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Execute Your Plans with Courage, Not Hubris | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Execute Your Plans with Courage, Not Hubris | Strategic Pricing Solutions

If the team has identified certain products as being superior to competing alternatives, and has quantified how that superiority creates value for customers versus the alternatives, those products should have higher prices than the competitors’.  If that means raising some prices more than expected, so be it.  If the team is afraid to execute the […]

Customer Value: The Price of Paradise | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Customer Value: The Price of Paradise | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Earlier this year, my wife and I moved to Florida.  With year-round nice weather, palm trees and white sandy beaches, it seems like Paradise.  Last week Hurricane Irma came through and reminded us of the true price of paradise.  It also reminded me that buyers make trade-offs in every purchase decision, and your pricing strategies […]

Segmentation Is a Critical Part of Channel Management | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Segmentation Is a Critical Part of Channel Management | Strategic Pricing Solutions

The challenge that Under Armour is facing is the exact reason most luxury brands limit their channels to high-end stores where shoppers are not price-sensitive.  If the luxury brands want to target more price-sensitive customers, they develop new products or brands that do not have the same cachet or premium pricing.  By doing so, they […]

Lower Concession Prices May Backfire | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Lower Concession Prices May Backfire | Strategic Pricing Solutions

The Atlanta Falcons have established a new concessions pricing strategy for the coming season, and they will have the lowest prices in the NFL.  They are lowering most prices in an effort to be more fan friendly. I am not a scrooge, but I think it is a bad decision. At best, they will make […]

Focus on the Segments Before Lowering Prices | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Focus on the Segments Before Lowering Prices | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Last week there was an article in the Wall Street Journal, So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling which discussed the declining market shares of some of the largest packaged food companies.  It is not a surprise; the large CPG companies have been losing customers for the past few years on multiple […]

Conference: Pricing & Revenue Optimization Executive Forum 2017 | IQPC

Conference: Pricing & Revenue Optimization Executive Forum 2017 | IQPC

Date: August 23-24, 2017 Location: Chicago, IL Blending Art and Science to Spark the Next Pricing Evolution – A More Meaningful Way for Qualified Senior Pricing Leaders to Share Strategic Insights A Series of Facilitated Executive Roundtables for the Senior Pricing Professional Bringing together a roster of master innovators in the pricing space, the inaugural Pricing and Revenue […]

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Conference: 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 24-27, 2017 Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California Hear from our President, Kevin Mitchell, give insight on the conferences we offer.   Please make plans to join us and well over 500 of your peers for the best event anywhere as we discuss Data, Change Management & the Profit Landscape — […]

Uncovering Unauthorized Sales – A Pricing Podcast | Professional Pricing Society

Uncovering Unauthorized Sales – A Pricing Podcast | Professional Pricing Society

In this #PricingPodcast, we talked with Whitney Gibson, a Partner at the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP law firm, and a knowledge expert on unauthorized sales, online. Whitney shared why businesses and consumers alike should be concerned with unauthorized sellers who sell diverted products. Sellers on eBay and other third party online marketplaces are causing many […]

The Ultimate Negotiation Strategy Checklist | Strategic Pricing Associates

The Ultimate Negotiation Strategy Checklist | Strategic Pricing Associates

Negotiation is like any sport. The best negotiators, like the best athletes, never stop training. They learn new skills and work to develop them. They welcome the coaching and equipment that can improve performance. We’ve trained thousands of master negotiators over the years, and if there’s one common trait among those who become expert negotiators, […]

How To Be A Price Leader Regardless of Size | Strategic Pricing Solutions

How To Be A Price Leader Regardless of Size | Strategic Pricing Solutions

A friend, also named Scott, recently sent me an article Leading the Way that discussed the frequency of small lubricant competitors leading the way in price changes.  The article, originally published in Lubes’n’Greases magazine demonstrated that independent producers increased prices of lubricants as frequently or more than the major producers.  The article reminded me you don’t have to be […]