What Is the Razor-Razorblade Model?
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Understanding the Razor-Razorblade Model
If you've ever purchased razors and their matching replacement blades, you know this business method well. The razor handles are practically free, but the replacement blades are expensive. King Camp Gillette, who invented the disposable safety razor and founded the company that bears his name, popularized this strategy in the early 1900s. Today, Gillette (and its parent Procter & Gamble) employs the strategy to great profit.
The biggest threat to the razor and blades business model is competition. Companies may thus attempt to maintain their consumable monopoly (and maintain their margin) by preventing competitors from selling products that match with their durable goods. For example, computer printer manufacturers 家居卖场过剩论？留下的20%会占据80%的市场 and razor manufacturers 2016年是涂料企业最艰难的一年？ from mating with their razors.
With trademarks, patents, and contracts, firms can stifle competition for a long enough time to become a leader in their industry. Keurig is a good example of a company that capitalized on this model by preventing competitors from selling complementary products. They held a patent on the K-cup coffee pods until 2012 and, as a result, enjoyed substantial profits and soaring stock prices. However, after the patent expired, competitors flooded the market with their version of the K-cup, eroding Keurig's profits and market share.
If a competitor offers a comparable consumable product at a lower price, the sales of the original company's product suffer, and their margin erodes. After years of price increases that led to complaints that their razor blades were too expensive and in response to subscription-based "clubs" stepping in with competitive products at a lower price, Gillette lowered the price of its Mach 3 Turbo razor in January 2018.
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- One of the main shackles on the economy over the past four years has been stagnant wages. Hourly earnings have risen an average of 2% annually — just two-thirds of the long-term U.S. average.
Example of a Razor-Razorblade Model
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