Tag: Price Comparison Tool

startup: Startup Trukky uses tech to offer real time goods transport rates to SMEs | The Economic Times

startup: Startup Trukky uses tech to offer real time goods transport rates to SMEs | The Economic Times

Besides, hardly anybody was offering a service delivery guarantee,” says Das. This discovery led to a discussion with Sahu, whose family was into the transportation business, and the idea of building an app for truckers came into being. “But since the segment was huge and fragmented, we decided to start small, and focused on intercity […]

How to spot a good deal | NBC12 – WWBT

How to spot a good deal | NBC12 – WWBT

(WWBT) – We’ve all been there. You buy the present, and the next day, the price gets slashed. Don’t you wish the sales tag would tell you if it is really a good deal or not? Retailers are putting out all of the stops to get your business and beat the competition. First, do your […]

Consumers using price transparency to budget, not comparison shop | BenefitsPRO

Consumers using price transparency to budget, not comparison shop | BenefitsPRO

People looking for health care coverage aren’t using price transparency tools to shop around for cheaper providers. Instead, says a new study, they use them to plan for out-of-pocket expenses. The Accenture study, reports Modern Healthcare, gives the lie to the claim that consumers will shop around for the cheapest providers if they know the […]

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

The majority of healthcare consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, a new survey found, contradicting claims that consumers will shop around for the cheapest providers if they know the price before obtaining care. The survey, released this week by Accenture, reported that nearly half of consumers, 46%, seek price information to budget for […]

Google Shuts Off Airline Booking Tool in Search | Bloomberg

Google Shuts Off Airline Booking Tool in Search | Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is pulling a software tool that let small companies access search information on airfares, a potential blow to online travel newcomers. Google’s tool was opened in 2011 after its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software Inc., an online airfare broker. In approving the deal, a federal judge required that Google keep an […]

Hopper expands its price prediction technology to hotels, initially in NYC | TechCrunch

Hopper expands its price prediction technology to hotels, initially in NYC | TechCrunch

As it does with flights, the new version of Hopper will predict future hotel pricing and tell you when to buy or wait to get the best deal on a room rate. Hopper says its technology is 95 percent accurate up to six months in advance, so it can be used for planning trips far […]

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

As grocery shoppers work to digest Amazon’s massive acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the digital storefront recently scored a victory that aims to reinforce the company’s growing investments in brick-and-mortar retail. Amazon was awarded a patent May 30 that could help it choke off a common issue faced by many physical stores: Customers’ […]

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

When Hal Friedlander was chief information officer of the New York City Department of Education, one of his routine frustrations was the lack of easy access to pricing information about ed tech products. It could take a month to adequately respond to a question about software options for better supporting English learners. Since leaving the […]

Online health pricing tool seeks community hospital partners | Charleston Gazette-Mail

Online health pricing tool seeks community hospital partners | Charleston Gazette-Mail

An online health care cost comparison tool launched two years ago in response to rising medical costs has expanded its database to include the price tags for more than 600 outpatient procedures across the country, including in West Virginia. … Two years ago, Hennessey launched www.pratter.us as a way for health care consumers to compare […]

Car Talk: How to get reality checks on mechanic pricing | billingsgazette.com

Car Talk: How to get reality checks on mechanic pricing | billingsgazette.com

Dear Car Talk: Is there a place on the internet where I can look up what a repair should cost? I need an alternative to calling you. — Bill Ah, so you’re the one who’s been calling at 3 a.m., asking for a price on a brake job for a 2003 Focus. There are a couple […]