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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the

blanket discount  (e.g., based on corporate-wide blanket rules) and inadequate pricing IT tools (e.g., spreadsheets) additionally aggravate the situation. Ancient Methods No Longer Work Existing approaches that incorporate an understanding of consumer demand into retail pricing decisions generally have been limited to modeling sample data sets to provide limited insights. As a result, retailers have traditionally made  merchandising  decisions based on simpler--and often inadequate--approaches (examples below):

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blanket discount  Joins the Athlon Pile-On Event Summary January 21, 2000 [PC Week Online] While Gateway Inc.'s recent rollout of new PCs powered by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Athlon processor drew widespread attention, Hewlett-Packard Co. was quietly stocking the shelves at Sam's Club discount stores with two new desktops that mark its first use of the chip. HP's addition of the Athlon to its desktop systems means AMD, of Sunnyvale, Calif., now has its top processor, and the chief rival to Intel Corp.'s Pentium III, Read More

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