Many companies say that a discount is an investment, but they don’t really treat it that way. There is no analysis of the scale of the investment and the expected return, and when there is, there is seldom any follow-up to see if the return on the discount was realized. In this article, the author outlines several common types of discounting as well as common pitfalls of these approaches and best practices for implementation. Although the examples are B2B and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) specific, the pricing insights in this article are applicable for pricers across industries.
In this article, the author explores 11 skills that, through his experience in pricing, he has deemed as critical for achieving success in your pricing career. Author Alexandre Costa is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) with extensive experience in project management of Strategic Pricing, Revenue Management, and Market Intelligence.
By mastering revenue growth management—ensuring that pricing, promotions, and menu offerings are all working together—US restaurants can serve up profitable growth, as the authors explain.
In the realm of market research for pricing, avoiding common pitfalls is essential to deriving true value from the endeavor. The test for market research for pricing success lies in its ability to confidently guide companies toward improved pricing strategy, steady growth, and increased profitability. In this article, the author outlines ten common failures associated with pricing market research and provides best practices for both avoiding these pitfalls and also developing actionable, insightful research for your pricing operations.
MaxDiff is a versatile and powerful research technique that can provide valuable insights for new product development. By understanding its theoretical underpinnings, advantages, and applications, as well as the challenges and limitations, researchers and product developers can effectively leverage MaxDiff to make informed decisions and create successful products that resonate with their target audience, as the author explains.
Simon-Kucher’s latest Global Streaming Study reveals that people are not increasing their streaming hours any more. And consumers are not only stepping back from streaming ‘more’ but also battling subscription fatigue and increasing price sensitivity. Can streaming service providers prevent subscription churn and still gain customers in this market?
In this article, the author explains what price optimization is, how it works, how to ascertain if price optimization is right for you, and how to identify the right path to a successful implementation.
Humans tend to give undue weight to the first piece of information they receive. In the context of B2B sales, this means that if a buyer is presented with a low price at the outset, it can anchor the entire negotiation to a lower price point. This can make it difficult for a seller to negotiate a higher price. In this article, the author presents three common scenarios in which customers anchor on a low price and provides strategies pricers can employ to combat this anchoring behavior.
How do we protect ourselves and our business interests from the unethical behaviors of others? In this article, the author connects time-honored ethical principles to real-world cases and offers the building blocks and counter-strategies you need to fight unethical actions in your organization.
When building a high impact pricing strategy for a restaurant business, the goal is to optimize overall long-term profitability. The right pricing strategy, backed with the right model, increases overall returns by improving the complex interplay between guest count, menu design, and ticket size, as the author explains. Although focused on the restaurant industry, this article provides pricing strategy and best-practices that can be employed by pricers in multiple retail, consumer goods, and related industry sectors.