Reason for people not tipping?

htboston

Well-Known Member
Do you guys think that the reason why passengers don't tip that often is because paxs think we are doing well for ourselves especially since Uber used to advertise drivers making $20-40 an hour or $5000/month. Or, at least, they did it in my city of Boston. They think we make more than them, therefore they don't tip us.
 

albertphx

Member
Its all different and it can be for an variety of reasons. But i think the biggest reason is alot of pax don't carry cash anymore nowadays and there is no tip option in the app. Next comes the fact that uber advertise/lied tip is included in the beginning and now they got sued, lost, and they still discourages tipping by stating tips are not expected,etc.
The uber fares is alot cheaper than taxis, but its an bit more than what we see in our driver app. For $8 gross fares that we see, the pax pays around $11 for it depending on market. Uber gets an bigger cut for itself by separating some parts of the fare by calling it an booking fee,and safety fee. Uber
keeps the total fare the pax paid from the driver looking at it, and it does not display to the pax what the driver actually made from their trip.
If it hits them in the eye that an driver make $2.40 from picking them up and dropping them off on those minimum trips, i think there will
be an increase in tipping even without it being built into the app.
 

htboston

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I know the company tells them not to tip. We all saw the tutorial video before doing Uber. I'm just saying, do paxs think we make more than we do because of false advertisement? I say yes. Just wanna know what you guys think.
 

Gord B

New Member
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I think it's really that many customers just think it's the norm not to tip Uber drivers. The other thing is that they pay directly through the app, so it's possible that some simply don't have any cash on them (they don't think about it ahead of time). I try not to be too much of a cynic.
 

i0n

New Member
One of my passengers was convinced that I must be making huge money; then had me drive him maybe 2 miles. Yeah, big money in that. :rolleyes: Probably drove 5 miles to pick him up.
 

Another Uber Driver

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Moderator
Apply Occam's Razor.

The passengers do not tip because Uber tells them not to tip.

Anything else introduces too many variables.
 

GILD

Well-Known Member
They dont tip because we as drivers dont spread the word that people should be tipping the drivers. Tell everyone.
Uber drivers make about $5 an hour and as a PAX you should be tipping! dont be cheap. toss the guy a few bucks.
Tell your friends, your neighbors, everyone you meet that take an uber, THEY SHOULD BE TIPPING THEIR DRIVER.
 

phillipzx3

Well-Known Member
Do you guys think that the reason why passengers don't tip that often is because paxs think we are doing well for ourselves especially since Uber used to advertise drivers making $20-40 an hour or $5000/month. Or, at least, they did it in my city of Boston. They think we make more than them, therefore they don't tip us.
Uber has surge rates, cabs don't. Cab drivers get tips, Uber drivers don't

It balances out.
 

rhodytarheel

Active Member
I think most people think it is included, or worse yet, think it is not allowed. Strangely, in the last two weeks, I have received far more regular tips and I have no idea why (still a very small percentage, of course). The one that stuck with me was a guy who handed me $5 and said "Tell Uber to go screw, I'm tipping you anyway" as if he thought he was doing something illegal. Uber has done a great job of making people assume that tipping is not even a consideration.
 
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