Pricing Webinar tonight

Because you subscribe to my pricing blog, I wanted to let you know I’m conducting a live webinar tonight at 5:30 PM EDT. It’s $10 (!) because I’m doing it for the non-profit SCORE. Details and link below. Hope to “see” you. SCORE More Profitable Prices for You – In just 90 MinutesWhenThursday, October 20,Continue reading “Pricing Webinar tonight”

Buyers Hate Price Increases

Buyers hate price increases more than they love discounts (Prospect Theory). Therefore don’t raise your prices(!) A marketer with a high enough “basic” price can merely reduce the amount of the offered discount. This can be a 2-step process. 1. Raise your basic price, but increase your discount so your customers pay the same asContinue reading “Buyers Hate Price Increases”

The Price Number on the Left

The price number on the left can make big sales differences from tiny price differences. Examples: $49 vs. $50 or $89 vs. $90. Test result: A service business found no price resistance moving from $40/hour to $45…. but a huge difference between $39 and $40. Source: The Tao of Pricing. See also: Pricing Psychology Report.Continue reading “The Price Number on the Left”

Beware “Financial Think” When Pricing

Beware the financial mind when it comes to pricing. Applying a percentage increase can create prices such as $924.68 — a terrible price psychologically. Also, charging cents on a product priced over $50 can make customers feel gouged. Source: The Tao of Pricing. See also: Pricing Psychology Report. #pricing #entrepreneurs

In Bed with your Competitors

You cannot get in bed with your competitors and agree on a 10% price increase. (Unless you wish to be jailed.) But you can announce a 10% price increase yourself. If your competitors don’t join you, you can always rescind it. Source: The Tao of Pricing. See also: 47 Ways to Raise Prices …Without LosingContinue reading “In Bed with your Competitors”

Desperate Competitors

A desperate competitor is likely to discount heavily to get SOME of its customers. Rather than meet ruinous prices — be a goodwill ambassador to your competitor’s customers. Let them ALL know about the discounts being given just to some … so they can also benefit. Those customers will thank you for looking out forContinue reading “Desperate Competitors”