Dynamic Pricing: Maximise your profit on SteelBuy

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A Smart strategy for growth

You are in business to maximise revenue, profit and and to get more tonnes through the door. A strategy becoming increasingly popular in the metals industry is dynamic pricing. This allows businesses to adjust their prices quickly, based on market conditions, demand, or any other factor deemed important by the business; and this is a move away from the traditional pricing model.

Dynamic pricing is particularly relevant for businesses operating via an online marketplace, like SteelBuy, where competition is fierce, price fluctuations can have a significant impact on sales and the buying decision is based on only three factors – quality, lead time and the price.

What is Dynamic Pricing?

How can Dynamic Pricing be Applied to SteelBuy?

As an online marketplace where businesses can buy and sell steel easily and efficiently, SteelBuy connects buyers and sellers through a ‘Smart Matching’ algorithm. Sellers will be offering similar, even identical products, so dynamic pricing can be a smart strategy to maximise ‘tonnes through the door’. Here are some examples of how dynamic pricing can be applied to SteelBuy:

Market conditions

Adjust prices based on market conditions: If demand for steel is high, businesses can increase their prices to maximise profits. Conversely, if demand is low, businesses can lower their prices to attract more buyers and increase sales.


Monitor you price to sales ratio: By keeping an eye on the price of your material and how quickly it sells can be a strong indicator for your pricing strategy, and you can adjust your prices to remain competitive. 

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Time-based pricing: Some businesses may offer time-based pricing on SteelBuy. For example, they may offer discounts during slower periods or increase their prices during peak periods when demand is high.

Benefits of Dynamic Pricing on SteelBuy

There are two obvious benefits for businesses, including:

  • Increased profitability: By adjusting prices based on market conditions and demand, businesses can maximise their profits on SteelBuy.
  • Increased competitiveness: Dynamic pricing allows businesses to become even more competitive. By adjusting prices material is more attractive to potential buyers. This in turn can stimulate demand.


Dynamic pricing is a smart strategy for businesses operating on SteelBuy. By adjusting your prices (after the initial listing has expired) based on market conditions, demand, desired margin, and other factors, businesses can maximise their profits, remain competitive, and improve customer satisfaction. Whether you’re a small or large business, dynamic pricing is a tool that can help you succeed on SteelBuy and other online marketplaces.

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