The product mix constitutes not only a single product line but all the products within an organization. A company like HUL or P&G or even top automobile companies like Volkswagen or General motors have multiple product lines and many strategic business units in their organization structure. Each product within the structure forms a part of the product mix. In essence, multiple product lines forms the complete product mix.
Thus, when we have to decide the product mix pricing, we have to decide the effect on the overall pricing and the ripple it will create on multiple product lines. If Dove has multiple products in its portfolio, and it starts one cheap product, it can affect the brand equity of dove and the profitability of Dove product line will drop. If the profitability of Dove drops, the revenue available for other products lines to be marketed also drops. Thus, a wrong product mix pricing decision is avoided by companies at all cost. [Read more…]