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pricingnews-DailyPricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.

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Professional Pricing Society

Currently, PPS produces three major annual pricing conferences in Europe and North America. Each conference also houses a technology hall where sponsors display the latest in Pricing Solutions software. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation, our state of the art pricing certification program. Candidates may be certified after mastering a multi-stage curriculum followed by rigorous testing. Successful CPPs have acquired the core knowledge which not only places them in the top rungs of the pricing field, but also gives them the tools to enhance substantially their own careers.

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Pricer’s Points: Using Scope of Value to Price Your Next Project | Kathryn Williams

Pricer’s Points: Using Scope of Value to Price Your Next Project | Kathryn Williams

When you meet with a client to discuss your next big project, it’s important to have an idea of how much you are going to charge and if there is an opportunity to factor ‘value’ into the price. More often than not, businesses will set their price based on the estimated number of hours it […]


Bitcoin price CRASH sees ‘cryptocurrency billionaires’ suffer HUGE hit in financial value | Express

Many of them enjoyed a 14,409 average per cent rise to the coins in their wallets in 2017. The news has come as last week saw a mass sell-off of cryptocurrencies, leading prices to drop to their lowest levels for several months. The news has come as last week saw a mass sell-off of cryptocurrencies, […]


Trade Me fee change sparks angry response from retailers | NZ Herald

Trade Me fee change sparks angry response from retailers | NZ Herald

Plans by Trade Me to change its success fee model to include shipping costs has sparked an angry response from some retailers on the auction site. The change means that from March 14 success fees for professional retailers will apply to both the item sale price and the shipping cost. The change did not affect […]


Vanguard’s new CEO on Canada’s rapid ETF growth and just how low investing costs will go | The Globe and Mail

Despite the differences between the markets in which Vanguard operates, Mr. Buckley’s message as incoming CEO is consistent: He will continue to focus on the Vanguard promise of providing investors with top performing funds at the lowest price possible. “Maybe competitors don’t realize that we are built to be low cost across the board, but […]


Energy UK launches commission for vulnerable customers | Utility Week

Energy UK launches commission for vulnerable customers | Utility Week

“We look forward to working constructively with the commission and to the development of concrete proposals that will make a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of vulnerable people.” But challenger provider Octopus Energy said the commission is “not enough” to protect customers of the big six suppliers. Greg Jackson, chief executive of Octopus […]


GSA’s Murphy sees another path to reduce commercial pricing burden on vendors | FederalNewsRadio.com

If you aren’t familiar with TDR and wondering what’s the big surprise, let me catch you up a little. GSA developed the TDR initiative to replace the dreaded commercial sales requirement and its corresponding price reduction clause in June 2016. The Commercial Sales Practices regulation requires contractors to disclose to GSA details of any discounts […]


Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber has announced that it will introduce upfront pricing in Romania starting on Wednesday, February 14. This means that passengers will be shown the exact fare before requesting a ride – until now, they would only be shown an estimated cost. The price shown in the app will include the distance to the final destination, […]


Engaging Patients, Engaging the Public | Pharmaceutical Executive

Engaging Patients, Engaging the Public | Pharmaceutical Executive

Has the emphasis on pricing been too prominent in the reputation debate? The whole pricing debate does detract from what the industry is really about, which is bringing good health and longevity to people through innovation. Healthcare costs are multifactorial; aging populations, infrastructure costs and increasing wage bills all contribute to increasing societal costs.  The […]



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Featured Resources and Events

European Pricing Summit 2018 | Finance iQ

EU Pricing Summit 2018 300x250Date: April 16-18, 2018

Location: TBD in London, England

The advent of disruptive technology, growth of e-commerce and increasing competition from global markets are just a few of the reasons why leading companies are spending time and money to develop a pricing strategy that works.

Many pricing leaders are wondering what direction to take their pricing strategy in and want to benchmark with other organisations to decide what is the most profitable option. But KPIs and pricing models are almost always confidential, and the majority of organisations are unwilling to disclose the facts and figures that the industry needs. The industry has a dilemma where practitioners want to have insights on new developments in strategies, but they are usually subject to commercial secret.

Given this situation, IQPC will be launching a limited-access, confidential mentoring panel as part of our European Pricing and Commercial Excellence Summit to enable our clients to obtain first-hand tips from our mentors to assist them in creating the most profitable pricing strategy.

29th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

640x240-Chicago-Co-Mark-banner-11.21aDate: May 1-4, 2018

Location: Loews Chicago O’Hare Rosemont Hotel in Chicago, IL

We are excited to announce we’ll be in Chicago, IL for our 29th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference May 1-4, 2018!

You can register now and take advantage of our Early Bird Offer (Buy 2 Get 1 Free, expires March 23rd).


Training: Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Membership

Training: Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Membership

Why Become A Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Member? Your PPS membership will allow you to connect to a global pricing network of your peers who have the same career focus. Start your membership today to gain a competitive advantage and pricing power through PPS’ conferences, online training and access to top pricing executives. Increase your value by developing new knowledge, skills and solutions from leading experts in the pricing community. Your PPS membership will put you on the fast-track to obtaining your Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation.

This blog series provides a forum for pricing professionals to share their insights and experience. Our guest bloggers share their knowledge about specific product or industry challenges, geographic complexities, strategies, tactics, and technologies.

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This blog category offers a collection of top pricing related conversations on LinkedIn or in the comments section of pricing related blogs and articles.

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The following is a daily-dose of pricing cartoons and quotes, enjoy…

“People tend to be clueless about prices. Contrary to economic theory, we don’t really decide between A and B by consulting our invisible price tags and purchasing the one that yields the higher utility, he says. We make do with guesstimates and a vague recollection of what things are “supposed to cost.””

     – William Poundstone


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