Tag: Price War

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. … Drivers are full-time employees hired by third party transportation companies. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute, with no surge […]

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

“There’s no transparency,” said one of the four drivers interviewed by FOX 10’s Matt Galka. “In the rider app you can’t even see the charge breakdown.” The four drivers wished to remain anonymous, in fear of retaliation from Uber. They want to keep driving, and thought if they spoke out, the company would end their ability […]

Sprint follows AT&T, Verizon unlimited strategy by raising prices | FierceWireless

Sprint follows AT&T, Verizon unlimited strategy by raising prices | FierceWireless

Those plans largely stand as a significant price increase to Sprint’s current Unlimited Freedom offer, which provides one line of service for $60 per month and, via a promotion, four lines of service for just $100 per month. However, that promotional price is scheduled to rise in a year’s time to $160 per month for […]

When Cost-Plus Pricing Is a Good Idea | Harvard Business Review

When Cost-Plus Pricing Is a Good Idea | Harvard Business Review

The Strategic and Tactical Benefits of Cost-Plus Pricing Despite these limitations, there are sometimes strategic and tactical reasons to use cost-plus pricing. When implemented with forethought and prudence, cost-plus pricing can lead to powerful differentiation, greater customer trust, reduced risk of price wars, and steady, predictable profits for the company. No pricing method is easier to communicate […]

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Is The Php2/Minute Charge Legal? Amid allegations of charging illegal fares, Grab Philippines maintained that it has always been “transparent” about its fare scheme. Grab spokesperson Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge was initiated “when Grab reviewed its pricing structure in June 2017,” and “was integrated to the existing per kilometer charges and is […]

Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices | Markets Insider

Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices | Markets Insider

“REDUCE PRICING NOW!” That was President Donald Trump’s message to OPEC last week, adding that “gas prices are up & they are doing little to help.” It was just the latest in a string of tweets taking aim at the oil cartel about energy costs. And ahead of the midterm election, where rising gas prices could hurt […]

Discounting new discount concepts | CSA

Discounting new discount concepts | CSA

Others, meanwhile, experiment with new value concepts. Kohl’s is opening up Amazon return centers and selling specialty Amazon products (the Echo line of electronics, for instance) at a number of locations. The early returns are positive, as Kohl’s posted strong first quarter numbers, and traffic at Kohl’s stores featuring Amazon was up 8.5%. Experimentation in […]

Is Another Netflix Price Hike in the Works? | The Motley Fool

Is Another Netflix Price Hike in the Works? | The Motley Fool

Video streaming giant Netflix’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) worldwide expansion continues to progress, and one key pillar of its strategy is growing its library of original content developed specifically for various foreign markets. Populating its platform with locally produced fare should entice more subscribers in those countries, and the company plans to spend a not-insignificant fraction of its […]

Target narrows pricing gap with Walmart | Food Dive

Target narrows pricing gap with Walmart | Food Dive

While the Clark Howard comparison is an informal look, research from data scientists backs up the consumer advocates’ work. Earlier this year, Profitero found that the most intense price competition is among Walmart, Target, Jet and Amazon. On average, the average online prices of those first three combined are just 4.5% more than Amazon, Profitero found. […]

Netflix’s Latest Price Test Could Be Bad News for Password Sharers | TheStreet

Netflix’s Latest Price Test Could Be Bad News for Password Sharers | TheStreet

Earlier this week, CordCutting.com and Italian site TuttoAndroid reported that Netflix is testing a pricing overhaul in European markets in which the company would launch an “Ultra” subscription plan that has the features of its current Premium plan, which costs €14 ($16.35) per month in a slew of European markets and $14 per month in the […]