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Pricing News Daily > 5/22/19

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B2B and B2C Pricing, Marketing, and Finance team leaders struggle to capture fresh, reliable, and actionable Willingness-To-Pay Pricing data to be able to effectively optimize all prices for all market segments GLOBALLY.

  • Are you confident that you have the right price for your existing products or services in every market?
  • Do you know what the price should be for a new product yet to be launched, or existing products into new markets?
  • Do you know what features are REALLY driving your customers willingness to pay by micro-market segment?
  • Do you have the tool to capture the data required to support REAL value-based pricing?

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Tesla changes Full Self-Driving pricing again, tries to simplify it | Electrek

Tesla changes Full Self-Driving pricing again, tries to simplify it | Electrek

Tesla is again changing the pricing of its Full Self-Driving package, which is now the same price whether you order it now or later during your ownership of the vehicle. The automaker hopes that the structure is simpler, but it still warns that the price may increase. Last month, Elon Musk claimed that Tesla vehicles are […]

 

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

 

Star Wars Land Merchandise Pricing & Locations | Disney Tourist Blog

Star Wars Land Merchandise Pricing & Locations | Disney Tourist Blog

In terms of pricing, this experience is a staggering $199.99 per lightsaber, plus tax with a carry case included. As with the droids, custom lightsabers are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts. Additional customization items can be purchased at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. The experience area is limited to the builder and one […]

 

AB InBev Beer Pricing Fine Exposes Problem With EU Market | Bloomberg

AB InBev Beer Pricing Fine Exposes Problem With EU Market | Bloomberg

If you’ve ever wondered why beer prices diverge so widely across Europe — from as little as 60 euro cents ($0.67) for a half-liter bottle of a local brew in the Czech Republic to 2.1 euros and more in Ireland — the European Commission’s decision this week to fine Anheuser-Busch InBev NV provides an important answer. […]

 

6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging | CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging | CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  The Texas Attorney General’s Office’s Consumer Protection Division settled lawsuits against two Texas gas stations accused of price gouging during the Hurricane Harvey disaster. The AG’s Office also secured Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with four Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gas stations. Under separate agreements, Encinal Fuel LLC and Lafayette C-Store will each […]

 

Could drug-price transparency raise prices? These lobbyists and lawmakers think so | MarketWatch

Could drug-price transparency raise prices? These lobbyists and lawmakers think so | MarketWatch

As Washington tries to address soaring drug prices, even efforts to just bring more transparency to the state of affairs aren’t a slam dunk. At a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, interest groups and Republican lawmakers voiced concerns about bills promising more sunshine. In testifying about the Public Disclosure of Drug Discounts Act, a representative […]

 

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

 

Tesla drops Model S and X standard range pricing by around $10,000 | The Driven

Tesla drops Model S and X standard range pricing by around $10,000 | The Driven

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has yet again adjusted its pricing, this time to the Model S and X. In March, the EV maker significantly slashed the costs of all variants of the Model S and X by up to 33% in some cases. This followed the removal of the 75kW battery variants in January, leaving […]

 

Webinar: Successful Price Increases using Market Insights | PriceBeam

Digitalization is everywhere of course. But whereas some industries are 100% digital from birth, others are still transforming from traditional consumer or industrial products to more of a digital service industry. Regardless of where your industry and company is on the digitalization path, pricing practices are severely impacted. Digitalization means increased transparency, more information,  as well as internationalization of buying and selling, but also new opportunities for value-adding and new services that can be offered and monetized.

Participants and viewers of the webinar will learn about:

  • What trends in digitalization mean for pricing.
  • Avoiding (some) pricing pitfalls when digitalizing existing offerings
  • Using digital insights to better understand opportunities
  • How to predict optimal prices for digital services using market research

The webinar will be available from the end of May 31st, 2019. If you have already signed up you will receive a link by the end of this date. Otherwise, sign up on the right and receive a link by email to view the recording.

 

 

Webinar (On-demand): Setting the Right Price on New Products or Services | PriceBeam

In this webinar PriceBeam co-founder and Chairman, Finn Hansen, together with The Pricing Coach, Mark Peacock walk viewers through various challenges around the pricing of new products or services.

This on-demand webinar covers:

  • Common challenges when creating new products or services
  • How pricing should play a more prominent role in the innovation process
  • The various steps of product development and how pricing can add value at each step
  • Different types of price research that can improve the value of the new product
  • Psychological pricing tactics to improve the introduction of the new product or service.

 

Webinar (On-Demand): Using AI To Get C-suite Attention For Pricing | Perfect Price and PPS

Pricing is high impact, but are you getting the attention you deserve? In any enterprise environment, the struggle for attention and resources is always an issue. As a pricing professional, how can you get c-suite attention for prioritizing pricing initiatives and allocating budget?

Aligning yourself with your company’s digital transformation initiatives is a great way to move pricing into the fold as a key driver. In particular, focusing on disruptive technologies like Cloud Technologies, AI, Machine Learning, and Decision Automation, can help to spark executive interest.

By choosing an AI vendor over other pre-internet vendors you’ll find more approachable budgets and rapid implementation timelines, which will aid immensely in getting executive buy-in. AI-based pricing tools, like Perfect Price, have measurable ROI and are proven to simulate pricing better than other technologies.

 

 

30th Annual Fall Conference & Workshops October 15-18, 2019 | PPS

We are excited to announce we’ll be in Las Vegas, NV for our 30th Annual Fall Pricing Conference & Workshops October 15-18, 2019! You can register now and take advantage of our Early Bird Offer.

 

Webinar (On-Demand): Machine Learning & Data – The Latest Pricing Opportunity | PPS and Vistaar

In today’s ever-evolving world, data and software driven strategies are imperative to creating sustained commercial success.

Computers are more adept than humans at sorting through data with complex variables such as frequently fluctuating costs, rapidly evolving pricing models, and shifting customer priorities. Modern pricing software solutions, powered by advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques, enable businesses to constantly analyze data on an unparalleled scale and drive decision making based on data.

In this PPS webinar, Vistaar’s Director of Product Management, Dushyant Zutshi, discusses how advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques drive intelligent pricing and sales strategies for success in the data-driven world.

 

“The single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power,” Buffett told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in an interview…

“If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by 10 percent, then you’ve got a terrible business.”

     – Warren Buffett

 

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