Tag: Predatory Pricing

To lure back riders, Railways set to scrap dynamic pricing on 40 trains | Business Standard News

To lure back riders, Railways set to scrap dynamic pricing on 40 trains | Business Standard News

Your next ride on the Rajdhani Express might be a little light on your pocket as the Indian Railways is set to scrap the flexi-fare — also called dynamic pricing — on 40 trains, according to a report in ‘The Times of India’. The flexi-fare scheme is reportedly being scrapped for trains that have shown […]

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Uber drivers are not completely exempt from allegations that they’ve ripped off their passengers, however. The study found the drivers often seek out routes that are subject to surge pricing, Uber’s practice of increasing fares when there is high demand. They also occasionally tell the app that they’ve started a ride before a rider gets […]

Price of unfair competition: Government needs to be wary of predatory pricing by e-commerce | The Financial Express

Price of unfair competition: Government needs to be wary of predatory pricing by e-commerce | The Financial Express

The government recently released the draft e-commerce policy, which attempts to regulate and control deep discounting by e-commerce players. While the structure of the draft has been criticised in some quarters, there is no denying that there is an urgent need for an e-commerce policy. Regulation is required as price distortions would have wide ramifications […]

Fare revision hasn’t helped us, say cabbies, commuters | Times of India

Fare revision hasn’t helped us, say cabbies, commuters | Times of India

BENGALURU: It’s been nearly nine months since the transport department revised cab fares, fixing minimum and maximum charges. However, it seems the revision has benefited neither taxi drivers nor users. In fact, the average per km cab fare in the city — which earlier varied between Rs 10 and Rs 20 — has now touched […]

New York Taxi Workers Defeat Uber and Lyft with Landmark Legislation | Inequality

New York Taxi Workers Defeat Uber and Lyft with Landmark Legislation | Inequality

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft poured more than $1 million this year into lobbying New York City officials. But that influx of cash couldn’t compete with the dedication of the city’s cab drivers. After years of agitating for ride-sharing regulations to protect their livelihoods, New York taxi workers have finally won a vehicle cap […]

Lyft says drivers can use a rental car with their ride-share company | abc13

Lyft says drivers can use a rental car with their ride-share company | abc13

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Lyft says it’s successfully combining ride-sharing and rentals. In a program recently launched here in Houston, and some other cities nationwide, you can drive for Lyft using a rental car. The rental cars come from Flexdrive at IAH, and you can use them for both personal and Lyft rides. Since launching […]

Ride-Hailing Singapore Cheapest Fares – Grab vs Ryde vs Kardi vs TADA | Vucan Post

Ride-Hailing Singapore Cheapest Fares – Grab vs Ryde vs Kardi vs TADA | Vucan Post

6 PM – The Start Of The Evening Rush Grab: $27.00 Kardi: $12.00~$14.00 Ryde: $16.50 TADA: $20.00 Pang gang lo! Prices are steep, especially for Grab, as their dynamic surge pricing kicks in. What’s interesting is that Kardi’s price remained the same throughout the day. What’s The Difference? The pricing model, drivers’ commission rates, the […]

Amish Uber: Man Starts Horse and Buggy Rideshare Service in Michigan | Thrillist

Amish Uber: Man Starts Horse and Buggy Rideshare Service in Michigan | Thrillist

In America, it’s hard to build a business without millions in investment, but piggybacking off a wildly successful — if not imminently scandal-prone — company might help you carve out a niche. An Amish man in the small Michigan town of Colon has set his sights on the fertile rideshare business by offering transportation with a […]

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

As part of the partnership, Avis will add thousands of vehicles to Lyft’s Express Drive program in North America, making it easier for people to drive for Lyft without owning a car. Lyft drivers will be able to reserve an Avis rental car right from the Lyft app. The service is rolling out in the […]

With Free Delivery and Zero Surge Pricing, What’s Swiggy Upto? | Dazeinfo

With Free Delivery and Zero Surge Pricing, What’s Swiggy Upto? | Dazeinfo

Be it fancy, hearty meals delivered at door-step or being the savior of late-night food cravings – Swiggy has got our back ! However, it won’t stop there, as Swiggy holds fast to its position – $210 Million Entrant in the Unicorn Club! Reportedly, Swiggy has switched on a subscription-driven playbook to scale the food technology market. The […]