Tag: Predatory Pricing

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 […]

Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash | Star Tribune

Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash | Star Tribune

Surge pricing likely Whether or not drivers do well, customers likely will be shelling out big bucks. Surge pricing generally kicks in when demand rises and drivers are in short supply, like when the big game lets out. “We expect fares will be the highest directly following the game because people will be leaving celebrations […]

Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify | IOL Lifestyle

Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify | IOL Lifestyle

Food delivery service, Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify, to expand and grow their customer base in South Africa. The partnership will offer incentives to customers and additional earning power to Taxify drivers. “It all comes down to scale, with more scale we can offer greater efficiency to our customers and reduce […]

The case against the Uber economy | The Brock Press

The case against the Uber economy | The Brock Press

Maybe you have a stable, full-time job, and are not concerned whatsoever with troubling trends in the world of work (you should be). Your only worry should be how Uber affects you as a consumer. But the outlook for that side of things isn’t great either. Uber functions on a model of ‘surge pricing,’ (i.e., […]

Railways witnesses jump in premium class travel | Business Line

Railways witnesses jump in premium class travel | Business Line

Bitten by the travel bug in the year-end holiday season, many more people took to the most premium and priciest segment in trains — the first class air conditioned coaches. December 2017 saw a near 16 per cent surge in AC 1st class passengers with an additional 35,658 using the train compared to the year […]

Dodgers’ New ‘Dynamic Pricing’ For Seats Has Some Fans Crying ‘Foul’ | CBS Los Angeles

Dodgers’ New ‘Dynamic Pricing’ For Seats Has Some Fans Crying ‘Foul’ | CBS Los Angeles

“Every time I tried to purchase tickets, they were sold out,” Patti Rivero told CBS2 News. She was all decked out in her Dodger blues and feeling the blues Friday, the first day tickets for this upcoming season became available. “It hurts when you’re a devoted fan and you want to go to the games, […]

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

If you would like to see the Dodgers from a field-level seat overlooking the bullpen, the team will charge you $80 for your seat. That’s on April 21. If you can wait four days, the Dodgers will charge you $33 for the very same seat. The Dodgers put single-game tickets on sale Friday, with seats […]

BART may consider parking fee increase during peak commute times | abc7news.com

BART may consider parking fee increase during peak commute times | abc7news.com

Not only do BART parking lots fill up quickly in the morning, each one has a waiting list for parking permits that average three thousand names. BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost told us, “So the idea is — let’s take a look at parking. Is there something we can do with our policies, our fees to […]