Pricing News Daily > 6/29/18

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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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Headlines

Why Apple Might Rethink Its iPhone Pricing a Little | The Street

Why Apple Might Rethink Its iPhone Pricing a Little | The Street

Two well-respected analysts think Apple (AAPL) will be more flexible with its iPhone pricing this year, and they have their reasons. On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty forecast Apple will assign an $899 starting price to the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor that’s due to launch this year, while charging $100 more for a 6.5-inch model. […]

 

Senate pushes for stronger drug-pricing policy than Trump proposal | Modern Healthcare

Senate pushes for stronger drug-pricing policy than Trump proposal | Modern Healthcare

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to use stronger tactics to curb high drug prices than its tempered strategy unveiled last month. In its first hearing on the White House’s drug pricing blueprint, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed for price controls and broad-strokes negotiation. The […]

 

Atlanta Falcons’ ‘Fan-First Pricing’ Model Yields Numerous Unforeseen Benefits | Forbes

Atlanta Falcons’ ‘Fan-First Pricing’ Model Yields Numerous Unforeseen Benefits | Forbes

When the Atlanta Falcons announced their “Fan-First Pricing” to accompany the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017, it was a revolutionary idea in the food/beverage world of professional sports. And while many sports organizations may be reluctant to drop their F&B prices that severely, they may need to reconsider when factoring in the additional spin-off benefits that […]

 

Iran sanctions could soon push oil prices above $90 a barrel, BoAML says | CNBC

Iran sanctions could soon push oil prices above $90 a barrel, BoAML says | CNBC

President Donald Trump’s sustained bid to disrupt Iran’s petroleum exports could soon help to push oil prices above $90 a barrel, analysts told CNBC on Thursday. Crude futures were seen hovering close to multi-year highs during early afternoon deals, after a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. stockpiles added to a rally fueled by a major Canadian […]

 

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

The traditional core objective of pricing technology was centered on the identification of the margin leakage. The pricing team operated the software and provided sales with insights to mitigate the margin erosion. Put another way, the software served as a business intelligence support system with considerable human intervention. From the sales person’s vantage point, the […]

 

Tesla Is Boosting Margins by Cutting Prices | TheStreet

Tesla Is Boosting Margins by Cutting Prices | TheStreet

Less is more. That’s the strategy that Tesla Inc. (TSLA – Get Report) is taking with the Model 3’s pricing following a surprise price cut to some trim levels this week. Electrek reports that Tesla changed up its Model 3 options and pricing Tuesday, among other things cutting the base cost of a Performance model from […]

 

EdbMails Announces ‘New Pricing and Features’ | Digital Journal

EdbMails Announces ‘New Pricing and Features’ | Digital Journal

Rehoboth Beach – 26th June, 2018 – In an effort to make Exchange server recovery services and software more accessible, EdbMails has announced an updated pricing model along with new Payment gateway integration to enable the users to pay with all cards, Amazon pay, Bank wire transfer.  Company has implemented a new pricing strategy across […]

 

MoviePass Parent’s Stock Hits New Low On Latest Financial Angst | Deadline

MoviePass Parent’s Stock Hits New Low On Latest Financial Angst | Deadline

Shares in MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson Analytics fell another 15% to close at a new all-time low of 24.62 cents as Wall Street continued to digest unsettling disclosures about its finances. After starting the year at $7.23 (down from a peak of around $32 last fall), shares have plunged into dangerous territory. They have […]

 

 

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

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!

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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

     – KURT JETTA

 

 

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