Revenue Management & Yield Management: Tactics You Need To Know

Revenue Management & Yield Management Tactics You Need To Know
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It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends in the industry, especially when it comes to pricing. How do you adjust your rates to remain competitive in your market? A basic knowledge of revenue management and yield management is key to practicing dynamic pricing so you can earn more revenue while maintaining high sales.

Revenue Management

Revenue management is a complex practice that uses data and considers revenue, costs, and profits to make strategic pricing decisions and forecast demand. The goal of revenue management is to optimize your pricing and distribution so that you generate the highest possible revenue. Some  revenue management metrics you might consider include performance data, local market data, and competitor rates.

In addition to using data to drive revenue, you can  consider the business’s unique features, location, customer price expectations, and much more. Revenue management also includes support functions such as marketing, responding to reviews and upselling.

Yield Management

Yield management is a strategy for obtaining the greatest return possible from a certain revenue stream, such as inventory. Revenue management is a broader strategy that aims to grow a business’s overall revenue.

Yield management is used to influence booking behavior and find the right balance between incoming sales and ideal pricing. This strategy can be described as “selling the right solution to the right customer at the right time at the right price.”

Revenue management is based on the fact that businesses have a certain number of time-limited and perishable products, and different customers are willing to pay different prices for the same products or solutions (based on the conditions).

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Tactics You Need To Know

  • Yield management system
  • Oversell
  • Dynamic pricing
  • Manage booking channels
  • Revenue management technology
  • Implement restrictions
  • Offer different plans
  • Study market

Yield management system

There are many benefits to using a yield management system which includes:

  • Get better data reporting with analytics
  • New insights into sales
  • Track competitors
  • Real-time pricing
  • Single-platform management

Revenue management technology

Investing in a reputable industry-focused revenue management technology will help you reach new heights. By implementing revenue management technology, you can set up rules or triggers to automatically alert you when your prices change. For example, you can use smart pricing technology to create a rule that notifies you whenever your product price is five percent higher than the competition so you can adjust your prices accordingly.

Study market

Track which customers in your target audience buy which product and when. Use this information to adjust your pricing because different types of customers are willing to pay different prices at different times.

Yield management and revenue management strategies  become more effective when you take the time to learn them. Understanding what they are and how you can apply them to the day-to-day operations of your business will benefit you, not to mention generate more revenue.

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