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"Price" as one Parameter in the Marketing Mix, Kemmer, Michael; Boden, Antje
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Author Name:    Kemmer, Michael; Boden, Antje

Title:   "Price" as one Parameter in the Marketing Mix

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    GRIN Publishing 

ISBN Number:   3656231419 / 9783656231417

Seller ID:   ING9783656231417

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, language: English, abstract: When it comes to making buying decision, for example to buy a new car, the consumer is facing a numerous variety of prices for only one product. He or she has to decide whether to take the newest launched model or either the traditional one, with or without an insurance package, delivery or even buy from the internet. Naturally the consumer is reluctant to buy expensive products, when the run on cheap ones are omnipresent in today's market. Companies try to undercut one another and conduct themselves in would-be price battles. But all this is owed to the fact that on the one side the consumers have decreasing real earnings, which lead to a higher price sensibility, and on the other side the companies look at saturated markets. These markets and their exhausted possibilities to differentiate the products cause a mass competition with the active implementation of pricing as a part of the marketing mix and as a competition instrument. This trend can not only be identified in the business to consumer (B2C) market, but it can also be found in the business to business (B2B) market. In addition an increasing consolidation processes in large parts of the industry and retailing business is recognizable by applying purchasing agents to trade cheaper prices by using their power of demand. Classical examples are the two big discounters like ALDI and LIDL, when it is obvious that they pass over these good conditions to their consumers and use this advantage in competition for their own business. Furthermore the internet with an increasing number of price comparison websites also contributes to this fight for the right price by offering price and product comparisons which hamper the strategies for a better price differentiation. A company's survival and growth in

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