Posts tagged with Pricing

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What are minimum advertised price policies?

Price fixing has a deservedly negative connotation, and often the term is misused in the context of minimum advertised price (MAP), and other manufacturer price policies.

Here’s the lowdown on how they differ, and why MAP is actually beneficial to all parties involved, not just brands.

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Why protecting your competitive price position is critical to profitable growth

Do you know where your pricing stands relative to your top competitors?

Keeping an eye on how you compare across your most important categories or brands is critical to getting a bird's eye view of the market and capitalizing on where you have pricing power.

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How hotels are upping the fight against online travel agencies

For years, hotels and online travel agencies (OTAs) have maintained a frenemy relationship. 

But now, as bookings through OTAs have surpassed direct bookings for the first time ever, a number of major hotel brands are more aggressively battling the middlemen who generate billions of dollars in revenue for them but eat their margins and commoditize their brands.

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Four reasons to get your pricing strategy in order before Christmas

Retailers often go to great lengths to ensure the consumer's path to purchase on their site is laid with gold bricks and pleasant surprises.

Unfortunately, many allocate too many resources to the path and a meager amount to the destination.

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Test until your price is the best

Small price changes can yield short term gains. Price testing can make them long term.

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When should you give away something for free?

Giving away products for free is far from sustainable, but then again there's a time and a place for everything.

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Three ways retailers can raise prices without losing customers

When retailers increase their prices, they run the risk of losing customers. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Three brands that prove the relationship between pricing and positioning

The way retailers choose to position their brand often justifies different price points.

These three brands are proof of that.

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15 quotes that define the state of the ecommerce industry

The world of ecommerce has come a long way the past couple of years.

We’ve assembled these quotations from various thought leaders and beyond to summarize tactics that have changed the way customers and businesses alike interact in the industry.

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Why sales & discounts hurt your ecommerce brand

With another holiday shopping season (and post-holiday clearance) in the rearview mirror, online retailers are taking down the sales signs and getting back to business as usual.

Although business may become out of the ordinary for some, that sales spike can shoot as high as Mount Everest and can fall like a rookie snowboarding down it.

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There’s no such thing as one right price in retail

We live in a constantly changing market, why should your prices be static?

That title’s kind of a big statement, but it’s true. Customers face an array of prices for identical items from store to store. But why?

Well, some stores are trying to beat competitors’ prices, and others are raising prices based on an increase in demand.

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Retail tech trends for the 2014 holiday season

Halloween is over, and you know what that means: Christmas carols, decorations, and holiday sales are now fair game.

Sorry grinches, but shoppers and businesses are starting to get ready for the holiday season earlier and earlier, and there’s nothing that can be done about it.

One thing that is in your control, however, is preparing for it. 2014 is expected to be the biggest holiday shopping season in years, so how can you get ready for it?

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