Pricing News Daily > 5/14/18

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Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm helping clients with pricing strategies, data analytics, and pricing processes. SPS was formed by Scott Francis in 2005 with a vision of enabling B2B clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability to significantly improve their profitability. By providing flexibility in how we serve our customers, SPS consulting enables clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability and continuous improvement in profitability through better pricing decisions.

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Factors Setting the Tone for SeaWorld (SEAS) in Q1 Earnings | Zacks.com

Factors Setting the Tone for SeaWorld (SEAS) in Q1 Earnings | Zacks.com

Historically, the first and fourth quarters of each year are seasonally weak for SeaWorld. The company’s top line is expected to decline sequentially but is poised to witness year-over-year growth. Meanwhile, SeaWorld is increasingly focusing on its marketing strategy to highlight brand attributes and new additions. All of these are expected to boost attendance in […]

 

66 Express Lanes collect more than $6 million in tolls during first 4 months of operations | The Washington Post

66 Express Lanes collect more than $6 million in tolls during first 4 months of operations | The Washington Post

The peak-direction, rush-hour toll lanes operate on a dynamic pricing system, meaning the toll fluctuates based on demand, traffic and speed. There were about 13,656 vehicle trips per day eastbound between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., and 16,447 vehicle trips per day westbound between 3 and 7 p.m., according to VDOT’s latest performance report. Nearly 44 percent of […]

 

New study on air fares reveals that airport charges don’t determine ticket prices | Airport World Magazine

New study on air fares reveals that airport charges don’t determine ticket prices | Airport World Magazine

Competition on routes holds the key ACI Europe president and CEO of Munich Airport, Dr Michael Kerkloh, commented: “The study spells it out very clearly that the underlying demand and the level of competition between airlines on any given air route are the key determinants of air fares. “This means that airlines will always aim […]

 

Will MoviePass Have a Happy Ending? | Knowledge@Wharton

Will MoviePass Have a Happy Ending? | Knowledge@Wharton

For movie fans looking forward to this summer’s blockbuster hits, MoviePass is making an offer that’s tough to beat: Watch any 2D movie at any theater any day for $10 a month. Thus far, more than two million people have signed up for the subscription plan, which is the brainchild of Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe. […]

 

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Automation and scaling From there, Uber plans to continue to optimize. Much like how the introduction of UberPool allows commuters to dramatically reduce the price of a ride, Uber hopes to add ride-hailing optimization and smart trip planning to UberAir. Pooling riders, planning first- and last-mile trips to and from its skyport hubs with ground […]

 

Launch of bitcoin futures dragged down prices, Fed paper shows

Launch of bitcoin futures dragged down prices, Fed paper shows

Until futures existed it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to bet on the decline of bitcoin prices, the researchers said. As optimistic investors continued to bid up, the cryptocurrency rose more than 1,300 percent in 2017. The pessimists meanwhile, had no financial way to back a belief that the bitcoin price would collapse. “So […]

 

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes | The Brookhaven Courier

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes | The Brookhaven Courier

Thrifting is an example of one person’s trash being another person’s treasure. Thrifters have the opportunity to shop a variety of clothes at discounted prices. Racks are filled with rare fashion finds waiting to be worn. Thrifting is not a typical shopping experience, but it can lead to some unique finds if shoppers are willing […]

 

Alaska Legislature passes bill addressing drug pricing, PBMs | State of Reform

Alaska Legislature passes bill addressing drug pricing, PBMs | State of Reform

The Alaska Legislature has passed House Bill 240, which improves prescription price transparency for patients and includes some guidelines for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Under the bill, patients can now be informed of the lowest available price for their prescription. The bill requires that PBMs provide pharmacies with the methodology and sources used to determine […]

 

Tiffany & Co.Manager, Pricing & Analytics | Tiffany & Co.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Apparel & Fashion, Luxury Goods & Jewelry, Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Strategy/Planning, Product Management

Job description

The Manager of Category Pricing & Analytics will partner with Sr. Director and Director to drive direct margin improvement through global price optimization in collaboration with central and regional Finance teams. S/he manages […]

 

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials Consumer Goods Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Sales Management Analyst

Job description

Carrier Enterprise is looking for talented individuals to join our team. We currently have exciting opportunities for a Pricing Manager in Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL. The Pricing Manager role is the dedicated revenue management leader for their […]

 

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Utilities

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Finance Marketing Product Management

Job description

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential […]

 

Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX, October 23-26, 2018.

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“This thing called ‘price’ is really, really important. I still think that a lot of people under-think it through. You have a lot of companies that start and the only difference between the ones that succeed and fail is that one figured out how to make money, because they were deep-in thinking through the revenue, price, and business model. I think that’s under-attended to generally.”

     – Steve Ballmer

 

 

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