Topics
pricing, analysis, calculations, profitability
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Student Discussion Activity
As the term suggests, target profit pricing is designed to determine how many units we will need to sell to both cover costs AND achieve a set profit. In some firms, marketers are allocated a profit contribution goal/target for the year, and they will use this approach to estimate the required sales volume.
Work through the following two examples to gain a better understanding of this approach.
Using Target Pricing analysis:
1. How many units need to be sold to generate a $30,000 profit if the price is $30?
2. How many units need to be sold to generate a $30,000 profit if the price is $20?
No. of Units 
Allocated Fixed Costs 
Variable Cost/Unit 
Total Production Cost 
Average Unit Cost 
Unit Price 
Total Sales Revenue 
Gross Profit 
500 
$10,000 
$10 





1,000 
$10,000 
$10 





1,500 
$10,000 
$10 





2.000 
$10,000 
$10 





2,500 
$10,000 
$10 





Student Discussion Questions
 Start by completing the above table.
 Why would this pricing approach be particularly important to a marketer? Why?
 Does this approach take into account likely market demand?
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