'Price point' just means the retail price. It is also often used
to refer to a general price range.
Close but Not quite. Price Point means a little more than just a
good retail price. "Price point" in manufacturing and when dealing
with corporate buyers is an indication that each party involved will
be able to make their mark-up on the item And the jewelry will still
fall into the good (perceived affordability) retail price range. In
other words a good price point really means there is greater
profitability on specific "in demand" products.
Lets say you figure out an easier manufacturing method for an "in
demand" jewelry item, so your costs to make this item drop by a
quarter, you give your buyer a little discount and they can still
charge their retail customer the higher price. Your jewelry item is
now the one with the better price point.
Also, "Perceived Value" has a lot to do with price points. If you
put 22k trim on a sterling silver ring the customer will perceive a
greater value to the ring and you can charge a higher price for a
ring which didn't cost that much more to make thus you make a better
profit. Giving you a better price point on the 22k trimmed ring, than
on a plain silver ring.
Understanding this concept is how David Yurman has made a fortune!
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