Price is the monetary value of the product or service we sell. It represents what our customer is willing to pay for the solution to the problem they are trying to solve. When the price is higher than the value the customer expects then we get the price objection.
For most products, the marketplace sets the price a customer will pay to exchange their money for the good or service you are selling. For mass-marketed consumer products, competition limits the price for a product. But for unique one-of-a-kind solutions, the value of the benefit of solving a problem drives the price. When we understand the value/benefit relationship we don’t get the price objection.
Should You Move On?
What’s a salesperson to do when they get to the close and the customer thinks the price is too high to pay? Or the customer says: “I can get this for less money from your competitor.”
One approach could be to pack up your brief case and thank the customer for their time and move on. Then look for their reaction. If they are happy to see you go, move on to the next prospect. But if they are uneasy that you are pulling out, it’s probably a strong signal they want to work with you but need help in justifying the price. Great salespeople are strong enough to walk away from a bad deal….