Pricing News Daily > 5/21/18

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Strategic Pricing Solutions

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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Feeling squeezed by pricing pressure? Here’s what to do | Advisor.ca

Feeling squeezed by pricing pressure? Here’s what to do | Advisor.ca

If you’re feeling pricing pressure, you’re not alone. At CFA Toronto’s Annual Wealth Conference this week, about two-thirds of audience members said they feel price pressure. (The question was asked and answered via smartphone, with responses tabulated.) In the current environment of low-cost online competition, that pressure comes as no surprise and will likely increase. […]

 

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off | Skift

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off | Skift

Putting a price on something that customers previously got for free has become a key part of the airline business model and it seems other parts of the travel industry are catching on. European tour operator Thomas Cook says in its UK market it now makes an additional $13.50 (£10) per person in sales of […]

 

Ryanair earnings: Costs and guidance in focus | MarketWatch

Ryanair earnings: Costs and guidance in focus | MarketWatch

FY 2019 GUIDANCE: The company said in November that it doesn’t “share the optimism of competitors and market commentators for summer fare rises.” UBS analyst Jarrod Castle says he expects the company to guide for lower profits in fiscal 2019. Goodbody says that if Ryanair leads the market to conclude that fiscal 2019 profit will […]

 

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

The legislation legalizing ride-share businesses in Philadelphia allowed cabs also to increase their rates during busy times — which Uber calls surge pricing —  but so far, none has done it, Kirlin said. People in the industry see a consistent rate as an asset that could attract customers, she said. Leventhal noted cab drivers’ training, pointing […]

 

11 ASCs embracing price transparency | Becker’s ASC Review

11 ASCs embracing price transparency | Becker’s ASC Review

Here are 11 surgery centers with prices posted online for their procedures. Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center. Boulder Surgery Center provides estimates for the 25 most commonly performed procedures on its website. The prices don’t apply to patients covered by health insurance. Healthcare providers are required by Colorado’s Transparency in Healthcare Pricing Act of 2017 to […]

 

Walmart Earnings: More Signs It’s Fighting Hard on Pricing | Barron’s

Walmart Earnings: More Signs It’s Fighting Hard on Pricing | Barron’s

There’s more evidence that Walmart continues to fight hard on the pricing front. The retailer was recently cheaper, on average, than fellow Barron’s Next 50 stock Amazon.com (AMZN) in 8 of 10 categories studied by Guggenheim Securities, according to a Tuesday note. (Guggenheim checked prices on 10 baskets of 10 items.) In some cases, Walmart […]

 

Trump tries to break America’s addiction to high drug prices | Washington Examiner

Trump tries to break America’s addiction to high drug prices | Washington Examiner

President Trump, like former President Barack Obama, campaigned on the promise of taking on high drug prices. Trump, unlike Obama, is actually trying to keep that promise. The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services in recent days rolled out dozens of policies, which, if enacted, will lower the market prices we […]

 

Drug price ‘gag clauses’ make your medicine more expensive. Now, they’re under fire nationally | Philly

Drug price ‘gag clauses’ make your medicine more expensive. Now, they’re under fire nationally | Philly

Nancy Gordon is a retired insurance agent, fluent in health-care industry jargon, and even she can’t make sense of the prices she pays for prescription drugs. Last year, a three-month supply of Eliquis, which prevents blood clots, cost from $116 to $466 through her Medicare Part D prescription plan. The 75-year-old Philadelphia resident was thrilled […]

 

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

 

Customer quoting and pricing can be complex for distributors and manufacturers who have a significant number of products and customers. Sales teams can often struggle with identifying and quoting optimal pricing that balances profitability and competitiveness.

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!

 

 

This 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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“Consumers rarely respond to the lower prices enough to offset lower margins.”

KURT JETTA

 

 

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