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More About The Skedaddle Bus Charter app

 

Skedaddle bus charter is a ridesharing startup that allows a group of people share a bus to available locations or unique locations. Skedaddle was launched in 2015 by  Adam Nestler, his brother Craig, Brad Werntz and Lou Harwood and will allow users charter a bus that will go to any location in North America. You can charter a bus for you and your friends to attend an event and if there are extra seats, other users can opt for one of the free seats. This bears a resemblance to Uber’s UberPOOL. Thousands of other Skedaddle bus users can explore routes created on the app. Skedaddle pushes relevant routes to its users via push notifications, social media and email to help a route starter meet the rider minimum. Skedaddle Bus

According to the company’s website, the route starter always rides free. The next nine passengers get 20% off the full seat price, so be sure to reserve your seat early. Once live, the remaining riders pay full price. You can also reserve up to four seats for you and your crew. You have up until 48 hours prior to departure to cancel your reservation. Skedaddle does not charge its riders until 48 hours prior to departure. Routes require a minimum of 10 passengers to “go live” to guarantee Skedaddle will send a vehicle. You can tell if your route is live or not by looking at the progress bar on the route screen displayed on the app.

 

Skedaddle bus offers two types of transportation: public routes and private routes. Public routes work best for large events like concerts, travel between cities, or outings to large public spaces like beaches, Ski Mountains, and national parks. Private routes are the perfect fit for weddings, college socials, and corporate events.

The app enjoyed increased growth during the January 2017 women’s March on Washington. The startup experienced a surge of bookings and had to stop accepting bookings after sometime. “It was really amazing. The March overall was a great success for us,” Craig Nestler, the director of product development and co-founder of Skedaddle told Inverse. “I was on-site and it was amazing to see all these women and men dressed up with their signs ready to march.”

 

To get started:

  • First download the app here

 

  • Register on the app (You will be asked for your personal details and card details as well)

 

  • Start a route (You decide if you want your route to be public or private)

 

  • Each public route has a standard seat price. However, the first 10 riders on public routes receive discounts! On public routes, the route starter is able to reserve the first seat for free, and the next 9 riders will receive 20% off the standard seat price. Everyone else who reserves a seat after the first 10 seats have been booked will pay the standard price for the route.

 

  • For private routes, the user who starts the route can choose to pay a portion of the route, or the price of the bus will be split evenly amongst all (less any amount the route creator has funded). You will reserve your seat at the “Current” price displayed on the route page; however, your card will not be charged until 48 hours prior to departure and the price will continue to drop depending on the number of riders who reserve seats after you.

 

  • Hours prior to the departure time, if your route is live, you will receive an email that serves as your receipt and your pass when you board the bus. If you have our mobile app, you’ll receive a notification letting you know when you can check in. You’ll be able to access your pass within the app as well!

 

In conclusion

Routes are easily shareable in-app. You can share a Skedaddle bus route with friends or family directly from the Skedaddle app. This is an innovative startup that meets rideshare needs on a large scale. We hope so see the company spread operations outside America really soon.

 

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All About Ford Gobike

 

Many Automakers are venturing into the rideshare industry. General Motors has kick-started its own car-sharing service, Maven. The company also plowed half a billion dollars into Uber’s rival company – Lyft.  Gett, a cab hailing startup is a recipient of $300 million investment from the auto giant – Volkswagen. Auto giant – BMW first took a stab at ridesharing by working with DriveNow and is now throwing its weight behind California’s carpooling startup, Scoop. Automaker Toyota, announced on the 25th of May, 2016 that it would be entering a partnership with Uber.

In this post, we will be discussing how Ford Motors launched a bikeshare system called Ford GoBike. The company first launched in San Francisco on August 2013 with the name Bay Area Bike Share. At that time, operations were restricted to part of San Francisco with just 700 bikes in about 70 stations. Now, the company has spread operations into 5 cities with 540 stations and over 7,000 bikes at the disposal of members. Ford Gobike is a fun and affordable way to get around town. Ford Gobike

How It Works?

Get the app

The app is available for download on iphone and Android. With the app, you can find different stations near you and real-time bike & dock availability. Stations with valet service have a special icon, and when they’re active, it means you’re guaranteed to get a bike or dock.

Use the app to purchase passes that will allow you use the bike. Also see your last ride and your all-time stats, including number of rides and total miles ridden. Get update notifications on your current ride. The alerts will let you know when you’ve successfully docked your bike and ended a ride. Use the timer provided in-app to stay within your ride time.

Purchase a pass

There are 3 passes available with the Ford Gobike:

  • Single Ride pass – The Single ride includes 30 minutes of ride time to get you anywhere you need to go. You will be charged $3 for each additional 15 minutes.
  • Day Pass – A day pass costs $9.95 and $19.95 for a 3 day pass. You will get unlimited 30 minutes rides.
  • Annual Membership – You will get unlimited annual 45-minute rides with all time access to all stations.

To Register on Ford Go bike

To be eligible to register, you must be aged 18 or older and qualify for CalfreshSFMTA (Low Income) Lifeline Passes or PG&E CARE utility discount.

Once you are ready to begin, follow the steps below:

  • Buy a pass
  • Use the mobile app or your Clipper card to unlock any bike in the system.
  • Start your ride
  • Dock your bike at any station and wait for the green light to make sure it’s locked.

So if you are anywhere near the Bay Area, use a Ford gobike to run all your quick errands or possibly get to school.

 

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Drive With Uber In Oregon

 

Amidst advocating for laws that will allow it operate anywhere in the state of Oregon, Uber is currently the largest rideshare company operating in the state. To drive with Uber in Oregon means an opportunity to earn good money on your own schedule. You are your own boss.  Uber in oregon

Are you convinced yet to drive with Uber in Oregon? Then follow the steps below:

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

To become an Uber driver in Oregon, you will need to meet certain requirements first of which is the age factor. You have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfill the steps listed below:

 

STEP 1 – Get your Documents Ready

  • A valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers must provide valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Drivers must obtain a free Sole Proprietorship Business License
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)
    • You (driver) must be the holder, or at least a listed driver
    • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
    • Must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • A photograph of you (the driver). It must be a clear headshot.
  • You must also pass the vehicle inspection test

Please Note:

It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

STEP 2 – Signup Online

Once you have all of these documents, the next step is to sign up through the Uber website – using our link: www.uberkit.net/signup. (You get a signup bonus if you use our link, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated).

uber in oregon

 

STEP 3 – Wait for Uber Background Checks

Uber will typically take two weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically they will take the documents provided in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Criminal History Check
  • A Driving History Check

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Car

As for the vehicle to use, you need to make sure it fits the car requirements specifically for Uber drivers in Oregon (or your specific city). Note – Uber has various services, so you should know which service you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber service” for more information on that. Some of these requirements include the fact that the car should be no older than 10 years (A model 2006 or later). The car should also have no major cosmetic damage.

Salvaged or rebuilt vehicles cannot be used, and full-size vans or marked vehicles such as taxis are a no-no, too.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

Keep in mind, there is no need to give up, if your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle—in fact, many people tend to invest in a new car before becoming professional Uber drivers.

However, I would recommend not going overboard when you are purchasing a new car to be used as an Uber vehicle. It is a good idea to select an average but sturdy car that is not a particularly new or fancy model but fits Uber’s car requirements. Note – See the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably do, before buying a car specifically for Uber.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Another thing to keep in mind when you are selecting a car is which category of Uber you wish to work under. Uber in Oregon offers 7 Uber services, UberX, UberXL, UberSUV, UberSELECT and UberPEDAL, UberASSIST, UberWAV.

UberX is the mid-tier cost Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with.UberX requires an everyday car such as a Toyota Prius, Honda Accord, Mazda3 or Mazda6, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cruz, etc. UberXL is the larger form of UberX and sits up to 6 passengers. The UberSELECT is a premium service which requires driver service and vehicle quality to be “first-class.

UberSUV is also a premium service that sits up to 6 passengers as well. With UberPEDAL, riders request vehicles that have a bike rack attached to it. With UberASSIST and UberWAV, passengers are provided with vehicles that are wheelchair accessible.

 

STEP 5 –Interview

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will be able to go in to the Uber office for an interview, for which you should make sure you have sufficient street and route knowledge regarding your area/city. You should be dressed professionally for this interview.

If you pass the interview, you will be invited for a training session at a specific date, after which your vehicle’s documents will be checked, and you will officially become an Uber driver and/or Uber partner.

You will also receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber application installed on it to allow you to get clients. However, if you wish to use your own smartphone, it is perfectly fine to return the cell phone.

 

Fares

UberX
Base Fare: $1.25
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.35

 

UberXL
Base Fare: $2
Per Minute: $0.25
Per Mile: $1.95
Cancellation Fee: $7
Service Fee: $1.35

 

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $6
Per Minute: $0.55
Per Mile: $2.75
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.35

 

UberPEDAL
Base Fare: $6.25
Per Min: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.35

 

UberASSIST
Base Fare: $1.25
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.35

UberWAV
Base Fare: $1.25
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.35

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver/partner in Oregon, it is necessary to be aware of the fact that you will be forking over a certain amount of money to pay for fuel.

In addition to the afore-mentioned you have other costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, and uber royalties. If you are looking to do proper due diligence before acquiring a car and want to assess the profitability of Uber as a business whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver), or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then either of our Uber Kits at the top right of the linked page:

That sums up everything you need to know to start your Uber business in Oregon.

 

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Snapp – Ridesharing App In Iran

 

With ridesharing fast becoming a growing phenomenon around the world, Iran has joined the bandwagon of countries that have embraced the change in transportation. Snapp is a web and mobile ride-hailing platform in Iran. Modelled after the ridesharing giant-Uber, Snapp works the same way Uber operates. Users will download the app and request a driver.

snapp

 

Snapp In Iran

Iran is home to 80 million people with a high literacy rate of about 98 percent. According to Techcrunch, nearly 65 percent of Iranian homes have broadband access and mobile penetration is 136 percent, with an estimated 83.2 million mobile subscriptions, the largest in the Middle East. Also, there are over 27 million registered cars in Iran with the number of registered taxis pegged at 80,000.

All the above data clearly indicates that Iran is a conducive background for ride-sharing to thrive. Snapp first launched in Iran in late 2014 with the name Taxi Yab. Due to certain legal issues, the name was later changed to Snapp.

 

Is Snapp here to Stay?

In October 2016, Snapp secured a funding of €20 million Series A round of financing led by South African Mobile phone company; MTN. With this funding, the rideshare company will pursue expansion plans in Iran and “and to make this amazing service accessible to all Iranians. We as the first and leading e-haling app that is developed completely in-house by Iranian talent, are proud of all we have achieved so far and look forward to consolidating our position as market leader with the continued strong support of MTN,” said Shahram Shahkar, CEO of Snapp.

Speaking about this significant investment, MTN MENA Vice President Ismail Jaroudi said, “We have been watching Snapp closely since its launch, and have been continually impressed with the strength of their team. In a very short time, they have dominated the Iranian car-hailing market and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

 

How Snapp works?

For passengers

Users can request a ride via the iOS or Android app, by indicating their location and destination. The price of the trip is set beforehand, to eliminate price gouging or haggling. Snapp drivers accept cash payments since Iran is largely a cash-based society.

For Drivers

Snapp commissions drivers with valid driver’s licenses and insurance. Each driver undergoes a background check and the Snapp team inspects each vehicle before giving them the go ahead. All drivers must complete this process before getting hired.

 

Conclusion

Currently there are 10,000 drivers working for Snapp  in a city of 8.1 million residents. Advertising is largely through word of mouth and the company has recorded about half a million users. Snapp was founded by Iran Internet Group and is currently operating in Tehran with plans to expand to other cities.

 

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Drive with Uber in Orlando, Florida

 

To drive with Uber in Orlando is not a complicated process. It requires completing some necessary steps within a reasonable period of time to make you eligible to drive with Uber in Orlando, Florida.  See the steps in detail below:

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Orlando – Florida, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To join Uber as a driver in Orlando, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below: Schedule a ride

 

STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers must provide valid FL driver’s license
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • A TNC License.
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)
  • You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

The process is provided by a third-party system called Checkr, which will contact you directly. You can look into the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com). Typically, it will take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform the background checks. Specifically they will take the documents provided in Step 1 and do the following.

  • A comprehensive criminal background check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Orlando, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Orlando without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. You have a choice between the non-commercial UberX, UberXL and UberSELECT. These services are the lower level services with more commuters – since they are affordable.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberSELECT can be found in the same class as the UberX services but it is a step above the UberX. UberSELECT vehicles are classy entry level luxury cars (but not as nice as UberBLACK vehicles). Drivers in this service have ratings of 4.75 and above.

UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Orlando. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Orlando Rates & Prices:

The current rates for Orlando services are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.11
Per Mile: $0.65
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.85

UberXL
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.85

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.85

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in Orlando, Florida, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

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Follow these steps highlighted below and you are well on your way to becoming an Uber driver in Orlando.

 

 

 

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How To Book Uber Without An App In India

 

Ride hailing giant Uber continues to devise innovative ways to connect passengers with rides seamlessly. Previously, passengers could only book Uber via the Uber app but Uber in India is changing all that. By introducing ‘Dial an Uber’ and ‘Request a Ride for Others’, the taxi aggregator will simplify how Indian commuters use Uber. This way, passengers can book an Uber without even downloading the Uber app on their phones. Book Uber

Let’s explore these two (2) features individually:

 

Book Uber through “Dial an Uber”

With this feature that allows Uber in India commuters “Dial an Uber”, customers can book a ride through Uber’s mobile website by simply keying their phone numbers for authentication. The login page immediately requests your 10 digit Indian mobile number. After entering your number, you then click continue and go on to book an Uber.

The Dial an Uber feature is available across all 29 cities where it operates in India. Testing for this feature in India began in August of 2016. Passengers can access this feature by visiting dial.uber.com website on their phone. There is no need to create an account and passengers can pay using cash at the end of the trip.

 

Request a Ride for Others

Request a ride for others will allow customers book Uber for someone else. To facilitate the process, Uber will allow the customer who is booking the cab for someone else to share the rider’s phone number and location with the driver. In the meanwhile the rider will get the driver’s phone number via a text message.

Speaking on the launch of these features,  deccanchronicle reported that Apurva Dalal, head of engineering, Uber India stated to the Mint, “We are excited to launch Dial an Uber and Request a Ride For Others for riders in India. Designed to offer simple and more convenient ways to book a ride, these India-first innovations are testament to Uber’s focus on using its technological prowess to make mobility reliable and accessible for everyone.”

India is a huge market for Uber. As the ride sharing giant continues to battle it out with its fierce rival Ola, introducing these new features will help boost patronage.

 

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Uber Electric Cars in London

 

As electric cars continue to become more popular, Uber electric cars made an entrance into London in 2016.  Now, Uber in London is making plans to have more of these cars on London roads to tackle air pollution.

In August 2016, a study was conducted in London were a few drivers were selected to drive electric cars for 3 months. This study was implemented to access whether a larger rollout of the programme is possible.

Uber partnered with Nissan and Chinese car firm BYD to allow Uber drivers rent Nissan Leaf and BYD 6 vehicles at really great rates. The Nissan Leaf claims to travel 150 miles on a charge, while the BYD E6 has a stated range of 186 miles. uber electric cars Uber also teamed up with The Energy Saving Trust-  a UK company to “research the experience, driving patterns and economics of private hire drivers using electric cars, and the capacity of London’s current network of charging points to support these vehicles”. The company will look into the feasibility of having a number of these cars on the roads of London.

In a statement, Jo Bertram, regional general manager of Uber in the UK said that Uber’s car-sharing service has already saved more than 1.3 million miles and 231 metric tonnes of CO2. The ridesharing giant already has thousands of hybrid vehicles operating in the UK.

Following the conclusion of the study conducted by Energy Savings Trust that accessed the effects of the 50 electric cars introduced by Uber in London, the study revealed that:

  • In just three months more than 35,000 riders took trips in a fully electric car in London through the Uber app;
  • Drivers who were using fully electric vehicles saved more than half a metric tonne of NOx and 22 metric tonnes of CO2 during the course of the trial compared to a hybrid car;
  • For 70 per cent of participating drivers the trial was their first experience of driving a fully electric vehicle and 85 per cent were pleased to have taken part.
  • Drivers taking part in the trial were hampered by the severe lack of rapid chargers in central London – there are only three publicly available in the centre of London;
  • Even with chargers closer to their homes, many drivers reported a lack of reliable availability with some even having to get up in the middle of the night to use the charger when it was unoccupied;
  • Many drivers also struggled to make the economics of an electric private hire vehicle work – with the money saved from running their car on electricity rather than fuel not matching the amount of time lost struggling to find a suitable charging point.

To address the results of this trial, Uber announced plans to introduce a fleet of electric cars in London in 2017. Uber Newsroom reported the following activities:

  • An Uber and Nissan tie-up for a further 100 fully electric vehicles which drivers using the Uber app will be able to rent at a rate competitive with most popular hybrid cars. The Nissan Leafs have all been manufactured at Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland and the first of these cars will be delivered to Uber rental partners .
  • Plans for a network of Uber-branded rapid chargers to be installed in central Londonwhich will initially be dedicated for use by drivers who use the Uber app.
  • Changes to the Uber app which will allow drivers using a fully electric car who need to charge their vehicle to get trips which take them near to a rapid charging point.

 

Uber is a global company and its pretty inevitable that electric  cars will soon be available in other cities where it operates. “Our vision is for mass adoption of fully electric cars as private hire vehicles but there are some really big challenges we need to overcome. Charging cars can be costly for drivers and there’s a serious lack of rapid charging points in central London. We hope the Mayor’s forthcoming transport strategy will lead to more chargers which private hire drivers can use,” Jo also reveals.

We look forward to the positive changes that green cars will bring globally.

 

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UberEATS South Africa

 

In September 2016, Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS, launched in Johannesburg South-Africa. The service has since spread to Capetown, Bedfordview and Jozi CBD, Pretoria in South Africa. Just like Uber passengers have to request a ride through the Uber app, UberEATS South Africa users get to request their favorite meals from local restaurants that have partnered with the food delivery service.UberEATS South Africa

 

How does UberEATS South Africa work?

UberEATS is a separate service from other Uber services. Local restaurants in South Africa will list their restaurant’s menu on the UberEATS app where users can order their favourite dishes on the app and have it delivered to their doorsteps via UberEATS delivery agents.

After placing your order, users are presented with a total that includes the food and delivery price. According to the UberEATS website, the average order takes 35 minutes from start to finish. Pay with your Uber account and track your order via the app as it is being delivered.

 

How to Order

  1. Download the app and sign in – you can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS – or create a new one.
  2. Tell us where to deliver– add your home, work, or any other address you’d like.
  3. Browse local restaurants– search for your favourite local restaurant or try something new.
  4. Check out with a tap– pay with your card on file.
  5. Track your order– watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.

 

Become an UberEATS Delivery Agent

With UberEATS, you can work on your own schedule by choosing your own hours. It doesn’t take a lot to sign-up as a delivery agent. If you own a car, you can use it to make some money on the side as delivery person. Sign-up here to become a delivery agent. UberEATS South Africa

See the requirements below:

  • Be at least 19 years old (21 years old in Canada)
  • Have a driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle registration
  • Have at least 1 year of driving experience
  • Be able to lift 30lbs

 

Local Restaurants can also partner with UberEATS South Africa

UberEATS connects local restaurants with a reliable delivery option, effectively expanding their capacity and reach to be able to service a whole new network of potential customers. To list your restaurant menu on UberEATS, signup here

During the UberEATS launch in Johannesburg, Uber Johannesburg Driver Operations and Logistics Manager Dave Kittley said Johannesburg was the first city to launch the product in Africa following the success of of Uber’s taxi service in the city. He also stated that, “We have been delivering people around cities for years and we know how cities work and now it’s time to take all those lessons learned and apply them”.

Currently, UberEats has partnered with over 100 restaurants locally and counting. We hope to see this service spread to other African countries really soon.

All About Car-Sharing Company – ZipCar

 

The ridesharing industry continues to grow with the influx of new players offering varying forms of car-share services. Zipcar is a car hailing service that is trying to carve a niche for itself in the rideshare industry. zipcar

 

What is Zipcar?

Zipcar is an American online car share company that allows customers reserve automobiles as needed either on an hourly or daily basis. Zipcar works like a car rental but without the long waits and bureaucracy. The company was founded in the year 2000 by Antje Danielson and Robin Chase. However, in March 14, 2013, Zipcar was acquired by Avis Budget Group for about US$ 500 million in cash. In 2016, Zipcar boasted 1 million members across 500 cities and 9 countries it operates in.

 

Signup Process

Customers can request and reserve cars either online or by downloading the Zipcar app. If you signup online, you will have to wait till you receive your Zipcard in the mail before you can drive. The process is simpler when you sign-up through the app. By keying in required details, you can get to driving in a matter of minutes

You can sign up as:

An Individual – Be sure to have your driver’s license and payment info on hand

Company/Organization – You can either create a new company account or join an existing company account

University – Search for your school and sign up as a student, staff member or introduce Zipcar to your school

 

How Zipcar Works

  • Sign up via the app or online
  • Find a zipcar and reserve it as needed (You can request from 1 hour – 7days)
  • When it’s time for your reservation, you can unlock the car with your Zipcard or the Zipcar app. The keys will be inside the car.
  • You can extend the reserve time either through the app or by text message
  • Drop off your Zipcar in the designated parking spot and lock the car with the app or Zipcard

 

Rates

The rates below applies to the city of Atlanta in the U.S. See the various driving plans available in the city of Atlanta:

 

  • Occasional Driving Plan

What does it cost to join?

  • You pay a one-time $25 application fee.
  • Your annual fee of $70.
  • No deposit
  • No monthly commitment

What does it cost to drive?

Depending on the car model, drive from $8.75/hour and $79/day (any 24-hour period) during the week and $9/hour and $89/day on Friday through Sunday. Gas, insurance and up to 180 FREE miles are included.

Can I change my plan?

If you change to an Extra Value Plan within your first three months, your annual fee will be applied to the first month’s commitment of the plan you choose.

What about housemates or family?

Once you join, you can add other drivers to your account. It’s $25 to apply. There’s a $35 annual fee.

 

  • Monthly Driving Plan

What does it cost to join?

  • A membership fee of $7/month.
  • $25 application fee.
  • No deposit

What does it cost to drive?

  • Depending on the car model, drive from $8.75/hour and $79/day (any 24-hour period).
  • Gas, insurance and up to 180 FREE miles are included.

Can I change my plan?

You can change to an annual Occasional Value Plan or Extra Value Plan at any time.

What about housemates or family?

Once you join, you can add other drivers to your account. It’s $25 to apply and a $3.50 monthly fee.

 

  • EVP (Extra Value Plan $50)

What does it cost to join?

  • You pay a one-time $25 application fee.
  • Pre-pay $50 (your monthly commitment) and get that much in driving. Once your stash is used up, you pay as you go.
  • Whatever you don’t use will not rollover to the next month with this plan.
  • No deposit

 

What does it cost to drive?

Depending on the car model, drive from $7.88/hour and $71.10/day (any 24-hour period) during the week and $8.10/hour and $80.10/day on Friday through Sunday. Gas, insurance and up to 180 FREE miles are included.

Can I change my plan?

You may change up to another Extra Value Plan at any time. You may change down to another plan one time within six months, but after that you may be assessed a $25 change fee.

What about housemates or family?

Once you join, you can add other drivers to your account. It’s $25 to apply. You share the monthly commitment.

This sums up what you need to know about Car sharing start-up- Zipcar.

 

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How to Schedule an Uber For Free in Houston TX

 

Uber is gradually revolutionizing the global taxi landscape one city at a time. As a ride hailing company, Uber allows you request a ride right when you need it. Once the ride request is placed, drivers are matched with riders through the Uber app.  Schedule an Uber For FreeAs the service rapidly gained popularity, people requested that the Uber app perform more actions- like advance booking or pre-scheduling rides.

This is where our app Kommen, comes in. The Kommen app was designed with the Uber passenger in mind. The Kommen app allows you to schedule an Uber ride up to 30 days away. You can schedule an Uber for immediate use, 1 week away or even a month away, all thanks to the Kommen app.

The Kommen app is your reliable Uber companion and works hand in hand with the Uber app to give you the ultimate Uber experience at no cost to you. The service is free, without hassles and complements the Uber app. You just need to sign in once to the Kommen app to sync the app with your Uber app then get to scheduling those rides for a stress-free week.

 

How to Get Kommen

For Uber users in Houston, TX, please visit our Google Play Store page to download the app. Just input the search term ‘Kommen’ directly in your Play Store app. After downloading, sign in with your existing Uber account and go on to create a schedule for your rides.

 

How?

Kommen is an android app that lets users schedule their Uber rides for up to 30days for free. With Kommen, you are provided with several additional features that make using the Uber app an even more beautiful experience.

 

How to Schedule Uber with Kommen

  1.    Sign in with your Uber account

If you are not already signed in, you just need to sign in once to Kommen with your Uber account, so we can call rides on your behalf.

  1.    Open the Kommen App

You should be on the “Scheduled Ubers” screen now.

  1.    Click the “+” sign at the top right of the App

To schedule an Uber by using the “New Uber Form”, click on the + sign.         

  1.    Fill out the “New Uber Form”

You would need to input the following details:

  • Pickup Location
  • Destination
  • Uber Type (UberX, UberBlack, UberGo, and UberPool are some of the available options, depending on your pickup location).
  1.    Click Schedule an Uber

To schedule uber, click on the scheduled later button.

  1.    Select Pickup time and date

To pre book Uber, select your pickup time and date, and you are almost done.

  1.    Select your Backup Ride

If you don’t have it saved in your settings, you have to select a backup ride, otherwise you just need to click “Confirm Uber” and your scheduled Uber should arrive at your selected date and time.

 

You Have an iOS Device?

Although Kommen is currently available only on Android devices, we plan to launch our app  on iOS in no time. To ensure that you are the first to get notified when we have an iOS app, you can visit Kommen website and click the “notify me” button.

 

You can Download Kommen Here

 

 

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