Tag: Taxify

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Those opting not to drink and drive and planning to use app-driven transport service Uber on New Year’s  Eve must budget for significant price increases. On Christmas Day, Uber users got a foretaste of what to expect as prices skyrocketed, driven by high demand. The company usually increases prices around big events or holidays. […]

Uber-ComfortDelGro tie-up may lead to all taxis offering dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Uber-ComfortDelGro tie-up may lead to all taxis offering dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The recently announced partnership between Uber and ComfortDelGro could pave the way for all taxis in Singapore to offer dynamic pricing, or fares that fluctuate with demand. Since March, close to 10,000 taxis from the five other taxi firms have started offering dynamic pricing if they are booked through the Grab app. In […]

Uber users say they’ve been charged up to ’12 times’ more | Daily Mail Online

Uber users say they’ve been charged up to ’12 times’ more | Daily Mail Online

It’s traditionally the biggest party weekend of the year, as Christmas revellers all over the country hit the town. But some have been waking up with more than just a hangover, as Uber users have complained about having to pay significantly more than usual in order to get home. A host of social media users […]

Doctor calls Uber ‘mercenary’ after £149 quote for a 10-mile trip in the snow | iNews

Doctor calls Uber ‘mercenary’ after £149 quote for a 10-mile trip in the snow | iNews

Uber said the price had been an “automatic” response to over demand. Birmingham was hit with six inches of snow on Sunday, closing schools, stopping buses and halting bin collections on Monday. Dr Mullhi said: “Whilst I understand that taxi firms may charge some additional fees in adverse weather, I feel that the surcharge Uber […]

What’s cheaper — taxi or Uber in Brisbane? Discounts offered to lure customers | The Courier-Mail

What’s cheaper — taxi or Uber in Brisbane? Discounts offered to lure customers | The Courier-Mail

Black & White Cabs is offering 20 per cent off fixed-price weekend bookings, which includes New Year’s Eve, Gold Coast Cabs has a similar special but this weekend only while Yellow Cabs will offer a slight discount for prepaid phone bookings. Black & White’s chief operating officer John Lobwein admits cab companies have not sold […]

Cab firms for ride shares to beat shortage | Delhi NYOOOZ

Cab firms for ride shares to beat shortage | Delhi NYOOOZ

Summary: Tho ugh this will mean that passengers wouldn’t have to shell out more for a cab ride but the rise in demand could mean less availability of cabs. We welcome the odd even initiative and needless to say, have suspended peak pricing in Delhi,” said Ola in a statement. We have voluntarily rolled out […]

Taxify steps up battle for drivers with surge price | Business Daily

Taxify steps up battle for drivers with surge price | Business Daily

Online taxi hailing company Taxify has introduced demand-based charges, also known as ‘surge’ pricing, as it seeks to attract more drivers to its platform. The company introduced the pricing two weeks ago “to motivate drivers to go online during periods of high demand”. This pricing mechanism allows the cab-hailing firm to temporarily raise prices on […]