What are the Bargaining Power of Buyers?


Further elaborating on Porter’s Five Forces, I’ll define each of the forces in a separate post. Below I’ll define the Bargaining Power of Buyers.


The definition is simply how much power does a single buyer have. If an industry has many buyers than each buyer is very weak. Individually they cannot influence the industry. So a buyer might have to accept lower product quality and higher prices simply because they don’t have a choice due to inadequate substitutes. The same situation occurs if there are very few sellers as that means the power of each individual seller goes up. If an industry has very few buyers, then each buyer is very powerful. They have a lot of influence over the industry so product quality will be increased and price will go down. It’s the same situation if there is many sellers as that means individual sellers are very weak.


If a pharmaceutical company creates a lifesaving medication that would help millions of people and they are the only company that is legally allowed to sell it, then the seller is extremely powerful and the bargaining power of individual buyers is weak.

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Rate Assets Under Management
1.44% Below $125,000
1.00% Between $125,000 and $750,000
.85% Between $750,000 and $1,250,000
.80% Between $1,250,000 and $1,750,000
.75% Between $1,750,000 and $2,500,000
.70% Between $2,500,000 and $3,250,000
.65% Between $3,250,000 and $4,250,000
.60% Above $4,250,000

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