Tag: Pricing Research

What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year | MarketWatch

What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year | MarketWatch

The cost of living for consumers may be accelerating, but it is not all bad news. Prices of some essentials, including coffee, aspirin and food from vending machines, have declined over the past year, according to a government report released Friday. Of course, prices of some other — arguably more essential — essentials, such as […]

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

As part of the partnership, Avis will add thousands of vehicles to Lyft’s Express Drive program in North America, making it easier for people to drive for Lyft without owning a car. Lyft drivers will be able to reserve an Avis rental car right from the Lyft app. The service is rolling out in the […]

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

While city leaders and transportation planners are taking a closer look at how ride-hailing services are impacting urban traffic, Lyft wants to make it easier for users to book trips ahead of time. The company’s new Personal Plan, which rolls out today to a select group of users, will allow riders to lock-in prices for […]

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

In today’s polarized political environment, it’s hard to find any issue that an Illinois Democrat and a Florida Republican can agree on. Here’s one: the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs are a scourge that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Drug companies are making record profits and at the same time raising the […]

New ride-hailing firm Tada enters market, says it will not impose dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times | Straits Times

New ride-hailing firm Tada enters market, says it will not impose dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times | Straits Times

MVL hopes to entice drivers with a no-commission model, he said. This differentiates Tada from competitors such as Grab, which charges drivers a fee of 20 per cent per fare. However, Tada collects 3.4 per cent of each fare paid by electronic payment, which Mr Woo said is used for the maintenance of its platform. […]

TADA Ride-Hailing Singapore Is A Blockchain-Based Mobile App By MVL | Vulcan Post

TADA Ride-Hailing Singapore Is A Blockchain-Based Mobile App By MVL | Vulcan Post

Founder Kay is South Korea-born, which explains the name TADA, meaning “let’s ride” in Korean. The app charges a fixed-fare rate to use, and a metered rate that starts from a base fare of $2.30. While cash transactions do not incur any transaction fees, riders paying by credit cards will be charged a 3.4% fee […]

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

“If finalized, this proposal is projected to save patients about $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits provided at an off-campus hospital outpatient department,” the agency said in a press release. “CMS is also proposing to close a potential loophole through which providers are billing patients more for visits in hospital outpatient departments when […]

Uber’s ‘Vomit Fraud’ Sounds Worse Than Surge Pricing | Gizmodo

Uber’s ‘Vomit Fraud’ Sounds Worse Than Surge Pricing | Gizmodo

As an Uber driver, you have to deal with low wages, an uncertain future, and the possibility of getting yelled at by the company’s billionaire founder. There’s also the more common issue of drunk people puking in your back seat. But a news report claims passengers in Miami are getting hit with fees even after […]

BMW launches Uber rival in the US | CarAdvice

BMW launches Uber rival in the US | CarAdvice

BMW has updated its ReachNow app to offer both car-sharing and ride-hailing, although the latter is only available in Seattle right now. In what’s claimed to be an industry first, residents of Microsoft’s home town can now hire a car or ask for a ride “from a professional driver” all within the same smartphone application. […]

Grocers must be mindful of price-setting software | The Grocer

Grocers must be mindful of price-setting software | The Grocer

The use of price optimisation software, often relied on by online retailers to make sure their prices are not being undercut by competitors, is coming under more scrutiny than ever. In a report released this month, an independent panel that advises the German government on competition law and policy-making called for stricter surveillance of online […]