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Get the most from your Uber partner app

February 1, 2019 / Netherlands

Whether you’ve just started out or already are a seasoned partner, everyone wants to make the most out of the Uber partner app. Especially during events and festivals, you can boost your turnover with this handy app. Especially for partners, we’ve put all the most essential functions together, from journey scheduler to sales opportunities. Here’s how to use the Uber app for partners as efficiently as possible.

A happy Uber partner driver

Take advantage of crowds

Is there more demand at a certain location? Head on down there to pick up passengers! From music festivals where you can accept multiple fares to busy international conferences, by looking at the revenue opportunities on the app, you can always see exactly where you can do the most trips in your area. You don’t have to keep a calendar of events yourself; the app reports it all for you. Receiving messages about busy events means you can respond promptly and therefore spend your time on the road more efficiently.

A group friends trying to get a car through the Uber app

Choose your strategy

The app not only reports whether you’re near an area of high demand, but also if you happen to be in the middle of one. Look at the status bar at the bottom of the map screen and decide whether you want to stay nearby or drive somewhere else. If there are already plenty of partners in a busy area, for example during a conference, you could choose to pick up passengers in a less crowded neighbourhood.

Tip: You will automatically receive notifications about new app functions, festivals, events and sales opportunities. Once you have received a new message, a badge will appear on your profile photo. To read the message, just tap the badge.

Real-time insight into your turnover

Want to know how much money you’ve earned during your trip? Tap the app once to know exactly how much you have converted. This is useful if, for example, you have a weekly or daily turnover target. Tap your profile photo in the top right corner of the app and then choose Revenue from the top menu to view your ride turnover. For more information, visit the help page and see the turnover overview.

A happy Uber rider

You decide when you drive

Busy schedule? We want our partners to be able to plan to work when it suits them best. That’s why there is a trip planner function in the Uber partner app, which shows you immediately where there is most demand, allowing you to plan your schedule accordingly. If a major festival takes place at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, for example, this means that there will be a lot of demand for partners around that time. With this feature, you can easily plan your day, so that you have plenty of time to do other things before you get in the car, and once you’ve stopped working.

So if you make smart use of the app you can organise your time efficiently and get the most from your fares. The app really is your partner on the road! If you’re not driving with the Uber partner app yet and want to know more, you can look for more information on our website for partners.