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Price setting in the Business World

Define prestige pricing and describe when it would be an appropriate strategy.

Could a retailer charge a prestige price for a convenience product?

Does a decision to use prestige pricing affect how a product is distributed?

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1. Define prestige pricing and describe when it would be an appropriate strategy.

Prestige pricing "a pricing method whereby prices are set at an artificially high level to provide prestige or a quality image" (see full article at http://www.knowthis.com/principles-of-marketing-tutorials/setting-price-part-1/market-pricing-psychological-method/).

It is considered a psychological strategy as it has a psyhcological effect on the customer's and affect her or his buying behavior. Prestige pricing points to a strong correlation between perceived product quality and price.
( see full article at http://www.knowthis.com/principles-of-marketing-tutorials/setting-price-part-1/market-pricing-psychological-method/).

It is appropriate for many instances. For example, the less a customer knows about a product the more likely they are to judge the product as being of higher quality based on ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution discusses aspects of price setting in the business world. References are provided.

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