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Pricing News Daily > 5/31/18

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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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Jeremy Tauri: Charging the correct price | NZ Herald

Do you have trouble determining an appropriate price for your businesses goods or services? You’re not alone. Many small businesses which assume price is the only factor that their customers consider tend to also assume that a high price strategy won’t work for their business. It can be hilarious to discuss prices with people. I […]


Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation | AirlineGeeks.com

Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation | AirlineGeeks.com

The allegations indicated that Lufthansa increased the price of tickets on domestic routes and was able to do so because of a lack of competition. A case was opened with the German government that led to an investigation of the airline. Throughout the government’s investigation, 412 flights were analyzed on 13 routes for a period […]


How Beauty Companies Price Your Lipstick | Racked

The bottom line about the beauty industry’s bottom line Giving customers a peek into what it costs to make a lipstick is one thing. But the $17 billion question here (that’s how much the US prestige beauty industry sold in 2017) is: How do the prices consumers pay jump by ten times or more? There […]


Grab: Price spikes due to higher demand, not absence of rival | BusinessMirror

Grab: Price spikes due to higher demand, not absence of rival | BusinessMirror

PRICE increases in Grab were borne out of the dearth in supply and increased demand, and not because it had no one to compete with, a company official said, belying the government’s claim that Grab had jacked up its prices due to its virtual monopoly in the ride-hailing market. Leo Emmanuel Gonzales, who heads the […]


Call for fresh debate on removing GST from food | Jersey Evening Post

Andrew Bagot, managing director of Alliance, has called on the States to debate the removal of the five per cent tax from food to help bring costs down so that they are comparable with the UK. And, in a move he hopes will start a wider debate about food pricing in the Channel Islands, Mr […]


Bitcoin Price Manipulation Steers World’s Top Crypto in Difficult Direction | NewsBTC

Bitcoin Price Manipulation Steers World’s Top Crypto in Difficult Direction | NewsBTC

The Manipulation Will not Stop The US Justice Department is looking into Bitcoin price manipulation right now. Whether or not they will find anything out of the ordinary, remains to be seen. Even so, indicting anyone for this manipulative behavior will pose another big problem. Large holders of Bitcoin can effectively influence the market with […]


Why are cryptocurrency prices plummeting this time? | finder.com.au

Why are cryptocurrency prices plummeting this time? | finder.com.au

What’s Ether up to? Ether took a high dive, with interesting patterns emerging across different exchanges and coins. Its drop started on Bitfinex, but ETH prices followed suit on other exchanges before long and eventually went as low as $520 overall. However, on Bitfinex, they continued plummeting into the $400 range. Clearly one individual, or […]


Healthcare Price Information Availability Worsening | MedSpace

Healthcare Price Information Availability Worsening | MedSpace

Despite growing support for greater price transparency, US hospitals were worse at providing price estimates for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2016 than they were in 2011-2012, a follow-up survey of 120 facilities reports. “Our results provide sobering evidence that substantial efforts from government and industry to improve pricing transparency have had little tangible effect […]


Pricing Manager | Sprint

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Information Technology and Services, Computer Software, Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing

Job Summary

Enhances revenue optimization and profit maximization models for pricing and discounting. Analyzes and interprets impact of potential pricing moves on gross margin and regional, national, and channel pricing levels. Identifies and communicates trends in pricing, and proactively makes recommendations for management decision making. Develops databases, tools, and reports that support pricing information decisions.

  • Position will be responsible for helping create quarterly device pricing strategy & evaluating short-term promotional offers across various sales channels within the Prepaid Marketing Segment.
  • Position will also be responsible for assessing long-term customer value, as well as impact to the device subsidy budget


Corporate Pricing Manager | Atkore International 

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials, Construction

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management Analyst, Strategy/Planning

Job description

Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products and Solutions, serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security and mechanical applications.

The Mechanical Pipe & Tube Strategic Business Unit (SBU), a part of Atkore International, currently has an opening for a Pricing Manager in our Harvey, IL location. Harvey is located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Reporting to the VP/GM of Mechanical Pipe & Tube, the Pricing Manager is charged with growing contribution margin through a combination of strategic pricing and targeted growth initiatives.



Events and Resources

Conference: International Pricing Forum – IPF Paris 2018 | French Pricing Club

Date: June 13-14, 2018

Location: Cercle National des Armées in Paris, France

The IPF is the number one international pricing event in France, organized by pricing professionals (the French Pricing Club) for pricing professionals.

Too many pricing conferences are frustrating when presentations focus on general statements such as “you need to do value pricing” or “you need to work with your sales teams”.

The greatest value that the IPF will bring, is to focus on concrete case studies: Which issues? Which actions? Which obstacles? Which solutions and which lessons learnt?

On top of that, the IPF will also enable you to meet pricers from your area of business, through speed-meetings. You will not leave without speaking with the right people!

The ambition of the IPF is that you take away new actions to improve your pricing!

The number of places is limited to ensure a quality and high-level event, so don’t wait any longer and register now!


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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“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

– Oscar Wilde



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