Pricing News Daily > 5/16/18

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Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber’s surge pricing has been a much-criticized part of the company’s business, but the company says it plays a critical role in making sure there are enough drivers for every rider. The additional rate kicks in when demand for rides outweighs the number of drivers who are available. If drivers see demand is spiking in […]

 

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

At issue is a 2016 Massachusetts law meant to prevent the ride-hail firms from using surge pricing during major storms, catastrophes, and other officially declared states of emergency. But Uber — which does not deny raising prices during the storm — argues the language of the law does not actually ban surge pricing. The law […]

 

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Many B2B and B2C businesses face the same question: What will bring more sales, disclosing our prices or having prospects contact us? The answer to this question varies. As consumers, we live in a world of instant gratification. We are accustomed to finding the information we need right away. We rarely send emails. Instead, we […]

 

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Higher input costs are pressuring U.S. companies to raise prices—a potential precursor to more consumer inflation—but shoppers are resisting their efforts to do so. Businesses are facing higher costs for everything from fuel and freight hauling to steel to accounting services. Input price increases have outstripped consumer price increases since late 2016, with some pipeline […]

 

Oil prices respond to U.S. move on Iran with surge | UPI.com

Oil prices respond to U.S. move on Iran with surge | UPI.com

Global spare capacity is at a premium. Late Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute reported U.S. commercial crude oil inventories declined 1.8 million barrels last week, far greater than the 400,000 barrel drop forecast by commodity pricing group S&P Global Platts. While the United States is producing more oil, it’s also exporting more. Extra supplies from […]

 

The Australian dollar is getting a boost from surging crude oil prices | Business Insider

The Australian dollar is getting a boost from surging crude oil prices | Business Insider

“After yesterday’s decision by President Trump to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions on Iran, oil prices embarked on a steady rise aided as well by overnight news of an unexpected drop in US stockpiles, reinforcing the notion that the oil market is tightening and hence vulnerable to a reduction of […]

 

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration | The Drinks Business

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, junior health minister Steve Brine said health officials carry out a “review of the evidence for minimum unit price in England,” as part of the government’s commitment to tackling problem drinking. “That’s why we are developing a new alcohol strategy,” he said. Scotland became the first country to […]

 

Boycott: Sidi Ali Blames Prices on Taxes, Angers Boycotters | Morocco World News

Boycott: Sidi Ali Blames Prices on Taxes, Angers Boycotters | Morocco World News

Prices Remain the Same Refuting the claims of boycotters, who said that the company has monopolized the Moroccan market and increased its prices, Sidi Ali wrote that it made a decision not to “increase the selling prices of all bottle sizes since 2010.”  The decision was taken “despite steady inflation and the increase of the […]

 

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

Webinar: Drive Greater Profits with Expert Pricing and Quoting Using a Joint Solution 24-May | Tour de Force & SPA

Date: May 24, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern

 

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Automating and integrating your pricing and quoting processes can quickly lead to increased profitability through better controlled margins and sales growth through consistent, fair, and timely market pricing.

Through Tour de Force’s partnership with SPA, Inc., we provide an end-to-end automated quote-to-order solution that provides both the functionality and visibility that your sales teams need to better manage customer relationships, pricing, and margins.

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.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

 

 

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