Combating Anchoring Bias in B2B Sales

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.