Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries

Walmart and Sam’s club are going to use Uber, Lyft and Deliv to make last mile grocery deliveries. A plan wil be unveiled in the near future giving details of the partnership. This will be in order to compete with Amazon Fresh and other last mile grocery delivery services. We had written about whether Uber was becoming the new Walmart.. Continue reading “Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries”

Next Up on Pulse: Sarah Kessler answers your questions on Gig Work

From Sarah Kessler's Fast Company Article, "Could minimum wage work in the gig economy?" April 6, 2016
From Sarah Kessler’s Fast Company Article, “Could minimum wage work in the gig economy?” April 6, 2016

We’ve got more independent work experts and celebrities joining us exclusively on our Pulse app to answer your questions. Next up: HippyChick is answering your tax questions on Thursday April 14th,  Sara Kessler from Fast Company talking about Gig Work next Wednesday April 20th.

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Lyft Introduces Carpooling Option

For a long time Lyft has said they were on the path to going back to their roots of true ridesharing – people matching up on trips that are already taking place. Today, they announced their new carpooling option – it goes live in the Bay Area first. 

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Introducing Groups on SherpaShare Pulse

 Introducing Groups on SherpaShare Pulse

Introducing “Groups” on SherpaShare Pulse

We’re thrilled to roll-out the “Groups” feature in Pulse, which allows any independent workers to join and create their own groups.

When we launched our Pulse app in January, we did it in order to give an even stronger voice to drivers and independent workers around the world. The new “Groups” feature continues that mission of giving independent workers even more of a voice and more control.

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Annoying passenger requests and how to deal with them

One of the most commonly asked questions on Pulse is, what happens when I have to wait between, during, or after a job? There is no correct answer and the situation varies greatly from circumstance to circumstance. This is not like filing your taxes – where there is more granularity. SherpaShare takes a look at the pros and cons that can arise from these situations. 

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How autonomous vehicles will change ridesharing forever

We welcome Brett as a guest contributor for this article. Brett has been a rideshare driver since early 2014, and blogs about his experiences on his blog, rideshareapps.com. Brett is a regular contributor on SherpaShareBlog.com. 

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Filing taxes for Uber, Lyft, and others in the on-demand economy

SherpaShare was built to help independent contractors maximize their earnings potential by providing them with more accurate analysis, mileage tracking and a real time community network. If you haven’t already, download our App and start tracking 2016 miles now.  Communicate with your local drivers and get ahead of the game. We’ve partnered with Shared Economy CPA to give you the important tax information you need as an independent contractor. 

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“What do you think of Uber basically becoming a minimum wage job?” and other trending posts on chat

Yesterday, a driver posted on SherpaShare chat, “What do you think of Uber basically becoming a minumum wage job? Do you think professional drivers are entitled to more?” What do you think? There have been over 100 replies to this thread….you can chime in on the Pulse app (iOS only) or the Driver app.

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A few of the driver responses include:

“Considering most of my clientele on Uber are wealthy and could afford to pay their drivers much more, yes I think we are entitled to higher than minimum wage-but if that doesn’t suite your fancy you could consider these points too…” + 10 more points

“But what Uber and Lyft fail to realize is that their product is already priced beliw what the consumer is willing to pay and that consumers have little price sensitivity to the product.”

“Drivers also seems to purchase newer, more expensive vehicles, which to me does not make sense. I purchased a $7,000 Prius specifically for UberX and Lyft that averages 48mpg. This car costs pennies per mile to operate.” + 100 more replies

Some of the other recently featured posts in our community include:

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Driver’s react to Lyft’s latest investor and a future of autonomous vehicles

Lyft announced on Monday that it had raised $500M from General Motors, half of its latest $1 billion financing round. As part of this investment, Lyft will also work on developing an on-demand network of self-driving cars with G.M.

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From left, Logan Green, chief executive of Lyft; Daniel Ammann, president of General Motors; and John Zimmer, president of Lyft. Photo credit: Lyft.

While this fundraising means that Lyft – with a new valuation of $4.5 billion – can continue to be competitive with Uber, many drivers had strong reactions to this partnership.

The Lyft – General Motors Investment

G.M.’s investment in Lyft is much more than financial support, but rather a “strategic alliance” as described by G.M.’s president, Daniel Ammann. Mr Amman is also joining the board of Lyft.

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