Pricing News Daily > 8/6/18

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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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How to Price a Construction Project | Fine Homebuilding

How to Price a Construction Project | Fine Homebuilding

STEP ONE IN PRICING A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Estimating is the first step in pricing construction work. Estimating is the act of calculating the approximate quantities and values of the scope of work. This is where you do your takeoffs and build the scope of work. You assign your standard unit prices to the quantities in […]

 

The Bitcoin Price Is Tanking — Here’s Why | Forbes

The Bitcoin Price Is Tanking — Here’s Why | Forbes

The bitcoin price bull run over the last month, which saw it climb from around $6,300 to highs of $8,400 in a matter of weeks, could be over. Bitcoin has slumped by 5% over the last 12 hours, falling well below the psychological $8,000 mark as traders and investors fret over coming tax crackdowns and blockchain-based […]

 

Still looking for sales growth, Procter & Gamble Co. hikes prices | WCPO

Still looking for sales growth, Procter & Gamble Co. hikes prices | WCPO

CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble Co. announced price increases on four of its biggest brands Tuesday, even as it announced weaker than expected sales growth for its final quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. P&G said it’s in the process of raising prices on Pampers diapers in the U.S. by an average of 4 percent, […]

 

Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried? | Market Brief

Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried? | Market Brief

Amazon could receive up to $5.5 billion over the next 11 years through a cooperative purchasing contract used by cities, counties, and school districts alike—and that’s got some people fired up. They’re concerned that if Amazon wins government and school purchases for everything from paper products to musical instruments, it will mean that other businesses […]

 

With Free Delivery and Zero Surge Pricing, What’s Swiggy Upto? | Dazeinfo

With Free Delivery and Zero Surge Pricing, What’s Swiggy Upto? | Dazeinfo

Be it fancy, hearty meals delivered at door-step or being the savior of late-night food cravings – Swiggy has got our back ! However, it won’t stop there, as Swiggy holds fast to its position – $210 Million Entrant in the Unicorn Club! Reportedly, Swiggy has switched on a subscription-driven playbook to scale the food technology market. The […]

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

While city leaders and transportation planners are taking a closer look at how ride-hailing services are impacting urban traffic, Lyft wants to make it easier for users to book trips ahead of time. The company’s new Personal Plan, which rolls out today to a select group of users, will allow riders to lock-in prices for […]

 

When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not. | EdSurge News

When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not. | EdSurge News

Amazon has built its reputation by claiming cheaper prices and greater convenience for consumers. But a new report questions whether schools are getting the best deals by using the company. Among the concerns raised in the report, published by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, are that the company uses its dynamic pricing model in […]

 

Nestle plans to boost hiring in the US, price hikes possible | Fox Business

Nestle plans to boost hiring in the US, price hikes possible | Fox Business

Steve Presley, Nestle USA CEO, said on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria” that job creation will include positions at the new headquarters in Arlington County as well as production facilities in the commonwealth. “We’ll have almost 2,000 employees in the state of Virginia between our corporate headquarters and our two factories,” he said. “There will […]

 

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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