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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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Pricing strategies for startups | Telangana Today

Pricing strategies for startups | Telangana Today

I’m sure we have all heard of that fraud where tourists walk into a restaurant, order some basic food item-dosa, idli kind of thing-and are presented with a bill for thousands at the end of it. And the swindlers at the restaurant claim that the tourists should have checked the prices on the menu before […]

 

Dynamic-pricing option for taxi operators approved | TODAYonline

Dynamic-pricing option for taxi operators approved | TODAYonline

The new surge pricing model will complement the existing metered-fare model for commuters SINGAPORE — Paving the way for a sea change in how demand for taxis will be met during peak hours, the Public Transport Council (PTC) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (March 17) gave several traditional taxi operators the green light […]

 

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]

 

Apple ‘Underpricing’ Strategy for AirPods, Apple Watch: Analyst | Fortune

Apple ‘Underpricing’ Strategy for AirPods, Apple Watch: Analyst | Fortune

Apple has long been viewed as a “luxury” device maker with high prices. But now one analyst believes the company is changing its tack. The tech company has engaged in an “underpricing” strategy with its AirPods wireless earbuds and Apple Watch smartwatch, Above Avalon analyst Neil Cybart said this week. He believes Apple’s AirPods, which […]

 

“Dynamic Pricing” System for Taxis | REACH

“Dynamic Pricing” System for Taxis | REACH

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Public Transport Council (PTC) in a joint statement today (17 Mar) announced that taxi companies will be implementing a new “dynamic pricing” system (i.e. surge pricing) in which fares will vary according to passenger demand. The proposal for such a system was put forth by cab operators. This new […]

 

The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing | Above Avalon

The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing | Above Avalon

As Apple pushes deeper into luxury brand territory, the company is making its products more accessible through lower pricing. At $159, Apple is underpricing AirPods. The same can be said for Apple Watch, priced at $269. In just ten years, we have moved from the “Apple Tax” days, when Apple was accused of pricing products artificially […]

 

Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is making additional investments in its pricing strategy to ensure it remains the most affordable retailer within the U.S. A recent price comparison by Reuters in five cities for a basket of 15 items showed Wal-Mart offering the goods at 5% to 10% cheaper than Aldi. Wal-Mart’s new pricing strategy is being used […]

 

Did Emflaza’s DMD approval expose cracks at the FDA? Lawmakers want to know | FiercePharma

Did Emflaza’s DMD approval expose cracks at the FDA? Lawmakers want to know | FiercePharma

After lambasting Marathon Pharma for its pricing strategy on a decades-old med recently approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings are turning their fire on the FDA. The congressmen wrote FDA Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff to pose some “serious questions” about the agency’s review and approval for Emflaza. They […]

 

Featured Content and Events

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

WHAT IS CPP? The Certified Pricing Professional program is your one-stop solution for addressing many of the pricing problems you may encounter in the conduct of your business. Whether it is price optimization or revenue management, by obtaining advanced knowledge and expertise in pricing, you can set yourself apart from your competition and steer your […]

 

 

Workshop: Dollarizing Differentiation Value | Stephan M. Liozu, CPP at PPS Spring Conference

Workshop: Dollarizing Differentiation Value | Stephan M. Liozu, CPP at PPS Spring Conference

Location: Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel in Miami, FL

Date: May 3, 2017

The dollarization of differentiation value is at the heart of value-based pricing. Join this one-day workshop to learn the 6 steps of value-based pricing and to discover a realistic approach to the science and art of dollarization. You will discover multiple case studies and go through short dollarization exercises. At the end of the workshop you will learn how to operationalize dollarization in your business and your culture. Participants receive a signed copy of Stephan’s latest book called “Dollarization of Differentiation Value”.

Attendees will learn:

  • The 6 steps of value-based pricing
  • The science and art of dollarization
  • What to dollarize and when to use numbers in value-propositions

 

PPS - Miami 2017 Conf

Conference: 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Location: Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel in Miami, FL

Date: May 2-5, 2017

You want your pricing “done right,” but how do you conquer the key pricing challenges that face your corporation?

Find out how you can build a winning corporate strategy at the PPS 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference in Miami, FL!

We will be at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, from May 2-5, 2017 for a week of opportunities to help you align your organization for its highest potential!

Follow the hashtag #PPSMIA on social media networks.

 

Conference: Battle for Margin > SPASIGMA Negotiation Workshop & Pricing Strategy Seminar | SPA 

Date: June 8-9, 2017

Location: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Nevada

This big-picture seminar presents SPA’s unique blend of analytical and training tools to drive industry-leading profitability. The seminar provides critical insights to C-Suite Executives, Pricing Leaders, Sales Leaders, Procurement Leaders, across a broad cross-section of industries. This engaging seminar incorporates expert instruction, case studies, role-playing, and entertaining videos to present personality-type theory, negotiation skills, and analytical tools. These tools will enable any organization to maximize profitability, typically by 200 to 500 basis points, or 2 – 5% of sales. The seminar addresses the strategic and practical tools that are fundamental to maximizing shareholder value. It will help you to re-focus your organization increasing performance in their daily jobs while capturing greater economic value. With expert training, and long-term retention and analytical tools, your team can negotiate better to buy lower and sell higher, thus maximizing profits and shareholder value.

 

 

Conference: European Pricing Summit | Finance iQ

Conference: European Pricing Summit | Finance iQ

Date: June 27-28, 2017

Location: Palace Hotel in Berlin, Germany

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 access to others’ KPIs without fully revealing theirs!

 


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