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Pricing News Daily > 3/12/15

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Headlines

Apple Watch Prices Revealed | TechnoBuffalo

Apple Watch Prices Revealed | TechnoBuffalo

Apple finally revealed the prices for its Apple Watch during a press conference in California on Monday. The company had previously only said that the Apple Watch will start at $349, and now we know how much you can expect to pay for each model. The Apple Watch Sport will be $349 for the 38mm, […]

What Would A $19,999 Apple Watch Mean For The Future Of Pricing Elasticity? | ForbesLife

What Would A $19,999 Apple Watch Mean For The Future Of Pricing Elasticity? | ForbesLife

If the upper end of the Apple Watch Edition line goes for $19,999 as John Gruber is predicting on his Daring Fireball blog, it will point to a radical amplification of Apple’s traditional pricing strategy. I say amplification because Apple has always had tiers of pricing. But these have almost always been based on functional […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Price Official | India Prices Hub

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Price Official | India Prices Hub

After Europe pricing details were reportedly tipped by Samsung officials at MWC, Samsung Netherlands has officially revealed the pricing of the two smartphones and has started taking pre-orders as well. Both smartphones are listed to ship on April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. At […]

No, Tinder’s Pricing Is Not Ageist. It’s Capitalist | WIRED

No, Tinder’s Pricing Is Not Ageist. It’s Capitalist | WIRED

TINDER, EVERYONE’S FAVORITE dating site punchline, recently rolled out a new paid service in an effort to monetize its massive user base. Since the introduction of Tinder Plus, many have complained about the company’s decision to charge older users more money for the new “premium” service. So that means the app’s pricing model is ageist, […]

How To Set The Right Price Every Time | Neuromarketing

How To Set The Right Price Every Time | Neuromarketing

Exactly how to price products is a big challenge for marketers, but new research provides valuable direction in this complex decision-making process. It isn’t just “big picture” pricing, like establishing margins and an overall price point, that bedevils marketers. There is plenty of research that shows $499.30 is psychologically more distant from $500 than the […]

Fixed Priced Billing vs. Hourly Billing | Jobber Blog

Fixed Priced Billing vs. Hourly Billing | Jobber Blog

It’s a decision many field service companies have to make; whether you should follow an hourly or fixed priced billing system, here are some pros and cons of both: Clients know exactly how they’ll be charged With a fixed priced system, your clients will know upfront exactly how much they’ll be charged. You’ll also have […]

Adobe Builds Marketplace To Grow Earning Potential For Creative Workers And Products | Forbes

Adobe Builds Marketplace To Grow Earning Potential For Creative Workers And Products | Forbes

Technology is good, but the net effect of digital automation and productivity enhancements, thus far, have driven the value of human labor down for all but the smart and lucky few. The future of work is a topic of intense interest for me, so I asked Wadhwani how he thought Adobe’s core group of photographers […]

Delta Responds on SkyMiles Pricing Issue | MJ on Travel

Delta Responds on SkyMiles Pricing Issue | MJ on Travel

Last night, DeltaPoints posted that he had heard from a Delta representative on the issue of Delta.com producing higher prices for award travel when checking “I Am Traveling” on the website. Further, the company made an announcement on FlyerTalk too. The gist of the announcement: they identified the error that was causing awards to price […]

Slide Show: Price Transparency Hits Tipping Point for Health Providers | Oliver Wyman

Slide Show: Price Transparency Hits Tipping Point for Health Providers | Oliver Wyman

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization, announced last week the introduction of guroo.com, a consumer-focused website that provides national, state, and local cost information for common health conditions and services using claims from multiple insurers for more than 40 million insured individuals. The launch of this new website underscores how […]

Pricer’s Points: Is Being Number One Always the Best? Pricing Strategy That Succeeds in the Medicare Supplement Market | Andy Baillargeon

Pricer’s Points: Is Being Number One Always the Best? Pricing Strategy That Succeeds in the Medicare Supplement Market | Andy Baillargeon

In the game of life, we’re taught that we should strive to be Number One. Whether it is in school, an athletic competition or just every day activities, being the leader of the pack is a goal we drive ourselves to achieve. However, when it comes to Medicare Supplement insurance, it’s a different story. Having […]


This Week in Pricing > 3/8/15

Headlines
– Pricing for Profitability – Understanding the Pocket Margin | Deloitte CFO – WSJ
– Is My Price Too High or My Customers Too Cheap? | The Sales Hunter
– Apple App Store Revenue Surge And The Rise Of Freemium App Pricing | Forbes
– Target undercuts Amazon on free shipping | Mashable
– D.C. cab drivers could have charged a $15 snow fee, but most didn’t | The Washington Post
…and more

 

Events

Workshop: Change Management in Pricing | Stephan Liozu

When: May 5-6, 2015

Where: Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole Hotel

Theories, Best Practices and a Transformational Framework More than 70% of projects fail because of the inability of organizations to change. The same goes with pricing projects and initiatives. Change in value and pricing management is challenging, sometimes tenuous, and might take a long time to […]

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 […]

Conference: Strategic Pricing Conference | SPA

When: June 11-12, 2015

Where: Las Vegas, NV at the Vdara Hotel & Spa at Aria

Learn how leading manufacturing and distribution executives have unlocked the keys to faster growth, stronger customer relationships, and market-leading profitability with SPA’s proven strategic pricing processes and technology. Event Overview Equal parts strategy and practical tactics, this complimentary Strategic Pricing Executive Overview event […]

 

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The following are highlights from some of our manufacturing client case studies that will help you to learn more about how companies have partnered with SPA to realize significant margin improvement with a fast ROI. These case studies cover all aspects of SPA’s work with clients including data and analytics, sales force training, behavior/culture change, […]

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