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Pricing News Daily > 9/10/14

Pricing 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.


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Today’s Headlines

Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents | NYTimes.com

On Monday, Amazon took a drastic step to avert disaster, announcing that it would charge 99 cents for the phone, basically giving it away if users signed a two-year contract with AT&T, the exclusive carrier. Amazon has money to burn, and a relentless determination. But some analysts still wondered if a price drop of almost […]

The Postal Service rolls the delivery dice | DC Velocity

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will face various tests on its path toward true parcel delivery legitimacy. One of its most important tests has already commenced. On Aug. 15, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the body that rules on the agency’s pricing actions, approved a USPS proposal to radically reduce rates on two of its “Priority […]

3 Tricks to Help You Snag the Best Deals Online | Money.com

New ‘dynamic pricing’ models make it tougher to find bargains online, unless you know how to beat the system. Use these strategies to beat back price bots. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of shopping for a product online and discovering that one site sells the item for 20% less. But perhaps you’ve noticed that […]

Webcast: Learn How Harry Cooper Supply Uses Strategic Pricing Tools to Identify and Capture Available Margin Premiums | SPA

Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Register to attend our webcast that starts at 2:00 PM EST where Larry McMullin, CFO at Harry Cooper Supply will share their journey to pricing excellence and how they are leveraging science-based strategic pricing tools to identify and capture available margin. To implement a solution that enhanced profitability, […]

Discussion: Pricing discipline in a complex decentralized organization is a headache

Pricing Strategy & Optimization LinkedIn Group Discussion Local managers may disregard central pricing recommendations. Moreover they may give a lot of latitude to their salesforce. The end result is chaos and far from optimal. All comments welcome! inspire me… Top Comments Wendy Wise High Tech Marketing and Sales Strategist I hear you. Have been there […]

Retail re-ticketing: Stores caught marking up prices | CTV Vancouver News

Several major retailers are facing the wrath of consumers after getting caught marking up prices and then holding big sales to make it look like the merchandise was deeply discounted. Extreme couponer Jhenelle Ryan first noticed the re-stickering when she saw jeans on sale recently at the Gap outlet. “I thought to myself, what a […]

Neo-Ticketing | The Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture

Neo-Ticketing is our brand new project, running from September 2014 to September 2015, exploring new ways to price tickets for our events. The idea is simple, with the opportunities now available with our on-line box office system, does it work better for everybody to allow our prices to “flex”, rather than setting one fixed price […]

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Pricing is key to competitiveness | Finweek

When considering all the reasons you became an entrepreneur, you simply can’t get away from the fact that your primary aim was to make money.  Making money, however, depends on being able to accurately calculate the correct price for your product or service on the open market. Although this may seem simple, the reality is […]

Government, industry want minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland | EurActiv

Though the Scottish government initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland’s alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.  … Speaking at a conference, organised by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) on Friday (5 September) […]

Pricing Cartoons

One should always take a little time out to enjoy the lighter side of their profession. Enjoy our collection of our favorite pricing related cartoons and share your favorites with us and we will add them to the collection.

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The Role of Pricing Departments | Pragmatic Pricing

Most people don’t know pricing, and most people don’t know they don’t know pricing. More and more companies are building pricing departments in recognition of these two “facts”. I’ve seen several different ways of organizing pricing, but one seems to stand out, especially for large corporations. These effective pricing departments essentially act as internal pricing […]

A Disturbing Trend in Pricing | Summers Hospitality Group

Within three months I’ve heard two successful business people say: “No American wants to pay another American a fair price for his products.” “No one wants to pay you your price, yet they expect you to pay their price.” Is this a disturbing new trend?  If so, what can we do about it? … Isn’t […]

How to price your art — Demystifying the art pricing process for beginners | Nela Dunato Art & Design

Don’t do what I did and ignore the question of pricing before anyone asks you. You need to come to the art buying conversation prepared. If you have no idea how to figure out how much to charge for your creations, I’ve got you covered! I’ll show you the exact process I used to figure […]

This Week in Pricing > 9/6/14

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 […]

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