Revenue Growth and Revenue Control go hand-in hand. In organizations with many customers, products, price points, discount types or rebates, it is key to keep the net revenue under control. Net revenue being defined as Quantity * (Gross Price minus all discounts minus all off-invoice rebates minus all other monies flowing to the customer). If the company manages gross prices / list prices, but let's sales teams discount arbitrarily, then net revenue tends to tumble as discounts grow.
This is the time of year when many companies are planning or executing price increases for the new year. Some are successful and reap considerable improvements in profitability. Others have difficulty in making the price increase stick. And others simply fail to implement a price increase.
Over many years working in the pricing industry, I have seen a number of things that successful companies do when it comes to implementing the price increases. Here are some of those insights.
Our partners over at RevBeam wrote a great blog post today about how to make pricing the hero of an acquisition: