Pricing

How Do Price Range Shoppers Differ from Reference Point Shoppers
January 1, 2009
Existing research demonstrates that reference price models can explain a significant amount of the variation in customers’ price perceptions and purchase behaviors. This study extends the reference price literature by introducing the price range model, which proposes that price judgments are based on a comparison of the market price to the entire range of currently Read More
Memory-Based Store Price Judgements
December 1, 2008
This paper investigates the processes underlying consumers’ memory-based store price judgments. The numerosity heuristic implies that the greater the number of relatively lower priced products at a store that consumers can recall, the lower will be their overall price image of the store. That is, people use the number of recalled low-price products to judge Read More
The Price is Unfair! A Conceptual Framework of Price Fairness Perceptions
October 1, 2004
Recent news coverage on pricing portrays the importance of price fairness. This article conceptually integrates the theoretical foundations of fairness perceptions and summarizes empirical findings on price fairness. The authors identify research issues and gaps in existing knowledge on buyers’ perceptions of price fairness. The article concludes with guidelines for managerial practice. Source Journal of Read More
Consumer Response to Retailers’ Use of Partially Comparative Pricing
July 1, 2004
Consumers sometimes encounter a combination of comparative and noncomparative prices in the marketplace. For example, a grocer may employ signage that provides favorable price comparisons with those of a competitor for a portion of its products, a practice that the authors refer to as “partially comparative pricing.” The authors examine the effects of partially comparative Read More