Can Decoy Marketing Increase Your Sales?

by LABuroker 1 replies
Hi guys and gals,

I read an interesting blog post that discussed "decoy marketing" and thought some of you might benefit from it.

The strategy is to throw in a similar but not-as-good offer with the product you're really hoping people will buy. While folks won't likely choose the not-so-good offer, just having it there can make the following offer seem more attractive than it would by itself.

Here's the example from the post:

Two groups of subjects saw one or the other of these offers to subscribe to The Economist, and here's what the results were based on what they were shown:

Offer A:

$59 - Internet Only Subscription (68 chose)
$125 - Internet and Print Subscription (32 chose)

Predicted Revenue - $8,012

Offer B:

$59 - Internet Only Subscription (16 chose)
$125 - Print Only Subscription (0 chose)
$125 - Internet and Print Subscription (84 chose)

Predicted Revenue - $11,444

That's quite an improvement! It seems tailor made for the information marketer too.

For a bit more explanation, you can read the original post over at Neuroscience Marketing:

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