11)What is the procedure of selling- Direct Selling (mainly in case of retailers) or Institutional Selling 12) Do clients (individual ones influenced by mason/owner) have any specific brand preference?

Work For Architects Team

Tentative list of Questions to be Asked 1) What are the projects that you are handling currently? 2) What are expected projects that you will be handling in the near future ( in the next 3 years) 3) What is the size of each project, he is currently handling or going to handle.( The size can be specified in terms of square feet or in terms of value or both) 4) If the standard size of the brick (which is 230*110*70 mm presently) is changed or modified, would he accept it. Where all can the modified bricks be used. 5) What is his perception about the current quality of bricks existing in the market 6) Will a uniform size, standardized brick be more in demand than the regular bricks presently in the market 7) What kind of inputs does the contractor/individual client take from him, regarding raw material for the building of the house.

Visit a nearby brick manufacturer and ask him the following questions (Tentative List)

1. What is the daily produce from your factory? 2. What is the mode of transport to the retail outlets in the cities? 3. What is the pricing of the bricks done? How the pricing differ in case of bulk orders?
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What is the amount of coal used?

5. What is the strength of the brick that they produced and complains if any because of this? 6. What is the type of testing that they do to make sure that quality of the brick produced is good/ acceptable? Do they have any certification etc. 7. Do they encounter any seasonality in demand and if it is how do they address this issue? 8. Do they have any big builder who is their bulk purchaser and what percentage of their business is dependent on him?

Work for Real Estate/Builders Team Tentative list of Questions to be Asked


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What is the size of the projects, he is currently handling and /or has handled in the past 2 years( in terms of value or in terms of square feet or both) What is the size of the projects, he has in the pipeline for the next 3-5 years (Names of the projects are not required strictly but just an rough estimate of all the projects he has in the pipeline along with rough estimates of size)

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3) If the standard size of the brick (which is 230*110*70 mm presently) is changed or modified, would he accept it. Where all can the modified bricks be used. 4) What is his perception about the current quality of bricks existing in the market 5) Where does he gets the bricks from and what is his approximate volume per source ( list down all sources ) 6) Does he use any special kind of bricks ( as in narrow bricks for beautification of the outdoor wall purposes)