Harry here. This week, senior RSG contributor John Ince updates us on Uber’s upfront pricing, a new initiative in NYC to force Uber to add a tipping option and more.
Harry here. According to our latest survey, a majority of drivers are dissatisfied with UberPOOL but what exactly makes these rides so unpleasant? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at why he doesn’t like to accept UberPOOL and Lyft Line rides.
I’ve never been a fan of UberPOOL and Lyft Line, but this weekend I let one slip past my watchful eyes and accepted it. Big mistake. It turned into the UberPOOL from hell. When I got home, I decided to put down all the reasons why I hate UberPOOL and Lyft Line. Later, my colleague at the Rideshare Guy, Christian Perea, added to the list with a few more POOL Pain Points. Feel free to let us know about your 3P’s in the comments section below.
If you’re not familiar yet with UberPOOL or Lyft Line, you can read more here, but basically UberPOOL and Lyft Line allow passengers to request a shared ride, which means they’ll share the ride with another passenger or two heading in the same direction. This saves the passengers money because they’re carpooling. For drivers, it’s another story.
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Harry here. Drivers have never been a big fan of UberPool but now that there’s no acceptance rate requirement, and drivers are starting to ignore more and more Pool rides, drivers are getting put in time-outs by Uber. Seems sort of childish but more importantly, it seems more and more like employee-like control.
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at what happens to drivers who refuse UberPool, an interesting look at who Uber and Lyft drivers are, and a couple feel-good Lyft stories.
Harry here. We’ve been in Austin this week meeting with rideshare start-ups and talking to drivers, so I’ve been a bit slow to respond via e-mail. But we’ve learned a lot and will be sharing everything next week.
Today, RSG contributor John Ince shares our top story about Uber’s latest $3.5 billion round, and it’s interesting to note Uber’s valuation remained the same this time around.
Harry here. UberPool is a service that has been launching in more and more markets lately, and it’s not without its struggles. Today, Senior RSG Contributor Christian Perea examines exactly how drivers are supposed to be paid on UberPool rides, how that lines up with what passengers are paying, and how it compares to Lyft Line.
Over the last few months, Uber and Lyft have been rolling out their versions of shared ride services like UberPool and Lyft Line into new markets. If it’s not in your market yet, it is coming.
And although many have heard about these services already, there is still a lot of confusion and controversy around how these services pay drivers for their time. On the surface, it seems like drivers are doing a lot more work for about the same amount of money, but let’s take a closer look.
We sent out an expert driver to figure out EXACTLY how much Uber and Lyft are making on their shared rides…