Pricing News Daily > 8/1/18

pricingnews-DailyPricing 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, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.

 

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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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Headlines

Crypto Psycho: The Key To Cryptocurrency Prices | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Crypto Psycho: The Key To Cryptocurrency Prices | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Well it is finally official. We now know the secret driving force in the crypto market. It is not technical analysis, although this plays a role. It is not fundamental analysis, as understanding technology is a full time job. Most of us have at least one day job.  The singular most important role in determining […]

 

Walgreens rolls out digital marketplace with 17 well-known providers | Healthcare Dive

Walgreens rolls out digital marketplace with 17 well-known providers | Healthcare Dive

Price transparency efforts are heating up, and Walgreens is eager to boost its brand as a go-to source for convenient, cost-conscious care. Walgreens said the platform’s providers will offer “sensible alternatives to more costly emergency room visits.” Despite growing calls for transparency around healthcare prices, few websites offer information that can help consumers make informed […]

 

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

It’s been revealed that top car rental companies are charging Brits more than other nationalities for car hire. A shocking investigation by The Daily Mail, Mail Online and consumer group A Spokesman Said found that both Avis and Europcar are charging different rates based on nationality. Nic McBride from A Spokesman Said blasted the disparity […]

 

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar puts the price difference down to “dynamic pricing [which] means that rates are never static”. Nic McBride, from A Spokesman Said, added: “This is an absolute rip-off, no two ways about it. “Why should someone’s country determine the price they pay for the exact same product? “As for “dynamic pricing” – we conducted multiple […]

 

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

In today’s polarized political environment, it’s hard to find any issue that an Illinois Democrat and a Florida Republican can agree on. Here’s one: the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs are a scourge that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Drug companies are making record profits and at the same time raising the […]

 

How AI Is Changing Sales | Harvard Business Review

How AI Is Changing Sales | Harvard Business Review

Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. If you’ve ever searched Netflix to watch a movie, AI (a recommendation algorithm) was no doubt used in your decision about what to watch.  If you’ve shopped on Amazon, your decision about what to buy was also influenced by AI (via […]

 

Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn’t Work. So What Might? | The New York Times

Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn’t Work. So What Might? | The New York Times

But the identity of a patient’s orthopedist explains a lot more about where he or she got her M.R.I. than any other factor considered, including price and distance. Less than 1 percent of patients in the study sample availed themselves of a price comparison tool to shop for M.R.I.s before receiving one. By this reasoning, […]

 

Microsoft boosts Office 2019 price by 10% | Computerworld

Microsoft boosts Office 2019 price by 10% | Computerworld

Microsoft plans to raise the price of its perpetually-licensed Office suite by 10% in October. The increases are part of a larger strategy, said Wes Miller, an analyst and licensing expert with Directions on Microsoft. “If you add all of these motions up, and look at other lightly-announced price increases, it clearly points towards encouraging […]

 

Pricing Manager | US FoodsPricing Manager | US Foods

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Food & Beverages

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Accounting/Auditing, Finance

Job Summary: Manage the execution of pricing strategies at the area level to support company margin goals and area “Go to Market” strategy. Identify opportunities to increase sales and profit in area by conducting regular analysis, consulting with sales teams, and […]

 

Pricing Manager | Infinera

Pricing Manager | InfineraSeniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Computer Software Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing

Job Summary: The Pricing Manager will influence Infinera’s business strategy working with Sales and partnering with Product Management to set pricing structures for key strategic opportunities and prepare financial analysis that facilitate executive decisions. Role Candidate must be […]

 

 

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.

 

This blog series provides a forum for pricing professionals to share their insights and experience. Our guest bloggers share their knowledge about specific product or industry challenges, geographic complexities, strategies, tactics, and technologies.

 

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“This thing called ‘price’ is really, really important. I still think that a lot of people under-think it through. You have a lot of companies that start and the only difference between the ones that succeed and fail is that one figured out how to make money, because they were deep-in thinking through the revenue, price, and business model. I think that’s under-attended to generally.”

     – Steve Ballmer

 

 

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