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How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

Recently, there has been buzz surrounding two salons in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago for their pricing system. Counter to the traditional method of charging clients for men’s or women’s cuts, Barbara & Barbara and Logan Parlor salons price based on hair length, with a mission of creating an inclusive environment for clients. “From a social […]

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco has reduced the price of women’s standard razors to match that of men’s in the latest victory in the battle to eliminate gender discrimination in high street products. A newspaper investigation at the start of last year showed that women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items, ranging from toys to […]

A How-To on Closing the Gender Pricing Gap | Ellevest

A How-To on Closing the Gender Pricing Gap | Ellevest

So this is the kind of gap that sneaks up on you. In 1994, the state of California published a study on the average annual cost of consumer product goods and found that women paid on average $1,351 more per year for equivalent products as men. Now put that in today’s dollars and…you get the […]

Why Do Women’s Products Cost More Than Men’s? This Senator Wants To Find Out | ThinkProgress

Why Do Women’s Products Cost More Than Men’s? This Senator Wants To Find Out | ThinkProgress

Go to your local pharmacy and look at the shaving aisle. You’ll almost certainly find that if you pick up, say, a silver and black men’s razor, it’ll cost less than a razor decked out in pink and marketed to women. Yet the two products serve the exact same purpose. It’s a practice known as […]

California lawmaker withdraws bill to end ‘pink tax’ retail pricing disparity | Retail Dive

California lawmaker withdraws bill to end ‘pink tax’ retail pricing disparity | Retail Dive

Dive Brief: The so-called “pink tax” remains legal in California for the time being after a bill outlawing differential pricing based on gender was withdrawn by its sponsor, state Sen. Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, the Los Angeles Times reports. California’s Assembly Judiciary Committe was expected to vote on the legislation Tuesday after the […]

State Senate looks at banning gender-based bias in retail pricing | San Francisco Chronicle

State Senate looks at banning gender-based bias in retail pricing | San Francisco Chronicle

California outlawed sex discrimination against business customers in 1959, but it’s apparently still legal — or at least still accepted in practice — to charge females more than males for the same basic products. A state legislator said at a recent hearing that he had seen a blue package of 12 Gillette Sensor disposable razors […]

Is It Wrong to Charge Different Rates for the Same Service? | Fortune

Is It Wrong to Charge Different Rates for the Same Service? | Fortune

My business provides therapy services to individuals and I frequently quote different rates for the same service based on what I think the client can afford. An employee thought this was not a fair practice. Am I wrong to do this? Is it wrong that the guy sitting next to me on the same flight […]

Why Women Entrepreneurs Need to Raise Their Prices | Inc.com

Why Women Entrepreneurs Need to Raise Their Prices | Inc.com

The researchers don’t address these questions specifically, but their commentary is hardly reassuring: “We suspect that even greater divergences are present in other product markets where gender is always known,” they write. There’s not much chance that this difference is due to something other than the gender of the seller. On eBay, women have slightly […]

How gendered pricing can hurt your business | Crunch Blog

How gendered pricing can hurt your business | Crunch Blog

Nobody enjoys a price hike. From concert venues extorting £10 drinks from their captive audiences, to Martin Shkreli’s infamous 5,000% drug price increase, hiking up prices just because you can is unfair to customers, and often ends up disproportionately impacting a specific group. Every small business has to make a profit, and structuring your pricing […]

Petition · Simon Roberts: Boots – review the sexist pricing of everyday products | Change.org

Petition · Simon Roberts: Boots – review the sexist pricing of everyday products | Change.org

An investigation by The Times found that women are being charged 36% more on average for products marketed as ‘women’s products’. The Fawcett Society describe this as a sexist surcharge for women – and I think that’s exactly what this is. It’s time this changed — starting with Boots. Boots is one of the leading […]