Uber is now in Argentina, and with it come a host of business opportunities. In this article, we are going to go through the process that you have to go through in order to become a driver partner with Uber. as an Uber driver partner, you will get the opportunity to make money as you drive.
Uber is currently available in the cities below and is still in the process of spreading out to even more cities across Argentina.
The first thing that one has to do is to sign up and create an account with Uber. The Uber account is the one that will be used for anything regarding the driver’s work with Uber.
The above documents can be uploaded for review into your Uber account.
The driver must have an Android Smartphone or iOs with versions 4.0 or 7.0 respectively for the smooth operation of the app. The vehicle will be required to pass an Uber quality check at one of their authorised dealers.
Uber has many services that it offers in most countries, and these include UberX, UberBLACK, UberSUV and UberLux amongst others. In Argentina, Uber is currently offering only UberX but could be introducing more in the future as it grows.
UberX services are the most commonly used the world over, and the only service that is currently available in Argentina. They are vehicles that come with 1600cc or below and come with the lowest fares, making them attractive to riders.
UberX consists of vehicles like the Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Nissan X-Trail amongst others. They can carry up to 4 passengers.
The Argentine government stopped Visa and MasterCard from making Uber payments, but there are ways to get around it. You can use a virtual prepaid card that does not have to undergo the authorization process or deal with blocking.
These are cards that are free and instant. They can be loaded online via Bitcoin, or by other credit cards since they are not related to Uber. Below are some examples of some of the most commonly used cards:
CardNow and Neteller no longer work
At your first attempt, Uber will not let you pay with the prepaid cards, but they will be enabled after 24 business hours. In the event that it still doesn’t work, report it through the App Help> Account and Payment Profile> Manage payment methods> Problem with prepaid cards.
There are some steps to complete:
Some Argentine banks and operators may not authorize payments to Entropay. Try using MasterCard since it usually works. VISA also tends to refuse. You can also try calling again, it depends on who attends and the insistence. If it does not work, you might have to try using the other cards.
Every EntroPay recharge has a commission of 4.95% but it is compensated with the discount of 25% off until 31/3/17 for users of prepaid cards, with which users get a 20% net saving!
When using Argentine credit cards for paying Uber, it is important that you make sure that the transactions are in USD and not in Argentine currency. They will otherwise refuse, or work for a few trips and then suddenly stop.
Keep trying using different Argentine credit cards until you find the one that will work for you. The cards all work differently for different people, most likely depending on the person authorizing payments on the other side.
Please note that Uber has the right to adjust the fares anytime. You can get a fare estimate between locations here. In the Uber hotspots, the fares surge to the driver’s advantage.
It is a must for all Uber users to download the app onto their smart devices. As a driver, this is where all of your information will be.
It is very hard to tell how much a driver earns per day. Earning depends on the times of the day or night one is driving, tactics that they use to get their clients and the part of the cities (hotspot areas have higher payouts) that they are driving. According to studies, some drivers earn up to $700 per month.
Uber get 25% of the amount billed to the riders for every ride. Uber is also very generous with bonuses and rewards and drivers can expect to earn more from these.
Uber gives drivers the opportunity either to open an individual account or a company account. An individual account is where one registers themselves and only one vehicle. The registered vehicle is the only one allowed to drive on the account.
A company profile is where one can have several vehicles and register all of them. As drivers are assigned to the vehicles, the account holder is required to open for them accounts that they can work with.
You can begin with an individual account, and once you get more vehicles, you can change it to a company account.