‘Tis the season for car commercials and countdowns. I will spare you the sentimentality of the great American holiday car spots. Instead, I bring you a bit of fun to close out this holiday season. We’ve had a super year working on really complex and challenging pricing issues, discovering hidden value for clients, and working with sales people to protect… Read More
As I went to pick up my morning coffee this week, I saw a sign that made me chuckle. In the window of a Dollar Store was an advertisement for steak – a full steak for only a dollar! Would you buy steak for a buck? Would you go for all-you-can-eat sushi for the low price of $10? Any takers?… Read More
Do you deliver value that is not captured in price? Do you provide services that are under-appreciated by your customers? If you answered “yes,” you have lots of good company. We constantly see organizations miss the potential to capture value because of misaligned price metrics, offering extra services above and beyond contract agreements, all you can eat offerings, and poor… Read More
Adele McLean talks about finding your pricing purpose in this week’s video blog. Find out if you have succumbed to some of the common pricing pitfalls, like cost-plus and market-based pricing, and how to get your pricing priorities back on track.
As a pricing professional, I always love to quote the study that a 1% improvement in price leads to 11% in operating profit, whereas a 1% increase in volume sold improves only by 3.3%. If the business case for managing and improving price is so apparent, why don’t more companies do it? There are multiple factors why a price improvement… Read More
Ask any salesperson what their most valuable asset is, and they will answer instantly—my time. Great sales people are really stingy about this scarce asset, always asking “Is this the best use of my time?” before they engage with a prospect, set up a sales call, or respond to an RFP. In sales terms, they qualify the opportunity before they… Read More