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Online buying habits will ultimately shape our world | Concord Monitor

Online buying habits will ultimately shape our world | Concord Monitor

Amazon exists to sell stuff. The online retailing giant recently announced that it will pay nearly $14 billion to acquire the upscale Whole Foods grocery store chain. The impact of the sale for New Hampshire, at least in the short run, will be minimal. Whole Foods has just two stores in the state, in Manchester […]

Did your great airfare suddenly disappear? Blame ‘dynamic pricing.’ | The Washington Post

Did your great airfare suddenly disappear? Blame ‘dynamic pricing.’ | The Washington Post

You probably know what Melanie Frazier felt like when she recently tried to book a flight from Portland, Maine, to Atlanta. She found a $257 fare — not a bad deal — but by the time she got around to booking the ticket online a few hours later, the price had risen to $441. Undeterred, […]

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays argued that its dynamic pricing model meant that prices fluctuated during the sale period. However, the ASA ruled that ‘despite having an appreciation of these price fluctuations, in the absence of further information about the basis of any savings claims made, consumers would be unable to have an informed understanding of whether or not […]

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed the decline of paper coupons | Food Dive

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed the decline of paper coupons | Food Dive

With its price matching and guaranteed low prices, Amazon, like Walmart, has played a major role in the decline of traditional coupons. Experts speculate the company will keep this focus with Whole Foods, and that this could speed the decline in paper coupon use as the company draws more customers and other retailers emulate its […]

United’s Frequent Flier Program Just Got More Complicated | Condé Nast Traveler

United’s Frequent Flier Program Just Got More Complicated | Condé Nast Traveler

Those who know frequent flier programs well emphasize that using miles for flights like United’s Every Day Awards represent a poor value compared to premium-class redemptions and Saver-style awards. But United’s change also brings minor increases on certain routes and partner redemptions, such as a round-trip business class ticket to Europe increasing to 120,000 miles […]

Are brands killing their market value and positioning over discounts and chaotic e-commerce rush? | Indiaretailing.com

Are brands killing their market value and positioning over discounts and chaotic e-commerce rush? | Indiaretailing.com

The online retail industry is heavily dependent on discounts to woo customers and they organize sale every few months. Many of the e-commerce companies are constantly coming up with sale periods, and have adopted an unrealistic pricing strategy repeatedly to attract a large consumer base. They believe offers and discounts are the right way to […]

Is it an accident when airlines offer bad pricing on product bundles? | Runway GirlRunway Girl

Is it an accident when airlines offer bad pricing on product bundles? | Runway GirlRunway Girl

Airlines talk a lot about how the unbundling of their products delivers choice for travelers. Upcharges for checked baggage (or even carry-on in some cases), meals, seat assignments and more are all part of the proposition that passengers must consider when shopping for flights. And, yes, it means choice, but it also typically means higher […]

Dynamic pricing: Retailers using artificial intelligence to predict top price you’ll pay | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dynamic pricing: Retailers using artificial intelligence to predict top price you’ll pay | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The price tag still holds sway in our major shops and departments stores — but the retail sector is moving away from fixed prices, and online businesses are leading the way.Prices already fluctuate online for certain products and services like airline fares, hotel rooms and ride-sharing services like Uber. One day you score a great […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock’s Whole Foods Buyout Is Strategically Smart | InvestorPlace

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock’s Whole Foods Buyout Is Strategically Smart | InvestorPlace

Market Caught Off-Guard Market participants clearly did not expect the WFM stock acquisition. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) fell 5% and 9%, respectively, following the news. Amazon.com’s aggressive pricing strategy and effective online business model will add even more pressure on those companies. Still, integrating Whole Foods with Amazon.com may have some […]

With Whole Foods Locations, Amazon’s Data and Pricing May Crush Traditional Supermarkets | Adweek

With Whole Foods Locations, Amazon’s Data and Pricing May Crush Traditional Supermarkets | Adweek

By margins, you are referring to pricing, right? It’s kind of ironic because Whole Foods’ recent stumble has to do with the fact that their prices are really high. And you can now find organic groceries almost anywhere outside of Whole Foods. One has to assume that Amazon is going to correct that and lower […]