Developing a data-driven pricing analytics strategy
In 2019 one of the key questions for business leaders is how can the pricing lever be used to boost their business growth ambitions? As we are aware even a 1% improvement in price can impact a company’s bottom and shoot profitability significantly. But, the most daunting task is to make sense of dynamic pricing data and unstructured products and services. Most businesses fail to utilize the benefits of pricing analytics and pricing data and tend to take a back seat when it comes to determining the right strategies to enhance their product pricing.
Pricing is the most important driver of growth and neglecting it can affect the profitability of business remarkably. But, companies need to understand what the perfect price point for profit maximization is. And this is where pricing analytics comes into the picture. Companies can get as close to their target as possible, provided they utilize pricing analytics solution to its best and devise best-suited pricing strategies for their business.
At Quantzig, we understand the impact that pricing analytics can have on your business. And to help companies excel in the competitive landscape, our team of experts has provided a detailed guide on the importance of pricing analytics. This can assist businesses to optimize prices and discounts, minimize price gaps, benchmark prices against competitor products and finally can boost their ROI. (more…)
About the Client
A major brand in the home furnishings retail sector in Germany.
The Business Challenge
An uncertain economic environment, the rise in new product launches, technological disruptions, and a highly informed and demanding customer base are just a few among the many challenges faced by retailers today. To thrive and stay prepared for the future retailers should consider tapping into the vast datasets to answer crunchy questions that are essential to improve performance in these demanding times. Also, these challenges are directly linked to pricing analytics and the strategies adopted by businesses, which in the real world is a powerful lever that improves a company’s top-line and bottom-line performance. With the proliferation of shopping channels and a decline in customer spending, effective pricing strategies have become a target source for retailers looking to grow organically. While retail industry players realize the critical importance of pricing analytics to drive profitability, identifying the pricing strategies that drive growth still seem to be a daunting task.
The client, a leading player in the German retail industry found itself struggling to improve profitability and demand in a highly complex environment. Hence the retailer approached Quantzig to leverage its pricing analytics expertise to test their in-retail market price elasticity. They wanted to evaluate their pricing strategies to determine the extent to which it had been a drag on their performance. Like the client, many retail companies have reached a point where they realize the importance of data in making decisions, but many haven’t yet stepped up to the challenge of managing data needed to get the pricing right. However, until you do step up, your business may not be able to capitalize on the full potential of pricing analytics. (more…)
Implementing pricing strategies in marketing is one of the most important aspects of any business, no matter where you lie within your industry. But your product pricing strategies will inescapably be among the important questions you have to consider. Yet, despite the heap of information out there on the subject, many businesses still fall for the same old mistakes in pricing strategies in their quest for that mythical formula that will boost their profits. In this article, we have highlighted common mistakes while implementing pricing strategies in marketing. Let’s delve into some of those pricing pitfalls that your business must avoid: