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This Week in Pricing > 7/21/18

This Week in Pricing > 7/21/18

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:   Vistaar Vistaar is leading SaaS software provider that enables companies to optimize pricing, promotion, configuration, and rebate management.  Our solutions are powered by predictive models leveraged […]

Pricing News Daily > 7/20/18

Pricing News Daily > 7/20/18

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:   Vistaar Vistaar is leading SaaS software provider that enables companies […]

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans | The Washington Post

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans | The Washington Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an […]

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

After a rocky start, Amazon ended its fourth Prime Day on a high note. Sales from its 36-hour shopping extravaganza surpassed those from Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and last year’s Prime Day, making it once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon’s history, the company said. Small and medium-size businesses notably crushed the day, collectively making […]

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. … Drivers are full-time employees hired by third party transportation companies. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute, with no surge […]

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

EVEN by the standards of Hollywood, it sounds an unlikely pitch—an app that offers almost unlimited access to cinemas for $10 a month. The service, called MoviePass, pays cinemas full price for nearly every ticket that filmgoers use. By design, it loses more money the more people use it. The ending seems to be predictable. […]

We Define CPQ For Pricing | Professional Pricing Society

We Define CPQ For Pricing | Professional Pricing Society

What is Configure Price Quote (CPQ)? Configure price quote (CPQ) is an industry term for software solutions that help companies to streamline some of their core processes around the prices that they set for customers. CPQ software can help companies configure products or services in the most optimized way, pricing according to internal factors such as […]

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Is The Php2/Minute Charge Legal? Amid allegations of charging illegal fares, Grab Philippines maintained that it has always been “transparent” about its fare scheme. Grab spokesperson Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge was initiated “when Grab reviewed its pricing structure in June 2017,” and “was integrated to the existing per kilometer charges and is […]

McDonald’s Says Goodbye Cashiers, Hello Kiosks | Forbes

McDonald’s Says Goodbye Cashiers, Hello Kiosks | Forbes

My concern about this is personal. Without my opportunity to start as a grill man, I would have never ended up running one of largest fast food chains in the world. I started working at McDonald’s making the minimum wage of 85 cents an hour. I worked hard and earned a promotion to restaurant manager […]

Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices | Markets Insider

Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices | Markets Insider

“REDUCE PRICING NOW!” That was President Donald Trump’s message to OPEC last week, adding that “gas prices are up & they are doing little to help.” It was just the latest in a string of tweets taking aim at the oil cartel about energy costs. And ahead of the midterm election, where rising gas prices could hurt […]