Tag: Surge Pricing

UK gas prices rise as demand to “surge” on cold | montel

UK gas prices rise as demand to “surge” on cold | montel

(Montel) UK day-ahead prices jumped around 1p on Friday amid forecasts of cold weather, which would see consumption “surge”. The day-ahead contract on the UK NBP hub was last seen up 1.45p at 71.65p/th, though the Dutch equivalent on the TTF was down EUR 0.025 at EUR 26.75/MWh. “Monday’s consumption in the UK will surge […]

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Four levels, each with different perks The points will go toward placing you in one of four tiers – Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – that will determine what perks you are eligible for. Blue is the standard level, with every 500 points netting you $5 in Uber Cash, the company’s virtual currency that can be used […]

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Food delivery company Deliveroo has ditched its flat $5 delivery fee in favour of dynamic pricing based on the restaurant’s distance to the customer. As a result of the variable fees introduced last month, which range from as low as $2.95 to a maximum of $6.95, Deliveroo says “more than 50 per cent” of customers […]

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Government launches inquiry into online pricing The government is launching an inquiry into online pricing that will look into how personal data can be used to set individual prices for items such as holidays, cars and household goods. The research, conducted by the competition watchdog, will consider the use and prevalence of ‘dynamic pricing’ and […]

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru’s win-win formula If you look at a typical marketplace, it allows the supplier to set the price.  For instance, a hotel aggregator doesn’t mandate all 5-star hotels to offer the same price. However, if you look at the shared mobility space, the price is decided by the cab aggregator – there are fixed slabs […]

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Ride-hailing app Uber has rolled out a new subscription scheme across five US cities. Based on subscriptions, the new ride pass will allow members to avoid surge pricing, when fees peak at rush hour and at other times when demand is high. The lowest monthly subscription comes in at $14.99 (£11.55) in Austin, Denver, Miami […]

Five misleading pricing tactics to avoid in sales | Which? News

Five misleading pricing tactics to avoid in sales | Which? News

At what point does an advert stop being tempting and start being misleading? The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) knows better than most – in the last year alone it has ruled that 7,099 ads should be amended or withdrawn, 88% of which were online. Today, the regulator announced a new five-year strategy with a focus […]

Lime Gearing Up to Add Cars to Its Fleet of Bikes and Scooters | Digital Trends

Lime Gearing Up to Add Cars to Its Fleet of Bikes and Scooters | Digital Trends

Lime is already running a bikesharing scheme in Seattle, though city officials have so far prevented scooter-based schemes from operating there. Carsharing offers fast rentals via a smartphone app and in many cases is more convenient than dealing with a traditional car-hire firm, which requires a visit to a specific office and the completion of paperwork […]

Call for ‘surge pricing’ for taxi fares to be allowed… | News Talk

Call for ‘surge pricing’ for taxi fares to be allowed… | News Talk

There are calls for taxis drivers to be allowed raise fares during peak periods like the run-up to Christmas or weekends. MyTaxi confirmed to the Irish Times that they are in talks with the National Transport Authority about increased flexibility around pricing. Under current regulations, taxi drivers are restricted in the amount they can charge […]

Uber launches ‘Ride Pass’ subscription service | Business Insider

Uber launches ‘Ride Pass’ subscription service | Business Insider

Uber said on Tuesday that it started offering a subscription service, called Ride Pass, that allows users to guarantee set prices for a monthly fee. The service is available in Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami, an Uber representative told Business Insider, adding that it costs $24.99 a month in Los Angeles and $14.99 […]