Mission146
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May 11th, 2019 at 5:31:51 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

What percent of a rider's fee goes to the driver and what percentage goes to Uber/lyft? It seemed to me that it was a fairly low amount that went to Uber/lyft.



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According to this, it's variable starting at around 25% to Uber and going up from there:

https://www.ridester.com/uber-fees/

It alludes to two different flat fees, so the less that a ride costs, the greater the percentage that these flat fees represent.

They basically do the same thing that third-party travel websites do, I'm actually shocked that Uber finds a way to lose money. I don't know how you could.

I look at them as only slightly better than the third-party travel websites in that there's no real way to contact individual drivers directly to pay them for rides.
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onenickelmiracle
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May 12th, 2019 at 6:06:48 AM permalink
Quote: RS

If they want to make more $$$ then they should find another job.

Not a job. They're independent contractors, which is my beef with the system, drivers should be able to make their own prices.
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May 12th, 2019 at 6:26:45 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Not a job. They're independent contractors, which is my beef with the system, drivers should be able to make their own prices.



A race to the bottom?
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May 12th, 2019 at 10:24:15 AM permalink
Are they still striking, or did it fizzle?
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IndyJeffrey
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May 12th, 2019 at 10:38:10 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Not a job. They're independent contractors, which is my beef with the system, drivers should be able to make their own prices.



This is interesting. I agree to an extent. I'd also argue, if they're allowed to set their own prices, then they should be allowed to bid against one another for a ride. And, riders should be able to decline until they get a price they want to pay.

Of course, then drivers should be able to decline rides if they don't feel like going to a place or they don't like the color of the persons skin. And riders should be able to decline based on skin color as well.

While of course opens up lots of problems. So...I guess the system has matured to where it is today for a variety of (very legitimate) reasons.
petroglyph
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May 12th, 2019 at 10:49:57 AM permalink
This is what happens when you play by the rules : https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/nyregion/taxi-drivers-suicide-nyc.html
AxelWolf
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May 13th, 2019 at 3:38:18 AM permalink
If the drivers are getting 75% already I don't know that an extra 15% will suddenly give them a living wage. How much do the drivers expect to get from Uber? Uber has to make something.

Perhaps the drivers wan't Uber to raise the prices for rides? If so, FK them drivers.

Someone should figure out a way to cut out Uber and Lyft all together and just sell an app to connect drivers and riders. I'm sure they could figure out a way to do background checks and make sure drivers have a licence and are insured.
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May 13th, 2019 at 3:57:09 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf



Someone should figure out a way to cut out Uber and Lyft all together and just sell an app to connect drivers and riders. I'm sure they could figure out a way to do background checks and make sure drivers have a licence and are insured.



Uber and Lyft figured out how to do this. Connect the drivers and riders plus do the background checks. They also have to do the payroll for the drivers. None of this is free.
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May 13th, 2019 at 4:08:53 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Uber and Lyft figured out how to do this. Connect the drivers and riders plus do the background checks. They also have to do the payroll for the drivers. None of this is free.

I know they did. Someone needs to figure out how to do it without taking a cut of the action. Just a one time flat fee for the app and perhaps a small monthly fee.
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IndyJeffrey
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May 13th, 2019 at 5:37:36 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I know they did. Someone needs to figure out how to do it without taking a cut of the action. Just a one time flat fee for the app and perhaps a small monthly fee.



Isn't a one time flat fee and/or a small monthly fee a "cut of the action"?

If a third (or more) party wanted to join in, there is (relatively) little barrier of entry to stop them.

Ride share figured out a different method than the traditional taxi cab; maybe someone will figure out a better way than ride share.

I am puzzled by the number of folks who on the forum who shout down the drivers for wanting more. Isn't it their privilege to not drive unless they get a bigger cut? Just like it's the rideshare corporate overlords' privilege to say, 'if you want to use our app, this is your cut'? At some point the parties will meet in-between.

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