Pricing News Daily > 10/30/18

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The NBA is selling lower-priced versions of League Pass | Digiday

The NBA is selling lower-priced versions of League Pass | Digiday

The NBA is diversifying its subscription product, NBA League Pass, to offer more lower-cost pricing options outside its core $200 package. This season, the NBA started selling access to a full game for $6.99, through the NBA’s app, League Pass and B/R Live, a streaming service operated by Bleacher Report. Starting later this year, it […]

 

MyTaxi advocates ‘surge pricing’ for Irish taxi market | Irish Times

MyTaxi advocates ‘surge pricing’ for Irish taxi market | Irish Times

Allowing taxi drivers to raise fares during peak periods, such as in the run-up to Christmas, on Saturday nights and in situations where public transport is unavailable, could help get people home quicker, boost public safety and encourage more people to work in the industry. This is according to MyTaxi’s Irish country manager, Alan Fox, […]

 

Uber Introduces PyML: Their Secret Weapon for Rapid Machine Learning Development | Towards Data Science

Uber Introduces PyML: Their Secret Weapon for Rapid Machine Learning Development | Towards Data Science

Uber has been one of the most active companies trying to accelerate the implementation of real world machine learning solutions. Just this year, Uber has introduced technologies like Michelangelo, Pyro.ai and Horovod that focus on key building blocks of machine learning solutions in the real world. This week, Uber introduced another piece of its machine […]

 

Funeral Homes Respond To Pricing Violations | WKAR

Funeral Homes Respond To Pricing Violations | WKAR

Coping with the death of a loved one is stressful, and the cost of a funeral might not be the first thing on your mind. In order to make shopping around for funeral services easier, the Federal Trade Commission requires funeral homes to give people pricing information early in the process. But in the eyes […]

 

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Money is time. The proposed congestion pricing plan to create $1.5 billion in new funding for the MTA would also have the side benefit of saving express bus commuters up to two hours per week on their horrendously long commutes, a new report by the Riders Alliance reveals. All commutes on MTA express buses would […]

 

Research Reveals Disconnect Between Retailers and Consumers on Pricing | WWD

Research Reveals Disconnect Between Retailers and Consumers on Pricing | WWD

Apparently, shoppers’ views of price points are completely different from those of the executive leaders behind the brands and products they buy. Research released today at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit by technology solution provider First Insight Inc. reveals that there’s a “significant disconnect between senior retail executives and consumers” regarding low prices. […]

 

Orocobre seeing ‘psychology’ change in lithium pricing | MiningNews

Orocobre seeing ‘psychology’ change in lithium pricing | MiningNews

Orocobre achieved a new record quarterly sales price of US$14,699 per tonne (free-on-board) in the September quarter, above June’s record of $13,653/t. Managing director Richard Seville said he expected December quarter pricing to be lower, but pricing for the half shouldn’t be materially lower than what was achieved in the June half. He told analysts […]

 

Events and Resources

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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“Consumers rarely respond to the lower prices enough to offset lower margins.”

     – KURT JETTA

 

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