Tag: Pricing Backlash

MoviePass Abandons Price Hike and New Release Blackouts | Collider

MoviePass Abandons Price Hike and New Release Blackouts | Collider

The MoviePass saga continues. Last week, in the wake of serious financial troubles, the subscription service announced sweeping changes to the dismay of pretty much all of its customers. They would be increasing the price to $14.95 per month, new releases wouldn’t be available for the first two weeks of release, and surge pricing would […]

Discrimination based on driver bias remains a major issue for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services | news wise

Discrimination based on driver bias remains a major issue for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services | news wise

They looked at dynamic pricing and if the incentives offered by higher prices can reduce the extent of such bias. Their findings suggest that may be necessary for ridesharing platforms to adopt a dynamic fee structure that incentivizes drivers to accept rides from social groups or in specific areas of cities that are traditionally underserved. Mejia and […]

Algorithms feeding unsustainable price cuts online | Retail Dive

Algorithms feeding unsustainable price cuts online | Retail Dive

While consumers and sellers alike may think that Amazon itself is driving price competition, it’s now often third-party marketplace sellers, on Amazon and Walmart, that initiate price-based skirmishes, according to the report. Dynamic pricing algorithms have enabled retailers to detect every online price change, including temporary promotions, and that’s, “leading to race-to-the-bottom behavior and permanent drops […]

MoviePass slashes plan to three movies per month | engadget

MoviePass slashes plan to three movies per month | engadget

After borrowing emergency funds to keep the lights on and toying with a price increase, MoviePass is trying to stave off the Grim Reaper by limiting how many movies you can see each month. You won’t be able to see a movie every day with your plan after August 15th. Instead, you can only grab […]

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

(HealthDay)—Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon. Ambar Mehta, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from six ambulatory surgery centers to characterize the impact of price transparency on a surgery center’s […]

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

The CMS rule goes further than current regulations, and it requires hospitals to share prices in a bid to “encourage price transparency” and enhance “public accessibility,” notes The Hill. The Trump administration is also looking into new ways to “allow consumers to more easily access relevant health care data and compare providers.” “The agency is considering […]

Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing | Vanguard News

Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing | Vanguard News

A little over three years ago, I was one of many Nigerians fuming at the upward price reviews made by MultiChoice, the leading Pay TV operator in the country. I believed, like many others, that the prices being charged for the service were extortionate. Explanations by the company that it had no option than to […]

MoviePass had everything going for it—except economics | Quartz

MoviePass had everything going for it—except economics | Quartz

In March, MoviePass started asking members to take pictures of their ticket stubs so it knew they weren’t giving away the tickets. Members were then barred from seeing titles more than once. MoviePass introduced surge pricing next. And the app later blocked access to blockbusters altogether. Now, the company is planning to raise prices. Customers […]

Eleven lifts lid on pricing strategy for UK and Ireland | SportBusiness Group

Eleven lifts lid on pricing strategy for UK and Ireland | SportBusiness Group

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has today (Friday) revealed its pricing strategy as it prepares to launch in the UK and Ireland later this month. Customers will be able to subscribe to a Monthly Pass for £5.99 (€7/$8) per month in the UK or €6.99 ($8) per month in Ireland, through which they will gain […]

India fans may be staying away from first Test over ticket prices | The Guardian

India fans may be staying away from first Test over ticket prices | The Guardian

“The benchmark will be what the attendance is like at Lord’s, Oval and Trent Bridge. But the pricing is a lot higher than previous Pakistan Test matches so there’s an element of cashing in, perhaps, on Asian communities’ passion for cricket. “From what I understand the prices are almost double what they were for Pakistan […]