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every day low pricing (EDLP)

pricing strategy that promises consumers the lowest available price without coupon clipping, waiting for discount promotions, or comparison shopping; also called value pricing. EDLP saves retailers the time and expense of periodic price markdowns, saves manufacturers the cost of distributing and processing coupons, and is believed to generate shopper loyalty. A manufacturer's successful EDLP wholesale pricing strategy may reduce volatility in production and shipping quantities and decrease the number of time-degraded product units that consumers receive. EDLP has been championed by Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble. In recent years, other marketers have dropped EDLP in favor of more traditional strategies, believing that consumers are more motivated by temporary markdowns and coupon savings. To be successful, EDLP requires every day low costs in line with the pricing.

See also forward buying
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