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New challenger in Seattle: ReachNow launches where driver gets paid by the hour. [Seattle Times]

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JavierX
207 Driver
 Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

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Here's a new challenger against Uber. 

  • No surge
  • Drivers get paid by the hour
  • Drivers can rent from BMWs and Mini Coopers
  • The company has 1,300 cars total available in the two cities and borough where it operates: Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn, New York.

  • "They earn $14.25 an hour, before taxes, and work specific shifts, mostly in North Seattle."

  • "Benefits, including medical, dental and vision care, are offered to all eligible drivers, the company said. Because drivers are using ReachNow cars, they are not responsible for gas, insurance, maintenance or the amenities offered to customers."

"The company’s move into ride-hailing is part of an emerging trend among personal-transportation companies to offer users multiple ways to get around via one app.

ReachNow, the company that offers short-term rentals of BMWs and Mini Coopers, has launched a ride-hailing service that will compete with Uber and Lyft.

Seattle, where ReachNow is based, is the first city to get the feature. The service, called Ride, is included in a new app available to download on iOS and Android devices.

ReachNow’s move into ride hailing is part of an emerging trend among personal transportation companies to offer users multiple ways to get around via one app. Recently,Uber acquired the bike-share company JUMP, which offers bright-red electric bikes.

ReachNow’s new ride-hailing service bets on filling markets such as people who want to drive its cars to a bar but need a safe trip home — and might have otherwise turned to Uber, Lyft or a cab for a ride.

The company is aiming to create a higher-end experience by offering riders Voss water, candy and use o...

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Here's a new challenger against Uber. 

  • No surge
  • Drivers get paid by the hour
  • Drivers can rent from BMWs and Mini Coopers
  • The company has 1,300 cars total available in the two cities and borough where it operates: Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn, New York.

  • "They earn $14.25 an hour, before taxes, and work specific shifts, mostly in North Seattle."

  • "Benefits, including medical, dental and vision care, are offered to all eligible drivers, the company said. Because drivers are using ReachNow cars, they are not responsible for gas, insurance, maintenance or the amenities offered to customers."

"The company’s move into ride-hailing is part of an emerging trend among personal-transportation companies to offer users multiple ways to get around via one app.

ReachNow, the company that offers short-term rentals of BMWs and Mini Coopers, has launched a ride-hailing service that will compete with Uber and Lyft.

Seattle, where ReachNow is based, is the first city to get the feature. The service, called Ride, is included in a new app available to download on iOS and Android devices.

ReachNow’s move into ride hailing is part of an emerging trend among personal transportation companies to offer users multiple ways to get around via one app. Recently,Uber acquired the bike-share company JUMP, which offers bright-red electric bikes.

ReachNow’s new ride-hailing service bets on filling markets such as people who want to drive its cars to a bar but need a safe trip home — and might have otherwise turned to Uber, Lyft or a cab for a ride.

The company is aiming to create a higher-end experience by offering riders Voss water, candy and use of phone chargers, and allowing customers to request through the app quiet time, a preselected radio station and even the temperature setting inside the car.

One big difference with ReachNow is drivers are paid by the hour, not by the ride.

Rides are priced at $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute and a base charge."

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    ShadyPeteMD
    180 Driver
     1 year ago

    You apparently get paid while you are on the shift.  So you get paid regardless of whether you are driving or not.

    It lacks the flexibility of what Uber and Lyft provides.  Yuo have to work during those windows.  I am not sure if I like that.

    and biggest problem?  I can't do Uber and Them at the same time.  (because you are on a shift, and I assume yuo cannot ignore a dispatch request)  That is a deal killer for me.

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    RedANT
    1073 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    They sound good, but the opportunity they offer is really horrible.  They hype it by saying that you're employees, you drive their vehicles and they cover gas/maintenance/insurance and offer health benefits, but like all ridesharing companies in Seattle, it's all a scam.

    They charge slightly less than taxi fares, and their rate is approx a dollar more per mile than what Uber and Lyft charge.  They charge more, but they pay drivers worse.  Instead of averaging $25-35 per hour with Uber and Lyft, you make less than $15 per hour with ReachNow, and are expected to kiss the ass of every rider.  (FWIW, the salary they pay is less than the local starting pay at McDonalds, Burger King, etc)  They do offer healthcare for full time employees, but, unfortunately, all of te positions they had open were part time drivers, meaning still no benefits. 

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    joeyj
    426 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    The economics of this seem pretty tight. They will rely on drivers having really high occupancy rates. Drivers will be under a lot of pressure. So much for "being your own boss".

    I'll stick with Uber and Lyft thanks.

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    B-girlAnderson11
    83
     1 year ago

    So it gives you a car, benefits, hourly pay.  So it's like a limo company or a shuttle company.

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    zaferian
    24
     1 year ago

    i don't know this doesn't sound so bad. at least as a driver you can expect a steeady paycheck.