At MindShare 2022, attendees will hear how a large electronic components distributor won over its sales team with scientifically derived prices, helping them to consistently quote with confidence.

Creating a New Pricing Mentality to Help Sales Reps Quote with Confidence

It is extremely challenging for large electronic components distributors to consistently price products in a way that captures margin and revenue goals. This is due to the complex nature of often highly configurable orders, a wide spread of customer types and a massive transaction volume. Sprinkle in our current economic burdens, with inflation and supply chain crises causing costs to balloon, and optimized pricing becomes even more difficult. 

One electronic components distributor was in a better position than most to meet these post-pandemic market stressors head on, as its pricing team had invested in Zilliant Price IQ® and Price Manager™ years before. Zilliant pricing and visual analytics tools were brought in to help: 

  • Determine when prices should be updated, and by exactly how much 
  • Replace a rules-based cost-plus approach to customer-specific pricing 
  • Garner confidence from the sales team in the prices it was quoting 
  • Easily measure compliance and price performance  

The distributor’s pricing team’s stated mission was to leverage science instead of rules to recommend prices that sales reps would use, while being agile enough to adjust to the changing market conditions. That agility would come into play in a major way after COVID upended everything.  

Attend this session to learn how a strategic partnership with Zilliant, a full embrace of intelligent price optimization and management, and a disciplined approach to change management/enablement laid the foundation for success. This electronic components distributor was able to achieve a massive reduction in percent-priced-below-floor while more than doubling its target price usage in the field. You will hear how this shift in pricing and sales culture has given this company an edge on its competition in an unpredictable new normal. 

If creating a scientific pricing culture that wins over once-reticent sales teams is of interest to your organization, please consider joining us at MindShare 2022, June 13-15 in Austin, Texas. You’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand how this distributor has empowered its sales reps to quote with confidence and hear many additional case studies on how B2B companies have worked with Zilliant to Power Intelligent Commerce. Visit to learn more and register today!