Philip Huthwaite

Philip Huthwaite
Founder & CEO of BlackCurve
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Why You Should Stop Stressing About Your Competitors' Prices

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on August 15, 2019

In this post, we will share why only using competitor data to inform your pricing strategy is a red herring that will cause more harm than good to your business; and the key to fully optimising the prices of your products online or in your physical stores, is to use competitor data, as one of many data sources to make pricing decisions.

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Topics: Pricing, Competition, Competitor Price Tracking, competitor-led retail pricing strategies

Happy 2nd Birthday BlackCurve!

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on May 24, 2018

I had to do a double take when I was reminded that we recently hit our second birthday.

It only felt like yesterday that myself and Charles bought the domain name and logged onto Companies House late on Easter Sunday in 2016.  This was after weeks of trying to come up with a sensible name that also had the .com domain available (they’re now few and far between!) .

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Topics: Company News

BlackCurve Release Notes - 'The Shard'

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on August 21, 2017

At BlackCurve, we aim to give you the best pricing software to help you grow your company. 'The Shard' release includes:

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Topics: Product Update

Hello from PriceCon

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on July 6, 2017

On 29th June 2017 I headed to Bonn, in Germany, for the inaugural PriceCon. The 1-day event was targeted at startups, business founders, and individuals interested in the field of pricing.

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Topics: PriceCon

BlackCurve New Release - Marble Arch

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on May 23, 2017

It's May 23rd and that means Release Day! The Marble Arch release includes:

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The Rise of Pricing-as-a-Service (PraaS)

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on April 25, 2017

The acronym *aaS and its translation, *as-a-Service, refers to consuming a product or service that you do not directly own.

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Topics: PraaS

BlackCurve New Release - Tower Bridge

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on April 19, 2017

It's 19th April 2017, and that means, after being supported with lots of chocolate eggs over the Easter period, we can finally share the following updates and enhancements with BlackCurve users:

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Pricing Consultancy

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on March 30, 2017

There are many reasons to hire a pricing consultant or specialist price consultancy to support you on your pricing journey. These reasons may include assessing the suitability of your current pricing strategy through a pricing audit, identifying specific pricing changes for margin improvements, modelling the business impact of an alternative pricing approach, and much more.

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Topics: Pricing Consultancy, Hiring, Pricing Consultant

5 Tips for Successful Negotiations

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on February 28, 2017


In this blog post, we examine several tips that will help you succeed with negotiations.

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Topics: Negotiation

BlackCurve New Release - London Eye

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on February 2, 2017

It's 2nd February 2017, and with the new years resolutions still in tact (well almost!), we are pleased to release the latest round of updates to BlackCurve. These updates include:

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