Do I tip uber drivers
The Guru Take
Heavily debated. Also depends on Service Type
Heavily debated topic. Some argue we shouldn't because one of the biggest allure of Uber is that it's cashless and that it's simple Some counter argue saying tipping will overall improve service provided by drivers.
This discussion basically comes down to expectations. UberBlack riders are known to tip less often, as their expectation is that they receive the experience of a private car and ultimate convenience. UberX riders are slightly different, where they view this as normal people driving normal people.
This is the million dollar question!
In the summer of 2017, Uber enabled tipping in their apps and on their email receipts. (https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/whats-up-with-tipping)
This tip can be paid after the trip through the app or by clicking on a link in the email receipt. Uber processes a separate transaction to your credit card for the tip amount.
However, whether or not you tip your Uber driver is still up to you.
Uber does not include an in-app tipping feature and states that "tipping is not customary". This leads many to believe that they do not have to tip their Uber driver.
However, the opposition says that Uber drivers are virtually the same as Taxi drivers, so why wouldn't you tip? Plus Uber drivers usually make pretty little on your fare after Uber takes their cut and you factor in car maintenance and gas prices.
It seems over the past year, tipping Uber drivers has become more of a mainstream idea with more and more riders carrying some cash to tip. In the end though, it is entirely up to you as the rider and whether or not you feel your driver deserves a tip!