Category Archives: Price Tracking Software

“List Prices” Have Become Slippery Slope for Retailers, Customers & The Law

Marketing StrategyRemember when price tags had information on them like: “Valued at, compared to, marked down from, or manufacturer’s suggested retail price? In recent years, many retailers have been hauled into court for “false and misrepresentative” advertising — for comparing the discounted price to list prices that were inflated o...
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Retailer Price Strategies That Increase Sales & Move Inventory

Businessman Hand Holding StrategyPrice is a critical competitive issue for retailers.  (That is, of course, an understatement). A recent survey by Gartner Company subsidiary and point of sale research firm, Software Advice, examined how retail technology adoption, especially pricing strategy, can help a retailer stay afloat in today’s make-or-break market. The report confirme...
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10 Important Reasons Retailers Should Monitor MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) Violations

Are your competitors violating MAP agreements to the detriment of YOUR bottom line? As you know, Minimum Advertised Price or MAP — emphasis on the word “Advertised” — is a supplier / manufacturer pricing policy (with legal ramifications), not permitting resellers to advertise a product for prices below a certain specified amount.* Violations of MA...
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Upstream Commerce Unveils New MAP Monitor™ Solution To Track & Document MAP Pricing Violations

UC logo 200 x 190CHICAGO – Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — Retail Intelligence leader, Upstream Commerce, today, at the IRCE 2014 Conference in Chicago, unveiled the latest solution in their price intelligence toolbox, MAP Monitor™.  This tool gives retailers the capability to identify, document, and track corrections of MAP pricing violations. “In today’s hyper-...
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Price Optimization Survival Guide For Retailers

“Failing to use the proven science behind price optimization technologies has become a true inhibitor for retailers,” observed the RSR researchers in the conclusion to their recent pricing survey, the Pricing Paradox. And, although the stated position of RSR Research is “to focus on the business challenges and opportunities that technologies can...
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5 Vital Questions Every Retailer Should Ask When Choosing Their Retail Intelligence Solutions

A funny thing happened to me at the eTail West conference in San Antonio, Texas earlier this month: I realized that many retailers don’t fully appreciate the vast differences in the capabilities and offerings of “pricing intelligence” providers. Many of the folks with whom I spoke seemed to think that there are a number of vendors, all doing and of...
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7 Ways Humans Crucial In Predictive Analytics Of Pricing

The Big Data juggernaut — miraculous and awe-inspiring — rolls along.  On the one hand, data volumes have become so large that oftentimes only advanced analytics and other data analysis technologies can make sense of them. On the other hand, humans can glean valuable insights from data that escape even sophisticated analytics software. It’s not en...
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11 Artful Ways Retailers Can Maximize Profits Using Competitive Price Monitoring Software

Competitive pricing is about creating a set of strategies to maximize your company’s profits. To make wise, low-cost, high-result pricing decisions, retailers need to use competitive price monitoring software regularly, to track and analyze competitive pricing changes, i.e. both in real-time and over time to get the true picture of the competitio...
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6 Compelling Reasons Every Retailer Should Track Competitors’ Prices Daily

On any given day, retailers can attend workshops or webinars, read blogs, white papers, reports, or newspaper articles, and get advice on marketing, customer care, big data, social media, and use of mobile in shopping. It’s surprising how many retailers overlook the BASICS — assortment and pricing — the foundation on which their business should be ...
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Why Retailers Need To Use Price Tracking Software For Rational Retail Pricing

There is so much talk about the fiscal cliff and consumer uncertainty these days. Luckily, pricing is one key lever that you can almost always pull to stabilize your business and, thankfully, price tracking software is available to aid with rational retail pricing. Remember, a 1% increase in price can lead to a 11% increase in profit, as discusse...
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10 Key Factors In Choosing A Killer Pricing Intelligence Tool

As the eCommerce superhighway gets more congested and competitive, online retailers must find ever-more-innovative ways to attract customers and make sales. Pricing intelligence tools have quickly become essential to rapidly access and act on data on pricing, product availability, shipping charges, promotions, and the like. The pricing intelligence...
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