Tag: Dynamic Pricing

B.C. could cap surge pricing if companies like Uber and Lyft start operating there – BC | Globalnews.ca

B.C. could cap surge pricing if companies like Uber and Lyft start operating there – BC | Globalnews.ca

The report provided recommendations around accessible rides, suggesting that the government put a levy on all non-accessible ride-hailing trips with the money going to improving accessibility services. The committee also recommended protecting taxi stands and airport service for the traditional cab companies. One of the controversial facets of existing ride-hailing companies is that they charge […]

How Taxing Uber and Lyft Could Fix City Traffic | WIRED

How Taxing Uber and Lyft Could Fix City Traffic | WIRED

Such a tax would create all the best incentives. Uber and Lyft would start charging more for journeys in high-congestion areas or at high-congestion times, reducing demand and therefore reducing traffic. (Those increased fares would not be the same as the surge pricing which currently exists, since surge pricing is designed to act as a […]

B2B E-Commerce Trends To Take Notice Of In 2018 | Forbes

B2B E-Commerce Trends To Take Notice Of In 2018 | Forbes

Mobile E-Commerce Is Here To Stay As buyers are getting younger, they are increasingly mobile. According to Google’s recent report, “The Changing Face of B2B Marketing,” 42% of B2B customers use mobile devices during their purchasing process. From researching products and comparing prices and feature sets to contacting merchants and completing transactions, business buyers depend […]

MultiBrief: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | MultiBriefs

MultiBrief: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | MultiBriefs

Does dynamic pricing really work? Referring back to the case of Bob Bob Ricard, a follow-up NPR report suggests that dynamic pricing works well for the restaurant. Ever since the restaurant implemented the new strategy, store traffic during the “normal” quietest times has nearly doubled. While the average check for two guests in the restaurant […]

The toll on I-66 inside the Beltway hit $46.50 on Tuesday | The Washington Post

The toll on I-66 inside the Beltway hit $46.50 on Tuesday | The Washington Post

The I-66 tolls, which are meant to encourage drivers to carpool or use public transportation inside the Beltway, have raised criticism among some drivers since they began in December. Solo drivers who travel on those 10 miles of I-66 at peak periods are charged based on a “dynamic pricing” system that changes every six minutes, depending […]

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber has announced that it will introduce upfront pricing in Romania starting on Wednesday, February 14. This means that passengers will be shown the exact fare before requesting a ride – until now, they would only be shown an estimated cost. The price shown in the app will include the distance to the final destination, […]

New govt scheme may see Delhi cabs get metres to check surge pricing | The Asian Age

New govt scheme may see Delhi cabs get metres to check surge pricing | The Asian Age

A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling various suggestions, including one for installing fare metres with cab aggregator vehicles, and they are expected to be presented in the public domain soon, said the official. The metres will disclose to the passengers whether they have been charged […]

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

According to the paper co-authored by academics working for Uber, Stanford and University of Chicago, some 48 percent of the gender pay gap is explained by speed alone. Male drivers go an average of 2.2 percent faster than female ones, which results in higher pay when miles pay better than time. But the researchers don’t believe men […]

FAS Russia questions transparency of flight ticket pricing | Realnoe Vremya

FAS Russia questions transparency of flight ticket pricing | Realnoe Vremya

The head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia questions the fact that the pricing of flight tickets depends on automated systems ”We have definitely established that it is not automated” A careful look of the Antimonopoly Service turned to the airlines. The head of the FAS Russia, Igor Artemyev, at the ”government hour” […]

Tigers’ Opening Day tickets selling at slow pace | The Detroit News

Tigers’ Opening Day tickets selling at slow pace | The Detroit News

Posey said there are other factors that are playing in to the lagging sales besides just the quality of the team. For starters, he said, the opponent isn’t a marquee one — it’s the Pirates, another rebuilding team who this offseason have traded stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. Opening Day also is on a Thursday, […]