Want to Implement Smarter Pricing? Here are 5 Strategies You Can Use Right Now

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 27, 2016

Pricing has moved with the times. Pricing professionals now have to dig deeper into buyers' thought processes to understand what will persuade them to make a purchase.

We all continue to enjoy acquiring new stuff but we've become much more canny about when and where we spend our hard-earned cash. Your potential customers now need to believe they're getting a good deal by buying your product.

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Topics: Pricing, Smart Pricing

This Is How You Get Better At Pricing Your Products

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 25, 2016

Pricing strategy can be challenging, complex - and offers no shortcuts. Unfortunately there is no magic wand to wave nor just one pricing strategy that will produce the greatest profits under ALL conditions.

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Topics: Pricing, Pricing Strategy, Pricing Analytics

Why My Dad is My Co-Founder

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on October 18, 2016

When I tell many people that I work with my father, it's often met with different remarks.

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Topics: BlackCurve

Why You Have Discounting All Wrong

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 14, 2016

To discount or not to discount?  Now that's a question that has troubled many companies over the years. Discounting might at first seem like a jolly good idea to draw in customers who will buy in larger quantities and increase your profits but it cannot ever be seen as a viable long-term strategy and should only really be considered as a short-term "fix".

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Topics: Discounting

How to Price a Product in a Competitive Market

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 13, 2016

When two products or services have similar core features, but are produced by different companies, competition results.

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Topics: Product Pricing, Competition, Pricing Strategy

Why You Should Understand Your Competitors' Pricing

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 12, 2016

Competition is the norm, not the exception in a free market - and that competition will affect how you price.

Just take a look at the UK grocery market and how it has become increasingly competitive in the past few years. The growing strength of discount giants like Aldi and Lidl have really shaken things up. Pound shops are also gaining market share and nibbling away at the precious margins of the big supermarkets.

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Topics: Competition, Pricing

How to Avoid Making Pricing Errors

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 11, 2016


Do you overlook the importance of pricing? Too few companies proactively manage pricing and their profits suffer as a consequence. Even with the newfound efficiency acquired from using pricing software, there’s one thing your sales team still needs to catch buyers: a good pricing strategy.

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Topics: Pricing Errors

6 Tips to Improve Your Dynamic Price Optimisation Model

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 6, 2016

Dynamic pricing is the way forward because it's a pricing strategy where prices change in response to real-time supply and demand.

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Topics: Dynamic Price Optimisation, BlackCurve, Dynamic Pricing, Dynamic Price Optimisation Model

10 Pricing Strategies to Increase Your Profits

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 4, 2016

The ingredients of profit are costs, selling price, and the unit sales volume. They must all be in the proper proportions if your desired profit is to be obtained.

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Profits, Profit Maximization

You Can’t Compete Without Smart Pricing

Posted by Moira McCormick on October 3, 2016

It's "Smart" everything these days – so why not Smart Pricing?!

Pricing has had to move with the times – Smartphones and tablets have forced pricing professionals to move on from ancient pricing models. They have had to dig deeper into buyers' thought process to understand what will persuade them to make that purchase.

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Topics: Smart Pricing, Pricing Ideas

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