Pricing News Daily > 9/18/17

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Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm helping clients with pricing strategies, data analytics, and pricing processes. SPS was formed by Scott Francis in 2005 with a vision of enabling B2B clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability to significantly improve their profitability. By providing flexibility in how we serve our customers, SPS consulting enables clients to build sustainable strategic pricing capability and continuous improvement in profitability through better pricing decisions.

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Amazon and Netflix look to India for subscriber growth | Business Insider

Amazon and Netflix look to India for subscriber growth | Business Insider

Amazon’s India video push can meaningfully grow Prime membership. More than half of new Prime members come through Amazon’s video service, according to James Farrell, the company’s head of video in the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, the company’s localized pricing strategy — Prime membership in India costs less than $10 per year — is likely to entice […]

 

United Airlines Just Admitted That Its Sub-Cattle Class Isn’t Working So Well (American Seems to Like It) | Inc.com

United Airlines Just Admitted That Its Sub-Cattle Class Isn’t Working So Well (American Seems to Like It) | Inc.com

For airlines, good ideas often revolve around the idea of making money. Recently, then, both United Airlines and American Airlines thought they’d try something that they thought would be a hit. This was the notion of offering (allegedly) cheaper fares, while at the same time taking away what used to be basic privileges, like having […]

 

1 Bizarre Excerpt From Fortune’s Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook | The Motley Fool

1 Bizarre Excerpt From Fortune’s Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook | The Motley Fool

Cook gets defensive on premium pricing and profits Lashinsky asks Cook about Apple’s strategy of making “premium-priced, high-margin, high-end products,” to which Cook responds: Well it’s not high margin. I wouldn’t use that word. There’s a lot of companies that have much higher margins. We price for the value of our products. And we try […]

 

Rebundled ancillary makes a come back at easyJet and Delta | EyeforTravel

Rebundled ancillary makes a come back at easyJet and Delta | EyeforTravel

‘Ancillary’ revenue is, of course, a growing portion of airline revenue. Some airlines are even reporting more than 40% of their revenue from ‘ancillary’ services, which generally refer to the new ala carte pricing where checked bags, seat assignments, on board food and other elements are often no longer included in the basic fare. Instead, […]

 

Vacation rental company celebrates 13 years by surprising loyal guest | Atascadero News Leader

Vacation rental company celebrates 13 years by surprising loyal guest | Atascadero News Leader

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals views the relationships they have with the home owners as in an integral part of providing quality homes to guests visiting the Paso Robles area. “We partner with our owners to showcase Paso Robles hospitality, we work together to ensure the best outcome. It’s always about the win-win.” Bryan Bonelli enjoys […]

 

Cornerstone University changes pricing for more accessibility | MLive.com

Cornerstone University changes pricing for more accessibility | MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Cornerstone University officials announced a three-pronged pricing restructure plan for traditional undergraduate students, including a one-year net tuition freeze next academic year for returning students. “We are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs to our students while preserving a sustainable, high quality academic experience in an educational environment where our […]

 

Smart parking could mean tricky new pricing, data models for cities | statescoop

Smart parking could mean tricky new pricing, data models for cities | statescoop

New research suggests smart parking meters may do more than decongest streets, but be a potential money maker for cities collecting fines and fees. Research firm IDC reports that smart parking technology that uses sensors or video to relay parking occupancy has potential to be a revenue generator as it alerts parking enforcement about violations and generates […]

 

Brand behaviour affects purchase for 100m ‘corpsumers’ | WARC

Brand behaviour affects purchase for 100m ‘corpsumers’ | WARC

In the U.S., brands have found themselves front and centre in some of this year’s most significant news, and their conduct is more visible than ever. In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last week, companies have been pledging to support the affected regions. However, other brands have come in for intense criticism as […]

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Featured Content and Events

Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Summary: Price optimization enables companies to move beyond cost-plus pricing and determine the range of prices that could be charged for a variety of customers and products. Price optimization can increase current operating income by 1 to 4% of sales, which in many cases will translate into a 20 to 50% increase in operating income. The most sophisticated […]

 

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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Conference: Digital Pricing Summit | IQPC

Pricing transformation through digital disruption.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND E-COMMERCE | DIGITAL PRICING STRATEGIES FOR B2C | E-COMMERCE PRICING IN THE B2B CONTEXT | VALUE CREATION AND CHANNEL MANAGEMENT | DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS AND PAYMENTS | REVENUE MANAGEMENT & COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE

  • Understand how digitalisation and online services are changing the future of commerce
  • Develop superior pricing strategies in the highly competitive B2C space
  • Explore how digital transformation and ecommerce are interdependent in the B2B context
  • Value creation, communication, managing partners and channel conflict
  • Leverage margin enhancement in digital subscriptions and leveraging digital payment platforms
  • Identify revenue management and commercial strategies for pricing excellence
  • Learn about setting up ecommerce platforms, subscriptions, data analytics and applications for pricing excellence.


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