Uber is a transportation company with an app that allows passengers to hail a ride and drivers to charge fares and get paid. more specifically, uber is a ridesharing company that hires independent contractors as drivers. it’s one of many services today that contribute to the sharing economy, supplying a means of connecting existing resources instead of providing the physical resources themselves.
The company was founded by Travis kalanick and Garrett camp in 2009, and is headquartered in san Francisco. The company has an estimated 110 million users worldwide. Uber links passengers with drivers using the Uber app. Generally, the drivers own their own cars. The company does also offer rental or lease on cars through third parties. UberFleet is an app for those managing squads of drivers.
Uber offers rides under a dynamic pricing model for both drivers and passengers. Passengers needing a ride can use the app to hail a driver with an estimated price that is dependent on the destination as well as the demand at the time. Uber incentivizes drivers to pick up more fares in peak busy hours by paying more during those times.
This means that riders are charged more at busy times in order to help ensure the needed number of drivers is available. During holidays, such as New Year’s Eve, a passenger can expect to pay a high price. However, unlike with a taxi, they can expect that the price will attract a driver, as opposed to a car that might never have shown up from a taxi service.
Using a ridesharing app like Uber has several advantages over more traditional transportation methods. As mentioned, Uber’s dynamic pricing model attracts drivers to certain areas at critical times, making it more likely that a car will be available during times of high passenger need.
Uber’s app also lets users see a map that displays all the potential drivers in the area. Once a driver has been chosen, the passenger can watch their driver navigate to the pick-up location in real-time, with updates on the estimated time of arrival. This allows for ultimate convenience when coordinating a ride.
From a broader perspective, Uber shares a benefit with other components of the sharing economy. This benefit is that companies that follow a sharing model are theoretically able to more efficiently use underutilized assets such as tools, clothing, houses, and in Uber’s case, cars.
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Uber office in Accra:
- Golden Lilly Hall, Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra
PHONE NUMBER: +233 24 426 2495
- Greenlight Accra – Ground Floor, Urban Square, Kanda, Accra
Urban Square Plot no. 15B Ablade Road Kanda Estates, Accra
- Uber Ghana Inspection Office
Maale Dada Street, Accra
WEBSITE: https://www.uber.com/gh/en/ Business hours:
Monday: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
How does Uber work
- A rider opens the app
The rider enters their destination into the Where to? box on the top of the screen; taps each ride option to see the wait time, car sizes, and price; then confirms their pickup location and taps Request.
- The rider is matched with a driver
A nearby driver sees and chooses to accept the rider’s trip request. The rider is automatically notified when the driver’s vehicle is about a minute away.
- The driver picks up the rider
The driver and the rider verify each other’s names and the destination. Then the driver starts the ride.
- The driver takes the rider to the destination
The app gives the driver the option to access turn-by-turn directions, so the driver can focus on getting there and the rider can focus on enjoying a comfortable ride.
- The driver and rider leave ratings and reviews
At the end of each trip, drivers and riders can rate each other from 1 to 5 stars. Riders can also give the driver compliments. In cities where tipping is available, they can also add a little extra to show their gratitude. How much does Uber charge per minute in Ghana?
According to their press release, Uber prices are as follows: GHS 1.70 Base Fare + GHS 1.30 per kilometer + GHS 0.19 per minute. Minimum Fare: GHS 5.
How much do Uber drivers earn in Ghana?
Since drivers usually complete two full trips per hour, this adds up to an hourly earning total of 32.18 GHS. Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are 965.40 GHS making a year’s salary for a driver 50,200 GHS.
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