Tag: UberX

Uber 20 per cent cheaper than taxis even with the controversial ‘surge pricing’ | Daily Mail Online

Uber 20 per cent cheaper than taxis even with the controversial ‘surge pricing’ | Daily Mail Online

Uber customers have saved more than $30 million on fares since the ride-sharing app launched in Australia, a new report has found. Financial giant Deloitte Access Economics studied Uber’s performance since it arrived in Australia in 2014 – specifically focusing on uberX, the company’s standard service – and released its findings in Melbourne on Monday. […]

Why Uber’s price drop could actually trigger higher prices | New York Post

Why Uber’s price drop could actually trigger higher prices | New York Post

Uber’s slashed fares that went into effect on Friday were consistently cheaper than identical yellow- and green-cab rides — but sources told The Post the price cuts will increase demand and ultimately lead to more surge pricing. Uber cut its base fare and per-mile rate by 15 percent in the Big Apple and lowered the […]

‘I nearly passed out’: A $640 Uber ride for a 30-mile trip to the airport | The Washington Post

‘I nearly passed out’: A $640 Uber ride for a 30-mile trip to the airport | The Washington Post

Uber says there wasn’t any mistake. Lieb, a company spokeswoman said, ordered the Uber SUV service — the most expensive option. That base rate, it turns out, was $144.76, not the $50 or so cost of the cheaper Uber X option that her neighbors might have used. So the 4.4x surge charge did, indeed, add […]

UberX Malaysia revises pricing structure – base/min fare, per minute/kilometre charges all reduced | Paultan.org

UberX Malaysia revises pricing structure – base/min fare, per minute/kilometre charges all reduced | Paultan.org

Uber passengers, good news ahead! The ride-sharing service has announced that UberX prices will be reduced effective today (January 18, 2016). The new rates are said to promote accessibility, according to Uber, where those short trips for errands in the city centre are safer, more reliable and now, more affordable. Under the new fare UberX […]

These charts will help you plan your Uber ride on New Year’s Eve | Business Insider

These charts will help you plan your Uber ride on New Year’s Eve | Business Insider

The “dynamic pricing” chart shows how Uber prices will rise and fall throughout the evening. Justifying the price surges, Uber wrote: “Dynamic pricing applies to ensure there’s always a ride available — no matter what the occasion. On New Year’s Eve, demand for Uber tends to peak between 12.30 and 3am , when everyone’s leaving […]

Uber prices to shoot up on New Year’s Eve to cope with massive demand | International Business Times

Uber prices to shoot up on New Year’s Eve to cope with massive demand | International Business Times

Party-goers will see the maximum surge in pricing during the 12:30 am to 4 am period on New Year. Last year on New Year’s Eve, Uber faced a lot of criticism as some people had to pay nearly $100 for a short trip, reports 9News.com.au. Uber also added a $25 booking fee without warning to […]

Under Arro, Uber Will Still Beat Taxis | Economics21

Under Arro, Uber Will Still Beat Taxis | Economics21

Before Hailo’s exit from the United States, the company used Jimmy “the rent is too damn high” McMillion as its spokesman. As he cruised around a Hailo float on the streets of Washington, D.C., the previous candidate for mayor of New York City changed his trademark tagline to “the Uber rates are too damn high.” […]

Chauffeured Car Suppliers Lead On Safety, Lag On Pricing | Business Travel News

Chauffeured Car Suppliers Lead On Safety, Lag On Pricing | Business Travel News

Even so, ridesharing companies continue to make gains among corporate business. Uber reported this month that its Uber for Business platform, which does not offer specialized corporate pricing but does let buyers centrally manage payment and put in policy controls, signed up more than 50,000 companies in its first year. A handful of survey respondents […]

Is UberX Cheaper Than a Cab? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Really Matter | CityLab

Is UberX Cheaper Than a Cab? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Really Matter | CityLab

But the study raises interesting urban mobility questions nevertheless. Wonkblog’s Emily Badger (who spotted the work) writes that being cheaper than a traditional cab “matters most for Uber’s long-term success” and suggests that UberX might win the head-to-head matchup if New York City regulators didn’t require all drivers to be commercially insured and licensed. Notwithstanding […]

Pricing News Daily > 1/29/15

Pricing News Daily > 1/29/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Strategic Pricing Associates SPA is the leading provider of pricing analytics to 100′s of complex companies of all types: manufacturing, distribution, equipment, […]