We’ve been covering “upfront pricing” by the rideshare companies for a while because the fact is: the way the companies takes their commissions from drivers’ pay can be confusing. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea covers upfront pricing and how it harms drivers.
Also, post your worst cases of upfront pricing (instructions below) and we’ll have a competition to see who has been burned the most. I’ll cover the difference for whoever lost the most in an upfront pricing fare!
Upfront pricing is the most controversial aspect of how drivers earn money in 2018. Drivers regularly send Harry examples of rides where Uber takes more than 60% of the fare. The discrepancies on some of these rides are so large, it’s hard to tell if Uber is underpaying the driver or overcharging the passenger (or both). Drivers claim that upfront pricing lacks transparency and gives TNCs the power to manipulate pricing in the houses’ favor.