How does the SherpaShare Compass App help Uber drivers?

You know those times you’re on the road, just dropped off a passenger, and are wondering where you should go next? Go left, go right, go straight? The Compass App algorithm is powered by millions of real-time and historical Uber pickups to help guide you in the right direction toward your next optimal pick-up area. Think big data meets Uber passenger pick-ups. No more aimless guessing, folks.

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Want more Uber requests? Get in line for an app that powers pickups…

It’s finally coming. We can’t say too much yet except that we’ve been heads down working on this, and are excited to share this with the world soon: A new way to optimize your Uber driving. We’re expecting extremely high driver demand for this and will roll it out on a very selective basis. You can request to get in line now to be one of the first too have access to it starting today by adding your name below.

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Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change

Last week we had an exclusive interview with Shannon Liss-Riordan who explained that one of the things she gauged during negotiations with Uber was how reluctant they are to incorporate any aspect of tipping into their system. If you haven’t already, make sure you go and watch the whole interview here! Which brings us to tipping…. Continue reading “Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change”

Uber vs Lyft Passengers: Who do drivers prefer?

We have been noticing a lot of chatter on Pulse about the difference between driving for Uber and Lyft and wondered whether passenger behavior was markedly different. Here’s what we heard:

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Why it’s a big deal that there are more women rideshare drivers than ever before

Uber survey photo

 

The percentage of female rideshare drivers is higher than ever. As 2015 winds down, we’re confident in saying that this has been one of the biggest demographic shifts among drivers in 2015. Now, over 1 out of 5 rideshare drivers is a woman. Compare that to the traditional taxi numbers which has around 2% female drivers (2006 study).

In this article, we look into the numbers and trends and give some perspective on why you should care. Over the last year, we’ve published numbers of female drivers a couple of times, based on the SherpaShare driver pool. We thought it was important to share the latest trends, show the differences between Uber and Lyft, and share why we think this trend is so important.

By the numbers: Women in the rideshare industry

In October 2014, we first looked at our SherpaShare user base to approximate the number of female drivers in the rideshare workforce. The distribution among Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar looked like this: Continue reading “Why it’s a big deal that there are more women rideshare drivers than ever before”

Report: The top demographic trends of the on-demand workforce

SherpaShare On-Demand Workforce Survey

SherpaShare, the largest independent on-demand worker support app, surveyed the on-demand workforce on demographics, income, and work trends, with nearly 1,000 verified responses.

REPORT SUMMARY
SherpaShare helps tens of thousands of workers manage their independent work and regularly surveys the on-demand workforce. For example, in July we released what rideshare drivers earn per trip in 20 cities across the US. Also, a year ago, our blog looked at how women were represented among on-demand rideshare drivers. This report updates that as part of five major demographic trends covered, across not just gender, but age, work frequency, self-reported income, and services.

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