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Online Pricing Intelligence

Nog nooit eerder was in zo veel markten de prijsconcurrentie zo groot. Consumenten en retailers maken actief gebruik van online prijsinformatie en kunnen onmiddellijk zien welke prijzen retailers, en hun concurrenten, voor hun producten vragen. 

Door snelle veranderingen in de markt en het aantal concurrenten is het steeds belangrijker een volledig inzicht te hebben in de gehanteerde prijzen van een bepaald product. 

Wij hebben de oplossing; met Online Pricing Intelligence (OPI) ondersteunen wij zowel fabrikanten als retailers en bieden daarmee een volledig zicht op de dagelijkse prijsdynamiek van diverse merken en retailers. 

We volgen dagelijks, op artikelniveau, de prijzen van miljoenen producten in verschillende landen, en valuta. We laten zien hoe prijzen veranderen, hoe vaak en wanneer. 

Retailers kunnen met onze gegevens beoordelen hoe de prijs van hun product presteert in verschillende categorieën en regio's. Deze gegevens kunnen rechtstreeks gekoppeld worden aan uw prijsbeheersysteem zodat prijswijzigingen automatisch kunnen worden doorgevoerd op basis van de door u ingestelde criteria. Dit betekent dat uw prijsstrategie snel kan worden afgestemd op de veranderingen die uw concurrenten doorvoeren.

Fabrikanten zijn met onze diepgaande inzichten in staat om een beter begrip te krijgen van de positie van hun eigen én concurrerende producten in de markt en dit te volgen.

Laatste insights

Hier vind je de laatste insights voor online pricing intelligence. Bekijk alle insights

    • 12/01/15
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Netherlands
    • Dutch

    Online Pricing Intelligence - Consumer Goods

    Klik hier voor een white paper van OPI - Consumer Goods
    • 12/01/15
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Netherlands
    • Dutch

    Online Pricing Intelligence - Retail

    Klik hier voor een white paper van OPI - Retail
    • 06/16/17
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Global
    • English

    Fine-tune and optimize your cross-channel pricing for better brand positioning

    Today’s Connected Consumers are increasingly price sensitive. According to our FutureBuy 2016 study, 58% of shoppers compare prices in different stores and more than a third (39%) use price comparison and discount websites. Consequently, promotional activity is intensifying as retailers and manufacturers battle to attract consumers with better deals. It is therefore vital that your pricing strategy is perfectly pitched.

    Perfecting pricing

    Defining and optimizing your pricing requires ongoing investment to ensure you are a) attracting buyers and b) securing your profit margins and brand positioning. You therefore need to continually monitor pricing dynamics and promotions across all channels: in-store, online and in print (ads, circulars, all relevant retailers and publications). Reviewing pricing strategies doesn’t necessarily mean price drops. It might be that, within the context of the market, your products are undervalued. You could not only be missing out on valuable margin, but also negatively impacting your brand positioning in the eyes of your target customer. A small increase in your price could have a significant impact, so this analysis can be hugely rewarding. In a recent project, we helped our client recognize that the strength of its brand justified higher price points. As a result, it claimed back valuable margin from its competitors. However, pricing that is too high could cause deal-seeking consumers to look elsewhere, so it’s important to find the sweet spot that is just right for consumers.

    Managing price erosion

    Price erosion is a sometimes unavoidable part of the product lifecycle, but manufacturers and retailers that have the ability to track both their online and offline pricing are better equipped to slow down unwanted price drops and ultimately maximize their margins.  Spotting price erosion early, before the price becomes set at that level, allows brands to be able to react to the correct market activity so they can bring back the highest ROI from their promotions.

    A competitive advantage

    With an overview of pricing, you can answer questions such as what is my product’s daily market price (advertised/promoted)? Is my pricing policy being followed? Is my pricing right for my audience – not too high, or low? What’s the ideal price gap between my product and that of my competitors? Crucially, we can help you track your pricing right down to an SKU level across the entire length of the customer journey. You can also combine this intelligence with Point of Sales Tracking data to determine the real return on investment of your pricing strategy. With these tools and techniques, you can fine-tune your pricing across all channels to optimize your brand positioning, and maximize your sales and profit. It’s a key tactic in your strategy to conquer the connected shopper. James Rudd is a Business Developer at GfK. He can be reached at James.Rudd@gfk.com. hbspt.cta.load(2405078, 'eaacf04a-2fb4-40eb-a5fb-a488a5da91cc', {});
    • 06/13/17
    • Retail
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Promotion and Causal Retail
    • Global
    • English

    Managing price erosion in the omnichannel shopping environment

    While eroding prices of technical consumer goods may excite the increasingly savvy and deal seeking Connected Consumer, they can be a big problem for product manufacturers and their retailers. Lower prices mean lower margins, and in today’s evolving omnichannel environment, it’s important to understand which promotions with which retailers bring back the highest ROI, as well as the impact retail promotions have on sales and margin. For example, in the durable goods market, a 10% cut in price could mean a 25 – 30% loss in margin for the retailer.  This is a big challenge if manufacturers have hundreds or even thousands of units in stores and distribution centers. Often a price drop starts with a single retailer, which can be due to a consumer price promise, pricing policies, or pressure from their competitors.  It’s important for the manufacturer to be able to spot price erosion early and act quickly before the price becomes set at that level.

    Does offline pricing on promotions drive down online pricing?

    It is easy to assume that online retail activity is responsible for driving pricing down since online sales continue to draw consumers away from traditional brick and mortar stores, and there are countless examples everyday of where this is happening, but is this the full story? In the below example which shows price erosion after the launch of a new TV set, we see that indeed an online retailer initiates the first drop (green circle), however, this is not the complete picture. Looking at the development of online and offline retailers, a far bigger impact on price was a promotion flyer published by an offline retailer. To get a complete picture of the market and how to react, brands and retailers benefit from being able to see both offline and online pricing so that they react to the correct market activity. In many markets, particularly larger geographical territories, the influence of offline marketing and in-store pricing is significant.  In these markets, there are regionally focused retailers and managers within larger retailer groups that have more pricing autonomy.  This leads to local pricing decisions that can drive the price below the online retailers serving the whole market with one single price position. Identifying this typically short-term behavior can reduce price-following activity which increases margins for retailers and better supports the manufacturers’ price position.

    Slowing down price erosion

    Combining daily online and offline promotional pricing can provide insight into the impact of offline activity and online pricing.  By aligning these two data sets with market data you can get unique insight to support better price and promotion decisions. While the objectives of at-launch and in-market pricing can vary (to maximize profit, gain market share or maximize penetration, minimize cannibalization within the portfolio, etc.), retailers and/or manufacturers can manage price erosion even more confidently if, additionally to knowing which price the product was offered at, they also know what consumers are willing to pay for this product, and where the optimal price point is for it to meet its objective. Insights on consumers’ budget restrictions and price perceptions are crucial to securely determine and steer pricing along the product life cycle.  Virtual store experiments with consumers are an effective way to quickly and confidently determine the price-revenue-profit triangle at different price points within the competitive set, and give manufacturers more confidence in their price decisions, and ultimately optimize the ROI of each SKU. Ultimately, price erosion is part of the product lifecycle, but slowing down unwanted and unexpected price drops can have a big, positive impact on margins for both manufacturers and retailers. To find out more on how combined online and offline price and promotion can help your sales please contact Adrian.Hobbs@gfk.com. hbspt.cta.load(2405078, '41d80187-1c29-4b49-baa1-01e8c72b727d', {});
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