What is Price Experiment

In the Corrily platform, there exists a variety of experimental techniques. The most common of them is “Price Experimentation.” This methodology allows for the systematic variation of prices and currencies displayed to different users, even when considering the same subscription plans. Essentially, every user will view the same range of plans, but the prices for each plan, or a subset of them, may differ.

Key Applications of Price Experimentation:

  1. Baseline vs. 10% Increase: This experiment can be designed to compare the baseline price with a price that’s increased by 10%. This provides insights into user behavior and purchasing decisions when exposed to a minor price hike.

  2. Localized Prices vs. USD Prices: In this experiment, one group of users is shown prices in their local currency, while another group views the prices in USD. This helps in understanding user preference and reception towards localized pricing as compared to standardized USD pricing.

How to setup Price Experiment

1. Select Experiment Products

Upon naming your experiment, the subsequent step is to determine the products that will be part of the experiment. This could encompass various subscriptions or packages, ranging from monthly to annual durations or from basic to advanced offerings. These product definitions are located in the ‘Products’ tab of our dashboard. For a comprehensive guide on product creation and management, refer to Products documentation page.

2. Add Arms and set prices for Experimental Arms

Corrily experiments utilize the concept of arms. Think about it as about “AB tests on steroids”. Experiment will have a couple of arms to test, which should include the single baseline arm to compare with. For any arm except baseline you would need to change prices and/or currencies. This price changes could be done in the Experiment Setup Interface, similar to Price Control Center. Here you can use bulk actions to modify the prices and can change prices for each country / audience individually.

In our example, we are starting a new experiment, and after filling the first page of information related to the experiment we reach the Define Arms step. Here we have a Baseline arm and we need to add at least one more to be able to proceed. Note that if you wish to delete the Baseline arm you can do that but you need to set another added arm as the new Baseline.

After the experiment arms are added, we can proceed to the Set Prices step. Here we can see the prices for each product-country pair that was created based on our previous choices. We also have different arms added so we can manipulate the prices for those arms. In order to do that, we will use the filters below and select the arm/arms that we are interested in.

For the first example, I will choose the -10% arm to change the prices for. Once selected, we have a checkbox that I can use to select all of the prices at once.

This is helpful as we can then perform bulk actions on the selected prices. In my case I will choose the Generate X% Lower Prices option to lower my prices in regards to the Baseline values.

Bulk actionDescription
Set Display PriceThis action allows to change the displayed price and the currency for the selected prices
Switch CurrencyThis allows to change the currency the user will see for the selected prices
Change Display Price to Default PriceThis will change the price seen by the user to the Baseline price
Generate Parity PricesThis action will generate new prices based on the purchasing power
Generate X% Higher PricesThis action will calculate the new price as % higher than the current baseline price and display it
Generate X% Lower PricesThis action will calculate the new price as % lower than the current baseline price and display it
Convert prices to local currenciesThis will convert the price to the user local currency using locked FX rates
Convert prices to currency XThis allows the conversion of a price to a desired currency using locked FX rates

If desired, the prices can be edited one by one by clicking on the edit icon on the right of each price. This will open the edit window where you have the option to change the country, price and currency as well as the option to use the local currency for that product-country pair.

All procedures and steps that are identical for both these experiments have been centralized for clarity and ease of reference.

For a comprehensive guide on these shared procedures, kindly refer to the Experiment Design documentation. This ensures that you have access to the most consistent and up-to-date information, eliminating the need to browse through multiple pages for common methodologies.