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:
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
We are excited to announce three upcoming webinars in June:
- June 5th: Pricing Right Made Easy - Optimizing prices with research: learn about how to use price research when setting prices, including using different research methods. See how segmentation along customers' willingness-to-pay can drive superior profits..
- June 12th: Value-Based Pricing foundation done right: Conjoint Analysis: Build a solid foundation for your value-based pricing strategy by implementing regular price research using conjoint analysis. Understand value-drivers and differences in willingness-to-pay.
- June 19th: Increasing prices more efficiently with research: price increases are sometimes difficult to implement. In this webinar we look at how you can become more efficient and achieve a higher proportion of the price increase potential through price research.
You can learn more about each by clicking on the links and signing up. Once the webinars are live you will receive an email with a personal link to watch the streaming video, at your time and convenience.
Take the Guesswork out of Pricing
Do you have the right price for existing products or services? Do you know what the price should be for a new product yet to be launched? Are your customers willing to pay more for a given set of benefits? If you measure willingness-to-pay scientifically you will be able to answer all of those questions. Yet, still 88% of all companies admit that their pricing process is at least in part based on guesswork, without knowing what customers value and how much they are willing to pay for an overall product, or for a given set of features.
Are your prices based on costs? Or a process of adding X% on last year's price? Or do you price based on what the nearest competitor is charging? Well, then of course you are in need of upgrading your overall pricing approach to value-based pricing, where prices are set based on the value you create. Often the value-based pricing strategy is supported by data and research about your customers willingness-to-pay. If you know what a customer is willing to pay, and what features she values, then value creation and value capture is much more accurate.
On Monday the 26th, our co-founder Finn Helmo Hansen is conducting a webinar about how to use price research when establishing, implementing and maintaining a value-based pricing strategy.
We are excited to announce that PriceBeam's pricing research is now available for 109 different countries around the world:
Launching a new product, whether you are in a startup or a well-established corporate environment, can be a daunting task. Everything from product development to marketing materials, sales training, customer communication and pricing comes in play. One of the biggest determinators of success is getting pricing right: price too low and the profitability is broken, plus it is almost impossible to later increase the price (substantially). Launch at too high a price and you may not sell enough to get off the ground.