Marketing Ops Journal

Subscriber-Only Case Study

Already a subscriber? Login

Subscribe and get immediate access to this case study, full access to our research library, and much more...

How to Crater a Market with Cost-Plus Pricing

Learn How One Company's Lack of Strategic Pricing Capability Reduced the Value of an Entire Market by Over $1 Billion

Is cost-plus really just a weak approach where stronger approaches are available? Or can it be much more insidious and destructive than that? For one large manufacturer, cost-plus pricing was tantamount to malpractice. In this case study, you will learn:

  • Why product and manufacturing innovations so often fail to improve financial performance and competitive position.
  • How simplistic cost-based pricing approaches can spark pricing wars, destroy market value, and incite competitors.
  • How absurd pricing decisions can be rationalized as "sound pricing strategy" in the interest of gaining market share.
  • How one company reduced the value of an entire market by over $1 billion...and gained nothing for their efforts.

This case study is just one of hundreds of educational resources you get access to as a Marketing Ops Journal subscriber.

Subscribe & Get Access

More Subscriber-Only Resources From Our Library

  • Beyond the Hype of Marketing Automation Tools

    Marketing automation tools can be very powerful and beneficial. But are these toolsets really the answer to all of our lead generation woes? In this interview with Dan McDade, the author of The Truth About Leads, we cut through the hype surrounding marketing automation tools and discuss their proper role in lead generation.

    View This Interview
  • Five Performance Boosters of Follow-On Sales

    Learn how a shift in focus can increase your close-rates, shorten sales-cycles, and improve your margins.

    View This Guide
  • Anatomy of a Competition-Crushing Sales Strategy

    The better your sales strategy, the easier it is for your sales team to achieve their objectives. But sales strategy is often misunderstood. In this on-demand training session, learn how leading sales operations are improving their sales strategies to win more business, while actually competing less.

    View This Webinar
  • How Customers Evaluate a Price

    We'd like to think that customers are always rational when they consider the price on a deal...but they aren't. In this guide, Mark Dresdner exposes eight factors that play an important role when a potential customer evaluates a price.

    View This Guide