As the title says - I'm struggling to find a word to describe the value that is added to the price charged for something to avoid passing on manufacturing savings to the customer.
For example if building a ship costs my company $1000 and we charge $2000 to the customer.
We then change suppliers and the ship now costs $800 to build.
However we want to still charge $2000 for the ship, so is there a name for that $200 we add to into the price to keep it the same?
Note that it doesn't have to be an actual technical financial term - just an English word that has this kind of inflation meaning