Tag: strategic pricing

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 […]

Conference: Battle for Margin Las Vegas > Price Negotiation Workshop & Pricing Strategy Seminar | SPA & SPASIGMA

Conference: Battle for Margin Las Vegas > Price Negotiation Workshop & Pricing Strategy Seminar | SPA & SPASIGMA

Attend the Battle for Margin – Negotiation Workshop & Pricing Strategy Seminar in Las Vegas to learn how to increase your competitive advantage and improve performance. You will take back valuable information on how the SPA Solution portfolio coupled with proven negotiations training from SPASigma can help grow your business and improve your bottom line. Date: June 8-9, 2017 Location: […]

Training: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) | PPS

Training: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) | PPS

WHAT IS CPP? The Certified Pricing Professional program is your one-stop solution for addressing many of the pricing problems you may encounter in the conduct of your business. Whether it is price optimization or revenue management, by obtaining advanced knowledge and expertise in pricing, you can set yourself apart from your competition and steer your […]

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) | PPS

Certification: Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) | PPS

WHAT IS CPP? The Certified Pricing Professional program is your one-stop solution for addressing many of the pricing problems you may encounter in the conduct of your business. Whether it is price optimization or revenue management, by obtaining advanced knowledge and expertise in pricing, you can set yourself apart from your competition and steer your […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Pricing | Strategic Pricing Solutions

7 Habits of Highly Effective Pricing | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Far too often we see organizations who say they want to improve their margins through better pricing, but their actions belie their statements.  Effective pricing does not occur by chance, and it does not result from following trite slogans.  Likewise, it is not an outcome of a one-time initiative from pricing consultants.  Effective pricing comes […]

Pricing the Trump Effect | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Pricing the Trump Effect | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Now that Donald Trump has been elected to be the next President of the United States, companies are looking at his campaign promises and cabinet appointments to assess what it means for their business.  In particular, companies are anxious about how a Trump Presidency will affect their cost of doing business.  This is all happening […]

Pricing strategies that trick customers cause disssatisfaction | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Pricing strategies that trick customers cause disssatisfaction | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Last month I wrote a post Dealing with Customer Complaints in which I mentioned some personal dealings with Verizon that were unsatisfactory. In the post I wrote that it felt like playing Hunt the Wumpus. I also refer to it as a Where’s Waldo pricing strategy. I know Waldo is in there, in the form […]

Inside SPA: The Epicor-SPA Program | Strategic Pricing Associates

Inside SPA: The Epicor-SPA Program | Strategic Pricing Associates

For every product, for every customer, there is a price that produces the optimal gross margin – the highest margin you can obtain while retaining the customer’s business. What that price is depends on multiple factors, from the amount of business you do with a customer annually to the particular item being ordered. Up until […]

Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Book: 8 Keys to Price Optimization

Summary: Price optimization enables companies to move beyond cost-plus pricing and determine the range of prices that could be charged for a variety of customers and products. Price optimization can increase current operating income by 1 to 4% of sales, which in many cases will translate into a 20 to 50% increase in operating income. The most sophisticated […]