Sidecar Limits New Drivers to $1 Multiplier and $5 Min Fare
New Sidecar drivers are now limited to a maximum of 1x multiplier and $5 minimum fare for their first
15 rides. 25 rides. [Update 11-10-14: You can’t set your own multiplier at any hours like before. You can only raise your multiplier during “peak” hours, such as weekday mornings, weeknights, and weekend nights]
With Sidecar, you can set your limit so that you only see ride requests above a certain multiplier and minimum fare. The multiplier can be as high as 3x and minimum fare as high as $15. From the passenger app, they put in their starting location (usually GPS location) and their destination, and they get a list of cars with the associated prices. Now, new drivers will be limited to 1x and $5 min fare for the first 15 rides.
I think this is a good change for the app for new drivers as they will see all requests and more likely to accept a ride or two. On the old system, many drivers (including myself) would set it to very high limits so I would rarely get any requests. I don’t think this will get more drivers to sign up for Sidecar, but more new Sidecar drivers to give out more rides.
I hope this change will help sidecar increase their market share as with more competition generates better compensation and signup bonuses for new drivers.Have more questions about Uber or Lyft? Head on over to our Rideshare Driver Training Course! Driver Promotions