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  • Introducing a new product

    There are three main objectives that must be met in cnsidering the price for a new product

    1. Getting the product accepted. A customer will not spend money on an unknown product unless the price has perceived acceptance
    2. Maintaining market share as competition grows. Once a successful product has competition in the market, the firm must reappraise the product’s price in conjunction with advertising and promotion techniques
    3. Earning a profit. It is much easier to lower the price than to increase it once the product is on the market.

    The small business manager has three essential strategies to select from in establishing a new product’s price:

    1. Penetration Pricing Strategy
    2. Skimming Pricing Strategy
    3. Sliding-down-the-demand-curve strategy