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What we can learn from Vail Resorts’ new “Epic” pricing strategy | Perfect Price

What we can learn from Vail Resorts’ new “Epic” pricing strategy | Perfect Price

Vail Resort’s “Epic Pass” changed the ski industry when it was first released a decade ago–I would argue, for the better–even though it was directly coupled with massively more expensive day passes (sometimes 2x prior prices). Since it first launched in 2008, the pass has grown, and as a result, the pricing structure became more […]

Paper: Dynamic pricing in retail with diffusion process demand | IMA Journal of Management Mathematics

Paper: Dynamic pricing in retail with diffusion process demand | IMA Journal of Management Mathematics

Abstract When randomness in demand affects the sales of a product, retailers use dynamic pricing strategies to maximize their profits. In this article, we formulate the pricing problem as a continuous-time stochastic optimal control problem and find the optimal policy by solving the associated Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman (HJB) equation. We propose a new approach to modelling the […]

Pricing Needs to Reflect Who People Want to Be, Not Just What They Want | Harvard Business Review

Pricing Needs to Reflect Who People Want to Be, Not Just What They Want | Harvard Business Review

When are people willing to pay a super-high price premium for something? They do, for example, for vacation properties in just the right places, like Southampton, Carmel, or Aspen; for condos in famous buildings, like 432 Park Avenue or The Millennium Tower (even if the latter might be sinking into oblivion); for signature luxury fashion […]

Using a backtest to choose Dynamic Pricing software | Perfect Price

Using a backtest to choose Dynamic Pricing software | Perfect Price

Dynamic Pricing software takes data and turns it into actionable real-time prices. At Perfect Price, we’ve learned a lot about how executives assess and decide on using our software. We think this process could work well for evaluating any software that an enterprise is trusting to make decisions on its behalf. The problem As a […]

What you don’t know about Netflix’s price increase | Perfect Price

What you don’t know about Netflix’s price increase | Perfect Price

Netflix raised prices $2 yesterday, and as a direct result, their shares added 6.5%. As a CEO, CFO, or controlling shareholder, wouldn’t it be nice to do the same thing? Add $2 to prices and add $9.5 billion to your market capitalization? Move over Warren, I get the cover shot on Barron’s this month. Netflix […]

Pricer’s Points: Pricing Talk on LinkedIn

Pricer’s Points: Pricing Talk on LinkedIn

Keep up with the latest pricing news, events, and other resources via LinkedIn here. Find upcoming pricing training events here. The following are a few of our favorite recent pricing shares and discussions on LinkedIn.              

Optimize Lifecycle Pricing with Willingness-to-pay Insights | PriceBeam

Optimize Lifecycle Pricing with Willingness-to-pay Insights | PriceBeam

Willingness-to-Pay evolves over time Most products and services experience a development in willingness-to-pay (WtP) over time. For some products, illustrated by the chart on the left, WtP declines, as customers consider it less valuable. This can be the case for perishable goods, but also many technology products, where there is a novelty factor, or where […]

The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing |  The National Law Review

The CMA’s Paper on Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Personalised Pricing | The National Law Review

On 8 October 2018, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published a Working Paper on the ‘use of pricing algorithms to facilitate collusion and personalized pricing’ (the “Paper”). It follows a number of other initiatives from competition authorities regarding algorithms, including the recent German Monopolies Commission’s proposals regarding pricing algorithms, which was the subject […]

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Money is time. The proposed congestion pricing plan to create $1.5 billion in new funding for the MTA would also have the side benefit of saving express bus commuters up to two hours per week on their horrendously long commutes, a new report by the Riders Alliance reveals. All commutes on MTA express buses would […]

Will legal industry professionals be forced to make prices clear and accessible? | Title Research

Will legal industry professionals be forced to make prices clear and accessible? | Title Research

Transparent pricing within the legal sector has been a popular topic of conversation for some time now and the latest news reveals that legal professionals could be forced to make prices easier to understand and more accessible. It has been revealed that the Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new […]