Exchange value of a good or service.
Federal legislation prohibiting price discrimination not based on a cost differential; also prohibits selling at an unreasonably low price to eliminate competition.
State laws requiring sellers to maintain prices for comparable merchandise.
Statutes enacted in most states that once permitted manufacturers to stipulate minimum retail price of their product.
Method of analyzing the relationship between costs, sales price, and increased sales volume.
Point at which the additional revenue gained by increasing the price of a product equals the increase in total costs.
Short-run or long-run pricing objectives of achieving a specified return on either sales or investment.
Volumes related pricing objective in which the goal is to achieve control of a portion of the market for a firms road or service.
Profit Impact of Market Strategies (PIMS) project
Research that discovered a strong positive relationship between a firm’s market share and product quality and its return on investment.
Pricing strategy emphasizing benefits derived from a product in comparison to the price and quality levels of competing offerings.
Traditional prices that customers expect to pay for certain goods and services.
Schedule of the amounts of a firm’s product that consumers will purchase at different prices during a specified time period.
Schedule of the amounts of a good or service that firms will offer for sale at different prices during a specified time period.
Market structure characterized by homogeneous products in which there are so many buyers and sellers that none has a significant influence on price.
Market structure involving a heterogenous product and product differentiation among competing suppliers, allowing the marketer some degree of control over prices.
Market structure in which relatively few suppliers compete and where high start-up costs form barriers to keep out new competitors.
Market structure in which a single seller dominates trade in a good or service for which buyers can find no close substitutes.
Costs that change with the level of production (such as labor and raw materials costs).
Costs that remain stable at any production level within a certain range (such as lease payments or insurance costs).
Average total costs
Costs calculated by dividing the sum of the variable and fixed costs by the number of units produced.
Change in total costs that results from producing an additional unit of output.
Measure of responsiveness of purchasers and suppliers to a change in price.
Practice of adding a percentage of specified dollar amount-or markup-to the base cost of a product to cover and provide a profit.
Pricing method that uses all relevant variable costs in setting a product’s price and allocates those fixed costs not directly attributed to the production of the priced item.
Pricing method that attempts to use only costs directly attributable to a specific output in setting prices.
Pricing technique used to determine the number of products that must be sold at a specified price to generate enough revenue to cover total cost.
Modified break-even analysis
Pricing technique used to evaluate consumer demand by comparing the number of products that must be sold at a variety of prices to cover total cost with estimates of expected sales at the various prices.
Pricing strategy that allows marketers to vary prices based on such factors as demand, even though the cost of providing those goods or services remains the same.