Tag: Pink Pricing

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

According to the paper co-authored by academics working for Uber, Stanford and University of Chicago, some 48 percent of the gender pay gap is explained by speed alone. Male drivers go an average of 2.2 percent faster than female ones, which results in higher pay when miles pay better than time. But the researchers don’t believe men […]

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 […]

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tax” remains legal in California for the time being after a bill outlawing differential pricing based on gender was withdrawn by its sponsor, state Sen.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 […]

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 […]

Why you should always buy the men’s version of almost anything | The Washington Post

Why you should always buy the men’s version of almost anything | The Washington Post

A Target spokesperson said the company lowered the price of the pink scooter after the report was released Friday, calling the discrepancy a “system error.” (The retailer blamed the same kind of glitch last year after catching heat for selling black Barbies at more than double the price of white Barbies.) When asked about the price differences […]

A Study of Gender Pricing in New York City | New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

A Study of Gender Pricing in New York City | New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is responsible for maintaining a fair and vibrant marketplace. To this end, DCA conducted a first-ever study of the gender pricing of goods in New York City across multiple industries. The industries studied for this report include: toys and accessories, children’s clothing, adult clothing, personal care […]

Pricing News Daily > 11/26/14

Pricing News Daily > 11/26/14

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. This Edition is Sponsored by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to raise the […]