UBER Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages of Uber

One of the disadvantages of Uber is its variable rate. Uber increase price in different occasions. Uber uses automated system to increase prices based on supply and demand. For instance, if you take a ride on New Year’s Eve or any other occasion, the fare is doubled or sometimes even tripled the normal rate. Dan Blystone in the article “The Story of Uber” mentions that in several snow blizzards occured in New York City in 2014, Uber increased the fare seven times the standard rate. This strategy outraged the customer and they provided negative feedback. Another disadvantage for the driver is that it become inconvenient. Most of the times when a driver wants to be taking fares and making money, but there are less passenger compare to drivers and it is frustrating for drivers who wants to work, but not getting any passenger. There are expenses that are not reimbursed for example wear and tear on the car. Drivers are responsible for all car expenses This can add up to significant added depreciation and maintenance and repairs on a vehicle. Uber service poses many advantages. First Uber provides ultimate flexibility for people to earn on their own schedule. An Uber driver can work as much or as little as they want and you can turn the app on anytime you want it. Not only it is flexible for drivers, but also it is beneficial for customers too. The ride is secure for both passenger and driver. There has been major crimes and victims both driver and passengers. Some passengers are raped and killed while most drivers killed because of cash. With Uber, you have security and peace of mind. Also, Uber is cheaper than any other type of rides. Taxi charges fare and the tip, but with Uber everything is included in the price you pay. Uber allow ride sharing also called carpool which makes it cheaper. Furthermore, Uber driver makes more money specially in some states like New York. For example, a New York Uber driver can make 70000$ a year. In addition, there is less dispute with Uber compare to traditional Taxi. For example, some people do not pay the taxi fare once they arrived their destination, but such customer cannot do with Uber since payment information is already taken.