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Does Online Shopping Mean the End of Fixed Prices? | Fortune.com

Does Online Shopping Mean the End of Fixed Prices? | Fortune.com

In a week with the usual litany of bad news for brick-and-mortar retailers, The Atlantic offers an in-depth look at one of online sellers’ biggest advantages—data-driven dynamic pricing. It’s a tactic familiar to anyone who has watched items in their Amazon basket change price over the course of a day (or an hour)—but traditional retailers […]

5 Steps To A Smarter Online Pricing Strategy | Twice

5 Steps To A Smarter Online Pricing Strategy | Twice

There are few things as important as your pricing strategy. Get it wrong and your business won’t survive. Get it even mostly right and reaching your goals will be more difficult than necessary. But get it right and you will pave a smooth path to success. The Internet and smart phones have enabled consumers to […]

Dynamic Pricing: When Should Retailers Bother? | Forbes

Dynamic Pricing: When Should Retailers Bother? | Forbes

Before I get started on answering the question about whether retailers should bother with dynamic pricing, let’s first define what it really is. Dynamic pricing is the act of changing a price multiple times throughout the day or week. There is some expectation that the frequency of price changes is unusually high relative to how […]

Get Predictive: The Keys To Achieving Data-Driven Personalization And Pricing | Retail TouchPoints

Get Predictive: The Keys To Achieving Data-Driven Personalization And Pricing | Retail TouchPoints

Pricing, Even When Predictive, Requires Context Many predictive analytics platforms are designed for price optimization, but in today’s world of deep discounts and markdowns, brands must prevent themselves from entering a race to the bottom. Effective pricing requires studying both pricing trends and the consumer’s potential action. With predictive analytics, brands can monitor consumer’s buying […]

EU Commissioner Warns Companies of Potentially Unlawful Use of Pricing Algorithms | The National Law Review

EU Commissioner Warns Companies of Potentially Unlawful Use of Pricing Algorithms | The National Law Review

Commissioner Vestager’s speech comes amidst increased enforcement into online practices and mirrors the concerns and recent enforcement activity by national competition authorities.  In August 2016, the UK Competition and Markets Authority issued an infringement decision against two online sellers of poster and frames for using automated re-pricing software to implement their price-fixing agreement. The German […]

Wal-Mart ‘best positioned’ in online grocery battle against Amazon | CNBC

Wal-Mart ‘best positioned’ in online grocery battle against Amazon | CNBC

Wal-Mart Stores appears “best positioned” among the major food retailers to capitalize on the next phase of growth in online grocery and take on Amazon, according to a new report from Citi Research. Kroger also scored high among the pure-play grocers in terms of its online grocery positioning compared with e-commerce giant Amazon, particularly as […]

Retailers – can you be liable for cartel behaviour for using pricing software and algorithms? | JDSupra

Retailers – can you be liable for cartel behaviour for using pricing software and algorithms? | JDSupra

A key issue regulators are grappling with is what antitrust liability can attach to retailers who use price matching software or other algorithms to match competitors’ online prices? In a speech made on 16 March 2017, the EU’s Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, confronted the growing issue of the use of price matching software (PMS) […]

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 […]