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This Week in Pricing > 8/16/14

TWIP is a recap of the week’s best pricing focused news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to raise the profile of pricing […]

Uber car service twists sharing economy into ‘sucker’s economy’ | MarketWatch

Fans at a San Francisco music festival last weekend got a rude awakening in how much Uber and other car services can cost in times of high demand, illustrating the misnomer of the so-called sharing economy, when what these companies are creating at times is a “sucker’s economy.” According to Gawker’s ValleyWag , some customers in San […]

Amazon Goes After Square in the Way It Knows Best – Pricing | Re/code

Amazon is charging $10 for the card-reading dongle, which can be plugged into iOS, Amazon and a handful of Android phones and tablets to accept payments through an app called Amazon Local Register. The app will include features to help business owners track sales. For anyone who follows Amazon, the fact that the company is […]

Why Do Some Self-Published Authors Care How Hachette Prices Its Books? | Digital Book World

One of the most confusing things to me about the Amazon-Hachette contract dispute saga is why do so many indie authors want so passionately for Hachette, a competitor, to lower its prices? Isn’t it against their self-interest? Don’t indie authors, who generally price their books lower than traditionally published books are priced, benefit from a […]

Webcast: Learn How Strategic Pricing Tools Can Help You Improve Sales Reps’ Confidence in Prices | SPA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Register to attend our webcast that starts at 2:00 PM EST where SPA Client Livingston & Haven will share their journey to pricing excellence and how they are leveraging science-based strategic pricing tools to increase prices and margins without losing sales. Bob Decker, Vice-President of Product & Technology, […]

Discussion: Uber CEO Explains The Company’s Taxi-Killing Pricing Formula

Business Insider Article When was the last time you saw a pricing strategy completely alter an industry? Uber is upending 2 segments – the black car and taxi of the transportation industry. An innovative way to order and bill car service. Top Comments Scott Francis President, Strategic Pricing Solutions Uber is providing some interesting tests. […]

Report – Sprint to roll out disruptive pricing next week to woo users | TweakTown

Sprint will reportedly cut prices with an announcement set for next week, as the No. 3 wireless carrier tries to catch up to Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son recently tasked new CEO Marcelo Claure with pointing the company in the correct direction following a failed bid for T-Mobile. Read complete article here: Report – Sprint to roll out […]

Jay Z-Beyonce Divorce Rumors Impact On Tour Ticket Prices? Not Much, It Turns Out | Forbes

So how has the attention affected secondary market ticket prices for them on the road? According to at least one source, not very much at all. Brett Goldberg, co-founder of TickPick, an upstart challenger to StubHub, says that for most events, ticket prices tend to peak shortly after the on-sale date. They then trend downward […]

10 things getting more expensive this fall | Yahoo Finance

Get your wallets ready, because fall will be here before you know it. The season brings its own list of expenses: Kids need school supplies and college students need new textbooks and computers. It will soon be time to put the shorts away and see if the fall wardrobe needs refreshing. Windows will close and, […]

Cancer – Unpronounceable Drugs, Incomprehensible Prices | Forbes

Differences in clinical outcomes in some cases might explain this pricing paradox, but the two drugs have not been directly compared.  Anyway, the FDA says Xalkori, not Zykadia, is the first choice for this subgroup of lung cancer patients.  Zykadia is for what experts call ‘second line treatment’.  The response rates, a measure of the […]

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You Are Leaving Money On The Table – The Secrets Of Pricing | Forbes

Oscar Wilde said that a cynic is a “a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” A startup CEO should know both. One of the most powerful levers a CEO has to impact profitability is pricing. Typically, a 1% price increase has more than twice the impact on profit of […]

Backup and Recovery Pricing Debate Heats Up | The VAR Guy

The second issue, Faulk said, is end customers have a lot transparency into the cloud. They know what it costs to store data on, for example, Amazon Web Services (AWS). That means margins for a backup and recovery service priced based on the amount of data being stored will be low. But as interesting as […]

Price-Value Bias | cognitive lode by ribot

Recent research suggests that by changing the way we frame the price of a product in relation to its features (and vice versa), we can help consumers choose products that they will be more satisfied with in the long run. One of the JCR studies is a great example of this. Here, students were asked […]

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