Mastering Black Friday & Cyber Monday: A Comprehensive 10-Part Pricing Strategies Series Recap

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 24, 2023
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) have become pivotal events for retailers. In our extensive 10-part pricing strategies series, we've unveiled a treasure trove of knowledge to help retailers thrive during this high-stakes season. Today, let's take a journey back through the series, highlighting key insights from each article.


Article 1: "The Tools for Pricing Success"

In our series opener, we established the foundation for pricing success. We discussed the essential tools and methodologies that empower retailers to compete effectively during BFCM. From dynamic pricing software to competitor analysis tools, retailers learned the key instruments required for a successful pricing strategy.


Article 2: "The Significance of Market Positioning"


In the second installment, we emphasized the critical importance of market positioning. This article underscored the need to assess where your products stand in the market and align your prices with customer expectations. Strategic pricing begins with understanding where you fit in the competitive landscape. It's not just about being the cheapest; it's about finding your sweet spot. The article recommended topping and tailing your data well ahead of BFCM to give you a solid foundation (i.e. increase prices where you're too cheap compared to the market, as likely giving away too much margin unnecessarily, and reducing prices where you're the most expensive, as these will unlikely convert well).


Article 3: "Improving Google Shopping Visibility"

Google Shopping Visibility

The third article illuminated the intricacies of Google Shopping visibility. We dived deep into the strategies and tactics that can enhance your presence on this essential platform. Google Shopping's role in BFCM is undeniable, and our insights equipped retailers with the tools needed to maximize their visibility and reach. By optimizing product feeds and ad strategies, you can improve your visibility.


Article 4: "Data-Driven Competitor Pricing"


In the fourth installment, we introduced the concept of data-driven competitor pricing. We shed light on how to use competitor pricing metrics to stay competitive. It's not about following every competitor's pricing; it's about choosing the right data points that align with your strategy. Retailers learned the art of strategically selecting competitors to benchmark against.


Article 5: "Optimizing Google Ads with Competitor Price Positions"


The fifth article in our series brought Google Ads into focus. We explored how market position tags could optimize Google Ads strategies, especially when it comes to managing your Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) during BFCM. Competitor pricing and ad positioning were the stars of the show. Retailers discovered the power of making their ad dollars work harder.


Article 6: "The Power of Dynamic Pricing"

Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic pricing took center stage in the sixth article. We discussed the importance of price automation and how dynamic pricing is crucial, especially during the hectic BFCM period. Retailers learned how to respond to price changes, maximize profit, and manage their inventory effectively. It's about adapting in real-time.


Article 7: "Simplifying Prices for Better Conversions"

Simple Pricing

In the seventh article, we explored the impact of simple pricing techniques on customer perception. Simplicity in pricing, especially for branded goods, could lead to significant improvements in conversion rates and tap into the power of psychological pricing. Retailers discovered the art of presenting prices more effectively.


Article 8: "The Magic of Including Shipping in Your Price"

Cart Abandonment

The eighth article revealed the magic of incorporating shipping costs into your Item Price on Google Shopping. It was all about enhancing search visibility and addressing a significant roadblock to purchases – cart abandonment. We understood how this transparency influenced user decisions. Retailers learned how to influence cart abandonment through strategic pricing.


Article 9: "Beyond the Cheapest: Google Shopping Positioning"

Google Shopping Organic Position

The ninth article challenged the notion that being the cheapest guarantees a top spot on Google Shopping. We uncovered the myriad factors that influence your Google Shopping position, including relevance, CTR, conversion rate, customer reviews, and competitive bidding strategies. Being cheap is not always the golden ticket. It's about being relevant and valuable.


Article 10: "Data-Driven Product Selection for BFCM Promotions"

BFCM Product Promotions

In our final article, we discussed the art of data-driven product selection for BFCM promotions. We looked at the power of data in deciding which products to promote during BFCM. Data analysis played a crucial role in clearing excess stock, focusing on products with historically low sales volumes, and optimizing the product mix. Retailers learned how to leverage historical data for smarter promotions.



Our 10-part series has covered a vast spectrum of pricing strategies and insights designed to make BFCM a success. From the tools of the trade to market positioning, Google Shopping mastery, dynamic pricing, and the power of simplicity, our series has left no stone unturned. As you prepare for BFCM, remember that it's not just about offering the lowest prices; it's about utilizing data, strategic thinking, and a range of techniques to achieve excellence in the competitive world of retail. With these insights, may this year's shopping season be your most successful yet. Good luck!

Topics: Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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