Tag: Pricing Science

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

Car rental companies charge Brits more as consumer groups slam rip-off | Express

It’s been revealed that top car rental companies are charging Brits more than other nationalities for car hire. A shocking investigation by The Daily Mail, Mail Online and consumer group A Spokesman Said found that both Avis and Europcar are charging different rates based on nationality. Nic McBride from A Spokesman Said blasted the disparity […]

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

Popular blogger mrbrown posted on his Twitter account yesterday about a suggestion he received to implement a surge pricing system for public transport. mrbrown, or Lee Kin Mun, said in his tweet that “Someone just suggested surge pricing for Public Transport”. In his tweet, he shared a screenshot of a letter to the Straits Times […]

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 […]

Coca-cola and Chevy to raise prices amid tariff war | New York Post

Coca-cola and Chevy to raise prices amid tariff war | New York Post

Get ready to dig a little deeper for a Coke or Chevy Silverado. Both Coca-Cola and GM said Wednesday they will have to raise prices on their iconic products in large part because of President Trump’s trade war. The rising price of European aluminum and steel is expected to pinch their bottom lines — and […]

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Perhaps it is time the public transport sector also starts to use dynamic pricing strategies, where fares rise during peak hours, just like fares for taxis. There will always be a demand for public transport. Even if each commuter is charged a few cents extra during peak hours, people will still use public transport because […]

The problem with price transparency: ‘Price’ doesn’t always mean ‘out-of-pocket’ cost, says NorthShore Assistant VP Justin Brueck | Becker’s Hospital Review

The problem with price transparency: ‘Price’ doesn’t always mean ‘out-of-pocket’ cost, says NorthShore Assistant VP Justin Brueck | Becker’s Hospital Review

Q: What is the biggest barrier to price transparency in the healthcare industry?  JB: One of the biggest barriers in price transparency is that many health system contracts have payer confidentiality provisions, which makes it difficult to discuss such matters. Additionally, we must remember that ‘price’ does not necessarily reflect ‘out-of-pocket’ cost — and out-of-pocket […]

Report: Hotel and Air Prices Expected to Rise in 2019 | Hotel Business

Report: Hotel and Air Prices Expected to Rise in 2019 | Hotel Business

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with the support of the Carlson Family […]

Hotel and Air Prices to Rise Sharply in 2019, Per GBTA/CWT Research: Meetings & Conventions

Hotel and Air Prices to Rise Sharply in 2019, Per GBTA/CWT Research: Meetings & Conventions

Travelers can expect steep increases in prices in 2019, with hotel room rates rising by 3.7 percent and the cost of air tickets climbing by 2.6 percent, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by the Global Business Travel Association and Carlson Wagonlit Travel with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation. The report […]

South Shields FC slash ticket prices for Hebburn friendly after fans’ backlash | Shields Gazette

South Shields FC slash ticket prices for Hebburn friendly after fans’ backlash | Shields Gazette

South Shields Football Club has bowed to fan pressure after admitting it scored an own goal over its match pricing policy. Bosses have agreed to slash entry fees into Mariners Park for tomorrow’s home friendly against Northern League neighbours Hebburn Town. They say they acted in response to online and face-to-face feedback from supporters – […]

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

A few weeks ago, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it will be acquiring PillPack, the full-service online pharmacy that delivers to your door. It is no secret that the Retail Pharmacy landscape is unquestionably challenging, but it is about to get even more aggressively competitive. Are you ready? Retail pharmacies will need to evaluate their current […]