Tag: Pricing Backlash

How ‘Gaming’ the System Helped This Business Get Thousands More Customers | Entrepreneur

How ‘Gaming’ the System Helped This Business Get Thousands More Customers | Entrepreneur

Sometimes it’s busy, sometimes it’s slow. Such is the nature of running nearly any kind of business. Off-season lulls seem to drag on forever, and bad weather causes customers to change their plans and spend their dollars elsewhere. Simply offering a coupon, sale, matinee price or happy hour doesn’t always cut it. Even dynamic, demand-based […]

Paradox: Pricing is difficult “when the world is constantly changing” | GamesIndustry.biz

Paradox: Pricing is difficult “when the world is constantly changing” | GamesIndustry.biz

Back in June, Paradox Interactive found itself set upon by frustrated consumers after eagle-eyed fans realised the publisher had raised its prices in certain regions around the world. The cost for select games rose by as much as 40%, with the firm later explaining that adjustments had been made to “create a more equal price […]

J.C. Penney’s Buzz Is Gone For Good | Forbes

J.C. Penney’s Buzz Is Gone For Good | Forbes

What haunts J.C. Penney? Competition from on line retailers is the first thing that comes in mind, as explained in the company’s financial report. Then there are two strategic mistakes made close to six years ago. The first mistake was the company’s pricing strategy – the replacement of sales through coupons with everyday low prices. The […]

Meet Toronto’s ticket scalpers: An undying breed against all odds | Toronto Star

Meet Toronto’s ticket scalpers: An undying breed against all odds | Toronto Star

Some teams and markets have clamped down on these season seat monopolists. In 2015, StubHub sued the Golden State Warriors for mandating all resale be done through its Ticketmaster platform. Other teams have required season seat holders live in the state or province of their team, forcing license owners to return their tickets or launch […]

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Our politicians seem helpless against the abusive pricing activities of pharmaceutical companies.  We’ve seen crazy levels of price increases both in patented drugs and in life saving generic products that have no legitimate reason for 1,000 percent increases just because they are near monopolies for the companies who have seized control of their manufacture and distribution. […]

Do Airline Sites Track Your Habits? | Men’s Fitness

Do Airline Sites Track Your Habits? | Men’s Fitness

IT’S TRUE, SAYS Johnny Jet, of the travel site johnnyjet.com. It’s called “dynamic pricing”—firms track your online browsing, and adjust prices according to factors like your eagerness to buy, your online purchases, even where you live. Be wary, he says, of aggregator booking sites like Priceline, Kayak, and Orbitz, the last of which was found […]

How rising energy costs became our problem, not the government’s | The Sydney Morning Herald

How rising energy costs became our problem, not the government’s | The Sydney Morning Herald

We talk a lot about rising energy prices. They have doubled in the past decade. We know that increasing numbers of households are being disconnected because they cannot pay energy bills. But throughout the Victorian community, many households are determinedly finding ways to pay the energy bills. What we don’t talk enough about is the […]

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco’s move comes at a time when Indian drug makers, even mid-sized ones have expanded their R&D budgets and capital expenditure aimed at generics filings in US, the world’s largest and high margin market for generic drugs. It costs around USD 0.5 to 1 million for each ANDA filing. The cost of filing is in […]

Railways should explore non-fare revenue sources for growth: Economic Survey | The Economic Times

Railways should explore non-fare revenue sources for growth: Economic Survey | The Economic Times

The survey has applauded railways for introducing dynamic pricing model which is aimed at enhancing higher passenger revenue without compromising on the passenger volume. The survey has also pointed out that during 2016-17, freight earnings at Rs 1, 04,339 crore, registered a negative growth of 4.5% over 2015-16. However, passenger earnings grew at registered an […]

Dubai theme park operator reviews strategy as losses pile up | Arab News

Dubai theme park operator reviews strategy as losses pile up | Arab News

The company also revealed the departure of senior executives, including Klaus Assman, Stanford Pinto, Matt Priddy and Paul La France. Dubai Parks and Resorts attracted more than 1 million visits during the first six months of the year, with about 414,400 visits during the second quarter. DXBE said it was progressing well toward achieving a […]