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Q&A: EpiPen Pricing | Dickinson County News

Q&A: EpiPen Pricing | Dickinson County News

Q: Why are you looking into the pricing practices of an FDA-approved product known as an EpiPen? A: Like so much of my oversight work, the issue of exorbitant price increases for a key medicine came to me from Iowans. They wanted answers about the high prices they were paying for their children’s medicine to […]

Black Friday Extends Its Reach Into Cyber Monday, Best Cyber Monday 2016 Deals: Amazon, Best Buy, Target And Walmart? | University Herald

Black Friday Extends Its Reach Into Cyber Monday, Best Cyber Monday 2016 Deals: Amazon, Best Buy, Target And Walmart? | University Herald

Black Friday has become successful marketing campaigns in the US because many Americans would take advantage of the day, which is falls after a long holiday weekend. During this shopping event, retailers may cut prices aggressively just to get consumers into their stores to kick-start the holiday shopping season. But by the next day, Americans […]

Black Friday 2016: Nike Store Trashed By Shoppers | Fortune

Black Friday 2016: Nike Store Trashed By Shoppers | Fortune

The store was left completely trashed. Chaos is as much a part of Black Friday as the discounts. This year has been no exception: Between Thursday and Friday, a Tulalip, Wash.-based Nike factory store at Seattle Premium Outlets was left look as if a “zombie apocalypse” had passed through, Instagram user Wannie Rodriguez commented. A […]

Black Friday 2016: US Shoppers Just Spent $1.2 Billion Shopping Online Via Mobile Phones | News Every Day

Black Friday 2016: US Shoppers Just Spent $1.2 Billion Shopping Online Via Mobile Phones | News Every Day

Black Friday is synonymous with riots and stampedes when it comes to shopping at physical malls on the said day. People in the US just go crazy over the low prices that they wake up early and huddle in front of stores to wait for the doors to open. When the doors finally open, all […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers | Network World

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers | Network World

“The 2016 holiday shopping season is the tipping point for mobile shopping,” said Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., chief economist, CTA, in a statement. “Consumers are shifting increasingly to mobile shopping, due to higher ownership rates of mobile devices and increasing ease, comfort and convenience. It’s also been a record year for tech, according to the CTA, […]

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Pricing News Daily > 12/1/16

Pricing News Daily > 12/1/16

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:     Strategic Pricing Solutions Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management […]

Black Friday 2016: Nike Store Trashed By Shoppers | Fortune

Black Friday 2016: Nike Store Trashed By Shoppers | Fortune

The store was left completely trashed. Chaos is as much a part of Black Friday as the discounts. This year has been no exception: Between Thursday and Friday, a Tulalip, Wash.-based Nike factory store at Seattle Premium Outlets was left look as if a “zombie apocalypse” had passed through, Instagram user Wannie Rodriguez commented. A […]

No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

The year 2016 is almost over.  All businesses should reflect on what has worked, and what has not worked; and they should be prepared to adjust in 2017.  That evaluation should include reviewing the results of decisions made regarding pricing strategies and tactics.  Equally important, the evaluation should be rigorous and thorough, and there should […]

Cyber Monday 2016: The best bargains — and how to protect yourself | TODAY.com

Cyber Monday 2016: The best bargains — and how to protect yourself | TODAY.com

But are Cyber Monday deals better than Black Friday bargains? It depends. “We’ve got different sales today. Some of them are not quite as good. Some of them are better,” TODAY financial adviser Jean Chatzky said Monday. Among the deep-discount items to look for: Televisions and computers Winter apparel and shoes Books Travel deals (particularly […]

What are the UK’s best Cyber Monday 2016 deals – and where can I find them? | The Telegraph

What are the UK’s best Cyber Monday 2016 deals – and where can I find them? | The Telegraph

Cyber Monday, the online shopping bonanza, refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, which rounds off a four-day weekend of mega sale shopping. This year it falls on November 28. Until 2014, Cyber Monday was the world’s biggest online sales day until its rival Black Friday took over. Black Friday became a shopping sensation in the US because many […]

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Pricer’s Points: Dos and Don’ts in B2B Pricing | Stephane Bratu

Pricer’s Points: Dos and Don’ts in B2B Pricing | Stephane Bratu

1. Work on coordinating pricing strategy with product management: Product rationalization is important and it is often the case that a distributor has too many vendors for the same type products (instead of having 3 vendors: good/better/best they might have 5 vendors). As we have seen many times, the distributor’s pricing effectiveness weakens because the purchasing […]

Pricer’s Points: Yo E, how do you deal with the anxiety of pricing… | Eric Hu

Pricer’s Points: Yo E, how do you deal with the anxiety of pricing… | Eric Hu

Anonymous asked: Yo E, how do you deal with the anxiety of pricing a commission/job for a client in person? I tend to avoid agreeing to things in person and I usually ask for 24 hours before I say yes to anything. It takes discipline because sometimes I get anxiety it appears sus to the […]

Pricer’s Points: 4 pricing tactics to boost revenues without increasing price | Alexander Stahmer

Pricer’s Points: 4 pricing tactics to boost revenues without increasing price | Alexander Stahmer

Pricing is not just about having the right price point, but to a large extent also about having the right price perception. Behavioral pricing is an area that provides you with several different tactics on how to communicate price and adjust your offer so that the price looks right.  #1 Offer alternatives and the ‘anchor’ effect […]

Pricer’s Points: Analytics for B2B Price Realization | Bhooshan Wabgaonkar

Pricer’s Points: Analytics for B2B Price Realization | Bhooshan Wabgaonkar

Warren Buffet famously said that “if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by 10 percent, then you’ve got a terrible business”. However most businesses are facing an ever increasing pricing pressure, possibly due to lack of prayer sessions. The text-book answer to this situation is to increase value delivered to […]

Pricer’s Points: Does it really matter if Amazon eliminates list prices? | Garth Hoff

Pricer’s Points: Does it really matter if Amazon eliminates list prices? | Garth Hoff

Does it really matter if Amazon eliminates list prices? There have been several recent articles focused on the death of list pricing and/or on how list pricing is so deceptive that it’s useless anyway. Here is my take… 1 – This sounds like an overreaction to lawsuits where sellers are manufacturing list pricing that is […]

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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: Why Smart People Pay Too Much For Paper Products And Cleaning Supplies | Bruce Gottfried

Discussion: Why Smart People Pay Too Much For Paper Products And Cleaning Supplies | Bruce Gottfried

Since joining Paramount Paper and Plastics Inc. I have experienced working under a different business model. Under this model an item is marked up a fixed maximum percentage to all customers. If there is extreme competitive pressure on an item it is reduced a maximum of 5%. Other items on the order are not raised […]

Discussion: Business Musings – Price Wars and Victims | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Discussion: Business Musings – Price Wars and Victims | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I had an interesting experience this week: I just bought a brand-new hardcover novel for less than I would have paid for the ebook. I wouldn’t have noticed except that I’ve been doing a lot of stuff online this week, and Amazon, good marketers that they are, sent me an e-mail to let me know […]