Harry here. Uber has announced some pretty big changes recently, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled posting to provide you an analysis of these changes. Senior RSG contributor Christian Perea breaks down what you need to know about Uber’s changes to commission and upfront pricing.
Uber announced some pretty big changes to the way they display pay to drivers this week and confirmed that Upfront Pricing will be calculated based off what they think passengers are willing to pay. Uber will now show exactly how much passengers paid for a ride and allow drivers to cash out more earnings on Instant Pay as they drive throughout the week.
The main takeaway for drivers is that Uber will no longer take a 25% commission from fares between riders and drivers in all US cities with UberPOOL. Instead, drivers in these markets will now see their pay reflected “post commission”. It is not a pay-cut; they are now just showing what drivers have already been getting paid after commission all along.