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No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

The year 2016 is almost over.  All businesses should reflect on what has worked, and what has not worked; and they should be prepared to adjust in 2017.  That evaluation should include reviewing the results of decisions made regarding pricing strategies and tactics.  Equally important, the evaluation should be rigorous and thorough, and there should […]

VIDEO: SALES TIP – Number One Way to Avoid a Discount | The Sales Hunter

VIDEO: SALES TIP – Number One Way to Avoid a Discount | The Sales Hunter

Do you really believe you can’t sell without a discount? I argue that if you are always defaulting to using a discount, then you are not really selling.  I hear from people all the time who ask me, “How do I sell without discounting?!” You have to stop thinking that your customers are buying, when in reality they […]

It’s happening again: Big Manufacturers Tightening Up their Supply Chain | Strategic Pricing Associates

It’s happening again: Big Manufacturers Tightening Up their Supply Chain | Strategic Pricing Associates

Mega-Manufacturers continue their proven strategy to sustain profitability in a slow growth economy – tighten up their supply chain. While this is not the first time for many distributors, unfortunately a good many sales managers have forgotten the lessons. Excerpts of the article authored by Frank E. Hurtte Jr. who has 28 years of distribution industry experience and […]

Blog: Are your salespeople headed to a knife fight with fingernail clippers? | Strategic Pricing Associates

Blog: Are your salespeople headed to a knife fight with fingernail clippers? | Strategic Pricing Associates

Salespeople go into negotiations with professional buyers on a daily basis, most without real negotiation training. Further, many sellers and their managers don’t really believe negotiations play a role in their world. But they do. The following article discusses why Distributors need to revisit the lost art of negotiation. Excerpts of the article authored by […]

Book: Pricing and the Sales Force

Book: Pricing and the Sales Force

Summary: Pricing and the Sales Force is the first book to link pricing strategy and the sales force together. Pricing strategy is now well established as an important means of driving profits for many organizations. Countless companies are now mastering price-setting. But what about “price-getting” – converting those list prices into the realized sales, and […]

Blog: The List Price Question – Is it possible to charge more than list price? | Strategic Pricing Associates

Blog: The List Price Question – Is it possible to charge more than list price? | Strategic Pricing Associates

“salespeople believe list price is that artificially high number which is used as a marker for future discounts” Many salespeople believe list price is that artificially high number which is used as a marker for future discounts. In their minds, it is an unnatural sin to sell anything to anybody for “list”. Part of this […]

Article: Are You a Discount Shop? | Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA)

Article: Are You a Discount Shop? | Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA)

Read our article about the keys to not being pressured into using discounting for all customers to appease your price-sensitive ones. Excerpts of the article authored by Frank E. Hurtte Jr. who has 28 years of distribution industry experience and a lifetime in sales follow. “Before we instituted a pricing process we were just an […]

Article: You Can’t Cheerlead Your People to Pricing Success | Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA)

Article: You Can’t Cheerlead Your People to Pricing Success | Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA)

Read our article about the keys to getting your sales people on board with a proven process to drive your pricing plan forward. Excerpts of the article follow. “the deck is stacked against you from the start” The sad truth is the deck is stacked against you from the start. Customers are constantly pushing backwards […]

Blog: Transactional Selling to Avoid Conflicts Around Price | THE SALES BLOG

Blog: Transactional Selling to Avoid Conflicts Around Price | THE SALES BLOG

The reason so many people want to be transactional and agree to a discount their price is that it eliminates one of the major areas of conflict in sales. If you agree to your prospective client’s price, then there is no conflict, you just say “yes” and you are off to the races. While this approach eliminates a […]