Consumer reaction to dynamic pricing

The moderating effect of price position




dynamic pricing, fair pricing, price position, willingness to buy


This research examines the relationship between dynamic pricing, fair pricing perception, and willingness to buy, and tests the moderating effect of price position. Dynamic pricing strategies and price position were applied as stimuli in a quasi-experimental setting, and 387 undergraduate students were surveyed about their airline ticket buying behaviour. Results show that dynamic pricing has a significant effect on perceived fair pricing and, through this, on the willingness to buy. In addition, the price position moderates the association between a dynamic pricing strategy with a decreasing trend and fair pricing perception. In the case of a relative higher market price, this effect is stronger. This study contributes to the existing literature in this field, as it provides a comprehensive categorization of various forms of dynamic pricing, establishes the conceptual framework of this research field, empirically approves the effects of these subcategories, and identifies the moderating role of price position.


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Author Biography

Sevinj Omarli, Corvinus University of Budapest

PhD candidate


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How to Cite

Omarli, S. (2023). Consumer reaction to dynamic pricing : The moderating effect of price position. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 54(11), 52–60.