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The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing |  The National Law Review

The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing | The National Law Review

On 8 October 2018, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published a Working Paper on the ‘use of pricing algorithms to facilitate collusion and personalized pricing’ (the “Paper”). It follows a number of other initiatives from competition authorities regarding algorithms, including the recent German Monopolies Commission’s proposals regarding pricing algorithms, which was the subject […]

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Government launches inquiry into online pricing The government is launching an inquiry into online pricing that will look into how personal data can be used to set individual prices for items such as holidays, cars and household goods. The research, conducted by the competition watchdog, will consider the use and prevalence of ‘dynamic pricing’ and […]

UK government to probe how online retailers target shoppers with personalised pricing | The Drum

UK government to probe how online retailers target shoppers with personalised pricing | The Drum

The UK government is launching an inquiry into how online retailers use personal data to target consumers with individual prices for purchases like holidays, cars and household goods. The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has commissioned research to explore just how widespread the practice of targeting consumers through personalised pricing and search results is. The […]

Black Friday 2018 Ad Preview: Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, Fire HD, Kindle Deals | Forbes

Black Friday 2018 Ad Preview: Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, Fire HD, Kindle Deals | Forbes

Black Friday 2018’s competition is fierce this year and shipping is no exception. With Target putting on the pressure by offering extended free two-day shipping on all orders this holiday season including everything from it’s massive 47-page Black Friday ad scan, it was finally Amazon’s turn to react… Amazon’s Black Friday 2018 New, Improved Shipping […]

FCA criticises insurance premium pricing | Which? News

FCA criticises insurance premium pricing | Which? News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a scathing report on home insurers’ pricing practices – highlighting serious concerns about whether consumers are being fairly treated. As a preliminary step to a broader insurance investigation, the government watchdog has reviewed the approaches to pricing and storage of customer data of 18 home insurance firms, representing around 40% […]

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This Week in Pricing > 11/10/18

This Week in Pricing > 11/10/18

This Week in Pricing is a collection of pricing focused news, thought leadership , events, jobs and professional education resources for pricers. This Edition is brought to you by:     Value Innoruption Advisors Founded by Dr. Stephan Liozu, Value Innoruption Advisors provides training and consulting resources for organizations interested in embedding value-based methodologies in their […]

Pricing News Daily > 11/9/18

Pricing News Daily > 11/9/18

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:     Value Innoruption Advisors Founded by Dr. Stephan Liozu, Value […]

The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing |  The National Law Review

The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing | The National Law Review

On 8 October 2018, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published a Working Paper on the ‘use of pricing algorithms to facilitate collusion and personalized pricing’ (the “Paper”). It follows a number of other initiatives from competition authorities regarding algorithms, including the recent German Monopolies Commission’s proposals regarding pricing algorithms, which was the subject […]

Apple Stock Is Tumbling as Analysts Fret About Emerging Markets and Less Transparency – Barron’s

Apple Stock Is Tumbling as Analysts Fret About Emerging Markets and Less Transparency – Barron’s

Wall Street is getting more concerned economic weakness in emerging-market countries will hurt Apple (AAPL). On Thursday, Apple posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings per share of $2.91 on revenue of $62.9 billion, topping consensus estimates for EPS of $2.78 on revenue of $61.46 billion, according to FactSet. But the midpoint of the company’s guidance for the […]

Power Pricing In The Age Of AI And Analytics | Forbes

Power Pricing In The Age Of AI And Analytics | Forbes

Recent advancements in technology have made dynamic pricing strategies even more accurate and effective. A large retail bank using pricing algorithms is now able to tailor deposit rate offers by observing a customer’s checking account activities. The algorithm, detecting deposit flows between the bank and a secondary savings bank, can take into account the nature […]

Pricer's Points

Pricer’s Points: To Capture Your Value, You Must Communicate Your Value | Tim Williams

Pricer’s Points: To Capture Your Value, You Must Communicate Your Value | Tim Williams

The work and solutions provided by your firm have likely created millions of dollars of value for your clients. How much of that value have you captured? When we leave money on the table, it’s not just because we have under-priced the work. It’s also because we have under-communicated our value. Worse still, we have […]

Pricer’s Points: Subscription Monetization | Felix Krohn

Pricer’s Points: Subscription Monetization | Felix Krohn

The “Subscription Economy” is a term originally coined by Zuora CEO, Tien Tzuo, and since then picked-up by many media, describing a trend throughout most industries where traditional pay-per-products/services offerings are moving toward subscription-based business models and, consequently, transactional revenues are shifting to recurring revenues. This Subscription Economy has emerged due to select changes in […]

Pricer’s Points: The 8 do’s and don’ts of dynamic pricing | Dimitris Hiotis

Pricer’s Points: The 8 do’s and don’ts of dynamic pricing | Dimitris Hiotis

Dynamic pricing is one of the most exciting topics in the pricing world right now, with digitalization providing many great opportunities for companies to be more responsive with their pricing. But despite its technological underpinnings, dynamic pricing requires strong human oversight directed by a clear strategy. Dynamic pricing is certainly not new, having been pioneered […]

Pricer’s Points: The Burt Lancaster School of Pricing | Mark Ritson

Pricer’s Points: The Burt Lancaster School of Pricing | Mark Ritson

So negotiations began. For six months, Puttnam tried every tactic he knew to reduce the $2 million price tag. Each time, Lancaster reconfirmed his desire to make the film and pointed to the only stumbling block: his $2 million fee. With only days left before filming began, the Local Hero production team admitted defeat and […]

Pricer’s Points: Pricing market research is not always about the price | Bryan Belanger

Pricer’s Points: Pricing market research is not always about the price | Bryan Belanger

What we’ve found over the years doing this work is that pricing in the ICT space is often more art than science, and that customer anecdotes about pricing are often as valuable and instructive to pricing strategy as the market pricing data sets produced. Our approach to pricing research is rooted in interviews with representatives […]

Top Discussions

Discussion: Personalised pricing could cost you dear | The Times

Discussion: Personalised pricing could cost you dear | The Times

While such strategies persist in used car showrooms and flea markets, they mostly went out of fashion in the developed world a few hundred years ago when fixed prices came along. Some think it started with department stores — Bennetts in Derby in the 18th century or John Wanamaker’s stores in Philadelphia the next. Others […]

Discussion: Ten Year’s Worth of Learnings About Pricing | Tomasz Tunguz

Discussion: Ten Year’s Worth of Learnings About Pricing | Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, I shared a presentation with an executive team at a large public SaaS company on everything I’ve learned about pricing. Here’s a summary of the frameworks and theory that I’ve aggregated over a decade of investing in startups. Why do we set prices? Setting aside the important reasons of generating revenue and maintaining […]

Discussion: Bitcoin to crash in 2018 to USD 1,800, with crypto market cap falling 70% | Benjamin Quinlan

Discussion: Bitcoin to crash in 2018 to USD 1,800, with crypto market cap falling 70% | Benjamin Quinlan

Most current iterations of cryptocurrencies are, at their core, meant to operate as currencies. However, currencies have, for many centuries, needed to meet a number of specific criteria to be recognised as such – namely, acting as a unit of account, a medium of exchange, and a store of value. Despite fulfilling most of the […]

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 […]