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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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Uber proposes measures to regulate pricing mechanism | Money Control

Uber proposes measures to regulate pricing mechanism | Money Control

Cab aggregator Uber today proposed measures to address concerns expressed by the West Bengal government over its fare policy, including “self-regulation” of dynamic pricing to minimise impact on riders. The West Bengal Transport Department, based on complaints from users on exorbitant fares during peak hours, had reportedly sent a 30-point questionnaire to Uber and another […]


Thrice, in a trice, IBM cloud cuts prices | The Register

Thrice, in a trice, IBM cloud cuts prices | The Register

IBM has cut the price of cloud services three times in a week. It’s far from unusual for clouds to cut prices: AWS and Azure often trade price cuts and say they’re duty bound to pass them on as their economies of scale improve. IBM, however, enjoys a lowly position on Gartner’s most recent Magic […]


Different Pricing Strategy For Different Clients? | Thinkwealth Magazine

Different Pricing Strategy For Different Clients? | Thinkwealth Magazine

One question that comes up frequently regards pricing strategy is how to know what price is the right price to charge for a given product or service. It is possible to have different pricing for different clients? This comes up so frequently it might be helpful to focus on a specific pricing strategy. This is an important […]


Publish Your Prices, Boost Your Bottom Line | HealthLeaders Media

Publish Your Prices, Boost Your Bottom Line | HealthLeaders Media

Publicly listing prices for common surgeries helped to boost revenue and patient satisfaction. That’s the finding from a small study of ambulatory surgical centers across the country by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the April issue of The American Surgeon. Consumers are increasingly demanding more control over their healthcare decisions, including how much they […]


Chevy holds the line on 2019 Silverado prices | Automotive News

Chevy holds the line on 2019 Silverado prices | Automotive News

DETROIT — General Motors is responding to a highly competitive full-size pickup market by holding the price of its redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado close to that of the current generation. GM will lower the starting price of some entry-level models by hundreds of dollars, while planning increases of as much as $1,000 for higher-end trims […]


Drugmakers defy Trump’s call to drop prices | POLITICO

Drugmakers defy Trump’s call to drop prices | POLITICO

President Donald Trump in May said that drugmakers would soon announce “massive” price cuts, and his administration rolled out a plan to bring down the cost of medicines. But the companies don’t appear to have gotten that message. Bayer raised the price of two cancer drugs by hundreds of dollars in May and Novartis followed […]


What is Peak Pricing? – Support Center | moviepass

What is Peak Pricing? – Support Center | moviepass

Peak pricing is a new dynamic pricing system based on the demand for particular showtimes. After taking into consideration demand for a title, date, or time of day is higher, subscribers may be asked to pay a small additional fee depending on the level of demand. You can avoid this peak surcharge by choosing an […]


US Rolling Stone overhaul: New owner changes frequency, pricing | mediaweek

US Rolling Stone overhaul: New owner changes frequency, pricing | mediaweek

“As of today, we’ve given both our magazine and our website complete makeovers. Starting with our current issue, featuring Cardi B and Offset on the cover, the magazine appears in a big, bold, glossy format, with more pages and richer photography. Each issue will feature more new music, more political coverage, more of the best […]


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: Asia Pricing & Commercial Excellence Summit 2018 | IQPC

Date: August 14-15 2018

Location: Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Singapore

With expansive global competition and today’s consumers readily disrupting traditional pricing and revenue management methods, it is vital for pricing strategists to understand changing perceptions of value, evolving customer behaviours and the new demands of an omni-channel operating environment.

How can Asia’s pricing and commercial leaders achieve commercial excellence with outstanding pricing and revenue management strategies? How can organisations harness new-age pricing tools such as pricing analytics and pricing automation to win, retain and convert customers?

Join the 4th edition of our Asia Pricing & Commercial Excellence Summit this August to gain valuable B2B and B2C insights on how Asia’s business leaders can continue to innovate and optimise their pricing strategies to drive the next phase of business growth.


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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“For me, it’s not about price. It’s about necessity, quality, and usefulness.

     – Fergie



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