Supply & DemandEstimating supply and demand in real time to set prices. In some cases, this can be unpopular with customers or be prohibited by law. For example, raising prices during a natural disaster is typically considered price gouging. quality of life or the environment. For example, tolls for emitting air pollution that go up when air quality drops.
CompetitionAdjusting prices in response to competition in real time. Common in highly competitive market places long before automation existed.
InventoryAdjusting prices in response to low or high inventory levels. Common in industries where inventory occurs at a point in time such as an airline seat or a hotel room.
Price SensitivityAlgorithms that detect price sensitivities in real time. This requires careful attention to laws, regulations, business ethics, reputational issues and customer experience. Generally speaking, customers want pricing to be equitable, transparent and predictable.
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