OnDemand WTP Pricing Research

Tag: Surge Pricing

Lyft Drivers Protest Falling Wages as Execs Drum Up Investor Money for $25 Billion IPO | Gizmodo

Lyft Drivers Protest Falling Wages as Execs Drum Up Investor Money for $25 Billion IPO | Gizmodo

Inside the luxury Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning, Lyft executives and investors wheeled and dealed about the company’s upcoming IPO as the firm’s valuation hit a whopping an estimated $25 billion and climbing. Outside the Lyft investor meeting, 75 drivers and labor organizers protested falling wages, a lack of pricing transparency, […]

Kater, Vancouver’s first-ever ride-hailing app, will launch next week | Hilltop Monitor

Kater, Vancouver’s first-ever ride-hailing app, will launch next week | Hilltop Monitor

Unlike Uber, Kater says it won’t use “surge pricing”, the practice of hiking prices when demand for rides is high. Instead, she said that burden would fall on the cabinet-appointed provincial regulator, the Passenger Transportation Board, to approve any applications for ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. “In order to be fully operational we had […]

Uber Eats rolls out confusing new fees — here’s what they mean | The Verge

Uber Eats rolls out confusing new fees — here’s what they mean | The Verge

Since Uber Eats doesn’t keep a comparison of its old booking fees up on the app, customers are understandably confused about whether prices have gone up or not. And the results can vary. Some customers on Reddit complained about the markup after a small order of an $8.99 chicken kadai led to a total order […]

MoviePass to offer its original $9.95 unlimited plan for a limited time | engadget

MoviePass to offer its original $9.95 unlimited plan for a limited time | engadget

The monthly movie ticket subscription service MoviePass is switching back to the $9.95 per month uncapped plan that proved highly popular, but was ultimately unsustainable. There’s a catch, though. Subscribers must pay for an annual subscription upfront, bringing the total to roughly $120 for a year’s worth of unlimited movie tickets. The MoviePass uncapped plan […]

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Which movie subscription service should you choose? | Polygon

Which movie subscription service should you choose? | Polygon

For a few months in 2018, it seemed like everyone was constantly seeing movies with a subscription service called MoviePass. In the summer of 2017, the all-you-can-watch buffet dropped in price from $40-$50 per month to $9.95, leading some 2 million people to sign up. It sounded too good to be true — unlimited movies […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]

Convenience store delivery app comes to New Haven | Yale Daily News

Convenience store delivery app comes to New Haven | Yale Daily News

While they were students at Drexel, Gola and Illishayev were fed up with having to make so many trips to the convenience store to get cups, drinks and snacks for parties. As a potential solution, they began drafting a business plan for goPuff. Gola and Illishayev began hand-delivering items to students around their campus out […]

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

It’s no coincidence that Lyft is now offering the Shared Saver and Uber the Express Pool options — both are rooted in consumers’ willingness to risk a little convenience — and shoe leather — for a more affordable ride. And the offerings take a page from the successful startup Via Transportation, which is trying to […]