Tag: Minimum Advertised Price

How to avoid overpaying for optical transceivers | NetworkWorld

How to avoid overpaying for optical transceivers | NetworkWorld

Old habits die hard, especially when it comes to buying network gear and accessories based on long-standing procurement practices. While it may seem easier to sustain the status quo, doing so can expose you to undue costs created by manufacturer price-gouging practices. Case in point: Optical transceivers, which Gartner says accounts for 10 to 15 […]

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

A century ago, the corporate predecessor to Columbia Records sold its patented, cylinder-spinning Graphophones to a dealer with the condition that the dealer would retail them at a fixed price. When the dealer offered the machines at a discount, the corporation sued. But it didn’t sue for the broken contract (which was then illegal under […]

More Manufacturers are Adopting Minimum Advertised Pricing Policies | Pet Product News

More Manufacturers are Adopting Minimum Advertised Pricing Policies | Pet Product News

Several pet product manufacturers adopted minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies recently, demonstrating a commitment to supporting the independent pet specialty channel. The Company of Animals, a U.K.-based manufacturer of pet behavioral and training gear products, announced this spring that it was establishing rigorous policy designed to create a level playing field for its North American […]

New Nike pricing strategy worries analysts | Portland Business Journal

New Nike pricing strategy worries analysts | Portland Business Journal

As it seeks to navigate a bruising retail environment and possibly responds to pressure from rivals, Nike has changed how U.S. retailers price its products. The sportswear giant will let retailers advertise 25 percent discounts on Nike merchandise year round. … Nike declined to confirm details or comment on specifics, but said in a statement […]

Marfeel Says Dynamic Floor Pricing Sets Its SSP Apart | AdExchanger

Marfeel Says Dynamic Floor Pricing Sets Its SSP Apart | AdExchanger

The SSP gathers insights from across its publisher base – click-through rate, CPM, cost per click – to algorithmically predict the best price at any given time for any given cluster of users. It’s part of what appeals to Enrique Blanc, director of strategic digital sales at Barcelona-based publishing conglomerate Grupo Zeta, which tested Marfeel’s SSP on […]

How Manufacturers Can Nudge Retailers to Follow MAP Policy | Kellogg School of Management

How Manufacturers Can Nudge Retailers to Follow MAP Policy | Kellogg School of Management

Manufacturers should be strategic in enforcing minimum advertised price policies. Savvy shoppers scour the Internet for the lowest price on a digital camera. But new research shows that equally savvy manufacturers use sophisticated channel-pricing policies to control downstream prices and competition from unauthorized resellers. Manufacturers of durable goods like electronics, housewares, toys, and sporting equipment […]

Appeals Court Blocks Utah Law That Would Have Banned Price-Fixing On Contact Lenses | Consumerist

Appeals Court Blocks Utah Law That Would Have Banned Price-Fixing On Contact Lenses | Consumerist

In recent years, many of the country’s biggest contact lens manufacturers moved to set minimum sale prices for their products, meaning any retailer wishing to discount these lenses couldn’t go below that price floor. The practice — which would have been illegal until a 2007 Supreme Court ruling — has come under scrutiny from federal […]

Pricing News Daily > 3/17/15

Pricing News Daily > 3/17/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors. This Edition is brought to you by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing […]

Pricing News Daily > 3/9/15

Pricing News Daily > 3/9/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors. This Edition is brought to you by: Strategic Pricing Solutions Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm […]

Idaho and Utah Legislatures Consider Banning Current Contact Lens Pricing Policies; Law Suit Filed in California | OpticalCEUs

Idaho and Utah Legislatures Consider Banning Current Contact Lens Pricing Policies; Law Suit Filed in California | OpticalCEUs

“A company that sells contact lenses online has cleared its first hurdle in persuading the Idaho Legislature to ban manufacturers from cutting off retailers that don’t sell their product at a set minimum price,” reports the Idaho Statesman. “The Idaho House and Welfare Committee unanimously voted Thursday to send the bill to the House floor […]