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PODCAST: both sides of price transparency | bluenotes

PODCAST: both sides of price transparency | bluenotes

Transparency around healthcare pricing in the form of comparison services in Australia could have the unintentional effect of leading to higher prices, according to an academic and expert in the sector. Speaking to bluenotes on podcast, Professor Anthony Scott of The University of Melbourne said there was no straightforward solution to the issue. “Transparency is […]

 

Sebi proposes ways for more transparency in spot price polling mechanism | The Economic Times

Sebi proposes ways for more transparency in spot price polling mechanism | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: To improve transparency and credibility to the spot price polling mechanism in commodities, Sebi has proposed to make it compulsory for exchanges to accredit an independent polling agency and bring such agency under its purview. The capital markets regulator has come out with a consultation paper on ways to enhance efficiency in the […]

 

Bitcoin Price: ‘More Blood to Come’ as Cryptocurrency Crashes Below $6,000 | Newsweek

Bitcoin Price: ‘More Blood to Come’ as Cryptocurrency Crashes Below $6,000 | Newsweek

he price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin continued to fall this week, crashing to a low of $5,806 per coin on Thursday. One blockchain expert has now warned “there is more blood to come.” In early March, the virtual currency was priced at more than $11,000 per coin but has been on a downward trajectory since, […]

 

The Psychology of MoviePass Outrage, or: Why Is My Consumer Brain So Dumb? | The Ringer

Knowing this much, you’d think a business like MoviePass might embrace a pricing strategy that would require them to send fewer emails to its customers that beg users for their “steadfast support of our company and growth.” Apple, for instance, applies a marketing method called price skimming to its products to convince customers they’re getting […]

 

70% of MoviePass Subscribers Would Rather Pay More Per Month Than Deal with Surge Pricing | Exstreamist

70% of MoviePass Subscribers Would Rather Pay More Per Month Than Deal with Surge Pricing | Exstreamist

By far, the overwhelming response we saw from current MoviePass subscribers was they were dreading a non-transparent “surge” on ticket prices. Many of the respondents commented that they hate the idea of having to guess when they’ll pay surge prices, or that MoviePass is just collecting extra money on tickets that the theater isn’t getting […]

 

Saskatoon city hall ponders trying to recoup ride-sharing costs | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon city hall ponders trying to recoup ride-sharing costs | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

City council could approach regulating ride-sharing companies the same way it tackled marijuana retail stores — with fees high enough to cover the city’s expenses. Council’s transportation committee voted Wednesday to study the cost of regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, with an eye on recovering that money through fees. Council on Monday imposed […]

 

Online Art Sales Are in Danger of Lagging — But There’s a Way to Fix It | MutualArt

Online Art Sales Are in Danger of Lagging — But There’s a Way to Fix It | MutualArt

Social media may be revolutionizing the art world, but online sales are in danger of stagnating, according to a report from fine art insurer Hiscox and art research firm ArtTactic. The key stumbling block? A lack of information and price transparency. It’s something older collectors are used to, but for 90% of new art buyers, […]

 

State weighs adding data to health transparency site | News4Jax

State weighs adding data to health transparency site | News4Jax

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There is no “launch date” for new data to be uploaded to a Florida website aimed at improving health-care price transparency, a top state official told members of an advisory council on Thursday. Molly McKinstry, deputy secretary for health quality assurance at the Agency for Health Care Administration, said the state hasn’t […]

 

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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“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man’s lawful prey.”

     – John Ruskin

 

 

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