Digital Products on the Web: Pricing Issues and Revenue Models

Digital Products on the Web: Pricing Issues and Revenue Models

Gary P. Schneider (University of San Diego, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-363-0.ch008
OnDemand PDF Download:


Products that exist in digital form can be bought, sold, and, in some cases, delivered, online. The pricing issues that arise in the sale of these products are different from those that sellers face when pricing physical goods and can lead to interesting opportunities for devising revenue models. The success of revenue models for companies that sell digital products depend on the nature of the product, the characteristics of the buyers, and the traditional practices in the industry. This chapter examines the nature of digital products, their pricing issues, and the efficacy of various revenue models that have been implemented by companies that deal in digital products.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book:
Table of Contents
Harbhajan Kehal
Chapter 1
Sushil K. Sharma
Innovations in information and communications technologies have created a digital revolution that is changing the way the world works, learns... Sample PDF
Socio-Economic Impacts and Influences of E-Commerce in a Digital Economy
Chapter 2
Parthasarathi Banerjee
Contrary to the common belief that e-commerce disintermediates—or even while reintermediation takes place the economic circuit fails to get... Sample PDF
Re-Intermediation and Deferment through E-Commerce: Neo-Austrian Interpretation of Capital and Time
Chapter 3
Irene Henriques, Perry Sadorsky
In this chapter, quantitative modeling and simulation techniques are used to estimate various risk measures and the associated cost of equity for... Sample PDF
Risk and Investment in the Global Telecommunications Industry
Chapter 4
Thomas Pfahler, Kai M. Grebe
This chapter introduces the Transaction Cost Approach as a means of analyzing specific transactions in financial services by using the theoretical... Sample PDF
Reduction of Transaction Costs by Using Electronic Commerce in Financial Services: An Institutional Empirical Approach
Chapter 5
Yutaka Kurihara
It has been several years since the words “digital cash” and other related terms were introduced. Although e-commerce has been growing, digital cash... Sample PDF
The Spreading Use of Digital Cash and Its Problems
Chapter 6
Fjodor Ruzic
E-Business, as well as all of the active participants in the digital economy environment, raises a host of new legal issues that must cope with the... Sample PDF
Electronic Signature: The Core Legislation Category in Digital Economy
Chapter 7
Simon Mowatt
This chapter examines changes in innovation and competition made possible in two traditional industries by the adoption of integrated information... Sample PDF
Impacts of the Digital Economy: The Shift to Consumer-Driven Competition and Life-Span Products
Chapter 8
Gary P. Schneider
Products that exist in digital form can be bought, sold, and, in some cases, delivered, online. The pricing issues that arise in the sale of these... Sample PDF
Digital Products on the Web: Pricing Issues and Revenue Models
Chapter 9
On Software Piracy  (pages 175-199)
Sougata Poddar
The pervasiveness of the illegal copying of software is indeed a worldwide phenomenon. Economists argue that when the piracy takes place at the... Sample PDF
On Software Piracy
Chapter 10
Stanley D. Brunn
The world’s capital cities perform various political functions for their populations, contain embassies, consulates, and missions of other... Sample PDF
An E-Classification of the World's Capital Cities: URL References to Web Sites
Chapter 11
Helen Thompson
This chapter examines community empowerment, economic and business development, and equity of service as the issue of success and decline in... Sample PDF
Online Services and Regional Web Portals: Exploring the Social and Economic Impacts
Chapter 12
Saundarjya Borbora
This chapter examines the role of technology in economic and social development in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on India as an... Sample PDF
ICT Growth and Diffusion: Concepts, Impacts and Policy Issues in the Indian Experience with Reference to the International Digital Divide
Chapter 13
Joanne Roberts, Chipo Mukonoweshuro
This chapter explores the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the international development of South African banks. It is... Sample PDF
Digital Technologies and the Cross-Border Expansion of South African Banks
Chapter 14
Alev M. Efendioglu, Vincent F. Yip
The number of Internet users around the world has been steadily growing and this growth has provided the impetus and the opportunities for global... Sample PDF
Technology and culture: E-Commerce in China
Chapter 15
Kyonghwan Park
This chapter attempts to lay the groundwork for in-depth discussions on the economic, social and cultural dimensions of the online game business as... Sample PDF
Internet Economy of the Online Game Business in South Korea: The Case of NCsoft's Lineage
Chapter 16
Donghyun Park
The IT revolution has sharply reduced the cost of information and increased its availability. This revolution is also said to be creating a New... Sample PDF
Opportunities and Challenges of the New Economy for East Asia
Chapter 17
Milind J. Mahajan, Sunil S. Umrani, Narendra S. Chaudhari
In this chapter, we introduce two existing web-based, e-learning approaches, and examine economic and social aspects of their usage in society.... Sample PDF
Digital Engineering Campus: Economics, Acceptance, and Impact
Chapter 18
Purva Kansal, Keshni A. Arora
These days, the majority of management literature stresses the concept of “learning organizations”, i.e., an organization’s capacity to change.... Sample PDF
Corporate Strategies in a Digital World: Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management- Development and Integration-Focus
About the Editors
About the Authors