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Pricing News Daily > 6/11/18

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Consumer Catch-up: Southwest ticket sales, Tesla refunds, computer car parts | abc7news.com

Consumer Catch-up: Southwest ticket sales, Tesla refunds, computer car parts | abc7news.com

Customers want Model 3 refunds When Tesla announced its lower priced Model 3, hundreds of thousands of pre-orders flooded in. Now many consumers are asking for their money back. A third party look at the pre-orders shows 23 percent have been refunded. The company told the website Recode that number is incorrect, but doesn’t say […]


Sophisticated pricing software is boosting car sales | IOL Business Report

Renault, JLR and Peugeot said their pricing strategies for spare parts were legal, did not take advantage of car owners and were focused on efficiency and ensuring availability for motorists. Peugeot said its replacement parts strategy “consists in offering ranges of spare parts that meet the needs of all customers, regardless of their budget, at […]


Apple may just change its iPhone pricing strategy this year | Gadgets Now

Apple may just change its iPhone pricing strategy this year | Gadgets Now

Apple’s pricing strategy at times – or rather mostly — borders on arrogant yet the company manages to ship millions of devices every year. Like every year, a few months before Apple gets ready to unveil its new iPhones, the rumour mill starts churning about the prices. This time, a noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has […]


Price transparency is sound health-care policy | TheHill

Price transparency is sound health-care policy | TheHill

Americans agree on one thing: health care costs too much, both individually and to our nation. In 1960, the average U.S. health care cost per person was $146. As a nation, we expended $27.2 billion, which represented 5 percent of GDP. Fast forward to 2016 when average per capita spending on health care was $10,348, […]


Walmart targets Cincinnati home delivery market with ‘transparency’ pitch | WCPO

Walmart targets Cincinnati home delivery market with ‘transparency’ pitch | WCPO

“The great low price you see on produce, on consumables, on soup and crackers, it’s always the same low price online as they are in stores,” said Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman. “That’s a big deal.” Similarly, Walmart’s delivery fee of $9.95 per order doesn’t change if you hit a certain order threshold, she added, and […]


Uber decries ride-hailing price cap passed in Honolulu | The Olympian

Uber decries ride-hailing price cap passed in Honolulu | The Olympian

Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States. The measure would prevent “surge pricing” if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set […]


The Latest: Uber derides ‘surge pricing’ limit in Honolulu | Star Tribune

The Latest: Uber derides ‘surge pricing’ limit in Honolulu | Star Tribune

HONOLULU — The Latest on a Honolulu bill that would limit prices ride-hailing services can impose on riders (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Uber derided the measure passed by Honolulu leaders capping what ride-hailing services can charge during peak demand. Uber released a statement Wednesday calling the limit “a solution in search of a problem.” […]


Costco, Target and Walmart are in a price war | CNN Money

Costco, Target and Walmart are in a price war | CNN Money

All four companies have said in recent months that they lowered prices. Costco: “Price is at the top of our list,” Costco chief financial officer Richard Galanti told investors on Friday. “When prices are going down…we want to be the first to go down.” Costco (COST) is using its tax cuts savings to invest in […]


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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