Pricing News Daily > 9/5/17

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Professional Pricing Society

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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Self-Storage Revenue Management: The Art-Meets-Science Approach to Pricing | Inside Self-Storage

Self-Storage Revenue Management: The Art-Meets-Science Approach to Pricing | Inside Self-Storage

Self-storage operators across the nation face increased competition as real estate investment trusts move into their markets and Wall Street pays closer attention to historically strong profit margins. Technology has helped smaller operators level the playing field to some extent, but setting proper street rates and creating a program to raise rates on existing customers […]

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Competition keeps Baltimore County gas stations nimble | Baltimore Sun

Competition keeps Baltimore County gas stations nimble | Baltimore Sun

When it comes to filling up his GMC SUV, every penny counts for Frank Beales, a retired corrections officer from Violetville. He stopped at the U.S. Gas in Halethorpe earlier this month after seeing the street sign advertising $2.19 for a gallon of regular. “It’s the price,” said Beales, 66. “I’m sure I’m not the […]

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Organic grocer adopts aggressive pricing strategy | The Western Producer

Organic grocer adopts aggressive pricing strategy | The Western Producer

Cutting prices is core to Whole Foods new strategy. “By working together with Amazon… we can lower prices and double down on that mission and reach more people with Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food,’ said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market chief executive officer, in a statement. Western Canada is a major producer […]

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Oz competition authority wades in to pricing dispute | Port Strategy

Oz competition authority wades in to pricing dispute | Port Strategy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made a declaration on port access services after coal exporter Glencore objected to major price increases, which the Port of Newcastle sought to overturn. However, the court ruled against the port’s application. Ports Australia chief executive Mike Gallacher said the decision raised “serious questions about the long term […]

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Sorry, Ald. Beale. Regulating Uber and Lyft surge pricing would hurt consumers. | Chicago Tribune

Sorry, Ald. Beale. Regulating Uber and Lyft surge pricing would hurt consumers. | Chicago Tribune

On the morning of Aug. 15, thousands of Red, Brown and Purple line commuters were left stranded after a dead body was found on the elevated tracks near the Fullerton station. Those who were able to summon Uber or Lyft cars on their smartphones were, in some cases, reportedly charged more than $100 for rides […]

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Bad blood! Is Taylor Swift’s ‘verified fan’ system a way to reward followers – or rip them off? | The Guardian

Bad blood! Is Taylor Swift’s ‘verified fan’ system a way to reward followers – or rip them off? | The Guardian

What tends to get brushed over is the complicity of artists in the process. Fans buying tickets want to believe the artist is on their side, and so there is an acceptance in the industry – a conspiracy might be another word – that when it all goes pear-shaped and fans realise they are being […]

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Do Clients Push Back on Pricing? | AccountingWEB

Do Clients Push Back on Pricing? | AccountingWEB

utthroat pricing competition may be the norm in many industries, for accounting services? Moreover, do your clients push back on pricing? Advertisement You tell yourself:  “This shouldn’t be happening.” Accounting is a profession historically on the same tier as medicine and the law. No one says to their doctor: “What’s that heart transplant going to cost me?  […]

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Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Many local electeds, insiders and transportation policy leaders are saying that the time has come for Portland to try congestion pricing. And given the politics and context of this I-5 project, it could be a great opportunity to implement a pricing pilot project. Cortright is a strong believer that congestion pricing should happen before any […]

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Featured Content and Events

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP)

The Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation is the standard for advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of Pricing. Since 2003, over 900 individuals have taken courses in pricing through Professional Pricing Society and pass their exam to earn the CPP designation. The CPP indicates knowledge and skill in pricing across industries. We also offer the industry standard professional pricing certification via and live Workshops hosted during our conferences around the world. We can help you develop a personal pricing education roadmap to give you the exact tools your need based on your industry and professional background.

 

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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