On Tuesday, Uber announced that it had recently entered into an agreement with retail technology startup, GetUpside, in an effort to bring new promotions to their pool of drivers. Through this partnership, Uber drivers and delivery personnel will now be eligible for cashbacks and discounts at fuel stations and convenience stores.
This partnership comes at a time when all rideshare companies are struggling to retain drivers. The shortage of drivers is causing companies to look into new incentives and bonuses to entice new drivers to sign up.
In an announcement, Uber stated that the partnership would give drivers cash back on gasoline purchases and up to 22% cash back on their purchases inside convenience stores. Drivers do have to download the GetUpside app in order to be eligible. Both Uber and GetUpside say there are plans to expand their partnership in the months ahead.
“We are constantly asking those who drive and deliver with Uber for their feedback on ways to improve the experience on the platform, fuel and convenience store discounts were among the most requested, and we’re thrilled to be able to incorporate driver feedback into this partnership, which will give them the access to save at the pump as well as in-store purchases they have told us they want.” Carrol Chang, Uber head of driver operations for the U.S. and Canada, said in a news release.
In the past we have encouraged our drivers to download and use GetUpside for the clear benefits it provides and now there is even more reason to use this app to maximize your earnings!