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Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques | The Sydney Morning Herald

Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques | The Sydney Morning Herald

The fines, which amount to $200,000 for Virgin and $545,000 for Jetstar, were handed down in the Federal Court on Tuesday, following its finding in November 2015 that their use of “drip pricing” techniques was in contravention of Australian consumer law. “I think this is a very big deal,” said Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and […]

FedEx and UPS pricing models no longer match up like the old days | Logistics Management

FedEx and UPS pricing models no longer match up like the old days | Logistics Management

Martinez also noted that with this announcement FedEx did not match UPS’s rate increase, with FedEx taking a 3.9% increase on Express and International Export and Import products compared a 4.9% average for UPS, and the FedEx Ground minimum charge at $7.25 compared to UPS’s $7.32, along with the companies set to have totally different […]

Amazon shoppers prioritize price and shipping when deciding whether to buy | internet RETAILER

Amazon shoppers prioritize price and shipping when deciding whether to buy | internet RETAILER

Data from CPC Strategy shows more than half of shoppers will check prices elsewhere and not just turn to Amazon. Amazon.com Inc. shoppers care about price and shipping, and they will compare what other retailers offer before deciding whether to complete a purchase, according to a new report from digital marketing agency CPC Strategy. CPC’s […]

6 Things Brands Should Consider When Pricing for Cross Border Markets | eShopWorld

6 Things Brands Should Consider When Pricing for Cross Border Markets | eShopWorld

Poor product pricing for new markets may be costing brands, we look at the key pricing concerns that affect conversion for International retailers To optimize conversion, online retailers should research pricing and aim to hit a price point that is sustainable in individual countries. The returns that can be generated in short tail markets can […]

Amazon’s Featured Sellers Don’t Always Have The Best Prices Upfront | Lifehacker Australia

Amazon’s Featured Sellers Don’t Always Have The Best Prices Upfront | Lifehacker Australia

When you go to a product’s page on Amazon, you might expect to be shown the best price. But new research suggests Amazon is more likely to put merchants who use algorithmic pricing front and centre, and they tend to charge you a little more than other sellers. Algorithmic pricing is a service independent sellers […]

Opinion: Putting dynamic pricing back on the shelf | Retail Week

Opinion: Putting dynamic pricing back on the shelf | Retail Week

Reactive pricing Improvements in technology are providing the opportunity to experiment with in-store dynamic pricing initiatives, following the lead of online retailers like Amazon and eBay, who flex pricing in response to demand and supply. Could digital display allow food retailers to experiment with the same concept for perishable goods? In a supremely competitive environment, […]

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

The three investigations opened today by the Commission aim to tackle the specific issues of retail price restrictions, discrimination on the basis of location and geo-blocking. The preliminary results of the Commission’s competition sector inquiry on e-commerce show that the use of these restrictions is widespread throughout the EU. Under certain circumstances, these practices may […]

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

The European Commission has today opened three investigations into practices where it believes companies are trying to prevent customers from benefiting from cross-border purchases. Alongside consumer electronics and hotel accommodation, videogames are being looked into—the commission is specifically investigating whether or not companies are “breaking EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by […]

Clear cookies when searching for flights online | INSIDER

Clear cookies when searching for flights online | INSIDER

Entire novellas have been written on how to score cheaper flights, and the internet is flooded with sites and apps claiming to be able to get you the best possible deal. But you don’t need any of that. There’s one simple little thing you can do to trick the system and get a cheaper ticket, […]

Aldi, Lidi, Google Tops in Simplicity Index | MediaPost

Aldi, Lidi, Google Tops in Simplicity Index | MediaPost

Brands that embrace simplicity tend to enjoy increased revenue, valuation, brand advocacy and employee engagement, according to Siegel+Gale. The global brand strategy firm has revealed the top finishers of its seventh annual Global Brand Simplicity Index. Low-price grocery chain Aldi retains the number one spot as the world’s simplest brand, followed by Lidi, a German discount […]