There are plenty of books out there on the subject of pricing - it's true, some more readable than others! Try these 8 recommended books for size:
PUBLISHED 15 OCT 2015, AUTHOR REED K. HOLDEN.
This could be the definitive guide for every pricing professional. It's a second edition, updated with powerful new strategies and tactics - giving you the tools to protect your margins and procure that deal.
The eight strategies for all types of pricing negotiations are invaluable - they equip you to know your buyer, establish your foundation of value, allow you to avoid discounting and to develop "give-get" options, including value-added services.
An essential resource for every B2B sales professional, customer-facing professional, and any executive responsible for leading successful negotiations.
Dr Reed K. Holden is the CEO/Founder of Holden Advisors. He's a pricing expert of world renown who helps clients build "bang-on" strategies to drive price leadership, selling backbone and profitable growth.
PUBLISHED 14 OCT 2015, AUTHOR HERMANN SIMON.
The author describes some personal lessons learned about value, how people perceive it, and how people profit from it. This is an engaging and practical read. In the hype, it says "You will never look at pricing the same way again".
Bonus: why not download The Ultimate Guide To Retail Pricing for free?
PUBLISHED 3 JULY 2013, AUTHOR PETER HILL.
Peter Hill is a Partner in Mark Holt & Co Chartered Accountants and Healium LLP. He has worked on projects in hundreds of businesses, and in all of them Price was the critical factor to their success (or failure). He's an expert in his field.
PUBLISHED 1 JUL 2013, AUTHOR ERNST-JAN BOUTER.
Ernst-Jan Bouter is a price management expert who works for both start-ups and multinationals. He specialises in organizing and changing companies in a way that achieves lasting improvements in their pricing capability.
PUBLISHED 2 NOV 2012, AUTHOR LEIGH CALDWELL.
A good introduction to pricing. This book explains the science behind the topic - thankfully in a jargon-free language that explains easily applied strategies and techniques.
It's full of tips and practical ideas to help businesses understand consumer behaviour and achieve higher sales. It includes a toolkit to work out the price point for any product. An easy read and told with the aid of an entertaining tale about the Chocolate Teapot Co.!
Leigh Caldwell builds up a strong and coherent picture not just of how price psychology works, but also on how you can apply it in your own situation - there should be something for everyone in this book.
PUBLISHED 31 MAY 2012, AUTHORS TOM BIRD AND JEREMY CASSELL.
The number of books on this subject are endless but this book (again) is easy to read and allows the reader to get inside the mind of both seller and buyer.
It is full of practical tips and advice from successful business professionals. It could be used as a coaching book for those new to selling or a reference tome for those with more experience.
It does start with a section on "you" and how your own thoughts, goals, personality and morals impact on your ability to sell. It stresses the need to always seek feedback and self-assess what was good/what could be bettered in your negotiations.
It will be invaluable to improve your sales techniques.
PUBLISHED 16 JAN 2012, AUTHOR BILL MCFARLANE.
This is an excellent (and very reasonably priced!) book. The author provides 9 rules and other information on how to price a product. There should be at least one strategy there for you to help increase your sales and profits.
It also explains clearly how actually increasing your prices might be the best thing you've ever done!! It's a page-turner, (only 52 of them)! The author really knows how to keep you engaged.
PUBLISHED 17 FEB 2011, AUTHOR TIM SMITH.
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