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Strategic Pricing Solutions

Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm helping clients with pricing strategies, data analytics, and pricing processes. SPS was formed by Scott Francis in 2005 with a vision of enabling B2B clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability to significantly improve their profitability. By providing flexibility in how we serve our customers, SPS consulting enables clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability and continuous improvement in profitability through better pricing decisions.

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Maine Turnpike To Consider Options To Alleviate Portland Traffic | WCYY

Maine Turnpike To Consider Options To Alleviate Portland Traffic | WCYY

So the Maine Turnpike Authority has posted a list of 12 alternatives to their website, some of which could be eye-opening in terms of cost and change to the way of life. For instance, alternative #3 would add surge pricing to the Maine Turnpike. That means during the busiest hours, 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm, toll pricing […]


Trust and pricing: a complex relationship | Utility Week

Trust and pricing: a complex relationship | Utility Week

In response to the ongoing issues with trust, Utility Week established the Customer Trust Council in 2017, in association with WNS Global Services (WNS). It works with energy suppliers, networks, water companies and consumer representatives to explore what has gone so badly wrong – and what the industry can do to fix it. At the […]


Mary Meeker on healthcare consumerization driving down costs | CNBC

Mary Meeker on healthcare consumerization driving down costs | CNBC

People are spending more on healthcare than ever before, Meeker’s data shows, and people are starting to view it with the same expectations that they would have for other consumer products, including desires for on-demand access and transparent pricing. Technology companies, from startups to top firms, have started to fill gaps and provide solutions. Major […]


Pricer’s Points: eCommerce & Pricing: Threat or Opportunity? | Thomas Igou

Pricer’s Points: eCommerce & Pricing: Threat or Opportunity? | Thomas Igou

I had the fantastic opportunity to moderate a roundtable discussion on the topic at the 6th Annual Manufacturing Pricing Excellence in Milan and listen to different viewpoints. The one common thread among all pricing leaders in the face of the growth of ecommerce: “we cannot lose control of our prices.” There was no common thread, however, on […]


Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices | Reuters

Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices | Reuters

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated pricing software, according to sales presentations prepared by the software vendor, Accenture, and other documents filed in a court case. The software works, Accenture told prospective clients, by identifying which […]


Three psychological pricing hacks to improve sales performance | 9 Spokes

Setting prices can feel like a gamble. You want to entice your customers with the illusion of a deal but also meet your margins and grow your business. How should a small business move forward? Why not take a cue from our friends Ben and Sigmund….. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the saying “a penny […]

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Product Gems: Car Sales 101: Anchoring | Product Gems

Product Gems: Car Sales 101: Anchoring | Product Gems

Very few buyers expect to pay the full advertised price for a new car. Walking into the showroom you’re confident of negotiating a good deal, remembering that one time you haggled for some souvenirs in a bazaar on holiday. You see the price sticker in the car window. Of course, you’re not going to pay […]


Will Dynamic Pricing Change Sales of Car Parts? | PYMNTS.com

Will Dynamic Pricing Change Sales of Car Parts? | PYMNTS.com

Dynamic pricing has produced more than $1 billion in revenue for automakers over the last decade, according to a report from Reuters this week (June 3). The account of that earnings boost not only reveals how the process works, but raises questions about how the use of pricing software might change the automotive and insurance […]


Pricing Manager | Sprint

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Information Technology and Services, Computer Software, Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing

Job Summary

Enhances revenue optimization and profit maximization models for pricing and discounting. Analyzes and interprets impact of potential pricing moves on gross margin and regional, national, and channel pricing levels. Identifies and communicates trends in pricing, and proactively makes recommendations for management decision making. Develops databases, tools, and reports that support pricing information decisions.

  • Position will be responsible for helping create quarterly device pricing strategy & evaluating short-term promotional offers across various sales channels within the Prepaid Marketing Segment.
  • Position will also be responsible for assessing long-term customer value, as well as impact to the device subsidy budget


Corporate Pricing Manager | Atkore International 

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials, Construction

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management Analyst, Strategy/Planning

Job description

Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products and Solutions, serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security and mechanical applications.

The Mechanical Pipe & Tube Strategic Business Unit (SBU), a part of Atkore International, currently has an opening for a Pricing Manager in our Harvey, IL location. Harvey is located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Reporting to the VP/GM of Mechanical Pipe & Tube, the Pricing Manager is charged with growing contribution margin through a combination of strategic pricing and targeted growth initiatives.



Events and Resources

Conference: International Pricing Forum – IPF Paris 2018 | French Pricing Club

Date: June 13-14, 2018

Location: Cercle National des Armées in Paris, France

The IPF is the number one international pricing event in France, organized by pricing professionals (the French Pricing Club) for pricing professionals.

Too many pricing conferences are frustrating when presentations focus on general statements such as “you need to do value pricing” or “you need to work with your sales teams”.

The greatest value that the IPF will bring, is to focus on concrete case studies: Which issues? Which actions? Which obstacles? Which solutions and which lessons learnt?

On top of that, the IPF will also enable you to meet pricers from your area of business, through speed-meetings. You will not leave without speaking with the right people!

The ambition of the IPF is that you take away new actions to improve your pricing!

The number of places is limited to ensure a quality and high-level event, so don’t wait any longer and register now!


Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX,October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!



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“Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.”

     – Mary Schmich



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