Pricing News Daily > 7/6/18

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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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What Artist Must Know about Pricing Consistency | Artsy Shark

What Artist Must Know about Pricing Consistency | Artsy Shark

We recently spoke about a hot topic for many artists – pricing your work. She shares insights to help artists gain clarity and overcome the challenges that pricing can present. AS: Why is art pricing consistency so important? CM:  Prices for your artwork must be universally consistent. This means that the retail price of artwork […]

 

App cabs propose surge limit | Telegraph India

App cabs propose surge limit | Telegraph India

Calcutta: App cab companies have said in response to a query from the state government that maximum surge in fare will be 2.9X – 2.9 times the base fare. While Uber has stated that “it proposes to self-regulate the dynamic pricing multiplier between 1.9 and 2.9X”, Ola has made it clear that its maximum dynamic […]

 

Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big, Big Favor on Drug Pricing | ThinkAdvisor

Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big, Big Favor on Drug Pricing | ThinkAdvisor

Amazon.com Inc. entered the U.S. drug business with a big splash on Thursday. With the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack, a Boston startup that has regulatory approval to deliver medicines throughout the country, the retail giant is taking its price-chopping, consumer-friendly approach to prescription drugs. “Their scale will allow them to negotiate prices in a […]

 

Fare control makes it difficult to get a ride | BusinessWorld

Fare control makes it difficult to get a ride | BusinessWorld

As a result, after the acquisition, ride requests reached 600,000 per day on average, making it difficult for everyone — even previous Uber users — to get a ride. Second, price and surge control. Even when Uber was operational, LTFRB put a cap on surge pricing on both Uber and Grab to 2x, later down […]

 

Yellowstone National Park Lodging Rates Climbing Under Pilot Program | National Parks Traveler

Yellowstone National Park Lodging Rates Climbing Under Pilot Program | National Parks Traveler

“We will offer lower rates and/or be closed depending on the location,” said Ms. O’Rourke. If price is not an issue for your Yellowstone stay, market-based rooms (and so, higher rates) are at the Old Faithful Inn, Canyon Lodge, and Lake Hotel. Rooms based on out-of-park comparables can be found at Roosevelt Lodge, Old Faithful […]

 

What Tesla’s Model 3 Price Cuts Tells Us About Its Margins – Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

What Tesla’s Model 3 Price Cuts Tells Us About Its Margins – Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

First, demand for the product at the initial product bundle was below the desired levels. I’ve seen more than one reservation holder comment online that they were contacted by Tesla to ask why they did not purchase the fully-loaded version. Through reservation feedback (i.e., a lack of purchases) and direct customer interviews, Tesla has learned […]

 

Where is price transparency in healthcare?: Mark Galvin (Opinion) | cleveland.com

Where is price transparency in healthcare?: Mark Galvin (Opinion) | cleveland.com

In almost every industry in the United States, consumers are able to easily access price information to shop. The first requirement to bring buyers and sellers together in a market is to agree on what will be paid for goods or services. For those of us who have studied even the most basic economic theory […]

 

Netflix tests ‘Ultra’ tier that could add a higher price option | engadget

Netflix tests ‘Ultra’ tier that could add a higher price option | engadget

Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming and disc service to create “Qwikster” the company has been more sensitive to potential backlash. The company’s next move could be […]

 

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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“Pricing is the moment of truth – all of marketing strategy comes to focus on the pricing decision.”

     – Raymond Corey

 

 

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