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Blog: Make More Money Without Being Perfect | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Blog: Make More Money Without Being Perfect | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Fear of change and fear of failure often cause companies to abandon their efforts to be more strategic in their pricing decisions.  Statements like “We will lose business if we raise prices”, or “Sales knows their customers best and how much their customers are willing to pay” are symptomatic of those fears.  While there may […]

Case Study: Scientific Products Manufacturer | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Case Study: Scientific Products Manufacturer | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Client Environment Multi-billion dollar provider of scientific products and services was growing at above-market rates but experiencing margin compression. Competition for largest accounts was intense and was pressuring pricing.  Senior management was very concerned that pricing action could put volume at risk. The Solution Our strategic pricing approach involved rigorous data analysis to determine the […]

Case Study: Glass and Plastics Products Manufacturer | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Case Study: Glass and Plastics Products Manufacturer | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Client Environment  Half-billion dollar global manufacturer of glass and plastics products was experiencing margin compression as prices did not keep pace with inflation.  Sales were through distributors, direct sales and OEM components.  List prices were changed annually according to “market conditions”, and the sales team had considerable discretion to discount. The Solution SPS created a […]

Blog: The Power of Segmentation | Stephan Liozu

Blog: The Power of Segmentation | Stephan Liozu

Segmentation is at the heart of marketing. It is actually one of the most essential step in progressive market management but is also one of the most neglected one. By neglected, I mean it is either not performed at all or it is designed in a very traditional fashion: using demographics or firmographics parameters. Over […]

Paper: APP Resources | Asia Pricing Professionals

Paper: APP Resources | Asia Pricing Professionals

Reading materials listed here have been obtained from various sources. We maintain all documents in it’s original form. Please feel free to peruse these documents but do remember to respect copyrights.  setting value not price [186.6 KB] [2013-11-25]  Crossing the Pricing Chasm (EPP) [2.15 MB] [2012-12-05]  Capturing the Price Advantage [4.31 MB] [2012-05-22]  Rapid Profit Improvement thru Pricing […]

Blog: APP Blog | Asia Pricing Professionals

Blog: APP Blog | Asia Pricing Professionals

APP offers a collection of pricing thought leadership blogs for our members benefit. A sample of the types of blogs we offer follows: PRICING DISRUPTION The words disrupt and disruption are used more and more in the areas of business strategy and innovation. The definition of disruption in Wikipedia is “an event which causes an […]

Blog: Lessons from a Price War | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Blog: Lessons from a Price War | Strategic Pricing Solutions

I often find myself in discussions with clients or potential clients about whether lowering prices to take market share is a good pricing strategy.  To illustrate the effects of trying to win with lower prices, I look back at this story, sent to me by a former service station manager in Texas. “In 2010, my […]

Blog: The story of Asia Pricing Professionals | Jesper Hansson

Blog: The story of Asia Pricing Professionals | Jesper Hansson

Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) was established in 2011 by a few pricing practitioners. I was one of them. At first we were just meeting up to share ideas and challenges from our daily jobs. There wasn’t many pricing practitioners in Singapore back then. Most people working with pricing were either doing so in a marketing, […]

Blog: Analytics Can Improve Pricing & Profit – If You Analyze the Right Things | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Blog: Analytics Can Improve Pricing & Profit – If You Analyze the Right Things | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Over the years we have had clients tell us their pricing analytics were strong and did not need help.  They thought they could use more help in setting pricing strategies to protect against declines in Average Selling Price (ASP), which was one of their metrics.  Our first reaction is always to look at the analytical […]

Training: Online Courses | Stephan Liozu

Training: Online Courses | Stephan Liozu

Please find below the links to several online courses prepared for Professional Pricing Society as well as free-of-charge webinars on the themes of value and pricing. SAMA: Value Quantification in Strategic Account Management (Registration Required) – 2013 SAMA: Value Quantification – Working on Economic Value Estimation (Registration Required) – 2013 Pros Pricing: is it Time […]