Archives tagged: Amazon

Pandemic Price Response

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 16, 2020

For some, the COVID-19 pandemic presents business opportunities.  For most, it creates a crisis.  What should executives do with pricing during this…

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How We’re Managing the Crisis

By Kyle T. Westra April 16, 2020

We are certainly cursed to live in interesting times. While individuals, families, communities, and governments struggle to adjust to the realities of…

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Strategic Movements: March 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

High Growth Billion Dollar Industry: Plant-Based Meat The plant-based meat market has grown to just under a billion dollars in sales for…

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Does Dynamic Pricing Hurt Customers?

By Kyle T. Westra March 18, 2020

If you’ve ever used a ride hailing app, chances are that at some point you’ve experienced a higher than expected fee. Surge…

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Price Gouging in the News

By Nathan L. Phipps March 18, 2020

As our nation responds to the coronavirus situation, stories have spread about the behaviors of some profit-seekers. The New York Times reported…

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Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

By James T. Berger March 18, 2020

Who would have imagined, with the huge decline in retail and shopping center sales, that independent bookstores would be thriving? According to…

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Be Effective Before Being Efficient

By Kyle T. Westra February 17, 2020

Business-people are obsessed with efficiency. They want to know how to increase their throughput and productivity. Yet, too many executives forget that…

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How to Raise Prices

By Kyle T. Westra January 16, 2020

I recently fielded a question from a former client who was looking for advice on how to raise the price of a…

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In Pricing, What Is the Goal?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 16, 2020

In pricing, what is the goal?  Is it to increase profits, revenue, or some other newfound metric?  It seems profit optimization is…

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Strategic Movements: December 2019

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 11, 2019

Elon Musk Delivers Pleasant Surprise Tesla Inc. had record deliveries in Q3 2019 resulting in overall profits. Anticipated 2019 production is currently…

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