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Pricing News Daily > 6/27/14

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals.

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How to Succeed in Business by Bundling – and Unbundling | Harvard Business Review

HBR: Bundling is often portrayed as being somehow customer unfriendly. And I think the current bundle that probably gets the most flak is the cable bundle. Barksdale:  Well, being in the cable content business and network business, I would say that it’s probably the number one debate these days, not only within the cable companies, […]

“How Much Should I Charge?” Freelance Pricing Part One | Elizabeth Hanes RN

What is a 750-word article worth? How about a five-page case study? A 500-word blog post? Of all the issues involved with freelance writing, pricing may be the thorniest issue you’ll deal with. It’s such a huge topic, I’m devoting two blog posts to it. … Pricing is less a science than an art. Aside […]

Pricing Business Services: How Much Should I Charge? | PowerHomeBiz.com

Knowing how much to charge for your service business is one of the toughest decisions for any would-be entrepreneur. While there is no single formula for calculating the price of your services, your pricing structure should follow the simple accounting principle of Income ­ Cost = Profits. This means that you must price your work […]

Why Amazon didn’t go cheap with the Fire Phone | BizFeedz.com

When Amazon entered the tablet market with the $199 Kindle Fire, it set off a price war. Jeff Bezos noted that the company produces “premium products at a non-premium price.” But while Amazon has shown some willingness to follow others down the ladder as tablet pricing has collapsed, offering the Kindle Fire HD for $139, […]

McDonald’s supersizes Big Mac prices at Springfield Lakes store | The Australian

McDONALD’S restaurants are supersizing their prices in some regions, with the fast food giant taking the biggest bite out of hip pockets in Springfield Lakes. Consumers at the McDonald’s-owned Spring Lake Metro outlet pay a beefed-up $5.50 for the flagship Big Mac, compared to $5.25 for the same burger at the nearby Bellbird Park and […]

Morrisons announces another round of price cuts | BBC News

Morrisons has announced further price cuts in its latest effort to win back customers and revive its business. It is the latest round in a price war among British supermarkets, which are reacting to the challenge of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. From Monday the price of 135 Morrisons products, including flour and oven […]

Andrew Coyne: Vancouver’s road pricing proposal a revolutionary fix for gridlock | National Post

The plan? The mayors refer to it as “comprehensive mobility pricing.” It’s never quite spelled out what this means, but it’s clear this would go far beyond putting tolls on the odd bridge or highway, of a kind the region’s inhabitants have grown used to — a piecemeal approach that has simply shifted the burden […]

When parking prices reflect demand, everybody wins | Greater Greater Washington

When San Francisco let parking prices fluctuate with demand, drivers found it easier and faster to find parking. The city maximized its valuable curb parking spaces and modestly sped up buses. … It took less time to find parking The project’s “primary focus was to make it easier to find a parking space,” with prices […]

Residential parking: Is a postcode lottery ripping you off? | The London Economic

And while London’s motorists seem to shoulder a heavier burden than most, there are similar discrepancies even in rural areas. The FOI requests found that some residents in West Somerset are paying only £8 a year for their residential parking scheme, while just a few miles over in Taunton Dean and South Somerset, the charge […]

Dynamic electrical pricing demands dynamic price data. | Waldo Jaquith

The power industry has begun its long-anticipated shift towards demand-based pricing of electricity. Dominion Power, my electric company here in Virginia, has two basic rates: winter and summer. Although the math is a bit complicated, electricity costs about 50% more in the summer than in the winter, averaging 12¢ per kilowatt hour. (One can also pay for sustainably […]

Whole Foods agrees to 800K fine for California violations | Supermarket News

Whole Foods Market has agreed to pay $800,000 to three Southern California cities following a statewide investigation that found the chain had what prosecutors called “widespread pricing violations.” The case grew out of an investigation of more than a year by state and county Weights and Measures inspectors, working with Whole Foods — an investigation […]

2014 Altman Weil Survey: Pricing Jumps to Top | Patrick on Pricing

Altman Weil recently released the results of its sixth annual Law Firms in Transition survey. Pricing is, once again, front-and-center. Whereas law firm pricing played a prominent role in last year’s survey, this year pricing is the major theme of the 2014 report: Large majorities of law firm leaders responding to the survey agree that greater price […]

The Role of Pricing in Defining Product Requirements | PROS

The Pragmatic Marketing theme for this month is “Requirements.” As their pricing blogger, I wanted to write on how pricing should help when defining product requirements. Here are my thoughts. What are yours? Let’s start by defining “requirements” as what the product team gives the development organization to work on. These are the next features […]

This Week in Pricing > 6/21/14

TWIP is a recap of the week’s top pricing strategy in the news and resources for pricing professionals. We also publish a daily digest of top pricing news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership and industry news and events. The Past Week’s Top Pricing Related Headlines Is Your Price High Enough? | The Sales […]

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