Pricing News Daily > 7/28/17

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Professional Pricing Society

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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Amazon Accused of “Surge Pricing,” Misleading Consumers During Prime Day | Dealerscope

Amazon Accused of “Surge Pricing,” Misleading Consumers During Prime Day | Dealerscope

According to a recent report, a vendor who sells direct through Amazon has stepped forward to accuse the ecommerce giant of misleading business practices. Specifically, they said that Amazon jacked up the suggested retail price of their product on Prime Day 2017 to make it seem like the discount consumers were getting was far better […]

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Value-Based Pricing: Two Easy Steps To Implement And Two Common Pitfalls To Avoid | Forbes

Value-Based Pricing: Two Easy Steps To Implement And Two Common Pitfalls To Avoid | Forbes

Value-based pricing is a technique for setting the price of a product or service based on the economic value it offers to customers. This pricing strategy allows companies to capture the maximum amount that a customer is willing to pay in order to significantly improve company profits. Product managers, especially in B2B settings such as industrial […]

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Birkenstock CEO Uses All Caps to Yell at Amazon | Racked

Beating Amazon at the e-commerce game is nearly impossible at this point. The company is notorious for using its algorithm to knock down prices, which can hurt a brand’s equity. Elaine Kwon, a former Amazon employee who now runs a business that helps brands get out of Amazon wholesale partnerships, told Racked last month that […]

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Bay Area real estate: Home prices rocket to record high | The Mercury News

Bay Area real estate: Home prices rocket to record high | The Mercury News

Bay Area home prices have continued their stratospheric surge, as the low housing supply combined with intense demand last month to further heat up the market. The real estate business usually cools off in the summer, but this market is proving to be a pressure cooker. The median price of a single-family home in the region […]

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‘That’s not a revenue model’: firms stuck in factory age, says Tim Williams | Financial Review

‘That’s not a revenue model’: firms stuck in factory age, says Tim Williams | Financial Review

That costing model is driven by a Karl Marx-inspired labour theory of value, and Williams argues it’s economically unsustainable. So much so, he predicts within the next decade very few firms will price on billable hours. “Accountants would go into a factory and count the cost, and the owner would work out cost-plus pricing. That’s not pricing, […]

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Scottish firm advises Macra to prohibit misleading adverts | Malawi Nyasa Times

Scottish firm advises Macra to prohibit misleading adverts | Malawi Nyasa Times

Macra engaged Incyte Consultant, a Scottish firm, to develop cost models and pricing framework for telecoms companies for wholesale and retail telecommunication services in order to bring down tariffs and to enhance competition among operators in Malawi. Rogerson said according to results of the mobile network cost model survey that his company has been undertaking […]

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Comment: Battle of the brunches | HotelierMiddleEast.com

Comment: Battle of the brunches | HotelierMiddleEast.com

Brunch is a weekly tradition in Dubai and competition is fierce with venues slashing prices and offerings. However, at what point does the discounted offering impact on the quality of the experience? At Zero Gravity, our Saturday brunch concept — SuperNatural — is attracting record figures. Every week the queue starts at 9am and we […]

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Whole Foods (WFM) Q3 Earnings Beat, Comparable Sales Decline | Nasdaq.com

Whole Foods (WFM) Q3 Earnings Beat, Comparable Sales Decline | Nasdaq.com

However, the company witnessed a 1.9% dip in comparable-store sales (comps) during the quarter, following a 2.8% decline in the preceding quarter. This was the eighth consecutive quarter of comps decline. Analysts believe stiff competition, food price deflation, an aggressive promotional environment and waning store traffic are the primary headwinds plaguing the sector. Nevertheless, Whole […]

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Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

The Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation is the standard for advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of Pricing. Since 2003, over 900 individuals have taken courses in pricing through Professional Pricing Society and pass their exam to earn the CPP designation. The CPP indicates knowledge and skill in pricing across industries. We also offer the industry standard professional pricing certification via and live Workshops hosted during our conferences around the world. We can help you develop a personal pricing education roadmap to give you the exact tools your need based on your industry and professional background.

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Conference: Pricing & Revenue Optimization Executive Forum 2017 | IQPC

Date: August 23-24, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL

Blending Art and Science to Spark the Next Pricing Evolution – A More Meaningful Way for Qualified Senior Pricing Leaders to Share Strategic Insights

A Series of Facilitated Executive Roundtables for the Senior Pricing Professional

Bringing together a roster of master innovators in the pricing space, the inaugural Pricing and Revenue Optimization Executive Forum offers a rare opportunity to step outside the myopia of your day-to-day.

After extensive surveys of pricing leaders across multiple industries, we’ve created a program around the imminent challenges that you’re tackling now.

It will get intense. Maybe even a bit heated. But either way you’ll walk away with a more expansive outlook on how to optimize your margins.

 

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 24-27, 2017

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California

Hear from our President, Kevin Mitchell, give insight on the conferences we offer.  Please make plans to join us and well over 500 of your peers for the best event anywhere as we discuss Data, Change Management and the Profit Landscape. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (Buy 2 Get 1 Free). It expires September 15th!

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 Certified Pricing Professional Workshops
  • 4 Breakout Tracks
  • Over 40 Speakers
  • 2 Full Conference Days
  • Over 100 Hours of Networking

 


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