2015 is done and dusted. It’s January, and for most people that means bad weather, staying in, and saving money. Yes, seasonality affects every business, and Uber is no exception because when people hunker down at home, demand for rides drops. Fewer trips are tough on drivers, many of whom want to save money and pay off their holiday credit card bills now that January is here.
Cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey is a lot of pressure. And despite valiant efforts and age-old recipes, many end up with a frozen, crispy, or dropped #ThanksgivingFail. UberEATS came to the rescue this year!
Today we are launching UberRUSH in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco now giving business owners the ability to leverage our on-demand delivery network so that their customers can get what they want, when they want it.
With efficiency comes higher earning potential. Today, we take a step back and look at 4 Septembers of uberX in NYC to see what happens when the marketplace grows.
We recently hit the road with Paavo and Jono of British DJ group Above & Beyond as they were on their way to headline Electric Zoo in New York City. Read on for the inside scoop and to hear some insights from these seasoned musicians on how to be successful.
Last week, Uber’s employee resource group, Los Ubers, hosted one of NASA’s acclaimed astronauts, José Hernández, for a fireside talk. Los Ubers is a group of Uber employees from around the world committed to spreading the vibrancy of Latino culture across Uber while driving an impact to the business, organizational culture and diversity of the company.
Now more than ever, parents want flexibility. In a recent survey of Uber’s driver-partners, we found that 46% of partners have children under 18 living at home. And 85% of driver-partners cite flexibility as an important reason for partnering with Uber—so they can better balance their work and family priorities.
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
Last week, Girls Who Code brought a group of students to Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco to participate in a mobile engineering workshop with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber CTO Thuan Pham, members of LadyEng, and a group of leaders from Uber’s operations and marketing teams.
With more than 2.7 million vehicles entering the city each day—most carrying just a single passenger—it’s no wonder New York City has a congestion problem. With uberPOOL, our goal is simple: take 1 million cars off the road in New York City and help eliminate our city’s congestion problem for good. Share a ride and help reduce congestion in New York City. Read more.