Perceived Value Pricing – strategy for future success
CMI should set the objective of this new business to be the monopoly and to maximize profits. However, the prerequisite for this objective is to get a patent to prevent this product from being copied and imitated. As long as CMI did not get patent for this product, CMI should not sell it as it would invite the entry of competitors because this cushion pad is not a high technology product and easy to be copied. Thus the following pricing strategy will be based on the scenario of getting patent protection.
To price the new product, CMI should apply perceived value pricing method to deliver its value to customers and CMI must make them perceive this value. CMI also needs to apply several marketing-mix programs such as advertising and roles of influencers to communicate and enhance perceived value in customers’ minds. The price calculation is as follow:
Normal a price of an 11 ½ inch asbestos pad is $3. A CMI’s pad lasts longer than asbestos pads 10 times (conservative estimate: p4). Thus speed and efficiency will be the top priority for marketing and pricing this pad. Based on product life, the pad will only have $30 value. However, based on the data from Colerick test, Corelick spent $1000 for asbestos pads; they use 6 CMI’s pads for the same job. So, it took $1000/6 = $166.67 worth of albestos pads to complete the same work by CMI’s pads. From the Fazio test, it took $400 worth of albestos pads. This has not take efficiency into consideration yet. Assuming that the users do care about speed and efficiency, CMI can charge additional price.
From the Colerick test, the job is to drive 50 feet in to the ground using 300 piles. The albestos pads spend 20mins (150ft/hrs: p.3) on driving and 400mins on set changing. The CMI’s pads spend only 15mins (200ft/hrs: p.3) on driving and 4mins on set changing. We do not need to take the hidden costs into consideration because it is not affected by reducing the...