Popular Holdings SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Popular Holdings with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Popular Holdings

Parent Company

Popular Holdings


Publishing and E-learning



Tagline/ Slogan



Leader in Singapore in publishing, distribution, and retail books for the local education market



Students, professionals

Target Group

Students looking for books and online material


One stop solution for all literal needs

SWOT Analysis


1.  Popular holdings are very well know in the education field and have a strong brand reputation

2. One of the leading brands in Singapore that publishes, distributes and retails books

3. Sponsorship of global book and literary events

4. It has over 40 subsidiaries in different streams of books and publications

5. It has its presence in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong


1.  The strategic vision of Popular is mostly limited in the stores in Asia. Popular focus more on the Asian market rather than international market.

2. Issues with returning an order (delivery cost is customer borne)
3. Paid customer helpline


1. Expand to rural areas of UK, later in other parts of Europe and consequently across the world
2. Improve customer service: Resolve issues post-product delivery
3.Adopt customer-friendly payment policies

4. Increase male shopper participation

5. Increase in the online shopping customer base


1. Wider coverage in the international market by competitors
2. Threat of “free-personalization” model being imitated
3. Intense competition in the online multi-brand retail space

4. Emergence of a better concept than e-commerce in future



1. MPH Bookstore
2. Borders

3. Prologue

4. Page One

The table above concludes the Popular Holdings SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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