Here’s a Tactic to Use if Someone Asks for a Price Reduction
Have you heard of WIIFM? It’s a phrase I use if anyone tries to negotiate with me. It stands for “What’s In It For Me?” If someone wants me to reduce my price or give them something extra, I always ask how I benefit.
It can lead to some interesting conversations!
Many people don’t know how to answer WIIFM. That’s why you need to have some answers ready for them.
Here’s an example. Let’s say they ask you to reduce your price. You reply WIIFM. The buyer may look confused. So you can add: “Here are some things that could make a price reduction worthwhile for me."
You could suggest:
- Regular work
- A longer schedule
- A different specification
- Your name being added to the product
Each of these things may make a big difference to you. Best of all, they often don’t cost the buyer much, so it is easy for them to say yes.
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