As we are approaching the last quarter of the year many companies look at increasing their prices for the coming year, in particular in B2B industries with cyclical negotiation cycles. But price increases are not always easy to implement and more than half of all price increases either fail outright or get neutralized by heavy discounting.
A question very often asked about price research is who uses it or benefits from it in an organization. The first answer is typically either "Marketing" or "the pricing manager", and they certainly can use the insights generated by price research. But in many cases, price research can also help sales people in various ways:
Most people working in the pricing department is aware that pricing is a very powerful tool. Yet still, when engaging with other departments or discussing the overall strategy of the company, price improvements are sometimes ignored, or at least its full value is not appreciated.
Tariffs and trade wars are in the media almost every day at the moment. Many industries find themselves caught in an environment where they may be facing tariffs, from steel production over jeans, whisky, auto-motive, to even indirect products such as the costs impacts for Coca Cola of tariffs on the raw materials for their soda cans.
We are very excited to announce that PriceBeam is taking the next step for growth by bringing on board industry-veteran Chris Clement as head of our sales and marketing efforts in the US and Canada.
We are excited to now also launching our website in Swedish: www.pricebeam.se.
That value-based pricing offers a great avenue to strong prices and significant profits is probably clear in many pricing practitioners' minds. But what is also important to remember is that a value-based pricing strategy should be data-driven: data about customers' willingness-to-pay. Data about value drivers. Data about customer segments. And not just a single global set of data, but for each market where the product or service is sold.
Prices can be set and optimized using many different techniques. In this upcoming webinar we will look at how price research can boost the price optimization process and achieve superior results. Recent PriceBeam projects have shown that companies often underestimate their pricing power by 20-30%, especially when it comes to new products in existing businesses, or launches of start-up companies.
Topics: price research