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Discussion: Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be? | Energy Institute at Haas

Discussion: Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be? | Energy Institute at Haas

“No company in a real market would ever price that way.”  If you’ve discussed electricity pricing much, you’ve surely heard this said by a person opposed to one retail tariff or another.  In almost every instance, however, the claim is both incorrect and irrelevant. Incorrect, because firms in unregulated markets are constantly experimenting with the […]

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: (11) India – When Discounts and Loyalty Programs Turn Anticompetitive | Conventus Law

Discussion: (11) India – When Discounts and Loyalty Programs Turn Anticompetitive | Conventus Law

For example, if the quantum of discount offered by a dominant enterprise is so significant that the sale price goes below the average variable cost, and the discount is offered with the intention to drive competitors out of the market, the CCI could consider it as predatory and hence anti-competitive. Likewise, when a dominant enterprise […]

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 […]

Discussion: Everyday Things Women Pay More For Than Men (Video) | BuzzFeed

Discussion: Everyday Things Women Pay More For Than Men (Video) | BuzzFeed

We recently took a trip to Target and found huge price differences between the same products for men and women.   Top Comments whatthewhatwhat  The difference is how men shop…we look at the price and shop accordingly. We don’t care if a bottle of shampoo smells like an unicorn’s ass, as long as it’s in […]