Behavioral Trends: The Cheapest or the Plus


The Cheapest or the Plus


We are not loyal customers. We’re always on the quest for the best deals. Superiority claims surround us, but we know is bulls**t. Give us something else, give us real added value, something we would appreciate… or just give us more of the same, for the cheapest price, and shut up.


These foldable hotel rooms might not suit a businessman, but are ideal for those who want to pack light and visit an event or festival. The units measure 3 by 2.5 meters and it is suitable for 2 guests. The hotel rooms are rented to the organization, which can use it for the accommodation of guests or staff. The interior of ‘Flexotels’ is luxurious and efficient, making the cost for one night only a few bucks per person per night. So far the concept is well received due to the flexibility, the saving of road kilometers by transport efficiency and because of the fact that guests can experience the event at close quarters.

The Cheapest or the Plus - Flexotels


While every airline in the planet used to put lots of effort to give customers the best service, websites like have demonstrated that most of the time people is just looking for the cheapest price to get to their destination.

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Toms has been very successful in transferring the value equation to a whole new field. This shoes company makes very simple espadrilles, and while everyone in the market is fighting to sell you the cheapest one in less than a dollar, they have succeeded in selling you a pair for more than 60 US dollars, and people is still happy to buy them. Why? Because instead of selling you shoes, through their “One For One” promise, they sell you something of much more value for you: the possibility to contribute for the poor, and to feel a better human being. How much does that cost?

the cheapest or the plus - toms


A beer is a beer, we all know that. So, you can fight to claim and establish your superiority in quality and price, embrace it and be the cheapest one to gain customers, or laugh about it and win the preference of your consumers through candidness and humor.

the cheapest or the plus - newcastle beer


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