Pricing and Fear of Price
This is a course about sales. And most salespeople have no control over the prices of the products and services they need to sell. So, I am not going to talk about the economics, strategy, or internal politics of setting a price. I want to focus on one ubiquitous phenomenon among salespeople: fear of price, or priceophobia!
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Sales and Selling Skills
This video is part of course module 8.4.3
Program 8: Managing Customers and Clients
Course 4: Sales / Selling Skills
Section 3: Selling Techniques
Other videos in this section include:
🎬 You Need a Sales Strategy: Which One? https://youtu.be/oOsZg7tQcII
🎬 Cold Calling to Get a Sales Appointment https://youtu.be/WKL1IcRZzLk
🎬 The 1-2-3 of a Successful Written Sales Proposal https://youtu.be/WSQkW0MrFPE
🎬 Account Management: Account-based Selling https://youtu.be/YfyQFfEOCyk
🎬 Sales optimization: Upselling, Down-selling, and Cross-selling https://youtu.be/hBmriRpdWkc
🎬 The Complex Sale: 101 https://youtu.be/7ZelzJSnu8A
The more the product is a commodity serving a basic need, the more price sensitive its customers will be.
Sell the value and don’t be worried about the price.
Never apologize for the price.
Other things you’ll need to understand:
1. The value that the product or service contributes
2. The capabilities and prices your competitors offer for similar products or services.
3. Your company’s overall pricing strategy and how it affects the pricing of the range of products or services they are selling.
4. Customer psychology.
5. How to negotiate price with your prospects.
We have a whole course on negotiation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6vWkk9L7LeHKze5em0hAzvagJ1oIQv_P
If you need to sell – or take part in selling – your organization’s products or services…
1. Think about the pricing and consider how you can be proud of it. (1 MC CPD Point)
2. Think about the value those products or services can deliver (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Find out more about the capabilities and prices of your competitors’ products or services (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Find out more about your company’s overall pricing strategy (2 MC CPD Points)
5. Take a look at our course on negotiation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6vWkk9L7LeHKze5em0hAzvagJ1oIQv_P
There are many books that introduce sales and selling. These are the ones I have, and can recommend:
📖 To Sell Is Human https://geni.us/L2EQmt
📖 The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need https://geni.us/AEAVD5
📖 The New Strategic Selling https://geni.us/Zt2Z9n3
📖 SPIN Selling https://geni.us/Ir5xu
📖 The Psychology of Selling https://geni.us/AjR8AA
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00:00 – Fear of Price – Priceophobia
00:39 – Commodity product pricing
01:19 – What most customers want
02:37 – Don’t say ‘sorry’.
03:13 – Other things you’ll need
03:24 – No. 1
03:39 – No. 2
04:17 – No. 3
04:48 – No. 4
05:31 – No. 5
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