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  ECOMMERCE IN THE ENTERPRISE - Variable Online Pricing Strategies
In the world of e-commerce, variable pricing doesn't occur as often as one would think, despite the presence of advanced technology and the dynamic nature of the Web.
According to the Accenture report, "With dynamic pricing, companies can give their customers exactly what they want, at exactly the price they are willing to bear.
Variable pricing usually means varying the offering in some way, or varying the price over time; buyers will still expect to be able to find consistent pricing across channels for the same item at the same time.
www.itworld.com /nl/ecom_in_ent/02192002/pf_index.html   (622 words)

 Business Strategy & Outsourcing : Executive Essentials : Pricing Strategies
Variable pricing involves fees being paid based on a ‘fee per unit of delivery’ (FPU) basis or some form of incentive pay for performance.
A blended pricing model has become much more accepted over the past couple of years as companies are learning how to manage risks more efficiently and recognize that partners must share the risks to be successful.
The greatest advantage of blended pricing is that it is a shared risk model and, in the long term, the most risk neutral between the two parties.
www.trainingoutsourcing.com /exec_pricing.asp   (809 words)

 Lee County Variable Pricing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lee County Variable Pricing is a cooperative initiative of the Lee County DOT, the Florida DOT, and the FHWA, with the Lee County DOT responsible for overall project management.
Variable pricing is to be implemented on the new bridge and on the Cape Coral Bridge by early 1998.
Variable pricing is being implemented in Lee County to manage traffic congestion and air quality in the face of one of the highest growth rates in the country.
yosemite.epa.gov /aa/programs.nsf/0/17935140c97c02ee8525651c00506e17?OpenDocument   (856 words)

 Pricing variable-data is not Voodoo: demystifying the unknown, layering the job, cleansing the database, testing the ...
Pricing variable-data is not Voodoo: demystifying the unknown, layering the job, cleansing the database, testing the elements, proofing the logic, printing the run, fulfilling the contract and making money
This is usually the easiest part for the printer to estimate and price due to their familiarity with the basic processes.
Many variable printing organizations supply their own design services, which is the most efficient way to be organized to take full advantage of the technology.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4088/is_200308/ai_n9256210   (937 words)

 Halfbakery: Variable Ticket Pricing
That would be a small price for some fans to pay to be able to say they saw the film on opening night, and it would weed out the more patient viewers.
This could be integrated with the aforementioned assigned seating plan (graduated pricing could be introduced here as well; the better the seat, the higher the price), and lines would be all but eliminated with no loss of profit to the distributor.
Furthermore, by offering these different price scales, variety would improve because low-budget and foreign films which couldn't normally compete with the higher-profile releases filling the multiplexes should draw large enough audiences to keep the host theaters happy, since all they're interested in is concession sales anyway.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Variable_20Ticket_20Pricing   (507 words)

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Variable pricing means charging a different price for a game against the Dodgers than for a game against the Twins.
There are two conditions necessary for a team to be able to engage in successful variable pricing: (1) the teams must be able to segment the customer market into at least two parts and be able to keep those parts separate; and, (2) the market segments must have different price elasticities of demand.
Price discrimination exists when the prices charges different customers are not proportionate to the marginal cost of producing, selling and delivering to those customers.
www.odu.edu /~jkoch/econ436/downloads/Sports.VariableTicketPricing.doc   (821 words)

 PAYT - Unit-Based Pricing in the United States: A Tally of Communities
For several states, the total number of unit pricing communities is a known underestimate; a lag exists in the time between community adoption of unit-based fees and delivery of this information to central data sites.
In most communities, unit pricing programs include single family up to quadraplex residences or a portion there of, while the census data are a count of total households.
A Minnesota statute requires pricing by weight or volume as a condition for receiving a license for solid waste collection (exemptions are possible); this statute went into effect January 1994.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/payt/comminfo.htm   (812 words)

Charging a price that is roughly equivalent to the average price charged by the major competition.
The price charged is intended to be high relative to a) the average price of major competitors, and b0 and what customers are accustomed to paying.
Prices are set at or below cost for one product in a product line, but relatively high for another item in the line which servers as a direct complement (e.g., certain brands of cameras and film).
chanimal.com /html/pricing.html   (1117 words)

 Variable Pricing Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Variable Pricing is a strategy used by transportation engineers, designed to reduce congestion on the roads by providing a financial incentive to the public to travel when excess roadway capacity is available.
By varying the tolls with Variable Pricing and charging lower tolls during the non-rush hours, we hope to reduce the number of vehicles using the toll facilities during the rush hours.
Variable Pricing is in effect from 6:30 a.m.
www.leewayinfo.com /Variable_FAQ.htm   (558 words)

 Single-Game Variable Pricing - Nashville Predators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
For the 2006-07 season, the Nashville Predators have introduced variable pricing for individually purchased tickets to seven games that are in high demand.
The Predators, who had 10 sell-outs last season, feature an average ticket price that remains in the bottom three in the NHL.
With the introduction of variable pricing, Nashville joins a number of professional teams implementing the practice in some form:
www.nashvillepredators.com /tickets/variablepricing.asp   (254 words)

 SportsBiz: Fans to pay the price(s) - Dec. 27, 2002
It kept prices at 2002 levels for 27 of its games this coming season, or a third of its schedule, and cut ticket prices between 7 and 33 percent for another 16, low-demand games.
Even the Yankees are dipping their toe in the variable pricing waters, cutting the price of their upper deck seats for some of their weaker opponents' midweek visits this coming season.
The variable pricing plans should be the most stark lesson yet for fans that they are wrong about the popular belief that player salaries determine ticket prices.
money.cnn.com /2002/12/27/commentary/column_sportsbiz/ticket_prices   (998 words)

 Public Roads: 80 Years Old, But the Best Is Yet to Come - March/April 1999 Public Roads
A critically important aspect of value pricing is that while it is reducing the economic waste associated with congestion, it is also generating revenues that can be used to provide benefits to a broad spectrum of road users.
In the fall of 1997, variable pricing was implemented on a new toll road (Highway 407) in Toronto, Ontario.
Value pricing is a significant departure from existing practices, and it may have far-reaching impacts and require alignment of existing institutional relationships.
www.tfhrc.gov /pubrds/marapr99/pricing.htm   (2867 words)

 Should We Pay the Same Price for All Movies?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While the authors recognize obstacles to variable pricing based on individual movies, they argue that premiums for event movies, on weekends and holidays and during the summer do not raise similar obstacles.
According to the study, the two primary forces that keep exhibitors from adopting variable pricing are distributors' pressures to maintain uniform pricing and concerns that variable pricing would antagonize moviegoers and keep them at home.
Distributors tend to prefer uniform pricing because of the importance of the opening weekend to the commercial success of the movie and concerns that variable pricing would create problems with producers and directors.
www.yubanet.com /artman/publish/article_47985.shtml   (717 words)

 Edit Product Info
The Sale Price Toggle must be checked for your store to display or use the sale price (this allows you to store a normal sale price and turn sales on and off).
Variable pricing works well with auction payments, where the price of the item is determined by the high bid.
For example, you could charge full price for orders of less than 10 units, reduce the price for orders of 10 to 20 units, and reduce the price even more for orders of more than 20 units.
www.shopsite.com /help/8.0/en-US/sc/pro/edit.product.info.html   (2957 words)

 Georgia Natural Gas Prices, Pricing Plans, Your Atlanta Utility Company
The price per therm for first level (1-74 therms used in a billing cycle) is a variable base rate guaranteed to be no higher than GNG’s standard variable default plan.
The price per therm for the second level (75+ therms used in a billing cycle) is guaranteed to be at least $0.10 per therm lower than our level-one rate.
Variable plans – Under a variable price plan, your gas service is billed at a competitive price per therm that may change based on market conditions.
www.onlygng.com /residential/pricingplans.html   (540 words)

 Tiered (Variable) Pricing Compromise?
The second, is that any tiered pricing structure would constitute a new registry service that would have go through the funnel and potentially be referred to a national competition authority.
The community is also skeptical of the funnel process given its lack of a track record, and there is a general lack of trust evident in many of the comments received for the registry not to abuse its sole source position given the proposed preferential renewal terms.
The first is that tiered pricing provides the registry with the ability to allocate names in an equitable, non-discriminatory fashion, to ensure that the domain names are being put to the best use.
www.circleid.com /posts/tiered_variable_pricing_compromise   (4771 words)

 Pricing for Variable Data Print: Baseline Data on What the Industry Is Doing Now
This Industry Measure mini-report, "Pricing for Variable Data Print: Baseline Data on What the Industry Is Doing Now," is aimed at printers and other VDP producers and is priced at $299.00 to fit into even smaller budgets.
One of the most interesting findings of the survey is that the most common pricing models are polar opposites--all-in-one package pricing and individual line-item invoicing--with nearly equal percentages of respondents citing each pricing model.
The Industry Measure "Pricing for Variable Data Print: Baseline Data on What the Industry Is Doing Now" is available for purchase by visiting the secure The Industry Measure eStore online at www.theindustrymeasure.com or by phone at 866-873-6310.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2006/12/emw493150.htm   (518 words)

 PAYT - Pricing Systems
There are three types of pricing systems used in a rate structure for a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program: proportional, variable rate, and multi-tiered.
The price of any subsequent containers may increase or decrease, depending on the community's PAYT program goals.
Some communities, however, are concerned that residents may dispose of their waste in undesirable ways if they feel the pricing system is unfair.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/payt/top13.htm   (845 words)

 ManageMore Forums - Variable Pricing?
When I say variable pricing I mean that in my business you will have labor rates that vary based on the size of particular jobs.
When you refer to "Variable Pricing" what I believe you mean is "Tiered Pricing," which is supported by ManageMore.
In addition to the eight standard price levels that Tech Support was referring to in the pervious message, each price level can be adjusted based on the quantity that is entered.
managemore.com /forums/showthread.php?t=387   (330 words)

 Congestion Relief Pricing Links
Potential financial effects on low-income drivers shall be considered as part of any value pricing program, and mitigation measures to correct potential adverse financial effects on low-income drivers may be included as part of the value pricing program.
Highway 407 includes variable pricing: higher fees during the morning and evening commuting times causes discretionary trips to shift to other times of the day, easing congestion for those paying the higher rates.
Singapore introduced peak pricing in 1975 and the system was updated to a fully automated electronic charging system in the spring of 1998.
www.gocapecod.org /congpric.htm   (1432 words)

 Signs of Life for Variable Pricing
Though some music executives predicted iTunes would adopt variable pricing, Apple's negotiations with labels earlier this year did not produce a change in price points.
If variable pricing is to be of benefit to labels, there will need to be some sales behind it.
The flat pricing structure is exemplified by iTunes' standard rate of $0.99 per song and $9.99 per album.
www.coolfer.com /blog/archives/2006/07/signs_of_life_f_1.php   (259 words)

 SWREG: Variable Product Pricing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To do this you must first enable variable pricing for each product delivery type (the default being variable pricing disabled).
To set the price for an item specified on the command line, use vp=.
Prices specified as '-1' (or if you omit the vp= parameter) will be as you have set them up on the setup page.
www.swreg.org /services_setup_variprice.htm   (187 words)

 Petition against iTunes Price Increases / Variable Pricing Petition
As users of legitimately purchased music, we now believe the very concept of variable pricing is another way to penalise us for choosing to reward artists for their creativity.
We believe the demand for variable pricing is simply another way for the Record Labels to rob users of their liberties whilst at the same time filling the labels pockets with additional cash.
We believe that the 99-cent per track pricing on iTunes is the correct pricing for all songs [as has been clearly proven thus far], and that labels will not, despite their promises, lower prices below their current levels, simply "marking up" content that they believe is now more valuable than it was before.
www.petitiononline.com /99ctunes/petition.html   (238 words)

 Add a Product
For example, you could charge full price for orders of less than 10 units, reduce the price for orders of 10 to 20 units, and reduce the price even farther for orders of more than 20 units.
By default, the product name, price, graphic, and Add to Cart button are all displayed, and the SKU is recorded but not displayed.
If you are using the More Info Pages feature, it can be effective to display only the product name and/or graphic, and display the rest of the information on the more info page.
www.shopsite.com /help/7.0/en-US/sc/pro/add.product.html   (3496 words)

 Variable Pricing in Estimates & Sales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Starting with version 2.6, Goldenseal lets you use variable pricing for unit costs in sales and estimates.
Turn on the Allow Variable Pricing checkbox (you may need to scroll down to see it).
Use the Variable Pricing option for items that don't always have the same price when you sell them or include them in estimates.
www.turtlesoft.com /gstopics/Sales/variableprice.htm   (186 words)

 iTMS Variable Pricing at The Apple Blog
The only advantage variable pricing has is on crappy music being cheaper and popular songs priced over a dollar.
After years and years of price gouging by the record labels, when CD prices should have fallen well under $10 a CD, people are rejoicing in the fact they can actually afford to buy songs they want.
If the price were to go back up to over a dollar per track people would leave iTMS by the droves, reinstall their Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software and start filling their iPods with free music.
theappleblog.com /2006/04/24/itms-variable-pricing   (1082 words)

 Digital Audio Insider
The 99-cent download is still the standard within the US, but as previously noted here, there's a fair amount of variation in the default iTunes price between different countries.
In this post, Gans postulates that Apple is engaging in a form of international price discrimination, generally charging more in countries with higher GDP rates, with the major exception of the US.
Given that Apple recently held the line against variable per-song pricing -- which would probably result in higher prices for the most-recent hits -- it seems far more likely that Apple is happy to essentially break even on the sales of iTunes downloads.
digitalaudioinsider.blogspot.com /2006/09/variable-itunes-pricing.html   (311 words)

 Variable Range Pricing | Piggington's Econo-Almanac | Southern California Housing Bubble News and Analysis
Definitely, Variable Range Pricing is here to stay.   This is an interesting way to look at it.
The sucker variable pricing scheme only works when the buyers are thinking like a child for managing their money and their wants.
Tempers aside, the problem I have with range pricing is that they are trying to get search hits on a higher priced home among lower priced homes (this is said in the blog).
piggington.com /variable_range_pricing   (957 words)

 SSRN-Variable Ticket Pricing in Major League Baseball by Daniel Rascher, Chad McEvoy, Mark Nagel, Matthew Brown
Recently, however, numerous sport organizations have implemented variable ticket pricing in an effort to maximize revenues.
In Major League Baseball, variable pricing results in ticket price increases or decreases depending on factors such as quality of the opponent, day of the week, month of the year, and for special events such as opening day, Memorial Day and Independence Day (July 4).
Using censored regression and elasticity analysis, this paper demonstrates that variable pricing would have yielded approximately $590,000 per year in additional ticket revenue for each Major League team in 1996, ceteris paribus.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=926190   (361 words)

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