Tag: Pricing Backlash

High iPhone prices are driving buyers to older models, early data suggests | AFR

High iPhone prices are driving buyers to older models, early data suggests | AFR

Apple may be paying a high price for the very high price tag it put on its latest generation of iPhones. An analysis of more than 500,000 online shopping visits in Australia and in the US suggests that, while there’s an unprecedented level of interest in the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus, the cost […]

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

DENVER & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the U.S., and Yapta, the leader in airfare and hotel price tracking services, have announced an agreement to make Yapta’s Intelligent Price Tracking technology available to all Direct Travel corporate customers. After a successful launch with select clients, Direct […]

Alleviate concerns about reference-based pricing disruption | BenefitsPRO

Alleviate concerns about reference-based pricing disruption | BenefitsPRO

As more employers seek out alternatives to high cost health care, solutions like reference-based pricing, also called metric-based pricing, are becoming more mainstream. It can be a complex concept that may be misunderstood by employers, but as a broker, you can make your clients aware of this exciting solution. Reference-based pricing offers substantial savings, and […]

Pricing formula, a vital need says Pharma industry chief | Sunday Observer

Pricing formula, a vital need says Pharma industry chief | Sunday Observer

A pricing formula ultimately benefits the consumers by ensuring that the brands they wish to buy will be available on the shelf, and making it sustainable to import it. It will also ensure that the quality of medicines will not be compromised, says President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI), Shyam Sathasivam. […]

More petrol pump pain as fuel prices surge in Perth | PerthNow

More petrol pump pain as fuel prices surge in Perth | PerthNow

MOTORISTS are battling the bowser, with the annual cost of filling the tank shooting up by an average of $140. Perth continued to edge towards record fuel prices this week, with petrol stations jacking up prices to a whopping 167.9¢ a litre on Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s a record for the year to date according […]

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

Surge pricing, which multiplies prices for passengers and earnings for drivers during periods of high demand, is another form of algorithmic management that encourages drivers to relocate to certain areas at certain times. The drivers get in-app notifications, heat maps and emails with real-time and predictive information about spikes in demand. A driver who wants […]

Cost-effectiveness doubts could hit Shire’s Takhzyro launch | Evaluate

Cost-effectiveness doubts could hit Shire’s Takhzyro launch | Evaluate

Vertex’s cystic fibrosis therapies can step aside – there are some new contenders for the dubious honour of being the least cost-effective drug. An analysis by the US Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (Icer) has concluded that Shire’s hereditary angioedema drugs Cinryze and Takhzyro are among the priciest it has ever evaluated. This could be […]

Taylor Swift hits high note in battle against ticket touts | Financial Times

Taylor Swift hits high note in battle against ticket touts | Financial Times

After missing out on an estimated $150m in sales to touts on her 2015 tour, Ms Swift, equal parts musician and entrepreneur, hatched a plan with Ticketmaster to stamp out resales. For the tour supporting her latest album, Reputation, she initially only sold tickets to those who registered weeks ahead of time through Ticketmaster’s new technology, […]

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Athens-founded Beat wants to dominate the ride-hail market in every major Latin American city within three years. That might be doable if it maintains its current growth and so-far successful strategy of launching suddenly, without advanced fanfare, in one major foreign city at a time. It’s a kind of spasmodic hostile takeover before others can […]

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

President Donald Trump signed a law that ends insurance companies’ pharmacist gag clauses in an effort to lower drug prices Wednesday. “If there’s anything bipartisan it’s lowering drug prices,” Trump said while signing the Patients’ Right To Know Drug Prices Act according to CBS News. Currently, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers use the gag clauses to “forbid […]