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Pricing Facts: Data From Consumers [Infographic Included]

Pricing Facts: Data From Consumers [Infographic Included]

by Prisync
November 1, 2017

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

What drives shoppers to purchase a product? Is it branding, the quality of the product, the design, or the price? According to research, 60% of online shoppers worldwide consider ecommerce pricing as their very first criterion affecting their buying decision. This goes upward 15-20 percent in difficult economic situations. We’ve gathered data from Prisync together to summarize pricing facts that’ll help you understand how online shoppers behave.

You and I know how obvious this is but most decision-makers still don’t understand how important it is to survive in tough times. Especially for online retailers, the pricing process is one of the most complex and hectic parts of the business. Lots of meetings get held, internal costs and pricing is checked, and competitor moves are given as an example. If there’s time left from all, abandoned cart rates, return management rates, and bad reviews might come once in a while as well but they’re usually left for another conversation.

So, everything is on the shoulders of pricing analysts. They track competitors’ pricing changes and analyze how their own prices are performing every day. The data is there, competitors are hustling 24/7, and shoppers are lingering here and there waiting to make a decision. You have 1-3 seconds to win or lose a customer.

Do people in your management, accounting, marketing or sales teams know this? If not, it is up to you to save the day and align your whole team into a more focused route and help everybody understand how pricing matters for shoppers in the harsh e-commerce arena.

Pricing facts in infographics

E-commerce Pricing Facts

More stats for the curious…

  • %20 of the ecommerce traffic for all sorts of product categories come from price comparison engines.
  • %73 of online stores named price changes as the main factor of the competitive pressure.
  • Retail giants change their prices every 3 minutes on average. 
  • 54% of shoppers will purchase products left in shopping carts if those products are offered at a lower price. (Must be careful with this strategy though 🙂
E-mail Cart Return Statistics
  • 46% of online shoppers appreciate ecommerce stores that recreate product comparisons, including prices. 
  • 41% of online shoppers look for discount coupons, while %23 of them participate in these promotions. 
  • 60% of online female shoppers prefer investing time to find the best deals, which is much more than 46% of males. 
  • %67 of US online shoppers say they will buy from different e-commerce websites to get the best deals.
  • An average online shopper visits at least 3 websites before making their purchase.
  • 62% of the shoppers of big marketplaces invest their time to hunt for the best deals. On average, for online sites, that stat is 46%.
  • Top 3 Most Influential Factors for US Shoppers while Buying Online – 87% Price / 80% Shipping Cost / 71% Discounts

Daily Price Change Ratio

French retailers are quite active if we are talking about daily price changes. %5.92 of prices from France are changing every day which is higher than the other 6 countries’ average which is measured to be around 3 percent.

E-commerce Pricing Facts

The Ratio of Prices ending with .9

This is fancy data for every ecommerce specialist. %33.31 of Canadian prices end with .9, such as $4.99 or $7.59. This data shows us that Canadian retailers are keen on using the power of 9 while attracting online shoppers.

Ending With 9 Statistics

As you can see from these stats, pricing is quite significant for any ecommerce business’s way to success. Thanks to technology, tracking competitors’ prices and making smart pricing decisions is easier than ever. To survive in the wild world of ecommerce we must consider these pricing facts when we plan new strategies in a delicate fashion.



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