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Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Food delivery company Deliveroo has ditched its flat $5 delivery fee in favour of dynamic pricing based on the restaurant’s distance to the customer. As a result of the variable fees introduced last month, which range from as low as $2.95 to a maximum of $6.95, Deliveroo says “more than 50 per cent” of customers […]

Netflix May Raise U.S. Prices, While Testing Cheaper Plans Elsewhere | Variety

Netflix May Raise U.S. Prices, While Testing Cheaper Plans Elsewhere | Variety

Netflix is gearing up to kick the tires on cheaper pricing plans in emerging markets outside the U.S. But at the same time, some on Wall Street think it has a growing amount of pricing power that could let it hike fees for American users. In a research note Monday, Piper Jaffray analysts said Netflix […]

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Alcohol sales up four per cent since minimum pricing | Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Six months after the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland, data emerges in dribs and drabs. We’ll have to wait for at least a year for official data on alcohol-related deaths, although we may get some modelled estimates and propaganda from the ‘public health’ lobby before then. In the meantime, various sales figures have been […]

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

Surge in Buckfast sales blamed on minimum pricing ‘trade off’ from ciders | HeraldScotland

IT was a landmark pricing policy designed to transform Scotland’s troublesome relationship with alcohol. But nearly six months after minimum unit pricing (MUP) was introduced, a spike in demand for Buckfast has led to claims that problem drinkers are switching from high-strength ciders to the potent tonic wine. An overall surge in alcohol revenues from […]

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Another potential explanation is that Americans take more expensive brand-name drugs than cheaper generics relative to their overseas counterparts. This doesn’t hold up either. We use a greater proportion of generic drugs here than most other countries — 84 percent of prescriptions are generic. Though Americans take a lower proportion of brand-name drugs, the prices […]

The Dawn of AI-Driven Price Management | RIS News

The Dawn of AI-Driven Price Management | RIS News

Want to devastate your financial performance? Simple. Get pricing wrong. And yet, 42% of retailers still primarily use spreadsheets for pricing and 34% use internally built software. What’s the problem with these traditional tools? For starters, both are incapable of supporting big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). You know, science. Which is a […]

The 10-5-20 Rule To Perfecting Your SaaS Pricing | Dan Martell

The 10-5-20 Rule To Perfecting Your SaaS Pricing | Dan Martell

If nobody’s pushing back on your pricing… That’s a problem. You might be thinking: “But Dan.. isn’t it a good thing that everyone’s saying YES to my price without resistance? Why would I want to rock that boat?” Simply put: Without pushback, you’re leaving profits on the table and making your team complacent. Two things […]

Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease | The Economic Times

Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease | The Economic Times

State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels — petrol and diesel — well into the fourth week on Saturday on lower global crude oil prices. According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol was priced at Rs 77.89 per litre in the national capital on Saturday, 17 paise lower from […]

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Washington is taking notice of an important problem: hospital price gouging of unsuspecting patients. The No More Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2018, introduced last month by Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, followed a bill offered earlier this year by six senators, the bipartisan Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills […]

Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply | Charlotte Observer

Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply | Charlotte Observer

Oklahoma voters in June approved use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law allows licensed medical marijuana patients to possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana, six mature plants and six seedlings, along with edibles and concentrated forms of the drug. The state began accepting applications for licenses from patients, growers, dispensaries and caregivers in […]