The BlackCurve 'Big Ben' Release is LIVE!

By Philip Huthwaite / November 30, 2016
We're excited to announce that the next version of BlackCurve is now live. This release, called 'Big Ben', gives users more flexibility in setting up additional pricing levels (i.e. your price waterfall), as well as making ...
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Topics: BlackCurve, Release Notes

9 Signs You Need to Review Your Pricing Strategy

By Philip Huthwaite / November 29, 2016
Pricing is a journey, and you should always be looking to tweak and fine-tune your pricing, as well as seeking to understand if your overall pricing strategy is working. This post covers 9 indicators that may be telling you ...
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Topics: Pricing Strategy

BlackCurve New Release - Big Ben

By Philip Huthwaite / November 28, 2016
It's 28th November 2016, and we're pleased to bring to the world a series of enhancements to the BlackCurve platform which include:...
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How to Use Quoting Software to Supercharge your Company

By Moira McCormick / November 28, 2016
Many industry leaders use Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software to inject speed and accuracy into their sales engines. Now could be the time for you to make a strategic investment in quoting software to increase your ...
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Topics: CPQ, Configure Price Quote, Quote Manager, Quotation Software, Quote System, Configure Price Quote Software

14 Pricing Strategies to Help Grow Your Retail Company

By Moira McCormick / November 24, 2016
Even if a lot of our high streets are suffering from the competition offered from ecommerce sites, shoppers are still willing to visit a "real-live" shop and be tempted to purchase if the prices to them seem reasonable and ...
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Topics: Retail, Pricing Strategies

How to Use the Monte Carlo Simulation

By Moira McCormick / November 22, 2016
Monte Carlo Simulation (also known as the Monte Carlo Method) provides a comprehensive view of what may happen in the future using computerised mathematical techniques that allow people to account for risk in quantitative ...
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Topics: Monte Carlo Simulation

Use These Pricing Strategies to Grow Your Ecommerce Site

By Moira McCormick / November 21, 2016
Feeling downhearted that you can't compete with the "major players" in the Ecommerce world? OK, so you're not going to take on Amazon anytime soon but there are other canny ways to compete - and it all starts with thinking ...
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Topics: Pricing Strategies, Ecommerce

Your 3 Step Guide to CPQ is Here!

By Emmanuel Aremu / November 18, 2016
Ever wondered what Configure Price Quote (CPQ) is? Have you thought about using CPQ but don't know how to implement it? Due to popular demand, the very best BlackCurve CPQ blog posts were expanded with additional strategies ...
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Topics: CPQ, Configure Price Quote, Price Quote

6 Reasons Why Cost-Plus Pricing is Harming Your Company

By Moira McCormick / November 17, 2016
  Cost-plus pricing is a common approach to pricing used by many B2B/B2C businesses, probably because it's easy to calculate and implement: in order to reach your cost-plus price you simply add up all the costs of production ...
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Topics: Cost-Plus Pricing

The Ecommerce Pricing Guide is Here!

By Emmanuel Aremu / November 15, 2016
Hot off the press is our latest guide for online retailers entitled: 'The Ecommerce Pricing Guide'. You can download it here....
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Topics: Pricing Strategies, Ecommerce, Online Retail, Pricing Guide

19 Pricing Methods to Help Grow Your Company

By Moira McCormick / November 15, 2016
Whatever business you are in you can use distinct or combinations of different pricing methods dependent on your business objective(s). A successful pricing strategy can be used to maximise profitability for each unit sold ...
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Topics: Pricing, Pricing Methods

The New Pricing Guide for Manufacturers is Here!

By Emmanuel Aremu / November 14, 2016
Our in-house researcher, Moira McCormick, has been working hard at producing the latest guide 'Pricing Guide for Manufacturers'. It is now available to download....
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Topics: Manufacturing, Pricing Guide

Use These Pricing Strategies to Grow Your Manufacturing Company

By Philip Huthwaite / November 10, 2016
Manufacturers face their own unique pricing challenges with ever-changing products and demand. It's a real conundrum to accurately estimate a fair market value for manufactured products whilst at the same time managing to ...
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Topics: Pricing, Manufacturing, Pricing Strategies

Why You Should Publish Your Pricing

By Philip Huthwaite / November 8, 2016
This post was sparked off the back of a tweet I was shown by my good friend Doug Ayling, when we were debating, over a pint of course, why some software companies don’t show their pricing....
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Topics: Pricing, Transparency

Why You Need to Understand Competitor Pricing

By Moira McCormick / November 2, 2016
Competitive-based pricing, or market-oriented pricing, involves setting a price based upon an analysis of what the competition is up to pricing-wise. You can choose to price-match - or price your goods higher or lower, ...
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Topics: Pricing, Competitor Pricing

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