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Drive for Uber in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Driving for Uber in Bangkok is a convenient way to make flexible income. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving for Uber in Bangkok.

 

Become an Uber Driver In Bangkok

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

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

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • 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
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • 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)

 

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.

 

Uber in Bangkok

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

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers 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  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).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 Bangkok, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Bangkok 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. Your vehicle must be from the year 2002 or newer.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in Bangkok are the non-commercial UberX and UberFLASH, and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

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. With UberFLASH, riders are matched with the nearest driver and vehicle. Riders can get matched with even UberBLACK drivers or any available service when they opt for UberFLASH. Note that riders will not be allowed to decline the ride if they do not like the vehicle they are matched with.

With UberBLACK, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. It is the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles. This service ALWAYS has a limited number of cars operating in cities. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota: Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. Uber in Bangkok

 

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 Bangkok. 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 Rates in Bangkok

UberX
Base fare: ฿10
Cost per minute: ฿3.5
Cost per km: ฿4
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿45
Minimum fee: ฿45

UberSUV
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

UberBLACK
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

 

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 become an Uber driver in Bangkok, 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.

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about driving for Uber in Bangkok.

 

More About Uber Phone Support For Drivers

 

The Uber 180 Days of Change program applies only to drivers and gained momentum as the year 2017 drew to an end. This innovation could not have come at a better time as Uber experienced a lot of setbacks that same year. The company was rocked with various scandals that saw the resignation of its previous CEO, Travis Kalanick. To help improve driver experience, Uber added more features to its driver app to benefit Uber drivers. Uber introduced many new features including friendlier acceptance rate policy, setting arrival times, 6 driver destination filters per day, Uber phone support and many more. Uber Phone Support

Driving with Uber is one way you can earn more money. It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule. Despite the luxury of being your own boss as an Uber driver, it was very difficult to reach Uber in times of need. Uber only allowed in-app support which could be really frustrating. Now, Uber drivers can contact Uber by phone whenever they need help or have a question about driving with Uber phone support.

 

More About Uber Phone Support

According to Uber, “We’ve heard from driver-partners everywhere that you’d like the option of contacting us by phone… We want to be there for you—whether you’re on the road or off. So thanks to your feedback, we’re introducing 24/7 phone support” the company stated on its website.

The 24/7 phone support is available within the Uber Driver app. It connects drivers with a live support agent within minutes and issues are quickly resolved.

How It Works

  • Open your Uber Driver app
  • Tap Help
  • Tap the blue phone icon
  • Tap Call Support

It is admirable the changes Uber has made to its services to prove its dedication to drivers and riders alike. These changes seem to be a win-win for drivers, riders and even Uber. Happy drivers provide quality service that will increase patronage. We are looking forward to seeing more improvements from the rideshare pioneer.

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Become An Amazon Flex Driver

 

Amazon Flex is a subsidiary of the retail giant Amazon. This arm of the company is a delivery service tasked with fast delivery of goods. Flex drivers pick up packages from stations and deliver them to customers using directions from the Flex app. According to the website, Amazon flex affords an intending driver the opportunity to “be your own boss, set your own schedule, and have more time to pursue your goals and dreams”.

Amazon flex has presence in over 50 cities including major cities in America and drivers stand to earn between $18-25 per day delivering products for Amazon.

Driver Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a social security number
  • Show proof of auto insurance
  • Provide tax payment details
  • Pass a background test
  • Background tests will typically take between 2 -5 business days.

amazon flex

Vehicle Requirements

Drivers must have access to either of the following vehicles:

  • 4-door sedan
  • pickup truck
  • van

In some regions, bicyclists can be used but the rider must have a basket attached to the bicycle and must always wear a helmet. Your bicycle must comply with state laws.

Types of Amazon Flex Services Available

Amazon Locker: These involve packages that are delivered to a special electronic Amazon locker. Scan the package, and when the door opens, you mark the package as delivered and close the door.

Amazon Prime: Regular packages that normally arrive within one to two days depending on the option the customer selects.

Prime Now: These are more timely deliveries that come in bags instead of boxes.

Merchant Pickups: This service involved picking up the delivery at a retailer rather than at an Amazon pickup station.

Amazon Restaurant:  These are food orders that are taken at a restaurant.

How it works

To deliver with Amazon Flex, you must have access to a current smart phone: Iphone 5 and above or Android 4.4 and above.

Flex drivers are paid twice each week via direct deposit and you can easily track your earnings with the Amazon Flex app. The schedule is flexible and you can earn more with tips.

To Begin

  • Select the city you want to work in
  • Download the Amazon Flex App
  • Enter all required information including details for conducting a background test
  • Watch all training videos and take the quiz at the end
  • Then wait for the result of the background test which typically takes between 2-5 business days

If you have been accepted, Amazon will send you a welcome message.

 

How To Schedule and Complete A Delivery With Amazon Flex

  • First select and reserve the shift that suits your schedule. On the day of your shift, the Flex app will notify you where to go to pick-up your packages
  • Arrive at the pickup station then swipe “I’ve Arrived” on the app
  • Pick up the packages reserved for you to deliver
  • Scan each package and load it into your car
  • Use the Flex app to navigate each package to the drop-off location
  • Check the app for special notes and instructions from the customer

Please Note

Certain packages require special attention:

Attended Deliveries: Either the customer or an authorized person must be present during the delivery.

Alcohol Deliveries: The customer must show a state issued ID. You have to scan the shown ID into the app or manually enter the ID number for verification.

Chilled and Frozen Goods: The delivery will be inside a cool bag that contains a dry ice box. At the time of delivery, remove the package from the dry ice box, and return the dry ice to the pick-up station at the end of your shift.

Please Note

If an attended delivery is required, you are prompted to select the recipient.

If you encounter issues when making the delivery, use the app to call Amazon support. If the issues persist, mark the delivery as undeliverable.

 

It’s great to see Amazon adopt the Uber business model for making deliveries. This is a way to create employment while reducing the company’s delivery burden. We hope to see the service grow beyond the United States.

 

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Taxify Taking On Uber In Various Markets

 

Taxify is one of many rideshare companies trying to out-rival Uber in the industry. Despite current setbacks Uber Technologies has experienced, the ridesharing giant continues to remain an industry leader. Uber continues to make giant strides in various markets by introducing new features to encourage patronage.

Uber launched the 180 days of change in June to improve driver experience. The rideshare company also launched in new markets like Dhaka to help ease traffic in the congested city. These actions have been met with rebuttals by other competition rideshare buinsesses. Now, Taxify has expanded its services to Sydney to compete with Uber in the Australian market. As of November 2017, the rideshare company operates in 20 countries and 30 cities world-wide.

More About Taxify taxify

Taxify is connecting riders with the best local drivers at the best prices with the aim to provide seamless and comfortable transportation.

Driver Requirements

  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle which varies in different cities
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at approved centers in your city
  • Vehicle insurance document
  • An internet-enabled phone

After submitting the above documents, you will get a 30 minutes training in the Taxify office closest to you. If you don’t have your own car, Taxify can match you with partner fleets or rental companies who offer competing rates on vehicles that are accepted on the platform. The work hours are flexible and the company usually asks for 10% to 20% of the ride fee, depending on your city.

 

How To Use Taxify

  • Download the Taxify app
  • Register on the platform
  • Choose a car that fits your style and budget
  • Set your location to request a ride
  • Wait for your ride
  • Passengers can pay with cash or card

Conclusion

It’s no news that Uber will always fight to retain its position at the top in various markets. China’s Didi Chuxing toppled Uber to become a market leader in China. Ola is leading the pack in India as well. Can Taxify topple Uber to become a market leader in Australia as is been circulated in the news? We will have to wait to see.

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Pathao vs Uber: Rideshare In Bangladesh

 

Bangladesh is a densely populated country of over 160 million people making it the most densely populated large country in the world. It is safe to say that commuters will have a hard time in traffic and the country will benefit from rideshare. Rideshare companies aim to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in populous countries where traffic can be nightmarish. Therefore, the launch of rideshare companies like Uber and Pathao will go a long way in easing traffic congestion in Bangladesh.

Uber launched in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh on the 22nd of November, 2016. With presence in over 400 cities worldwide, the congested city of Bangladesh is the next city to experience the revolution that Uber introduces to the transport sector. Uber has teamed up with Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator, Grameenphone to reach Dhaka’s 18 million population.

Uber currently has 3 services operating in Dhaka. They include UberMOTO, UberX and UberPREMIER. UberMOTO is Uber’s motorbike service while UberX is the mid-tier cost affordable Uber service. Uber charges a Base Fare of 30 Tk for the UberMOTO service and a Base Fare of 40 Tk for the UberX service.  Pathao

Passengers can request car rides and get picked up from any location. UberPREMIER launched in 2017 to meet the needs of riders who want to ride in style and plush comfort. This service delivers service in superior quality sedans with professionally trained driver partners. Uber charges a Base Fare of 80 Tk for this service.

 

Pathao, on the other hand provides bike services to passengers in Bangladesh with promises to bring car services to the city of Dhaka soon. Pathao rides are currently available in only Dhaka and Chittagong with goals to expand to other major cities.

How To Use Pathao

  • Download the Pathao App from Google Playstore and iOS App Store
  • Sign up with your mobile number (The app is free to use)
  • Select your pick up location and destination
  • Request for a ride

Please Note

Unlike Uber that allows you cancel rides for free, Pathao will charge you the standard hiring cost of tk. 25

Rates

Passengers are charged tk. 25 for hiring plus tk. 12 per kilometer travelled plus 0.5 paisa per minute

 

Driver Requirements

It is important that all intending drivers have their own bikes.

First present the following documents:

  1. National ID/ Passport/ Driving license (Any one or all)
  2. Registration paper of the motorcycle

For car rides, Pathao will charge Tk 50 as the base fare and Tk 20 as the per kilometre fare. The per minute waiting charge would be Tk 2.5.

 

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Can You Fail An Uber Driver Background Check?

 

Driving for Uber has many perks; freedom to choose your own schedule, option to be your own boss, dictate your hours, and keep all your earnings minus Uber’s commission. This is the dream job for most people hence, Uber’s continued growing popularity and driver sign-ups. Uber is a pioneer in ridesharing and continues to aggressively take new territories and dominate new markets. In order to make it easy for drivers to drive for Uber, the company simplified the driver sign-up process. Despite this simplicity, all drivers must subject themselves to an Uber driver background check. This part of the sign-up process is non-negotiable according to Uber. Uber driver background checks are carried out by an independent company –Checkr Inc, contracted by Uber to ensure that drivers have acceptable records (if any). Uber Driver Background Check

Uber will typically take up to two weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically they will take the documents the intending Uber driver provides in the signup process and run the following tests:

  • A Criminal History Check
  • A Driving History Check
  • A psychological test

Many have wondered just how exhaustive these background checks are after a couple of Uber drivers have made the news for criminal behavior. A number of rape and assault cases have been brought against various Uber drivers around the world. An India Uber driver was arrested for raping a female passenger in December, of 2014. In 2017, an Uber passenger in Virginia was abducted and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after he picked her up. In California, an unconscious teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver a few feet from her home and was discovered by concerned relatives who used the tracking feature to locate the Uber vehicle. These cases represent a small percentage of the increasing number of assault cases brought against the ridesharing giant.

This begs the question; can you actually fail an Uber driver background check?

Let’s look at what is actually considered during these checks:

According to Uber, background check includes a Motor Vehicle Record review as well as a criminal background check. You must have the following:

  • At least one year U.S. licensing history (if under 23 years old, must have at least three years licensing history)
  • A valid driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that shows: No major moving violations, such as DUIs or reckless driving, within the last seven years
  • No more than three minor moving violations in the past three years, such as speeding tickets or failure to obey traffic laws
  • A criminal record that does not include a conviction for a felony, violent crime, or sexual offense within the last seven years, among other things such as a registration on the U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public website.

If you fall short of any of the above, Uber will not pursue your driver application. Also, Uber conducts these checks annually to see if you’ve collected any driving violations or criminal violations in the previous year. If you have, be sure that your status as an Uber driver will be revoked.

 

Conclusion

For Uber Passengers

It is apparent that Uber can’t control human behavior. We can’t actually guarantee that these tests are as detailed as claimed but Uber can’t be responsible for drivers that decide to go against the law and commit felonies. It is particularly important for passengers to be vigilant during trips and also take advantage of all the Uber app safety features. Share your ride details with loved ones as well.

 

For Uber drivers

It is important to have a clean record and ensure all the details you provided in the sign-up process are correct. Depending on Uber’s policies and agreement with Checkr, it is possible that some non-violent felonies might be overlooked. However, some cities like Massachusetts are enforcing stricter background checks on Uber drivers. You will never know if you can pass or fail an Uber driver background check if you don’t at least apply. To signup, go 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).

 

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A Review Of The Uber, Shop Your Way Reward Program

 

If you are looking for more information about “Shop Your Way®” and its partnership with Uber, look no further.  This blog post is a review of the partnership between Uber and the “Shop Your Way” reward program. Shop Your Way is a loyalty and e-commerce platform that’s partnered with Sears, Kmart, and Land’s End. It rewards registered members with cash-back in the form of reward points after they make purchases from Shop your way or partner businesses like Forever 21, Nordstrom and many others.

Members can use these reward points to make future purchases from their favorite brands. Points can be redeemed in-store or online at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, or shopyourway.com on a wide array of products and gifts like clothing, electronics, and entertainment.
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Brands like Uber looking for impressive ways to reward their customers have partnered with Shop Your Way. Uber Technologies has experienced a lot of negative press in the past couple of months but the rideshare giant has shown resilience amidst major changes that would have brought other companies to their knees.

In the face of major upheaval, Uber has chosen to focus on improving the driver and passenger experience, and the shop your way partnership is a testament to that.

 

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Benefits Of The Uber Shop Your Way Reward Program

 

How does Uber/Shop Your Way Partnership seek to reward Uber drivers?

Uber has teamed up with Shop Your Way to reward Shop Your Way members who also drive for Uber. This category of Uber drivers can earn reward points and special discounts at Sears Auto Centers.

 

Existing Uber drivers

Existing Uber drivers who want to be a part of this offer can register on the Shop Your Way store and link their Uber accounts to their Shop Your Way accounts. Sign up here. Existing Uber driver and partners can earn the following:

 

Benefits

  • Drivers can earn $2 CASHBACK in points per trip up to a maximum of $100 CASHBACK in points over a 3 month period.
  • Drivers can earn up to a maximum of $400 CASHBACK in points annually.  You can redeem these points in-store or online at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, or shopyourway.com and buy equipment to improve your experience as an Uber driver.

 

New Uber Drivers

Shop Your Way members who sign up to drive with Uber through the Shop Your Way website stand a chance to earn points and discounts. Be sure to link your Uber and Shop Your Way accounts here to start earning points. Once you are approved to drive with Uber, Uber drivers partners can earn the following:

 

Benefits

  • Drivers will earn $25 CASHBACK in points after completing their first trip
  • Drivers will earn an additional $15 CASHBACK in points for every 5 additional trips for the next 99 trips. This simply means for every 5 trips you complete after the first trip, you will earn an additional $15 CASHBACK in points. This will go on till the 99th trip.
  • Then, drivers will earn an additional $100 CASHBACK in points for their 100th trip.
  • New Uber driver-partner can earn up to $425 CASHBACK in points for the first 100 trips undertaken with Uber. These points can be redeemed to purchase things Uber drivers need like phone mounts, USB cables and so on.

However, please note that the first 100 trips must be completed within 45 days in order to qualify for this promotion. The maximum amount of cash-back to be earned in this offer is $425 CASHBACK in points.

 

Uber Shop Your Way

 

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Referral Rewards

Even if you don’t drive for Uber, you can earn points as well. You can earn cash-back points up to a maximum of $500 CASHBACK in points annually when Uber drivers or riders connect their Uber accounts with their Shop Your Way account using your referral code. Referred Uber riders and driver-partners must enter your referral codes at Shop Your Way.com/uber/r. This offer is open to everyone including new and existing Uber drivers and riders.

 

Benefits

  • Earn a daily maximum of $100 CASHBACK in points
  • Earn $1,000 CASHBACK in points annually ($500 CASHBACK in points from each driver and rider)

Please note that shop your way points expire 2 months after issuance.

 

 

Other Discount Offers at Sears Auto Centers

This offer is solely for Uber drivers. Uber Shop Your Way driver-partners stand a chance to enjoy 50% off all oil changes (oil change includes up to 5 quarts of oil) and 30% CASHBACK in points on labor charges for all other services.

To qualify for these discounts:

  • The Uber driver-partner must be in good standing with Uber
  • Must have undertaken one Uber trip
  • Must be a Shop Your Way member at the time of purchase

Please note that:

  • This offer excludes tires and parts
  • $4.00 Shop fee applies except in CA, IL, MN, NY, and PR.
  • Offers can’t be combined

 

How does Uber/Shop Your Way Partnership seek to reward Uber riders?

Uber riders who are also Shop Your Way members will earn CASHBACK in points that can be redeemed in store or online at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, or shopyourway.com.

 

 

Uber Rider Offers

 

New Uber riders

Benefits

New Uber riders earn $5 cash-back in points for their first Uber ride, then another $15 for their first Uber ride after downloading the app. This offer is solely for Shop Your Way members who create an Uber account through the Shop Your Way website.

The additional $15 is a promo code that can be used to pay for your first Uber ride after downloading the app. New Uber riders will also earn $2 CASHBACK in points for every completed Uber ride subsequently.

Please note that promo codes are automatically applied to your account and the most recent promo code added is applied to your next trip. Also, note that UberPOOL rides do not qualify as a ride for this offer. Please also note that Shop Your Way points expire 2 months after issuance.

 

Existing Uber riders

Benefits

Existing Uber riders will earn $2 CASHBACK in points for every completed Uber ride. They can earn $5 CASHBACK in points during Shop Your Way special promotions (ex. Superbowl, Valentine’s Day). Please note that shop your way points expire 2 months after issuance.

 

 

How to link Your Uber and Shop Your Way accounts

To link your Uber and Shop Your Way accounts, follow the steps below:

a) Go to the link  https://Shop Your Way.com/uber/r/1uekfp

b) You click on “Sign in or Register” at the top right

c) Enter “Sign in or register using email”

d) Follow the prompts

e) At some point it will ask you to connect you “uber driver” account

f) Enter your Uber driver email and password

g) Then you should receive an email asking to confirm your Shop Your Way account – and that is it.

 

 Is there any cost tied to signing up for Shop Your Way?

Becoming a member of Shop Your Way is totally free. It also costs nothing to link your Uber account to your Shop Your Way account.

 

Availability of the Uber/Shop Your Way Reward Program

These specific offers mentioned here are available in all markets served by Uber in the United States and are valid between 01/08/2018 – 02/02/2019. They might have different offers in 2019.

 

 

Cons Of The Uber Shop Your Way Reward Program

  • Shop Your Way points expire 2 months after issuance.
  • The Sears Auto Center benefits exclude tires and parts.
  • The offer is exclusive to Uber drivers and riders in the U.S

 

 

Our Opinion

The “Shop Your Way” reward program offers a lot of perks as indicated above but there are a couple of downsides. It would have been nice if this program had been extended to  Uber drivers and riders outside of the United States: Even if not the exact promo, maybe something similar for other Uber drivers and riders who would like to make some extra money. Also, adding more partner options where Uber riders and drivers can redeem points will make the promo more attractive.

That being said, this is still a great way to save/earn money which you can spend on items of your choice (sold by some of the popular retail giants). All you have to do is take the time to register on both platforms (Uber and Shop Your Way) if you haven’t already done that. For those that have Uber and Shop Your Way accounts, it will take a few minutes to link your accounts.

 

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Book A Ride Now Or Later With Moovn

 

Moovn is a rideshare application that enables users book a driver on demand or in advance. The web-based booking platform enables you to request a ride at the comfort of your desktop, tablet or mobile phone. The Moovn app was created by Godwin Gabriel who comes from a non-tech background. He took up the challenge of teaching himself how to code and in nine months, he had the skill required to develop the Moovn app. Moovn first launched in Seattle in 2015 and joined the bandwagon of rideshare companies operating in America.

This app bears some similarities with rideshare giant, Uber. Users can book a car now or schedule for later. Drivers also get to control their schedule. This is where the distinct similarities between the two companies end. Moovn was launched to fill the void left by companies like Uber and Lyft. It’s no debate that Uber drivers have expressed displeasure about the percentage of commission Uber takes off fares. This has been a bone of contention between Uber and drivers since Uber increased its commission from 20 percent to even 30 percent over the years. Moovn in a bid to attract drivers onto its platform takes just 15percent commission. Also, passengers will enjoy rides all around the clock with no fear of surge pricing.

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These developments largely contribute to the growth of the black-owned ride-hailing service. In some parts of the world where Moovn operates, it customizes some of the products offered in the foreign market by allowing ridesharing through other means like motorcycles and Rickshaws in addition to cars.

 

How to use the Moovn App

  • Download and setup account on the Moovn app
  • Book a vehicle now or schedule for later
  • Confirm your request

 

For Drivers

Driving for Moovn is a great way to earn money on your own schedule just like Uber. See below basic driver requirements to become a driver on the Moovn platform:

  • Age 21+ with an active U.S. driver’s license with at least 1 year of driving experience.
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years (such as traffic violations or accidents).
  • No major moving violations in the past 3 years (such as driving on a suspended license, reckless or negligent driving).
  • No DUI and/or drug related driving violations in the last 7 years.
  • No driving related convictions in the last 7 years (such as felonies involving a vehicle or hit and runs).
  • No criminal record and able to consent and pass a full background check.
  • Ability to drive 75+ miles to and from destinations if needed.
  • Comply with your local city/state regulations.
  • Current registration, license plates and insurance (personal or commercial).
  • Smart phone with an updated operating system and data plan.

 

Vehicle requirements

  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s.
  • No salvaged/rebuilt vehicles
  • Vehicles require to pass an annual inspection from an ASE-certified mechanic which includes examining;
  • Engine/Suspension/Brakes/Exhaust
  • Engine, suspension, steering and brakes must be fully functional and safe. Exhaust system needs to be within vehicle state standards, not modified or unnecessary wear.
  • All doors need to be able to open and close from inside and out in good working order. Passengers must have the ability to unlock or lock their own doors.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo a brief online orientation in order to familiarize themselves with our operating model before being fully on-boarded

 

Moovn is available in several cities in North America including  Atlanta, GA,  Boston, MA , Chicago, IL ,  Portland, San Francisco, Seattle,  New York,  Vancouver, Washington DC. The app also has presence in Dar-Es-Salaam, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Nairobi

 

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Uber Rival – Namma Tygr App To Launch In India

 

Uber and Ola in India are currently enjoying successes as the top players in the taxi industry. This has always been a source of displeasure for taxi drivers and other taxi companies. Uber and Ola drivers are not subjected to the same regulations as traditional drivers. Despite this, most Uber and Ola drivers are unhappy as they believe the rideshare giants are taking too much off their earnings. Uber drivers have requested for more benefits and less commission taken off their earnings. This saw former Uber and Ola drivers’ band together to launch a new app called Namma Tygr app that hopes to provide cheaper alternatives to commuters who have been ripped off by other cab aggregators.

The company is backed by Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and will be called Namma Tygr app formerly HDK Cabs. The app launched on the 31st of October, 2017.  The company is registered as ‘Huli Technologies started by the former Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola (UTO) Drivers and Owners Association. The association partnered with Savetur Digital Private Limited to launch and operate the Namma Tygr app. Namma Tygr App

Namma Tygr app founders have stated it will claim a commission of 12% for every ride. Drivers will also enjoy great benefits like accidental and vehicle insurance. The company claims that over 8,000 drivers have applied and undergone verification. There will be no shared service like the UberPOOL offered by Uber.

The News Minute blog quoted the company saying “After Bengaluru, we will start our operations in Mysuru and then Mangaluru. We plan to launch all over India in the coming years”. “We expect that drivers currently attached with existing cab aggregators will join us. We are giving better facilities to the drivers at a very small percentage of commission”.

 

Drivers are being trained in batches of 15-20 at the company’s headquarters in Indira Nagar. They are being given training on app installation, downloading and other service operations. Drivers will also enjoy Rs 2 lakh in medical insurance cover and there will be 10 emergency-patrol vehicles to support both drivers and customers all around the clock.

 

Passengers Benefits

Surge pricing has always been a bone of contention between rideshare companies and passengers. The comoany has promised that passengers will enjoy fixed prices with no surge pricing or any other hidden fees.

The Namma Tygr App will offer services in Mumbai, Kolkata, Ranchi and Indore. The company hopes to see more Uber and Ola drivers signup with the service. Passengers can request a mini hatchback option at Rs 12.50 per km and a sports sedan utility vehicle option at Rs 18.50 per km.

 

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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.

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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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