The paradox of Uber getting richer but drivers getting poorer begs the question..What are the sensible, experienced drivers going to do ?
The best way forward is to some how get TFL to set rates,like they do for BC,every years they get a fare increase,and there have different rates for day and nightAny suggestions???
That would never happen.The best way forward is to some how get TFL to set rates,like they do for BC,every years they get a fare increase,and there have different rates for day and night
London is the only place in the south.same rate 3am and 3pm,most of Home Counties we have time and half after midnight to 6 am
If you don't see building your own client base as an Operator and using Uber to be your backup whilst you build up or when you have no private work then you misunderstand the entire concept of being self employed.That is not entirely sensible,because by working for uber we are taking away the work from the operator
I don't work for uber,although I did for about 3 months to see what the hype is all about,still have my app thoughThat would never happen.
Put simply if the rates where so low at Uber they would have no drivers.
Drivers set their own worth. Taking into consideration availability of other work and cashflow.
Drivers that still work for Uber can't really moan about Uber rates. If you think they are too low then leave and get the rates you want elsewhere.
Drivers that left as soon as rate cuts arrived have decided they are worth more for whatever reason, in my case I wasn't prepared to drop from £4 per mile given the quality of the average UberLux punter.
Some Lux drivers were happy enough with the rate drop for whatever reasons.
If I needed a flexible Operator to fill in down time whilst building my own clients then Uber would still be considered, along with BlackLane, but it would only be a short term solution to increase cash flow rather than a long term goal of the Business.
Uber is the first I know to charge 25% and there operating costs are next to nothing except they take the hit on runners(e.g card fraud stolen accounts) and the freebies they give like 10 pound off first fair.Interesting thread:
Its the drivers who determine the rates not the operators. The lower the rates that we're prepared to work for the lower they will go. It makes no difference to operators who get their rent money or commission whether the rates are low or high. Simple solution - if the rates are too low stop working for them.
Operator margins are around the same as they've always been except for Uber who charge a bit more than most.
They need all that cash for the brown envelopes for the politicians, policy makers, tfl etc lolUber is the first I know to charge 25% and there operating costs are next to nothing except they take the hit on runners(e.g card fraud stolen accounts) and the freebies they give like 10 pound off first fair.
In other words you have done exactly as I suggested.I don't work for uber,although I did for about 3 months to see what the hype is all about,still have my app though
I drive ph I don't have a operators licence,working in Home Counties
We have meters in all vehicle rate 1 is 2.75 per mile,Sunday rate 2 £3.20 and rate 3 every night 00.00 to 06.00am which is £4.05 per mile
I drive a 4 door saloon not excutive or a lux