Developing Price Strategies and Programs
Marketing mix for companies comprises of 4 Ps Product, Price, Place and Promotion. Price is directly related to bottom-line of any business. Profitability of product is required for future operation of the company. Price strategy should communicate to the customer the value company is providing.
There is in-numerable price related challenges in the market for companies. Furthermore, with the advent of internet customer awareness for pricing information has improved. Sites like Priceline and eBay are encouraging customer to name their price for products as well as services.
Pricing strategy is dynamic in nature and should reflect changing condition in competition as well as the market. Overall price strategies follow six step model:
Pricing should adapt to factors like geographical location, market segment and economic conditions. Companies should remain flexible towards pricing policy and change as per market dynamics. Companies should also not react blindly to price change by competition rather should focus on analyzing the underlying motives.
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