Price lower and then higher or price higher and then lower?

Sitzia, S. and Zizzo, D.J. (2012) Price lower and then higher or price higher and then lower? Journal of Economic Psychology, 33 (6). pp. 1084-1099. ISSN 0167-4870

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The paper presents an experiment testing the hypothesis that, if consumers' valuation of a product is shaped by past experiences of prices, it may be more profitable for firms to follow the opposite strategy of pricing higher and then lower. We ran an individual choice experiment with a posted offer market setup, where different dynamic pricing strategies were implemented. Anchoring to the past two prices under simple rules can describe the behavior of 3 out of 4 subjects. We find evidence of preference shaping and the profitability of a 'high low' pricing strategy under a wide range of assumptions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer market,dynamic price strategies,shaping effects,anchoring,within-context rules
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 13:54
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 23:41
DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2012.07.006

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