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Giving more than water and mints

Discussion in 'Ratings' started by Terrychris, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Terrychris

    Terrychris Active Member

    Location:
    Sydney City
    Do any of you give more ?

    Candies? Soft drinks? Pizza ?
    Phone chargers ? Singing ? Dancing ?

    What about music in the car ?
    The reason i ask is because it will provide you with better customer ratings abd repeat business
    Look at this taxi driver website , awesome !

    Its Taxi Dave, he thought of new initiatives to keep making money !
    Dancing and singing outside his cab !
     
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  2. AuxCordBoston

    AuxCordBoston Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I focus on not screwing up the navigation. That is what I give out.
     
  3. A T

    A T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Upper darby
    Exactly
     
  4. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Ratings mean nothing. A 4.6 doesnt get more pings than a 4.9.

    So I give none of that because they dont lead to tips.
     
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  5. PowersAssocitates

    PowersAssocitates Active Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Driving:
    UberXL
    That's not true. Uber has never admitted or denied that they give higher rated drivers preferential treatment. But of course they do,bc what incentive would i have to be a better driver and have a better rating than other drivers?
     

  6. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Not getting deactivated...

    That's your incentive
     
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  7. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Your logic is impeccably flawed. This must be why you drive for uber.
     
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  8. wk1102

    wk1102 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    treasure coast fl
    It's hust human nature to want to improve. that's why the acceptance and cancellation % s are shown.

    That's why we have silly little badges.

    So many drivers boasting about high acceptance % and low cancelations. it means nothing except bad business practice.
     
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  9. Uber315

    Uber315 Active Member

    Location:
    Miami
    You are probably correct, but there is always a chance that it will mean something in just a little bit more time.
     
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  10. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    I have a 4.9, I dont get more pings than you I promise.
     
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  11. PowersAssocitates

    PowersAssocitates Active Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Driving:
    UberXL
    You're right you don't since you're not in the same market as me so we don't compete for rides to begin with
     
  12. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Never said we compete just saying I can go 45 min without a ping just like anyone else. Ratings are meaningless.
     
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  13. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SF
    No waters, no mints, Car is filthy. Still get tips 4.9 rating.
    Don 't be an idiot, just cannibilizing margins with that crap.
     
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  14. unPat

    unPat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    There should be some system. I seem to get less pings when I have both lyft and uber app on. (Of course I turn off the other after I accept on one). But when I don't work lyft one day I seem to get lot more pings the next day.
     
  15. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Lyft has made no secret of the fact that they expands your radius a little bit the longer you are logged in. This can be good and bad when they start giving you far away pings.
     
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  16. touberornottouber

    touberornottouber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Volusia County, FL
    Driving:
    UberX
    I normally don't give any extras at all. I'm 4.88 with 150 rides or so. But if I had a unopened soda or something and it were a longer trip and the passenger is nice (or is really thirsty) then I might offer it to them for free.

    That has more to do with just being nice and human though rather than chasing ratings or trying to get tips. I'm not going to stock extra sodas or waters for passengers though I do keep some for myself in the trunk. For starters drinks = more spills. I can't believe I read on here that one driver was offering gum. Gum? Guess where that ends up? On your floor and seats!
     
  17. jp300h

    jp300h Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando, FL 32828
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Handjobs...lots and lots of handjobs.
    Seriously, just keep car clean and be a decent human being. Everything else will work itself out.
     
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  18. Lavarius

    Lavarius Member

    Location:
    Melburn
    This. Wait for the day there are so many drivers that Uber can discriminate and give priority for surge fares etc. for high rating, high acceptance/low cancellation drivers.
     
  19. Lavarius

    Lavarius Member

    Location:
    Melburn
    Still, they're not getting mints or water from me lol.
     
  20. UberChicago80

    UberChicago80 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    I get a five star rating for doing the following:
    Clean car
    Expert navigation
    Nice music (no prifantiies)
    Aux cord
    Nice air freshener
    Help with baggage
    No BO
    Smooth ride
    Cadillac XTS on Uber X rates when no select pings
    Barf bags
    Abaility to drive efficiently
    Service with a smile
     
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