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Dynamic cross-sales effects of price promotions: Empirical generalizations

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  • B. VINDEVOGEL

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  • D. VAN DEN POEL

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  • G. WETS

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In this research we use the framework of market-basket analysis and techniques from modern multivariate time-series analysis to measure and explain the dynamic impact of a price promotion on the sales of a complementary product. The large scale of this research enables us to derive empirical generalizations. We contribute to the literature in drawing the following conclusions: Firstly, we illustrate that using an intense promotion strategy, characterized by deeper and more frequent price promotions, has a negative impact on the cross-price effect. Secondly, we show that using the same brand name (umbrella branding) for two complements has a beneficial influence on the cross-price effect. Finally, we show that price levels of the products are important moderators in explaining persistent cross-price effects.

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  • B. Vindevogel & D. Van Den Poel & G. Wets, 2004. "Dynamic cross-sales effects of price promotions: Empirical generalizations," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 04/276, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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    Keywords

    Empirical generalizations; market-basket analysis; cross-price elasticities; promotion strategy; multivariate time-series techniques; retailing.;

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