From Uber earning guarantees, to blind passengers, to improving your ratings, we’ve selected some of the most popular discussions among independent workers from the last week….
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”
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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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.
A new decentralized ride share system has emerged that has been garnering a lot of attention on Pulse. It is called Arcade City. Arcade City plans to radically change the rideshare landscape by offering peer to peer payment between riders and passengers. No cut is taken by Arcade City if you do not use their system to transfer payment. So, will it work? SherpaShare Blog takes a look. Continue reading “Arcade City: Can it challenge Uber and Lyft?”
Uber is shopping around for a large fleet of autonomous vehicles according to various reports. This is the next step in the race to further automate the transportation industry. We recently covered the topic in our blog post about autonomous vehicles and this certainly seems to confirm the trend. Continue reading “Uber to buy Self Driving Cars: Reports”
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.
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.
Remember those news stories that were written every time a new Walmart opened? People were lining up every time a new one opened to apply for the same low paying jobs that everyone complained about. Does the extremely high turnover due to the lowering of rates sound familiar? Uber and Lyft are doing the same thing and raising sign on bonuses in order keep their driver force growing faster at a commensurate rate, but is it sustainable?