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Webcast: Boost Profitability with Better Contract Management  | SPA

Webcast: Boost Profitability with Better Contract Management | SPA

Contracts often play a vital role in a company’s profitability by representing millions in gross revenue. However, contracts can be challenging to manage and fully understand across the business. Do you find yourself asking questions like: – Am I spending too much time and resources managing contracts? – Am I losing margins due to expired […]

Postal Service Files For Rate Increase | The NonProfit Times

Postal Service Files For Rate Increase | The NonProfit Times

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a rate increase that, if approved, would increase postage rates anywhere from 2 to 4 percent, depending the class and category of mailings. The new rates would take effect on Jan. 21, 2018 after review by the PRC. The proposal […]

Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning | Bloomberg

Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning | Bloomberg

Shortly after taking over Uber Technologies Inc. in September, Dara Khosrowshahi told employees to brace for a painful six months. U.S. officials are looking into possible bribes, illicit software, questionable pricing schemes and theft of a competitor’s intellectual property. The very attributes that, for years, set the company on a rocket-ship trajectory—a tendency to ignore […]

This Chart Shows Why Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) Pricing Strategy Is Working | Benzinga

This Chart Shows Why Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) Pricing Strategy Is Working | Benzinga

Netflix, Inc.’s stock continued Monday to hit new all-time highs after the company confirmed a price increase for its two highest membership tiers. The price increase does mark the third of its kind since the video streaming option was launched in 2011, Statista highlighted. Granted, subscribers don’t like a price increase in any service they […]

Amazon’s 3 Underappreciated Growth Trends | GuruFocus.com

Amazon’s 3 Underappreciated Growth Trends | GuruFocus.com

Perception of being cheap but not actually the cheapest A common narrative would be that Whole Foods is a lot cheaper now that Amazon has taken over after its $13.7 billion takeover. If you take a closer look at Amazon’s pricing strategy with the precision of a pricing strategist, you will realize that perception can […]

Hulu Drops Price of Entry-Level Plan to $5.99 Monthly for Limited Time | Variety

Hulu Drops Price of Entry-Level Plan to $5.99 Monthly for Limited Time | Variety

Hulu is now offering its cheapest streaming plan, which includes commercials, for $5.99 per month for the first year — a short-term promotion aimed at luring new subs with the kickoff of the fall television and Hulu’s expanded TV library lineup. The move comes, coincidentally, as Netflix last week raised prices on its standard plan (to […]

Apple’s iPhone X Marketing Strategy | ValueWalk

Apple’s iPhone X Marketing Strategy | ValueWalk

Just a few weeks ago, the iPhone 8 and 8S went on sale. There were no long lines outside stores, and there was a sufficient supply of phones to meet demand. Most customers preferred waiting for the much more innovative iPhone X. It has now become quite apparent that this phone will not only be […]

Amazon Pressure With Whole Foods’ Competitive Pricing | eSellercafe

Amazon Pressure With Whole Foods’ Competitive Pricing | eSellercafe

The Amazon effect on Whole Foods Another effect on this is that customers from its competitors have shifted over to Whole Foods. Around 24 percent of new customers come from Walmart, while from Kroger it got 16 percent. This means that customers are preferring the lower prices that Whole Foods is offering as opposed to […]

Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to worry? | The Economist

Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to worry? | The Economist

IN HIS classic, “The Intelligent Investor”, first published in 1949, Benjamin Graham, a Wall Street sage, distilled what he called his secret of sound investment into three words: “margin of safety”. The price paid for a stock or a bond should allow for human error, bad luck or, indeed, many things going wrong at once. […]

“Pay For Use” Best Way To Combat Urban Congestion & Pollution, Researchers Say | CleanTechnica

“Pay For Use” Best Way To Combat Urban Congestion & Pollution, Researchers Say | CleanTechnica

There are many ideas on how to fight urban congestion and pollution. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have investigated more than 60 of them and come up with one recommendation — “pay for use” pricing of roads. Yup, the unseen hand of market economics is indeed best for the efficient allocation of scarce […]