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Pricing News Daily > 6/6/18

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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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Prospecting Dilemma: The Question About Price | Mark Hunter

Prospecting Dilemma: The Question About Price | Mark Hunter

How quickly should the topic of price come up in a prospecting call?  I’m sure you’ve faced this issue. You’re having a first or second conversation with a prospect and the issue of price comes up, and suddenly you’re in a prospecting dilemma about what to do next. Have you ever parked your car in […]


Ripple CEO: Bitcoin’s influence over cryptocurrency prices is almost over | The Next Web

Ripple CEO: Bitcoin’s influence over cryptocurrency prices is almost over | The Next Web

Since their inception, altcoin prices have mostly risen and fallen with the price of Bitcoin. According to Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, those days are numbered. “There’s a very high correlation between the price of [Ripple] and the price of bitcoin, but ultimately these are independent open-sourced technologies,” Garlinghouse told CNBC. “It’s early, over time you’ll […]


The Grab effect, Brunch | THE BUSINESS TIMES

The Grab effect, Brunch | THE BUSINESS TIMES

Pink for surge pricing Danis Lou, passenger experience design lead, believes that design is key to problem-solving. He leads a team that is responsible for the look and feel, and user experience, of the Grab rider app. Recently redesigned, the app now boasts a softer colour palette that retains Grab’s iconic shade of green and […]


Bar in KL Gets Massive Backlash Due to Increased Prices Despite GST Removal | WORLD OF BUZZ

Bar in KL Gets Massive Backlash Due to Increased Prices Despite GST Removal | WORLD OF BUZZ

A restaurant in Bangsar has come under fire for an increase in prices of their food, even though they’ve removed the 6% GST. Netizens exclaimed that by right, with the removal of GST, business owners should not be hiking their prices instead. The government body acted swiftly and sent officers over to the establishment to […]


Shipware announces robust, innovative pricing technology solution | FreightWaves

Shipware announces robust, innovative pricing technology solution | FreightWaves

Shipware, leading parcel & LTL spend management solution providers, announced this week the launch of its proprietary machine-learning software, Krystal AI. Krystal AI will improve operations and optimize carrier pricing by equipping customers with unique insights and customized data points generated by a combination of the industry’s most robust database and over 200 combined years […]


Kolkata: Yellow cabs take tech route to fleece you | Times of India

Kolkata: Yellow cabs take tech route to fleece you | Times of India

Yellow cab driver Kapila Routh, who lives in Chowbagha, said, “Look at the diesel prices. At over Rs 70 a litre, do you think we can afford to drive cabs on meter? Most of us are struggling to make ends meet because we don’t own the cars. After paying our daily rentals to the owners, […]


White House to Impose Metal Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico | The New York Times

White House to Impose Metal Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico | The New York Times

Along with fighting the tariffs at the World Trade Organization, European officials have been preparing levies on an estimated $3 billion of imported American products in late June. In a joint statement, ministers from France and Germany said the countries would coordinate their response. “Global trade is not a gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” Bruno […]


Petrol prices stable to March, but now hitting four-year highs | ACCC

Petrol prices stable to March, but now hitting four-year highs | ACCC

Drivers feeling the pinch of high petrol prices should use price cycle information and fuel price websites and apps to shop around, as petrol prices in some cities reached their highest levels in almost four years in May. Average petrol prices in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) remained broadly stable […]


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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