The 1 cent flash sale that saved Recode Cosmetics

The 1 cent flash sale that saved Recode Cosmetics
Rahim Hasan Mahmud

Rahim Hasan Mahmud

April 19 2023

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Co-founders of Recode used pricing power to bring back their business from near death. They ran a flash sale at Rs 1 each and sold out their stock, gaining repeat orders at higher prices. They're projected to make 5 million USD

During their pitch on Shark Tank India 2, Co-founders of cosmetics brand Recode (shop.recodestudios.com) were applauded for their super innovative go to market strategy ( you can read about it here) shared how they brought back their business from near death using pricing power.

They had huge stock with an approaching expiry date for their cosmetics. To prevent dead stock they decided as a Hail Mary attempt to run a flash sale at Rs 1 each (0.01 USD),  to their surprise they did not just sell out their stock but also started getting repeat orders at higher prices. 

What a masterstroke, they inadvertently used pricing power to market their products and acquire a huge audience. The brand is earmarked to make almost 5 million USD in revenue this year.

Kudos to Dheeraj Bansal & Rahul Sachdeva, we're big fans.

Rahim Hasan Mahmud

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Rahim Hasan Mahmud

Mr Mahmud, is a pricing zealot,  studying customer behaviour and pricing strategies to provide insights and recommendations to help online stores optimize their pricing and increase profitability.