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Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Was China’s Second Best-Selling Smartphone in 2017 | Mac Rumors

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Was China’s Second Best-Selling Smartphone in 2017 | Mac Rumors

Apple was the only foreign brand in China’s 2017 market top 10, according to the research, thanks to the success of its iPhone 7 series. An uptick in sales in the second half of the year was reportedly due to the implementation of price cuts, which increased Apple’s competitiveness against lower-cost local brands. For example, […]

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Michelle Holland, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said there was a “maintenance issue” that a vendor, Transcore, which operates the tolling system, had with the system. The tolls are in place along a roughly nine-mile stretch of I-66 inside the Beltway, operating on a dynamic pricing system that changes every six minutes based on demand. Since […]

Senior Pricing Analyst | ROCKWOOL North America

Senior Pricing Analyst | ROCKWOOL North America

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level Industry: Building Materials Employment Type: Full-time Job Functions: Finance, Strategy/Planning Job description POSITION: SENIOR PRICING ANALYST Rockfon is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced acoustic ceilings and wall solutions to create beautiful, comfortable spaces. This is the role: This position reports directly to the Pricing Administrator. The Senior […]

Pricing Analyst | Anixter

Pricing Analyst | Anixter

Seniority Level: Not Applicable Industry: Computer Networking, Industrial Automation, Logistics and Supply Chain Employment Type: Full-time Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing Job description Pricing Analyst This exciting Pricing Analyst position plays a key role in supporting and implementing Anixter’s pricing strategies. As a member of the Pricing Team, the desired candidate will liaise with IT and the Sales organization, […]

Upscale London Restaurant Implements ‘Surge Pricing’ | MUNCHIES

Upscale London Restaurant Implements ‘Surge Pricing’ | MUNCHIES

You know that awful feeling you get when a certain ride-sharing app unilaterally changes the price of your late-night trip home from the bar? It’s a sense of betrayal symptomatic of the modern age, when a smartphone program that you’ve come to rely on tells you that you’re either a sucker or stranded. Well, a […]

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This Week in Pricing > 1/20/18

This Week in Pricing > 1/20/18

This Week in Pricing is a recap of the week’s best pricing focused news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is brought to you by:      Strategic Pricing Solutions Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm helping clients with pricing strategies, […]

Pricing News Daily > 1/19/18

Pricing News Daily > 1/19/18

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors. This Edition is brought to you by:    SPOSEA B.V. SPOSEA B.V. drives increased profitability for SAP users by SIMPLIFYING […]

Senior Pricing Analyst | ROCKWOOL North America

Senior Pricing Analyst | ROCKWOOL North America

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level Industry: Building Materials Employment Type: Full-time Job Functions: Finance, Strategy/Planning Job description POSITION: SENIOR PRICING ANALYST Rockfon is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced acoustic ceilings and wall solutions to create beautiful, comfortable spaces. This is the role: This position reports directly to the Pricing Administrator. The Senior […]

Pricing Analyst | Anixter

Pricing Analyst | Anixter

Seniority Level: Not Applicable Industry: Computer Networking, Industrial Automation, Logistics and Supply Chain Employment Type: Full-time Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing Job description Pricing Analyst This exciting Pricing Analyst position plays a key role in supporting and implementing Anixter’s pricing strategies. As a member of the Pricing Team, the desired candidate will liaise with IT and the Sales organization, […]

Bitcoin price LIVE: Bitcoin crash likely as yet ANOTHER hack attack rocks cryptocurrencies | Express.co.uk

Bitcoin price LIVE: Bitcoin crash likely as yet ANOTHER hack attack rocks cryptocurrencies | Express.co.uk

8.44am – UPDATE – Is bitcoin’s price controlled by bad actors? Bitcoin $12,080. Ethereum $1,068. Ripple $1.34. A shocking new academic study has revealed that so-called “bad-actors” manipulated bitcoin’s price, pushing it from $150 to $1,000 during periods of frenetic trading. The paper titled Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem shows how Bitcoin markets are being manipulated […]

Pricer's Points

Pricer’s Points: Why you spend more when prices end in .99 | Kent Hendricks

Pricer’s Points: Why you spend more when prices end in .99 | Kent Hendricks

I once worked at a company that priced everything with a .95 ending. The bestselling software package was $999.95. Add-on products were $9.95, or $19.95, or $49.95. Everything ended with a .95. It had been this way for more than twenty years. One day, one of the VPs suggested we change all prices to end […]

Pricer’s Points: (10) Win at Print: Knowledge vs. Price | John Roche

Pricer’s Points: (10) Win at Print: Knowledge vs. Price | John Roche

So, you have a printing business and you want to make it a big success. What is the best commercial strategy for you to adopt in order to achieve this goal? Let’s bottom-line it for you: in today’s super competitive printing industry, it is all about the price. It is not always about the cheapest price, but it is always about the […]

Pricer’s Points: Resist Excessive Price Discounting in B2B SaaS – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants | Mrinal (MG) Gurbaxani

Pricer’s Points: Resist Excessive Price Discounting in B2B SaaS – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants | Mrinal (MG) Gurbaxani

As explored in the last post, SaaS companies should learn from their experienced B2B counterparts to strive for value-based pricing and avoid spiralling into a price war. So how exactly does a modern SaaS company stand on the shoulders of these B2B pricing giants? The short answer: Don’t tolerate being treated as a commodity – prove differentiated […]

Pricer’s Points: B2B SaaS Pricing: New dog, old tricks? | Mrinal (MG) Gurbaxani

Pricer’s Points: B2B SaaS Pricing: New dog, old tricks? | Mrinal (MG) Gurbaxani

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about teaching a new dog new tricks? SaaS companies have become the darlings of innovation, embracing the latest technology platforms, new business models and modern marketing strategies – then why are these “new dogs” adopting outdated pricing practices that their traditional industry peers have […]

Pricer’s Points: Navigating Big Data Analytics – “What if’s” in Dynamic Pricing | Tom Bacon

Pricer’s Points: Navigating Big Data Analytics – “What if’s” in Dynamic Pricing | Tom Bacon

Dynamic pricing is highly complex – and sometimes not intuitive.  A significant increase in observed demand for a period may not actually drive a significant increase in forecast demand.  And, many times even a large increase in forecast demand for a higher fare has little or no impact on the seats set aside for that […]

Top Discussions

Discussion: How Hype and Greed Are Ruining Chinese Bike-Sharing (i.e., Mobike and Ofo) | Jeffrey Towson

Discussion: How Hype and Greed Are Ruining Chinese Bike-Sharing (i.e., Mobike and Ofo) | Jeffrey Towson

During the 2007 financial crisis, former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince famously said: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.” Looking at the bike-sharing business in China today, you see a lot of such dancing. You […]

Discussion: Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half | Apple Insider

Discussion: Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half | Apple Insider

In the early days of music streaming, companies experimented with offerings priced at around $5, but those services usually came with stringent limitations on song skipping or number of registered devices. Consumer response was tepid, as users seemed willing to spend the extra money for full control over their listening experience. Industry competitors, led by […]

Discussion: Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong | WSJ

Discussion: Drugmakers’ Pricing Power Remains Strong | WSJ

Pharmaceutical companies’ power to raise prices is firmly intact despite pushback from health insurers, scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and anxiety about rising prescription drug spending. More than two-thirds of the 20 largest​pharmaceutical companies said price increases boosted sales of some or most of their biggest ​products in the first quarter, according to a Wall Street […]

Discussion: Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It | NPR

Discussion: Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It | NPR

Sometimes you call an Uber, and what you thought would be an $8 ride is going to be two, three, even four times more — the result of greater demand brought on by a blizzard, or a baseball game. Whatever the reason, surge pricing is not fun. It turns out Uber is working to fix […]

Discussion: (11) India – When Discounts and Loyalty Programs Turn Anticompetitive | Conventus Law

Discussion: (11) India – When Discounts and Loyalty Programs Turn Anticompetitive | Conventus Law

For example, if the quantum of discount offered by a dominant enterprise is so significant that the sale price goes below the average variable cost, and the discount is offered with the intention to drive competitors out of the market, the CCI could consider it as predatory and hence anti-competitive. Likewise, when a dominant enterprise […]