Pricing News Daily > 12/6/17

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Portland City Council supports tolling to ease highway traffic | The Daily Astorian

Portland City Council supports tolling to ease highway traffic | The Daily Astorian

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who runs the city transportation bureau, said he thinks the state should try tolling before it moves forward with the freeway expansions. “Let me be clear: In my opinion, congestion pricing should happen in these corridors before any shovels break ground,” he said. Under congestion pricing, the cost of using a […]

 

US Grocers Face More Than Just Amazon | The Epoch Times

US Grocers Face More Than Just Amazon | The Epoch Times

Traditional food retailers are facing challenges from online retailers as well as discounters. According to market research firm YouGov, online grocery market sales will reach $30 billion in 2021, up from $12 billion in 2016. While online retail emphasizes convenience and efficiency on the higher end of the market, discount retailers put additional pressure on […]

 

Humble lets engineers swipe right to their dream job | TechCrunch

Humble lets engineers swipe right to their dream job | TechCrunch

Satago has since pivoted into MindMatch, which aims to help recruiters hire more effectively, so Renwick knows a thing or two about the demands on both recruiters and their corporate clients. Now, by focusing on engineers with his newest hack, he’s working to empower them, too. In fact, the more swiping developers do, the smarter […]

 

Take Advantage Of Fluctuating Prices To Unwrap Savings This Holiday Season | CBS New York

Take Advantage Of Fluctuating Prices To Unwrap Savings This Holiday Season | CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It used to be retailers would charge one price for a product, and maybe put it on clearance at the end of the season. Now, prices can fluctuate by the minute, but there is a way you can make it work to your advantage. Experts say ‘dynamic pricing’ is used on […]

 

Dynamic ticket pricing use takes off, and teams hope it’ll lure fans back into sports stadiums | CNBC

Dynamic ticket pricing use takes off, and teams hope it’ll lure fans back into sports stadiums | CNBC

Many sports fanatics seem content to watch their favorite teams in a bar or in the comfort of their own homes. It’s easy to understand why, as pro sports ticket prices often run in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the game and location. According to Statista.com, the average ticket price for […]

 

Retailers and consumers view holiday shopping differently | FierceRetail

Retailers and consumers view holiday shopping differently | FierceRetail

“BDO’s CxO and Consumer surveys’ data shows that more than one-fourth of consumers plan to purchase the majority of their holiday gifts on Amazon this year, but retailers are more concerned about competition with big-box retailers than Amazon. Additionally, consumers’ plans to watch their budgets this holiday season also suggests that Amazon’s incredibly competitive prices […]

 

Chicago traffic jam solutions might include Uber-like pricing, express passes | Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago traffic jam solutions might include Uber-like pricing, express passes | Crain’s Chicago Business

“It’s way worse than it used to be and it gets worse every year,” said attorney David Dranoff, a resident of the western suburb who often commutes by car to and from his Loop office. In today’s era of ever-tightening public resources, fixing the bottleneck defies traditional road-building solutions. But a different approach that borrows […]

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Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Summary: Price optimization enables companies to move beyond cost-plus pricing and determine the range of prices that could be charged for a variety of customers and products. Price optimization can increase current operating income by 1 to 4% of sales, which in many cases will translate into a 20 to 50% increase in operating income. The most sophisticated […]

 


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