Do not listen to this nonsense. Especially for the two first points. A begging box will not help. It will eventually get stolen by some pos hood pax.People treat Uber and Lyft like a carry out only Chinese restaurant. Ok, you can put the tip jar there, but there's no real culture for tipping with Uber or Lyft like there is with a taxi or sit down restaurant. Most of the rhetoric Uber especially has put out with tipping is that the pax either don't need to tip or the tip was included in the app. This was before they added in app tipping, so no surprise people don't give a shit about tipping you.
Main 3 ways you will get more tips without being more personable is...
1. Put out a tip jar or sign for tipping. More sappy or catchy the better. Don't put your tip jar within reach of back passengers
2. Get one of those Octopus tablet apps that lets people play random games and is integrated into your tips and ratings
3. Get into the taxi business so people will feel more compelled to tip you and be afraid of your mean taxi mug if they dont
Well I'm going to have to say my heavy amount of tips I get when I drive has most to do with my strategically placed college textbook in their eyesight, rather than my clothing. I don't dress in Hoochie mama clothing regardless but especially won't do it being that me, a female driver is letting strange men get into and out of my car all night..Cute chicks always do well on tips. At my cab company, most of the cashiers were "somewhat less than desirable". There was one time, though, when they hired a "hubba hubba" cashier who used to wear "uplifting" brassieres and low cut neck lines. She did VERY well on tips. There was only one person who ever did better than did she: that was me, on the occasions that I worked the cashier booth. The reason for this was that I was also a dispatcher. Bottom line:
Uber created the no tipping required atmosphere and the majority of pax are cheep skates, I was a cab driver back in the 90”s and made damn good money, I do deliveries and haven’t driven for Uber since 2016.Uber has created a community of cheap people. After 4 yrs of driving for Uber, I said enough is enough. Back with my local cab company now. Making 3 times as much than with Uber and nearly every pax tips. Good luck uber drivers. It's not gonna get any better for you.
Well damn I didn't know thatDon't unlock your doors unless they tip. It's called the "No tip, no go" strategy.
Damn! Hmmm might buy a cheap textbook and put it on the dash to see how pax respond ... you’re devious!For me its my college programming textbook placed noticeably on my dash and the confirmation that yes I'm a starving student. This has led to not just tips but business cards from recruiters when I graduate. Now as an intern at FB, I still keep my textbook visible when I do drive, since I'm still not done with schooling and my internship is not permanent.
Well if you're going to do this, know your subject. Also be prepared for pax to also ask what school you go, what classes you are taking, what level, what are the required courses....Because I get asked all of these questions by my pax.Damn! Hmmm might buy a cheap textbook and put it on the dash to see how pax respond ... you’re devious!
There are way too many variables at play to figure out the "why or why not" when it comes to tipping.
A lot of people use Uber because they can't afford a car and don't want to ride the stinky bus.
They simply don't have the money to tip.
Then you have to think about people who are a little better off..but Uber every day and maybe can't justify spending $90+ a month on tips alone ($3 a day X 30 days) and tip drivers every now and then.
You also have to think of things from the perspective of the PAX. Your in the service ind getting out then they did getting in.
$18.93? Where do you live ? Minimum wage is like $12 in CaliforniaWe’re not in Europe - our federal minimum wage is $18.93 per hour, no matter how unskilled the labour. Most riders actually aren’t aware of how much Uber takes of the fare (and probably don’t want to know). The media has been starting to make a bit of a song and dance about how much UberEats takes from restaurants (35%!) and how they have literally driven restaurants under but nothing about drivers thus far.
I dunno. I may be in the minority here, but I don’t think the right approach is to be pushing to expect mandatory tips to make up for the rate. That way, it just gives Uber et al license to cut the rate as much and as often as they want because the tips are expected to make up for it. The real push should instead be to have that extra $2 just charged as part of the fare in the form of a fairer rate.Stop telling yourselves it’s ok that these people don’t tip... downrate them into the ground . It’s the only way. Once all drivers start doing that.. these pax will get sick of having their ratings reset, and will reluctantly give an extra $1 or $2. If they pulled this crap on the daily inna restaurant, they would be pulling pubic hairs out of their scrambled eggs