Most of our partners today have been introduced to Uber by friends and family. So this August, we encouraged more partners to spread the word and find people in their community and network who would enjoy the flexibility and opportunity offered by driving on the Uber platform. During the referral campaign, partners won prizes for referring friends including, tickets to New York Yankees games and up to $1,000 to take home, per referral.
And every partner was on the hunt for the grand prize: a brand new 2016 Toyota Camry, courtesy of Tower Auto Mall. Last week, we announced the grand prize winner, Vicente, who referred the most partners to Uber during the campaign.
Vicente, originally from Ecuador, has been driving for over 25 years. But he’s still new to the Uber platform. For a little over 2 months, Vicente has been driving with Uber, and it’s fair to say he’s off to a strong start.
We spoke with Vincente last week as he received the key to his brand new car to learn a little more about how he accomplished so much in his first months at Uber. When asked why he started referring people so soon after he started driving with Uber, he said he trusted how quickly he got the rewards promised.
“My first impression was how quickly I received the $1,000 bonus after completing my first 20 trips, plus the guaranteed $1,500 my first week. I had never received so much so quickly. So, I went online to read more about this and I started talking to my friends about Uber.”
Vicente also helped coach his friends to be successful on the platform. After meeting him and seeing his professional demeanor, it’s no surprise he’s an expert in customer service. Some of the advice he had for his friends new to Uber:
“My referrals are successful because I follow up with them. They are calling me every day to ask things about Uber. For example, there was a friend of mine that showed me his phone, and it said 36% acceptance rate, and I said: “You’re crazy…” After that, he started working to improve his acceptance rate to 80-90%…”
We’re thrilled to award Vicente with his new Toyota Camry and know that there will be many happy riders traveling in the back seat. If you see him on the road, be sure to give him a ‘congratulations’!
Want to drive with Uber but don’t have a car? We can help! Come into one of our Greenlight Hubs and talk to our Vehicle Solutions team. Find a Greenlight Hub here.