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Consumers can outsmart online discount strategies, study finds | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Consumers can outsmart online discount strategies, study finds | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Discounts, coupons and limited-time specials are a time-honored way of juicing revenue, but stores don’t always think about their long-term effects. Once customers get hooked on discounts, regular prices lose all credibility. J.C. Penney’s revenue plummeted a few years ago when it tried to wean customers off constant markdowns. In the online world, where a […]

1 Bizarre Excerpt From Fortune’s Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook | The Motley Fool

1 Bizarre Excerpt From Fortune’s Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook | The Motley Fool

Cook gets defensive on premium pricing and profits Lashinsky asks Cook about Apple’s strategy of making “premium-priced, high-margin, high-end products,” to which Cook responds: Well it’s not high margin. I wouldn’t use that word. There’s a lot of companies that have much higher margins. We price for the value of our products. And we try […]

Questioning Apple’s Premium Pricing Strategy and the Future of Budget-Friendly Smartphones | Be Korea-savvy

Questioning Apple’s Premium Pricing Strategy and the Future of Budget-Friendly Smartphones | Be Korea-savvy

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Yes, even Apple can fall from its own tree. Amidst a struggling premium smartphone market, Apple’s 13-year period of continuous growth has finally come to a halt. iPhones have long been signature products for those placing a premium on design, user experience, and of course, the Apple brand. Despite […]

First look: Apple offers premium power at budget pricing with new iPhone SE | Apple Insider

First look: Apple offers premium power at budget pricing with new iPhone SE | Apple Insider

Rather than letting the 4-inch iPhone form factor die a slow death, Apple gave it a shot in the arm on Monday with the debut of the new iPhone SE. AppleInsider was there for the product’s unveiling, and offers a closer look at the newly refreshed lineup. Perhaps the biggest surprise in Monday’s announcement was […]

The iPhone just got its first real price cut | Business Insider

The iPhone just got its first real price cut | Business Insider

Except that it retails for just under $400 without a contract. That’s the lowest price tag that a new iPhone has ever had, and it basically means that the world’s most profitable smartphone just got a price cut. Even the two-year-old iPhone 5S, which the SE has replaced on Apple’s website, previously cost $450 for […]

Apple plans to cut discounts on iPhones before launching Stores in India | India TV News

Apple plans to cut discounts on iPhones before launching Stores in India | India TV News

New Delhi: Big Discounts on Apple products may soon be cut down sharply as the Smartphone giant is reworking on its pricing strategy ahead of its digital and brick-and-mortar stores launch. According to Economic Times, Apple is closing down different discounts on e-commerce portals to bring equality between online and offline prices as the company […]

Jet.com Raises Prices Slightly, Drops $50 Membership Fee | Newsy Story

Jet.com Raises Prices Slightly, Drops $50 Membership Fee | Newsy Story

But that $50 membership fee is no more, making Jet.com free for all customers. The company didn’t address why it made the change in a blog post, but Jet.com CEO Marc Lore told Re/code, “It turns out 4 to 5 percent is enough of a discount for shoppers.” Lore said the site conducted tests and figured out […]

Pricing News Daily > 12/2/14

Pricing News Daily > 12/2/14

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: Strategic Pricing Solutions Strategic Pricing Solutions, LLC (SPS) is a management consulting firm helping clients with pricing strategies, data analytics, and pricing […]

10 Sneaky Online Shopping Tricks For Scoring Major Discounts | Forbes

10 Sneaky Online Shopping Tricks For Scoring Major Discounts | Forbes

These days online retailers are equipped with a litany of schemes to score big with shoppers. But savvy deal hunters can strike back and nab discounts with tricks of their own. Here’s how. 1. Escape the dynamic pricing trap Dynamic pricing is a strategy online retailers use to offer different prices to different customers based […]

Transactional Selling to Avoid Conflicts Around Price | THE SALES BLOG

Transactional Selling to Avoid Conflicts Around Price | THE SALES BLOG

The reason so many people want to be transactional and agree to a discount their price is that it eliminates one of the major areas of conflict in sales. If you agree to your prospective client’s price, then there is no conflict, you just say “yes” and you are off to the races. While this approach eliminates a […]