Price is defined as “The value that will purchase a finite quality, weight or other measure of a good or service” (Business Dictonary). When growing up your parents always said, this is too much money so you wouldn’t be able to get that candy bar or video game because the price of the product was too high. Whether this be because of high price the person that made this product had to out some research into the idea of how much they should sell this product for, how much profitability am I making at the end of the day after all deductions are taken out. The price is what set’s your product apart but a high price mean’s that you need to market the product very well to get people to buy it and build a quality product to get raving reviews. At Starbuck’s they always advertise giving you incentives and low prices. Summer time they do Ice Blended hour, which from 3 pm to 5 pm they offer their ice blended
Pricing your products is actually one of the hardest decisions for a new business owner to make. Make the prices too high and no one will want to buy. Make the prices too low and you can't make a profit. Not knowing how to price products properly is a common challenge for new business owner. And it is one that can make or break a company.
Consumers always base their decisions on price. The price of an item is important as it can influence consumers to purchase the product or not. If a product is out of their price range most people aren’t likely to purchase the product unless
As we discussed in class, every business is faced with these issues and they are important to managers making strategic decisions. One of the first things learned about business is that if there is no demand for a good or service, the firm that provides it will not continue to exist. Over time the hotel industry has continued to change with market conditions and make itself attractive to business
Kotler and Armstrong (2010). The marketing mix is often crucial when determining the MOGH unique selling points and how to market them correctly.
Quite often, consumers purchase goods and services based on their perceived need. Upon making the decision that a need is present and a solution is available consumers are more equipped to react to that need. Although previously perceived that consumers will normally accept prices as presented by suppliers that remains to not be the case. Consumers assess and process prices based on past purchases and other psychological process they went through previously such as persuasive marketing strategies, accessibility of the goods or services and possibly information gathered from prior purchasers of a product. There are countless options that are available to consumers. Consumers are then faced with the choice of choosing the product that best fulfills their need at that given point. Consumers who are knowledgeable regarding prices will be aware of the approximated price for products (Zhao, Zhao & Deng, 2015).
Global Accounts – responsible for the entire portfolio of hotels on a global scale. Account Managers are responsible for driving partnerships and joint initiatives that will give Marriott market share in key business segment and transient, business.
Price interacts with all other elements of the marketing mix to determine the effectiveness of each and of the whole. The objectives that guide pricing strategy should be a subset of the objectives that guide overall marketing strategy. Thus, it is probably wrong to view price as an independent element of marketing strategy or to assert that price, by itself, is a central element in the marketing mix.” (Webster, 1979)
They are not aware of the production process and the cost of raw materials and other related costs. They only build a feeling about the worth of the product. Therefore, the societal marketing of a brand can differ significantly from the real value of that brand. It can either be higher or lower. The consumers might be willing to a higher price for a brand that they feel is worth more even though its actual cost might be lower. In such cases the company is able to charge more than the normal price because of its high perception value.On the other hand, the consumers might be willing to pay less because of their low value even though the brand’s actual cost might be high. In such cases the company is forced to lower its price since the consumers won’t purchase the brand at a higher price.
Price, which is one of the most important elements of the marketing mix, can be difficult to get right. Pricing too high, or low, can negatively impact on customer satisfaction and revenue. Adopting a pricing strategy is necessary to achieve desired sales objectives (Chan & Wong 2005).