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USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear | FreightWaves

USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear | FreightWaves

On June 23, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) implements a pricing change that subjects more parcels to rates pegged to their dimensions instead of their actual weight. What impact, if any, this has on the USPS shipper universe won’t be known for months. Under the new policy, USPS will, for the first time, price parcels […]

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may become the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service. The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo “may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of menu items and delivery may change while you […]

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

California and Mumbai-based fitness and wearable startup  GOQii is taking legal action against ecommerce giant Flipkart due to deep discounting of its products which allegedly violate the sales agreement between the companies. GOQii founder Vishal Gondal told ET that the company had an agreement with Flipkart for the sale of its fitness bands. However, the […]

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

As air freight carriers move to online pricing, forwarders call for comparison sites | The Loadstar

As air freight carriers move to online pricing, forwarders call for comparison sites | The Loadstar

Forwarders are struggling to see the benefits of online rates and bookings for air freight that are published on individual airline websites. As the carriers begin to move their pricing information online, forwarders are claiming it leads to inefficiency. Joe Lawrence, president of GSA Airline Services International, said forwarders were not going to spend time on individual […]

Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s | FreightWaves

Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s | FreightWaves

Dynamic pricing is coming to an airline near you, but the only question is whether or not shippers will embrace the fluctuating levels that appear on their invoices. In the 1990s and 2000s when I was calling in bookings and typing air waybills, I had a three-ring binder filled with airline rate sheets whose validity […]

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Data on producer prices shows that overall inflation pressure calmed in November, weighed down by declines in gasoline prices. Industry detail showed that trucking rates continues to surge, however, driven by another large gain in long-distance trucking rates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the producer price index (PPI) advanced 0.1%. This exceeds consensus […]

Plans to track prices of posting parcels across Scotland unveiled | Belfast Telegraph

Plans to track prices of posting parcels across Scotland unveiled | Belfast Telegraph

The cost of sending parcels is set to become more transparent with measures to track delivery prices across Scotland. Plans to allow people to see whether they are paying over the odds for sending parcels in rural and remote areas have been unveiled by the Scottish Government. Launching on Scotland’s first ever Fair Delivery Day […]

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 […]