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Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

FedEx Corp. may finally be waking up to the threat Amazon.com Inc. poses to its business model. The logistics company is offering big discounts to help fill the planes in its Express delivery network with more e-commerce shipments, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter. The deals are being […]

Dual pricing: Capping prices risks industry profits, warns Fitch | Insurance Age

Dual pricing: Capping prices risks industry profits, warns Fitch | Insurance Age

The CMA had recommended price caps, as regulators propose solutions to the ‘loyalty penalty’, but the ratings agency suggests it could destabilise the market. Fitch Ratings has cautioned that the introduction of price caps could depress industry profits. The warning follows a proposal by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to introduce price caps on […]

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

The idea behind YourDrive is that you can rent out your car during downtime – be it while you’re at work or away for a few days. The startup has software that will suggest hourly and daily pricing based on make and model, but an owner can override it if they choose. Ellison says allowing […]

India will not allow multi-brand retail by foreign firms, predatory pricing | liveMint

India will not allow multi-brand retail by foreign firms, predatory pricing | liveMint

NEW DELHI: The government will not allow foreign companies to operate in multi-brand segment and necessary action will be taken against people indulging in predatory pricing, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday. The minister said this in a meeting with representatives of associations of kirana stores, traders and retailers here. He “reiterated that […]

FCA strengthens position on dual pricing | Insurance Age

FCA strengthens position on dual pricing | Insurance Age

The regulator has published a fresh response to the CMA. The FCA has outlined its position on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into dual pricing following the government response to the study. In a statement published today, 19 June, the FCA explained that its priority was fair outcomes for all customers and that […]

Amazon shows a 43% price difference in the same item shipped to the same address, but to a different account | Boing Boing

Amazon shows a 43% price difference in the same item shipped to the same address, but to a different account | Boing Boing

Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle (who also founded the company Alexa, now an Amazon division) ordered a pack of Sharpies from Amazon using the Internet Archive’s business account, then, minutes later, ordered another pa ck using his personal account, both to be delivered to the Internet Archive: the order for the Internet Archive was priced […]

Insurers could face fines for £4bn dual pricing “rip off” | Insurance Age

Insurers could face fines for £4bn dual pricing “rip off” | Insurance Age

The government is set to give the Competition & Markets Authority power to bypass the courts and fine firms that exploit loyalty. The government is consulting on measures to tackle the loyalty penalty and combat dual pricing which could see companies fined by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) if they are found to be […]

New York Advances a Bill to End Gender Discrimination in Product Pricing | Pacific Standard

New York Advances a Bill to End Gender Discrimination in Product Pricing | Pacific Standard

The New York state assembly passed legislation this week that seeks to eliminate product discrimination, or charging different prices for men’s and women’s products. Women’s products, on average, cost 7 percent more than equivalent products targeted to men, a study by New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found. The study found specifically that, for […]

What Is the ‘Pink Tax?’ New York Lawmakers Could Soon End Discriminatory Pricing of Women’s Products | Newsweek

What Is the ‘Pink Tax?’ New York Lawmakers Could Soon End Discriminatory Pricing of Women’s Products | Newsweek

The state of New York could soon pass a bill which would make it illegal for products to be priced higher when they are aimed towards women. Senate Bill S2679, sponsored by Democratic senator Shelley B. Mayer, hopes to address a long-standing issue of toys, clothing or personal hygiene products such as shampoo or razors […]

Shoppers ‘buy British’ to beat Brexit uncertainty with rise in sale of UK-manufactured goods | Wales Online

Shoppers ‘buy British’ to beat Brexit uncertainty with rise in sale of UK-manufactured goods | Wales Online

More consumers have started to ‘buy British’ since the EU referendum with Brexit uncertainty forcing more people towards goods manufactured in the UK. New research showed that 30 per cent of consumers polled said they were choosing more British products since the leave vote in 2016. The study by pricing specialists Simon-Kucher revealed that both […]