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Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Ridesharing giant Lyft went public on March 28 and, earlier this month, its bigger rival Uber said it will soon follow with its own IPO. The IPO prospectus for Lyft and the initial filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Uber lift the veil for the first time on the sustainability of their business […]

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

3. Pricing Uber and Lyft, being fierce competitors in most markets, charge pretty much the same during normal times. But both also charge higher prices in high-demand situations so as to bring in more drivers when they’re needed. Uber calls this “surge pricing” and Lyft calls it “prime time.” Both Chen and other observers have […]

Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt all commit to greater price transparency for EU consumers | Irish Examiner

Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt all commit to greater price transparency for EU consumers | Irish Examiner

John Hearne reports on a welcome move by big car rental firms to ensure greater price transparency for European consumers Renting a car while on holidays has long been a major source of grief for consumers. Withheld deposits, charges for phantom damages and punitive fees for the tiniest of extras have threatened to ruin holidays […]

Gender-Based Pricing? British Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw ‘Pink Tax’ | CNS News

Gender-Based Pricing? British Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw ‘Pink Tax’ | CNS News

London (CNSNews.com) – Razors. Deodorant. Car insurance. These are just some of the products which are often cited as costing more for women than men, and British lawmakers are now considering legislation that would do away with this so-called “pink tax.” A bill introduced in the House of Commons last month would extend consumer protection […]

Basket CEO Neil Kataria: “Bringing price transparency to the grocery market can play a crucial role in tackling a major element of the world’s hunger problem” | Thrive Global

Basket CEO Neil Kataria: “Bringing price transparency to the grocery market can play a crucial role in tackling a major element of the world’s hunger problem” | Thrive Global

I had the pleasure to interview Neil Kataria. Niel is the co-founder and CEO of Basket. A graduate of University of North Carolina, Neil is highly analytical and never gives up until a problem is solved. Prior to building Basket, Neil founded newBrandAnalytics, a social analytics company, which he led through its acquisition by Sprinklr […]

Uber launching JUMP scooters in Baltimore as Bird nearly doubles price per minute | Baltimore Sun

Uber launching JUMP scooters in Baltimore as Bird nearly doubles price per minute | Baltimore Sun

Uber is launching a fleet of about 300 of its JUMP electric scooters in Baltimore this week, becoming the latest company to join the city’s dockless scooter program, while a competitor nearly doubled the price per minute to ride Monday. The JUMP scooters are free to unlock and cost 15 cents per minute to operate. […]

Shorts line up for a Lyft ride despite surge pricing | The Mighty 790 KFGO

Shorts line up for a Lyft ride despite surge pricing | The Mighty 790 KFGO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – What a difference a week makes. Lyft Inc has gone from IPO darling to short sellers’ best friend. Investors have ramped up bets against Lyft, which went public in an IPO priced on Thursday at the top of its already-elevated target range, even as borrowing fees became the most expensive in […]

Coffee Shop Owner’s New Pricing Policy Goes Viral For Teaching Manners To Rude Customers | APost

Coffee Shop Owner’s New Pricing Policy Goes Viral For Teaching Manners To Rude Customers | APost

A business owner tried to put kindness and courtesy back into business interactions. This is what he did to his pricing grid to make that happen. It seems like manners have diminished over the years, especially in the context of a consumer-business relationship. Many customers are rude not only to the employees but also to the […]

ASK FINNEY: How to save money on a ride, submit a complaint to Uber and Lyft and more | abc 7 news

ASK FINNEY: How to save money on a ride, submit a complaint to Uber and Lyft and more | abc 7 news

If you don’t mind your ride taking a little longer, you can use the carpool option. Uber offers UberPOOL, and Lyft offers a “shared ride.” On those rides, drivers will stop and pick up other riders who are mostly going your way. Your travel time will be longer because of those pickups and drop-offs, but […]

Lyft just had a lousy day but that’s its own problem, not the stock market’s | CNBC

Lyft just had a lousy day but that’s its own problem, not the stock market’s | CNBC

Lyft may have launched with a frothy stock price in a not so frothy stock market. The ride share company’s freshly minted stock, after an initial surge, fell below its offer price on its second day of trading Monday, a warning that other hyped unicorns may have to be more conservative about their price in […]