Pricing strategy associated with services is typically more complex than the pricing of tangible goods. As a consumer, what pricing issues do you consider when purchasing services? How difficult is it to compare prices among competing services, or to determine the complete price of the service before purchase? What could service providers do to solve this issue? What are some concrete ways to establish value for service offering and to differentiate from the competition?
Review the steps in the AIDA model. In what ways has promotion affected you in various stages of this model? Does promotion affect you differently based on the type of product in question? Does the price of the product (low versus high) make a difference in how promotion can affect your choices? Explain.