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Pricing. What Is a Price? The amount of money charged for a product or service, or the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having.

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1 Pricing

2 What Is a Price? The amount of money charged for a product or service, or the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. Pricing: the only part of the marketing mix that is revenue generating, all the others are costs.

3 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SETTING PRICES

4 CUSTOMER PERCEPTIONS OF VALUE

5 Considerations in Setting Price Customer perception of value Product costs Other internal & external considerations Marketing strategy, objectives, and mix Nature of the market and demand Competitors strategies and prices Other internal & external considerations Marketing strategy, objectives, and mix Nature of the market and demand Competitors strategies and prices Price ceiling No demand above this price Price floor No profits below this price

6 Value-Based Pricing Versus Cost-Based Pricing Design a good product Determine product costs Set price based on cost Convince buyers of products value Assess customer needs & value perceptions Set target price to match customer perceived value Determine costs that can be incurred Design product to deliver desired value at target price Cost-based pricing Value-based pricing The wrong way! Good pricing starts with customer Setting price based on buyers perceptions of value rather than on sellers cost. Setting prices based on the costs for producing, distributing, and selling the product plus a fair rate of return for effort and risk.

7 GOOD VALUE = LOW PRICE ?

8 Value-based Pricing 2 types of value-based pricing: Good value pricing Offering just the right combination of quality and good service at a fair price to match with changing economic conditions and consumer price perception. Value-added pricing Attaching value-added features and services to differentiate a companys offer and charging higher prices to increase companys pricing power.

9 Type of good-value pricing in the retail level Everyday Low Pricing (EDLP) involves charging a constant, everyday low price with few or no temporary price discounts. High-low pricing involves charging higher prices on an everyday basis but running frequent promotions to lower prices temporarily on selected items.

10 COMPANY & PRODUCT COSTS

11 Company & Product Costs Types of Costs Fixed costs (overhead) Costs that do not vary with production or sales level e.g. each months bills for rent, interest, employee salaries. Variable costs Costs that vary directly with the level of production e.g. raw materials are needed in production process. Total costs = Fixed costs + Variable costs The sum of the fixed and variable costs for any given level of production.

12 Pricing Method Cost-plus pricing Adding a standard markup to the cost of the product.

13 Cost-plus pricing (Markup Pricing) Suppose a toaster manufacturer had the following costs and expected sales: – Variable cost $10 – Fixed costs$300,000 – Expected unit sales50,000

14 Unit Cost Then the manufacturers cost per toaster is given by the following: Unit cost = Variable Cost + Fixed costs Unit Sales

15 Unit Cost Then the manufacturers cost per toaster is given by the following: Unit cost = Variable Cost + = $10 + = $16 Fixed costs Unit Sales $300,000 50,000

16 Markup Price Suppose the manufacturer wants to earn a 20% markup on sales. The manufacturers markup price is given by the following: Markup Price = Unit Cost (1 – Desired Return on Sales)

17 Markup Price Suppose the manufacturer wants to earn a 20% markup on sales. The manufacturers markup price is given by the following: Markup Price = Unit Cost (1 – Desired Return on Sales) = $16 ( ) = $20 The manufacturer would charge dealers $20 per toaster and make profit of $4 ($20 - $16) per unit.

18 In turn, the dealer will markup the toaster If dealers want to earn 50% on the sales price, they will mark up the toaster to $40 $20 + (50% of $40) = $40

19 Pricing Method (cont) Break-Even Pricing (Target Profit Pricing) Setting price to break even on the costs of making and marketing product, or setting price to make a target profit. (No pain, no gain) Break-Even Volume = Fixed Cost Price – Variable Cost

20 Break-Even Volume Break-Even Volume = = $300,000 $20-$10 = 30,000 If the company wants to make a target profit, it must sell more than 30,000 units at $20 each. Fixed Cost Price – Variable Cost

21 In-class Assignment (pair work) You are opening a Chicken Rice Restaurant Unit sales 6,000 serves/month Price (per serve) Bht 20 Raw materials cost – Bht 6,000/1,000 serves Costs (per month) – Renting Bht 5,000 – Tables + Chairs + Utensils Bht 500 – Waiter wages Bht 4,500

22 Calculate *Suppose you open restaurant everyday (30 days a month) Total cost (per month) Profit (per month) Break even volume (per month) If theres a new location has cheaper renting (Bht 2,000 per month) but can sell only 100 serves a day, is it worth enough to move to this new location compare to the current one? Fixed Cost Price – Variable Cost

23 Total Costs (TC) = TFC + TVC TFC = Renting+Equipments+Wages = 5, ,500 = Bht 10, VC = Raw materials = 6,000/1,000 = Bht 6 TVC = 6,000*6 = Bht 36, TC = 10, ,000 = Bht 46,

24 Profit = Total Sales – Total Costs Total Sales = Unit Sales*Price = 6,000*20 = Bht 120, Profits = 120,000 – 46,000 = Bht 74,000

25 Break-Even Volume = = 10,000/ (20-6) = = 715 serves Fixed Cost Price – Variable Cost

26 New Location New Renting = Bht 2,000 (currently is Bht 5,000) New TFC = 2, ,500 = Bht 7,000 New Unit Sales = 100 serves a day = 100*30 = 3,000 serves a months New TVC = Unit Sales*VC = 3,000*6 = Bhts 18,000 New Total Sales = Unit Sales*Price = 3,000*20 = Bht 60, New TC = New TFC + New TVC = 7, ,000 = Bhts 25, New profit = 1 – 2 = 60, ,000 = Bht 35,000

27 Pricing Strategies

28 New-Product Marketing Strategies The major strategies for pricing imitative and new products. Market-Skimming Pricing Market-Penetration Pricing

29 Market-Skimming Pricing Setting a high price for a new product to skim maximum revenues layer by layer from the segments willing to pay the high price; the company makes fewer but more profitable sales. Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2011 New movie or audio CD Sony HDTV

30 Market-Penetration Pricing Setting a low price for a new product in order to attract a large number of buyers and a large market share quickly and deeply. Dell selling high-quality computer products through lower-cost direct channels once it entered the PC market. BTS sky train in BKK

31 Pricing Decision Market-Skimming Where the prices are high usually during introduction High price charged just worthwhile for some segments to adopt new product As competitors enter market, price is lowered e.g. new albums/films on release Market-Penetration Offers low-price to gain market share – then increases price Low initial price charged Attract volume sales quickly Large market share High volume sales save costs Economies of scale on production and distribution e.g. France Telecom – to attract new corporate clients

32 Economies of scale Economies of scale arise when the cost per unit falls as output increases. Economies of scale are the main advantage of increasing the scale of production and becoming big. /

33 Product Mix Pricing Strategies How companies find a set of prices that maximizes the profits from the total product mix. Product Line Pricing Optional-Product Pricing Captive-Product Pricing By-Product Pricing Product Bundle Pricing

34 Product Line Pricing Setting the price steps between various products in a product line based on cost differences between the products, customer evaluations of different features, and competitors prices.

35 Optional-Product Pricing The pricing of optional or accessory products along with a main product. When you order a new PC, you can select your own hard drives, software options, service plans, and carrying cases.

36 Captive-Product Pricing Setting a price for products that must be used along with a main product, such as blades for razor and SD card for a digital camera. +

37 By-Product Pricing Setting a price for by-products in order to make the main products price more competitive. MeadWestvaco, papermaker company, turned what was once considered chemical waste of wood-processing activities into profit-making products in paving industry.

38 Product Bundle Pricing Combining several products and offering the bundle at a reduced price. Burger King Whopper Combo

39 Price-Adjustment Strategies How companies adjust their prices to take into account different types of customers and situations. Discount and Allowance Pricing Segmented Pricing Psychological Pricing Promotional Pricing Geographical Pricing Dynamic Pricing International Pricing

40 Discount and Allowance Pricing Discount: a straight reduction in price on purchases during a stated period of time.

41 Forms of Discounts Cash discount: a price reduction to buyers who pay their bills promptly Quantity discount: a price reduction to buyers who buy large volumes Functional discount (trade discount): is offered by the seller to trade-channel members who perform certain functions, such as selling, storing, and record keeping Seasonal discount: a price reduction to buyers who buy merchandise or services out of season

42 Samples of Discounts Cash discount: 2/10, net 30 means the payment is due within 30 days, the buyer can deduct 2% if the bill is paid within 10 days. Quantity discount: if you buy Bht 50, ,000, youll get 1% off. Bht 100, ,000 => 2% off. Functional discount (trade discount): producer give 10% discount to wholesalers. Then, wholesalers give 5% discount to retailers. Seasonal discount: the beach hotels give 50% discount for customers who reserve the room on Mon-Thurs.

43 Discount and Allowance Pricing Allowance: promotional money paid by manufacturers to retailers in return for an agreement to feature the manufacturers products in some way.

44 Sample of Promotional Allowance ThaiNamThip Company give a financial support of publishing Carrefours brochure to its customer & give 10% discount for 1,000 boxes of Coca Cola to use for discount promotion at Carrefour.

45 Segmented Pricing Selling a product or service at 2 or more prices, where the difference in prices is not based on differences in costs but on differences in customers, products, or locations. 1 liter bottle = $ ounce aerosol can = $11.39 Bus charges lower for students and senior citizens

46 Psychological Pricing A pricing approach that considers the psychology of prices and not simply the economics; the price is used to say something about the product. ($1 cheaper) ($1 higher) ($1 cheaper) (Same price) BEFOREAFTER Wolfschmidt Smirnoff Relska Popov

47 Reference prices: price that buyers carry in their minds and refer to when they look at a given product Sales sign Now 2 for only…! Price ending in 9

48 Promotional Pricing Temporarily pricing products below the list price, and sometimes even below cost, to increase short-run sales.

49 Geographical Pricing Setting prices for customers located in different parts of the country or world. FOB-origin pricing: customers pays the freight from the factory to the destination Uniform-delivered pricing: company charges the same price plus freight to all customers Zone pricing: customers in different zones pay for different prices Basing-point pricing: sellers selects some city as a basing point & charges all customers the freight cost from that city to the customer Freight-absorption pricing: sellers absorbs all or part of the freight charges in order to get the desired business

50 Dynamic Pricing Adjusting prices continually to meet the characteristics and needs of individual customers and situations.

51 International Pricing Adjusting prices for international markets to reflect local market conditions and cost considerations depending on economic conditions, competitive situations, law & regulations, and development of the wholesaling & retailing system. $140 in Milan, Italy $240 in Brazil


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