Uber to reintroduce its carpooling concept to combat price hikes. The pool was shut off in 2020 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and remained shut afterward vaccination popularity and therefore the customers returned to Uber App again.
Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi indicated that the new shared ride products are to be released soon. The company is recovering from the post-pandemic effects as drivers fled the platform, wait time increased, and the cost of rides ascended.
Khosrowshahi stated, ” We are introducing Uber shared pool product, we’ve been venturing for years during a high capacity product, which is looking appealing because it relates to a unit economic basis, where that can bring the prices notably dropped.”
Uber’s Price Lift 20 Percent then Previous Years
Uber’s prices are up 20 percent compared to last year, relatively less than summer prices but still more than pre-pandemic prices. This low-cost carpool service will ease the demand for Main ride-hailing products and hopefully bring down the price more, Khosrowshahi claimed.
Uber pool, a facility that matches up to 3 riders in one car entrenched on their destinations, was one of the most cost-effective services. Drivers didn’t like it due to its lowest reviews and unstable rides taken rounds to the final destination despite the low price.
Pandemic stopped this sharing of cars with strangers. NYC even banned this sharing of backseats and Lyft also suspended such carpooling services.
Now this return of Uber pool is looking a different one than pre-pandemic services. Khosrowshahi indicated about the service might be more of an employee shuttle service employing the company’s matching tech that the corporate can lend to its corporate customers. A prophet called this employee shuttle an extra effort aside from carpooling but refuses to share other details.
It won’t affect the price of services in the future. Khosrowshahi stated that the company is busy with ” giant pricing experiments that no one agrees to do.” The company will continue to experience supply and demand problems as pandemic effects are still in.
Uber claimed that despite the prices going high to 20 percent, its Q3 gross bookings or the amount it takes before paying to drivers went a hike of $23.1 billion, up 57 percent year over year.
Khosrowshahi stated that ” We are seeing that because the lockdown is lifted people start using products and that they are using our product tons.”