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Pricing News Daily > 2/9/15

Pricing 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.


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This Week in Pricing > 2/8/15

TWIP is a recap of the week’s best pricing focused news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Wiser Wiser provides a complete suite of solutions to give retailers, brands, and manufacturers the edge to stay both competitive and most importantly, profitable. Wiser’s flagship […]

The Psychology Of Pricing And Your Brand | Brand Quarterly

Pricing is much more than just saying “How Much”. Are you hurting your brand and your profits by sending the wrong unconscious messaging to prospective purchasers? Would a few pennies lower or higher make a big difference? Is your pricing presented in the right way? Learn how to win the “Brand Price Game”. Mention any […]

Why Cheaper Oil Doesn’t Always Lead to Economic Growth | WSJ

Tumbling oil prices were supposed to boost growth in a host of major oil-importing economies. It isn’t necessarily working out that way. Some governments have moved already to shore up their revenues by raising gasoline taxes or cutting fuel subsidies. At the same time, falling oil costs have pumped up deflation fears across Europe and […]

White House Issues Report on Big Data and Differential Pricing | The National Law Review

Yesterday the White House released a report discussing how companies are using big data to charge different prices to different customers, a practice known as price discrimination or differential pricing.  The report describes the benefits of big data for sellers and buyers alike, and concludes that many concerns raised by big data and differential pricing […]

Why You Should Never Ask Customers What They’ll Pay | Ash Maurya

An optimal price is one that is accepted but not without some initial resistance. It is your job to both set that price and convince the customer. Apple is a master at this. They manage to charge a premium for their products and get people lining-up for their products. Pricing is considered more art than […]

Drug firms say they won’t reduce prices | Independent.ie

DRUGS companies have vowed not to reduce the prices of their most profitable medicines – despite a warning by Health Minister Leo Varadkar that he may invoke legislation forcing them to do so. Mr Varadkar said he wants the pharmaceutical giants to cut the price of their patented drugs and, if they don’t, he will […]

Evaluating the Merits of Building Negotiating Into Your Prices | Entrepreneur

One way of dealing with customers who expect a discount is to build negotiating room into your price structure. A benefit to handling the issue in this way is that not everyone will attempt to negotiate. Some people will pay the higher asking price, which will increase your profit. Conversely, you may not wish to […]

10 principles to improve your pricing for (not only) starting entrepreneurs | primaERP

Sounds interesting? Then you, like many others, have probably spent some time thinking about the best way to price your products or services. You might have hesitated to make a decision for some time and have questioned the decision the second you thought about it or even made it.  Did I make the price too […]

Kelley MBA students offer free guidance to entrepreneurs launching ventures | Indianapolis Business Journal

Serial entrepreneur Gerry Hays wants to bring the drive-through concept to grocery stores. It won’t involve lighted menu boards or intercom systems, just smartphones. Using a mobile application, Hays said, consumers will be able to order quality meals ready for pickup at prices 30 percent below traditional prepared-food establishments. “They offer value, but they […]

B2B Pricing: Emotional & Economic Value | OpenView Labs

Getting emotional and economic pricing factors to work together is the black magic of B2B pricing. Both are important and both come together in the customer’s willingness-to-pay. Willingness-to-pay is something pricing experts talk about a lot. Some people, especially those focused on optimizing pricing by analyzing historical transactions, see willingness-to-pay as something out there to […]

Business Intelligence Software and Pricing Strategies | phocas

Suppliers to the automotive aftermarket and spare parts industries face numerous challenges when it comes to pricing their products appropriately. These challenges arise due to the inherent complexity of the market matched with a lack of understanding of what’s happening in their business. A number of innovative companies are making greater use of their sales […]

Pricer’s Points: 5 Tips on Market Segmentation | Frank Luby

An Inc. article this week asked whether Apple could kill the freemium music model when it relaunches Beats Music. It also cited some data and interesting analyses from Venrock’s David Pakman on how much people spend on music. Think about that phrase for a moment: “how much people spend on music”. Music spending and music […]

Discussion: Making “Freemium” Work

Harvard Business Review Article Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve networked on LinkedIn, shared files through Dropbox, watched TV shows through Hulu, […]




Webcast: Learn How Iowa Fluid Power Improves Price Realization with SPA | SPA

When: February 18, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern 

Register to attend our webcast where Jim Kaas, President of Iowa Fluid Power, will share their journey to pricing excellence and how they are leveraging science-based strategic pricing tools to improve price realization by identifying price-sensitive products and services. To implement a solution that enhanced profitability, developed pricing […]

Webcast: Stopping Margin Erosion with Pricing Technology | SPA

When: March 11, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern

Register to attend our webcast where Brandon Liebhard, Vice President at Hodell-Natco Industries, will share their journey to pricing excellence and how they are leveraging science-based strategic pricing tools to stop margin erosion by identifying price-sensitive products and services. To implement a solution that enhanced profitability, developed pricing discipline, and […]

Seminar: The Value-based Pricing of Innovation | Stage-Gate International

When: April 14-15, 2015

Where: Washington DC

Are you capturing the value of your innovation? Firms are pouring billions in innovation investments every year with the goal of creating differentiation and competitive products and services. Many, however, forget two critical elements in the innovation management process: the clear definition and measurement of […]

Conference: Manufacturing Pricing Excellence – Barcelona 2015

When: May 20-22, 2015

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Event Overview On behalf of Copperberg and the entire Pricing competence team I am delighted to announce our 3rd Annual Manufacturing Pricing Excellence conference scheduled for 20-22nd of May 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Since our last edition in Amsterdam, together with our advisory board and delegate network we have been […]




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The “Pricer’s Points“ 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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