In this chapter, we begin a two-part discussion of the pricing component of the Marketer’s Toolkit. We start by defining price and see how it has a different meaning for different parties to a transaction. We next look at why price is essential to marketing and to the organization. Finally, considerable attention is given to the internal and external factors that influence pricing decisions.
- What is Price?
- Importance of Pricing
- Internal Factors Affecting Pricing Decisions
- External Market Factors Affecting Pricing Decisions
Links to Cited References:
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