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The Best Pricing, Price Monitoring, Competitive Pricing, and Price Testing Tools for Ecommerce

Check out the best pricing, price monitoring, competitive pricing, and price testing tools for here!
Derric Haynie
Nov 19
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Gone are the times where you simply set an arbitrary price point and move on to the rest of marketing…

Yes, I said “the rest of marketing.” Did you forget? Pricing is one of the 4 P’s of marketing, and often the most crucial and most overlooked part of a good business and marketing strategy. (The other 3 are Product, Promotion, and Placement).

So long as you aren’t obligated to a Manufactured Advertised Price (MAP), you should be strongly considering testing various price points for your products in order to maximize one of your 3 potential goals:

  • More Customers
  • More Revenue
  • More Profit

Typically more customers is the lowest price, more revenue is somewhere near the middle and more profit is your highest price (but oftentimes comes at the cost of customers and top-line revenue).


Price Testing: Longitudinal Test or Split-Test

Typically the best way to come to a concise, data-driven conclusion on the benefit of any change to your website, pricing, customer service strategy, or really any changes to the business that will impact sales, you’d want to do a true split test: Send half of the traffic to A and half to B, wait until statistical significance (1-4 weeks, sometimes more depending on volume) and then look at the results and go with the better performer.

This can be done with pricing, but it typically should not be. Here’s why: If customer A and customer B see different prices… Then they talk to each other… Someone’s going to be unhappy. This is seen as underhanded, if not downright unethical.

Now, if you had different prices for different regions, shipping costs, or first-time customer vs repeat, that wouldn’t be so bad. But typically, split-testing pricing is out due to the nature of the test.

So instead, you usually have to do a longitudinal test. What’s a longitudinal test, you ask? It’s looking at the performance of price A over an extended period of time, then looking at the performance of price B over an extended period of time. And typically we test the lower price first. Now, a lot of market dynamics can change - seasonality, quality of traffic, influencers blowing up your brand, whatever it is. And this is why longitudinal is the worse of the two options, but you can still be relatively certain of the results.

What Makes for a Good Price Testing Tool?

I mean, why do you even need a tool for this? Just change the price and look at the data… Right?

That could be an easy way to do it if you have one product. But it’s going to have it’s own shortcomings.

A few things that price testing tools help you with are:

  • Tracking the results - first and foremost they make it way easier to track the results of the test and calculate statistical significance.
  • Predicting optimal price-point.
  • Changing price point based on changing goals, changing inventory levels, or changing market dynamics (competitor pricing, new products on your own site, etc.)
  • Optimizing your discounting strategy.


The Future of Ecommerce: Dynamic Pricing

I did a 3-part mini-series on Pricing and Price Testing, and the only logical conclusion you can come to after seeing the evolution of Ecommerce, and the evolution of the pricing tools that support Ecommerce is that the future is going to be dynamic pricing.


What is dynamic pricing?

Dynamic pricing is when your product's price point changes on a regular basis given supply, demand, and/or other industry factors. Now, it may be that you’re changing the pricing based on changes in these factors, or that an AI algorithm is changing pricing - similar to how algo-bots are the majority of trades in the stock market today. And just like the rise of the algo-bots, you can expect the future of Ecommerce to be the rise of the AI-pricing bots for Ecommerce merchants.

Take a listen to these podcast episodes for more information, and don’t forget to subscribe and review:

The Future of Competitive Pricing for Ecommerce

The Future of Pricing and Price Testing for Ecommerce

The Best Pricing and Price Testing Tools for Ecommerce

Prisync

Prisync allows you to monitor your competitor pricing as well as set competitor pricing rules based on stock availability of your own store and your competitors stores in order to control the price point in which you are selling.

Features:

  • Batch Data Importing
  • Bulk Data Management
  • Marketplace Data Tracking
  • Product Variant Price Tracking
  • Stock Availability Monitoring
  • Unlimited Competitor Tracking
  • Worldwide Site / Currency Coverage
  • Category / Brand Performance Analytics
  • Frequent Price Updates
  • Price History
  • Price Positioning Comparison
  • Price / Stock Availability Analytics
  • Daily Email Reporting
  • Daily Price Change Notifications
  • Excel Reporting
  • Instant Price Change Notifications
  • Smart Match
  • Price Violation Detection
  • Recommended Price Suggestions
  • Repricing / Dynamic Pricing Rules

Pricing:

Plans start at $59/month for up to 100 products, $129/month for up to 1000 products and $229/month for up to 5000 products.


Pricestack

Incredibly Robust Price Testing for Mid-Market Merchants

As far as I can tell, Pricestack is the most robust price testing tool for mid-market merchants. Using their machine learning algorithms and all of your store data, they can accurately predict the best selling, or most profitable price for any of your products.

This product has an exponential effect for growth stage businesses and those with a ton of data.

Important note: Split testing pricing is generally frowned upon. You don’t want customer A getting a different price than customer B on the same day at the same time. You have to test longitudinally (before/after).

Features:

  • Price Testing Analytics
  • Onboarding Services
  • Integrations
  • Cross-Product Price Elasticity Analysis
  • Inventory Aware Optimization


Pricing:

You can optimize 10 products for up to $100k/month in sales, using standard Ecommerce integrations like Shopify and Google Analytics for free. Moving into premium integrations (like WooCommerce) and analyzing an unlimited number of products and sales goes up to $49/month. 

The most premium package that includes custom onboarding, expert consulting, premium identity services and more is $499/month. This is perfect for Shopify Plus merchants doing $5mil+ with a wide variety of products, but other scenarios could benefit from it as well. When you optimize your pricing for profit, you can improve your ROI on this tool. 

Leaflet

Phenomenal Price Testing Tool for Shopify Stores

Leaflet is a price testing tool that will help you find the most profitable price for each of your products. It tracks the variant price and then automatically calculates the statistical significance of the results to prove the best price to use. So cool!

With Leaflet, you can design your own price test, or you can use the tests that are suggested by their AI (based on your historical site data). You simply decide which product you want to test, enter the new price and click start. Leaflet then automatically applies your new price to your Shopify store and voila! It’s done!


Features:

  • Artificial Intelligence Test Price Suggestions
  • Longitudinal Testing
  • Profitability Calculation
  • Multi-Variant Price Testing Support
  • Price Testing Analytics
  • ‘Done For You’ Pricing Analysis
  • Tracking Price and Discounted Sales Price

Pricing:

You can get unlimited tests in parallel starting from $40/month that gives you 10 test suggestions at a time. Premium plan includes up to 1,000 tests at a time with up to 1,000 test suggestions.


Listinguish

The easiest way to increase your Ecommerce Sales

In a competitive e-commerce environment, your customers will want to buy the most affordable product. Listinguish tracks your competitors and allows you to sell your product at the highest profit. Listinguish makes your work and life easier!


Features:

  • Data Management
  • Data Importing
  • Unlimited Competitor Tracking
  • Product Variant Tracking
  • Stock Status
  • Supports Currencies
  • Detailed Filtering
  • Category / Brand Analysis
  • Quick Price Checks
  • Price History
  • Price Positions
  • Price / Stock Analysis
  • Change Reports
  • API Access
  • Excel Reports
  • Recommendation Robot
  • Price Violations
  • Optimum Price
  • Automated Pricing
  • Dropshipping

Pricing:

Listinguish pricing plan starts at $8/month for pricing data for Marketplaces such as  Amazon, Ebay, Any Marketplace and $10/month for pricing data that can be obtained from any Ecommerce site.

Price2Spy

Price2Spy is a price monitoring, comparison, and repricing tool, meant to help Ecommerce professionals keep an eye on their competitors or retailers.

Features:

  • Price Comparison
  • Price Change Alerts
  • Reporting and Price Analytics
  • Smart Spidering
  • API Integration
  • Full Market Overview
  • Customizable Pricing Dashboard
  • Alerting Mechanisms
  • Price Comparison at a Glance
  • Identifying Repricing Opportunities
  • Historical Reporting

Pricing:

Pricing starts at $19.95/month for the Basic Plan that enables you to monitor up to 100 product URLs. The premium plan costs $999.95/month and enables you to monitor up to 50,000 product URLs.


Minderest

Experts in Price Monitoring

Minderest’s Pricing Tools are a complete suite of cloud-based tools for retailers and manufacturers/brands that are looking to enhance their price positioning in online and offline channels. Endorsed by some of the most prestigious Fortune 500 companies, SaaS price monitoring allows retailers to react quickly to competitor sales strategies, while helping brands anticipate price wars within their distribution channel.

Features:

  • Price Intelligence
  • Competitor Price Monitoring
  • Catalogue Intelligence
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • MAP and/or MSRP Monitoring
  • MSRP inStore
  • Distribution Channel Analysis

Pricing:

To learn more about pricing, schedule a demo with the Minderest team.


Competera

Pricing Platform for Online and Omnichannel Retailers

Competera is an AI-powered platform helping retailers to set optimal prices. Dominate your market with the cutting-edge Machine Learning technology combined with the best econometric practices.

Competera pricing platform delivers a combination of proven pricing theories and best econometric practices bundled into the end-to-end solutions: pricing analytics, automation engine, price optimization strategies, platform integrations, algorithms library, category and portfolio management system, custom pricing design, and professional services.

Features:

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Competitor Price Tracking
  • Custom Pricing Rules
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Elasticity-based pricing
  • Forecasting
  • Machine Learning
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Store
  • Predictive Pricing Models
  • Price differentiation
  • Price Forecasting


Pricing:

Pricing is available upon request. 


Skuuudle

Scalable Ecommerce Price Tracking

Competera is an AI-powered platform helping retailers to set optimal prices. Dominate your market with the cutting-edge Machine Learning technology combined with the best econometric practices.

Competera pricing platform delivers a combination of proven pricing theories and best econometric practices bundled into the end-to-end solutions: pricing analytics, automation engine, price optimization strategies, platform integrations, algorithms library, category and portfolio management system, custom pricing design, and professional services.

Features:

  • Competitor Price Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Store
  • Predictive Pricing Models
  • Price Forecasting
  • Price List Management
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Pricing Extraction
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Web Data Extraction


Pricing:

Pricing starts at $119/month that enables you to track competitor prices on your key marketplace,  $259/month enables you to monitor direct competitor websites for total visibility, $1299/month combine data with deep analytics and the Enterprise plan that provides full service partnership tailored to your pricing strategy.


Pricing Intelligence by Wiser

Continuously determine proper selling prices with multichannel and marketplace support. Turn competitive insights into opportunities with automatic price monitoring. Test strategies with automated pricing and create customized pricing rules for products on all online sales channels. Deliver compelling promotions that improve sales while increasing customer satisfaction. Improve efficiency and turn competitive insights into opportunities by automating price monitoring across your competitors.

Features:

  • Competitor Price Tracking
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Store
  • Predictive Pricing Models
  • Price List Management
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis


Pricing:

For pricing info, contact sales. 


PriceBeam

Find the right price for your product

Almost all companies struggle to price right. They use methods such as cost plus a fixed margin. They use guesses and gut feel. They peg their price to a competitor’s. They price themselves too low, leaving money on the table, or too high, forsaking sales volume. They lose out on the profits they should be earning.

PriceBeam changes all that. Confirmed to be accurate in thousands of projects, PriceBeam takes the underlying technology to a unique, never-before-offered self-service to companies of all sizes that quickly, accurately, and affordably discovers your customers' willingness to pay for your product or service.


Features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Competitor Price Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Elasticity-based pricing
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Panel Management
  • Predictive Pricing Models
  • Price differentiation
  • Price Forecasting
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Promotion Optimization
  • Reporting/Analytics


Pricing:

For pricing info, contact sales. 

Qualtrics XM

Sophisticated research made simple

Qualtrics CoreXM is the top rated online survey tool to capture, analyse and act on data. Our flexible platform features makes it easy for you to build beautiful, complex surveys with drag and drop ease. You are in control. Leverage 100+ question types, embedded data, branching, display logic, quotas, email triggers, mobile and offline compatibility, randomisation, and all the advanced features you'll ever need. 


Features:

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audience Targeting
  • Benchmarking
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Marketing
  • Face-to-Face
  • Funnel Analysis
  • Heatmaps
  • Idea Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Market Data Analysis


Pricing:

For pricing info, contact sales. 


Final Thoughts

Price testing is one of the most effective ways to impact your primary goal metric - be it conversion rate, revenue, or profit. In order to price test effectively, you need to have a strong understanding of your competitors pricing and their discounting strategy, you need to understand changes in outside market dynamics, and then, most importantly, you need to understand how changing your pricing affects sales on your site - known as “price elasticity.” 

These tools, when used properly, give you the power to understand each of these components better, and better test your pricing, to really achieve success equivalent to say, better targeted ad campaigns, or faster page speed load time... It’s funny how quickly so many merchants forget that a change to pricing could be better than shaving 1 second off their page speed load time. 

Anywho, these tools are all quite powerful at helping you solve this complex puzzle, but none of them will work for you, unless you’re willing to do a deep dive in understanding the fundamentals of pricing, and work with your team, maybe even your suppliers or partners in some cases, to test changes to your pricing, study the results, and continue to iterate based on the data. Good luck!


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About Prisync

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About the author

Derric Haynie is the host of “The Future of Ecommerce” podcast and Chief Ecommerce Technologist at Ecommercetech.io – Where Ecommerce stores go to research, discover, and buy the right tools to grow their store. Half of his day is spent reviewing tech tools, and the other half is talking with merchants to help them discover which solutions are right for them. When he’s not doing that, you can find him speaking, networking, or grabbing a drink at any of your favorite Ecommerce events.