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Can Uber drivers put advertising in their cars? What about rooftop ads like ...

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Anonymous
3442 Driver Driver Rider
 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Can Uber drivers put advertising in their cars? What about rooftop ads like taxi do?

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    cawleycraig1
    3
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I currently have a Firefly digital Billboard installed on my Prius, after 2 weeks this is what i know. My radio reception is shot, i cant go to my regular car wash, now i have to go to a hand wash which is double the price, i was supposed to get $150 only got $121.88,for 2 weeks,  they wont send me a copy of my contracts, But the worst thing about it is my Gas mileage has plummeted. Its coming off today

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    DrJill
    81 Driver
     1 year ago

    I am in Pittsburgh PA - local laws do not forbid outside or inside advertising.  However, both Lyft and Uber forbid magnetics, rooftop ads on the outside of the vehicles while they are being used for rideshare.  I have my company magnetics on when I am not driving for rideshare as I do not want to get fined or deactivated.

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      AsStibelDude
      625 Driver
       1 year ago

      Are the ads allowed on the external of the vehicle? Uber doesn't have rules around that, right?

      Then again, they souldn't have access to other sd

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        DrJill
        81 Driver
         1 year ago

        Both Lyft and Uber have rules about sinage advertising anything on cars that are used on their platform.  I have magnetic signs that I must remove before driving.  I forgot once and got reported by the Pittsburgh International Airport Police and that was for a drop off and NOT a pick up.  I got banned from the air port for 2 weeks and got an email and a text that I was in violation of the platform policy.

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          AsStibelDude
          625 Driver
           1 year ago

          Wow! They are that strict about this? I heard about the crack down at various airports but I thought that was more to do with pickup locations and not displaying the proper logos. 

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    SmittenKitten
    2004 Rider
     2 years ago

    Don't Uber drivers sell stuff in their cars?  Like battery packs, car chargers, food and drinks?  I haven't run into them, but that's like advertising.  wait, not it isn't.  That's retail. I assume there aren't rules on that?

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    cContino77
    152
     2 years ago

    wait, so the answer is yes?  I really didn't expect this to be allowed.

    I am super surprised to not have seen ads inside the car like I do on a NY taxi.

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      jknobson77
      94
       2 years ago

      maybe Jehovah's witness pamphlets.

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        DrJill
        81 Driver
         1 year ago

        Yes Uber and Lyft can sell within their cars - there are local rules to obey about this.  A way around it is to have cargo sales:  that company provides the "box" and a way to order and pay through the web.  The box is free to the driver and he/she gets a commission.  Some stuff in box is free and some things cost money.  Cargo sales covers most of the local rules about permits as it is online ordering.  Check it out to see if they are in your city.   https://therideshareguy.com/?s=cargo+sales 

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          JPoland
          178 Driver Driver
           1 year ago

          What are free items?

          how much is a snicker bars?

          My biggest question, of course, is whether I can make more money stocking the items myself and NOT paying commissions. 

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            DrJill
            81 Driver
             1 year ago

            Check out Cargo.  You do NOT pay for anything! You do not have to hassle with shopping, finding a container, collecting money.   You put the stocked box in your car, riders order through its own app and pay for it within its own app.  You get a check of commission, just for having the box in your car and handing out the purchases.  You are not handling money - so you do not have any extra cash on you to encourage robbers.  You do not buy the box or its contents, Cargo replenishes it as needed.  Check out Cargo and see what their program is! Cargo is not in Pgh, but since I registered with them, I will be one of the first to get a box.  I can hardly wait.

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    robrupp7
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I just started using Cargo in my Uber Lyft car to make some extra money on the side.

    So far so good! $49 in commissions in 2 weeks for giving away free Skittles 😁

    If your thinking about Cargo and want to sign up, do it! ... It's totally worth it. The extra $100 month will cover my Gas costs! The LINK to SIGN UP is:

    https://app.getcargo.today/referred_by/ROBERT215


     Rob😁


     

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     2 years ago

    Not to mention ads inside the cabin would look pretty tacky.  Is it really worth it?  I mean how much money can you make?!

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      enrouteviewmedia
      Rider
       1 year ago

      hey guys, as of feb this year there was a lawsuite against the city of new york to allow ride sharing companies to display ads in.outside their vehicles.

      Thanks

      Souhail Alavi

      EnrouteViewMedia.com co-founder

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        BrianTheScrewDriver
        434 Driver Driver
         1 year ago

        Can you tell me more about this. I have some ads inside the car.