Harry here. Tipping seems to be one of the top complaints for Uber drivers lately, but it doesn’t seem like Uber will be adding a tip option to the app any time soon. Today, RSG contributor Jon Knope shares the results from his recent testing of tip boxes, signs and jars. It turns out they work, but it definitely takes some practice and there are a few key takeaways from his experiment.
Tipping Uber and Lyft Drivers
As we’re all painfully aware, there’s no in-app tipping option for Uber riders. But one way to warm your Uber passengers up to the idea of tipping is by having a tip jar or a tip sign in your car. We first tested this idea last year and since that article, MANY drivers have reported they’ve started using tip signs, boxes and jars and seen their tips go up as a result.
Today, there are lots of options for tipping accessories on the market specifically geared toward rideshare drivers. Recently, we at RSG received a few for free to test out and review. Here’s what we tried, and how each option performed on the road. Check out the video version below if you’re pressed for time!