“Uber vs Grab – Which platform is better to drive for” This is a million dollar question that every new driver ask when they want to start driving. Lets do a comparison to make things easier for drivers, so you can make informed decision to maximise your time and effort. You may also find out more about PDVL & Z10 insurance and how to use Uber driver Partner mobile apps
Fare between the 2 Car sharing Mobile apps
|Per KM Rate||$0.45||$0.50|
|Per Min Rate||$0.20||$0.16|
Things changed in September 2016 when in a move to rival Grabcar in Singapore, Uber launched a fixed price model. Grab, in return, made a move to win back some lost customers by reducing their fares by 15%.
Both Uber and Grabcar have their own algorithms to increase prices during periods of high rider demands. It is commonly known as Surge Pricing for Uber .When riders’ demand exceeds the number of available drivers on the road, surge pricing kicks in to encourage more drivers to get on the road. Fare can be increased by multiple times during periods of high demand.
How much can you earn based on the same distance and duration of trip for both UberX and GrabCar Economy?
Pickup – Jurong Point
Dropoff – Ion Orchard
Distance – 23km
|Per KM Rate||23km X $0.45= $10.35||23km X $0.50= $11.50|
|Per Min Rate||25min X $0.20= $5||25min X $0.16 = $4|
|Gross fare||$3+$10.35+$5.00= $18.35||$2.50+$11.50+$4= $18|
|Nett fare||$18.35- 20%= $14.68||$18-20%= $14.40|
Incentives and criteria
|Driver Cancellation Rate||N/A||Below 10%|
|Location Applicable||All Areas||All except CBD during Weekday morning peak|
Passenger rating is a 2 way street on Uber. Both passenger and rider are entitled to rate each other on the whole journey experience. Drivers who are consistently rated poorly may be removed from the Uber system.
Uber allows Driver to see Rider’s rating upfront when they are assigned the trip. Riders who accumulate low ratings may find it difficult to get Drivers to accept their trip request
Grab only allows passengers to rate the drivers. Grab Drivers are not able to see rider’s ratings upfront
There is a downside to the Uber system. Drivers are unable to view the destination before accepting a job. It makes it hard for drivers to plan their route. However, the Uber system does allow for driver to set their destination twice a day. Drivers key in their destination and trips that are along the route are paired with the drivers. Each driver can use this feature 2 times a day
Update – Destination trips set by the driver now count towards incentive in the latest 180 days of changes by Uber.
Grab displays the destination of the passenger and the fare upfront. With these information available to drivers, it helps Drivers to better plan for achieving the trip requirement for incentives.
UberPool vs GrabShare
UberPool is a low-price ride option that allows drivers to pick-up multiple riders who are travelling in a similar direction. During peak hour incentive periods, UberPool can help the driver hit his trip requirements faster as the driver can pick up multiple rider headed towards the same direction. Each different rider request account for a separate trip count. Uber takes a commission of 10% for any unmatched UberPool trip and 30% for any matched UberPool trip.
GrabShare is Grab’s answer to UberPool. It is generally similar ride option that allows drivers to pick-up multiple riders headed towards the same direction
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