E035 eCommerce Matters - What are the best pricing rules for SMBs?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on September 21, 2022

The latest episode of The eCommerce Matters Podcast is here, entitled "What are the best pricing rules for SMBs".

It's not "Pick of the Pops", but "Pick of the Pricing"! 

We're lucky enough to see pricing rules applied across many different sectors. In this episode we pick our top five, and also share with you, the pricing rules that don't live up to all the hype! 

We cover competitor pricing, rounding rules (psychological pricing), marketing rules, pricing safeguards, and more.

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Topics: Pyschological Pricing, Competitor Pricing, Price Elasticity, Ecommerce, Podcast, marketing

E034 eCommerce Matters - Pricing 101

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on August 24, 2022

The latest episode of The eCommerce Matters Podcast is here, entitled "Pricing 101".

We go back to basics – and take you through a checklist of how to get the most of your pricing with BlackCurve.

Tease out every bit of optimisation!

We discuss what is price competitiveness, pricing outliers, the importance of communicating pricing insights across departments, price automation, the connection between pricing data and digital marketing metrics, and much more!

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Topics: Competitor Pricing, Ecommerce, Podcast, marketing

E033 eCommerce Matters - Winning the Digital Shelf

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on July 26, 2022

Episode 33 is here! The Digital Shelf is anywhere your products are visible and available to buy online. The Digital Shelf is how you get found, and how you make an impact. The Digital Shelf is one of the most crucial facets of eCommerce.

In this episode, we look at what is the digital shelf in more detail, why is it important, and how you can win a bigger share of the digital shelf against your competitors.

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Topics: Ecommerce, Podcast, marketing, digital shelf

E030 eCommerce Matters - Your Pricing Checklist

Posted by Felicity Simpson on February 11, 2021

In this, the last episode in the first Series of eCommerce Matters, Philip and Rob discuss how and why maintaining your position in the market gives you a tactical and strategic edge. Not just that, but giving you a breakdown of your 'Pricing Checklist' to help you structure your pricing check-ins.

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

E029 eCommerce Matters - Who Can Benefit From Better Pricing?

Posted by Felicity Simpson on February 4, 2021

On this week's episode of eCommerce Matters... Who can benefit from better pricing? And the answer is, well, everyone! Thinking about your position in the market, and how you can start to use competitor data to inform your pricing decisions, can transform your sales performance. Philip and Rob discuss some of the different ways all retailers can benefit, and where to start!

See the full blog post for a collection of shorts from this week's episode, including some of the key benefits of keeping a keen eye on your competitors' pricing, and your own pricing strategy to optimise your place in the market.

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

E028 eCommerce Matters - Competitor Product Matching Explained

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 27, 2021

This week, the discussion is on product matching. How do you define an exact match? How do you match products without GTINs? Should product matches be determined by Google search results? All of this and more covered in this episode of eCommerce Matters. 

See the full blog post for a collection of shorts from this week's episode, including advice on how to go about collecting data on competitor products and prices, how to determine if you have an exact match, and a bonus tip from the point of view of consumers!


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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

E027 eCommerce Matters - What is Pricing Power? (And How to Get it)

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 21, 2021

This week, Philip and Rob discuss Pricing Power. What it is, how to get it, and some examples of brands that really have it. Not something that exists in isolation from the rest of your strategy, pricing power is relevant to your brand, your stock, and most of all, your customers.

See the full blog post for a collection of shorts from this week's episode, including example brands, handy definitions, and a great bit of imagery to make sure you remember the key take-aways!


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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

British Startup BlackCurve, receives £1m of new funding in an over-subscribed round

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 19, 2021

BlackCurve, the pricing optimisation company, has announced the closing of a £1m funding round, led by their Chairman, Martin Fincham, with participation from Nauta Capital, The Cambridge Angels Network and other prominent Angels, members of The ScaleUp Group and then bolstered by a matching contribution from the UK Government’s Future Fund.

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Topics: BlackCurve, Ecommerce, Investment, Dynamic Pricing Software

E026 eCommerce Matters - Why Price Automation should be your New Years Resolution

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 14, 2021

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob discuss what Price Automation actually is, and why it should be a focus area for online retailers in 2021. The pros and cons are all covered. 


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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

E025 Ecommerce Matters - 2020: A Year in Review

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on December 21, 2020

 

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob take a look back at the past 24 episodes, sharing some of their best bits, and reflecting on whether their views are still accurate in the continued current climate. Clips galore from the last year, so a great summary for new and existing listeners of eCommerce Matters.

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

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