With Uber’s arrival in Pakistan, the transportation service provider competition is heating up. Careem, another international player, recently acquired Savaaree to reduce competition and hold its own against a multinational such as Uber. Its launch has also provided the locals with an opportunity to work with the company.
At the moment, Uber services are available in Lahore while expansion to other cities is in the pipeline. A lot of people from these cities are still wondering how to join Uber and become a partner, i.e. drive your car in your free time as a Uber-registered taxi. We’ll help you guide you through the procedure and inform you of any noticeable terms and conditions.
The driver application procedure is completely online. To get the process started, a driver has to register an account with Uber.
Uber will contact you via your email or phone number to verify the account and to get additional documents. The phone number and email can also be used by Uber to send you promotional material or offers.
After online registration, the company will ask for some verification documents like the driving license, CNIC or any other documents for a background check. After going through a double security check, the drivers will get the official Partner status. The drivers will need to go through some introductory code of conduct sessions as well.
When you are ready to drive, all you need to do is open the app and accept any of the incoming trip requests. The rest is handled by the app. Driving to pick the customer or reaching the destination is pretty easy too. While being familiar with the local routes is an advantage, Uber’s app gives turn-by-turn directions to get to the customer and their destination without any hassle. It is as simple as tapping a button.
Uber claims to provide 24/7 support whenever required. There are some additional tools within the app to help the drivers make more profit.
Payments and Ratings
Drivers don’t have to worry about the fares. They are automatically deposited to the driver’s account every week. The app also gives an up-to-date insight on how much money has been made on each trip. Uber deducts a small service fee for its app and other services.
Uber doesn’t say how much you will make by becoming an Uber Partner. The money depends on the consumer demand and the rating of the driver. All a driver needs to make some money is a personal car and that’s it.
At Uber, there’s no fixed schedule and drivers can set their own timetable. Being an independent contractor, it gives the drivers freedom of choice and flexibility. There’s no boss or office, and the driver’s performance is measured by his/her user ratings. So if you keep your ratings high, you won’t have to worry about anything.