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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: 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 […]

Discussion: How Does Your Photography Pricing Compare? | Joy of Marketing

Discussion: How Does Your Photography Pricing Compare? | Joy of Marketing

CONFIDENCE IN HOW TO PRICE PHOTOGRAPHY 82% of photographers surveyed stated that they are clueless or only slightly confident that their prices are profitable. And just 18% of photographers surveyed feel confident that they know how to price photography and their current photography prices are profitable. Many photographers doubt their math skills and use competitors’ […]

Discussion: Are department store prices phony? | RetailWire

Discussion: Are department store prices phony? | RetailWire

Through a special arrangement, what follows is an excerpt of an article from Retail Dive, an e-newsletter and website providing a 60-second bird’s eye view of the latest retail news and trends. For many purchases, it’s hard to know what the fair price is. That’s in part because of the constant barrage of sales, but […]

Discussion: The Pricing MBA | Michael Calogridis

Discussion: The Pricing MBA | Michael Calogridis

Over the past 10 years the growth of pricing strategy programs in almost every company has been very strong. There is clear support for improved pricing throughout C level and pricing is now frequently a ‘key improvement area’ of the CEO. The number of firms now offering price strategy implementation programs is at the point […]

Discussion: Psychological Pricing Is Your Golden Ticket to Selling More | Shopify

Discussion: Psychological Pricing Is Your Golden Ticket to Selling More | Shopify

You want to make money. That’s why you run a business. Whether you’re selling a product or a service—you’ll have to put a price on what you’re selling at some point. It isn’t easy to price something. It’s where a lot of business owners get stuck and put an arbitrary number on their product that just barely […]