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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

avant virusscanner 4 8  most appropriate initial price. Avant-garde retailers use everyday price optimization to also optimize and set retail prices in their stores based on their unique cost structure and strategic goals. Using such software, retailers can create “what if” scenarios and models in which they define strategic objectives such as increased revenues, profitability, or sales volume, and optimize prices to best achieve these objectives. Retailers should also be able to compare base pricing strategies over time. A

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