IN THIS SUMMARY
The Price Advantage, written by Walter Baker, Michael Marn, and Craig Zawada, outlines how to initiate and maintain appropriate pricing in order to effectively increase profits. By taking advantage of minor price increases, a company can significantly increase its profits. The authors not only demonstrate how to accomplish successful pricing but also explain how to avoid common pricing mistakes, such as emotional price wars or missed opportunities in postmerger or lifecycle pricing. The marketplace rewards businesses with superior products and services. The price advantage creates pride within a company because its customers knowingly pay more for services and products they believe are superior and worth the cost. Taking responsibility for price management is essential in today’s market due to downward pressures on price levels. Otherwise, percentage points of price and opportunities for profit can slip away.