How to become an Uber Driver/Partner in Manila

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Refer to this UPDATED step by step guide on how to be an Uber Partner:

http://ubermanilatips.com/how-to-be-an-uber-driverpartner-in-manila/

 

There might be some of you who are wondering how to become an Uber Driver/Partner.

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First, we recommend that you go to one of their Info Sessions to know the details firsthand. We’ve posted about their Info Sessions and it’s schedule here.

Everything that’s stated here are from their Info Session late of 2014. If there are details here that needs to be updated, please let us know on the comments section.

As far as we know, here’s how you become an Uber Partner.


Step 1: Create Partner Profile

Go to https://partners.uber.com/drive/  and  choose the city you want to drive in (i.e. “Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines”).

Select your Vehicle Type: UberX or UberBlack. Check this post describing the difference.

You’ll be taken to this page. Fill in the required fields. During registration, you can use our Uber Partner Invite Code: qpkmy.

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Step 2: Register your Banking Details

In your dashboard, click on the “Banking” menu and you will be taken to another page (https://vault.uber.com)

Important Notes:

  • Make sure the name you register is the exact name of the bank account you’re trying to enroll
  • the Uber partner (account holder) and the name on the registered bank account does NOT need to be the same
  • For Bank SWIFT/BIN Code, refer to this link.

Step 3: Enroll a Driver

You’ll need the following details about your driver/s: Driver Name, Cellphone Number, Email Address, Username and Password (you’ll create these) . You can add several drivers including yourself, if you know the limit on the number of vehicles you can enroll, please share with us in the comments.

Requirements:

  1. Professional Driver’s License  + OR
  2. NBI Clearance

Step 4: Enroll a Vehicle

In the dashboard, you need to add a vehicle and indicate these details about your vehicle: model, make, year, color of interior and exterior. Then, upload the required  documents as follows:

  1. Proof of Vehicle Registration: LTO Registration/ ORCR/ Sales Invoice
  2. Proof of Insurance: Comprehensive or TPL
  3.  Four (4) Pictures of your vehicle: Front External View (License/CS visible), Rear External View (License/CS visible), Inside View Dashboard Console and Inside View Backseat

Important Notes:

  • Make sure the documents are valid and not expired, expiration date is correct and documents are clearly seen
  • Model of the vehicle has to be 3 years old or newer upon application (ex. If you’re applying 2016, the car has to be 2013 or newer)
  • You must bring this vehicle in for review by Uber before driving. You can add multiple vehicles, if you know the limit on the number of vehicles you can enroll, let us know in the comments below.
  • The name on the Proof of Registration and Proof of Insurance has to be the SAME
  • The name of the Uber Partner (account holder) and the name on the Proof of Registration and Insurance does NOT need to be the same
  • Uber will deduct a Passenger Accident Insurance on your first pay out. This is Php 165 per passenger per year. This depends on the passenger capacity of your vehicle. Sample computation 5 seats (4 passenger + 1 driver) x Php 165 = Php 825 per year.

Step 5: Driver On-Boarding/ Orientation

Once you’ve completed the requirements, you can go to Uber’s office at 11/F SM Aura Tower, BGC for the Driver Orientation. The schedule is every day from Monday to Friday at 10am which usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

After this, Uber will do a background check and results will be released via e-mail after 7 business days.

Once background check is cleared, the mobile device will be issued to you–no CASH OR DEPOSIT needed from you!

Viola! You can go online and drive immediately.

Important Notes:

  • You need to bring the vehicle for physical inspection
  • You can go for Driver On-Boarding as soon as you’ve uploaded all the requirements above. No need to wait for the document status to be “Active”.
  • Releasing of the mobile device can take up to 7 days and NO CASH DEPOSIT will be collected. We’ve heard some Uber partners are asking some money/cashout from other people wanting to get a vehicle signed up.

Please let us know if there are details that need to be updated in this post, everyone will greatly appreciate your contribution!

If you still have questions, you can contact us or comment on this post. We’ll try our best to give you the most accurate information.

If you’ve found this article helpful, we hope you could use our Invite Code QPKMY when you sign up for a partner account.

Welcome Uber Partner!

 

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Uber Manila Info Sessions

**We’ve moved to www.ubermanilatips.com**

Uber Manila Info Sessions are BACK!
Refer to this updated article about Partner Info Sessions:

http://ubermanilatips.com/uber-manila-info-session-schedule/

 

Hello there!

I’ve received some inquiries on how to become a partner/driver for Uber Manila. Uber themselves will tell you how.

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UBER MANILA OPEN INFO SESSIONS

When: 12nn-1pm, Jan. 21-23

Where: 11/F SM Aura Tower 26th St. cor McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

RSVP here in their Facebook Event.

Note: Since a lot of people as signified interest, ONLY the first 50 people will be accommodated per session on a FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED basis. So be there on time!

Also, before they had this Open Info Sessions every day this week, the schedule  was every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12nn-1pm,11/F SM Aura Tower, BGC, Taguig. Not really sure if they’ll discontinue this after the open info sessions this week.


If you’ll be signing up a partner account, you can do so in https://partners.uber.com

Update: Here’s our more detailed post on how to sign up as an Uber Partner/Driver. Ride on!

Basics: How to switch cards during payment

We’ve told you how to enroll additional credit cards in your Uber account in this post and we also gave you a tip on how you can turn on/off your Uber credits in another post.

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This post, we’ll cover how to switch/change your card for payment. This is also covered in detail in this post about turning off your Uber credits. Basic steps are just the same.

NOTE: You can only do this BEFORE you request for a ride so make sure you switch before confirming that “REQUEST uberX” button.

 Step 1: Open Uber app and click the next button. In the next screen, click on the payment panel showing your source account and credits.

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WARNING: DO NOT click on “REQUEST uberX” yet. Once you confirm your request, you won’t be able to change the payment account.

Step 2: Click on the account you want to use and turn off your credits, if any as seen below.

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Note: Even if you change the account and you don’t turn off your credits, Uber will still credit your Uber credits first. So, make sure you turn the credits off if you don’t want to use it.

Step 3: Click back and you’ll return to the request page. Double check if the changes are reflected in the payment panel before you confirm “REQUEST”.

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Hope this guide helped. If you find this blog helpful, we hope you can share our blog with your friends. Happy Uber Riding!

600creditsUse our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits.

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Basics: How to enroll additional cards for Uber Payments

There may be times when you’d want to pay for your trip using another card.  For example, it’s an official trip you’d want to charge to your company card instead of your personal card.600credits

So as promised, here’s a guide on how to enroll another card in Uber. You can do this through your web dashboard or through the app.

In the web dashboard, go to the Payments sections. You can easily input the details of your new card and click “Save”. I’m not sure if there’s a limit as to how many cards you can add. If you know, please share with us in the comments below.

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You can do the same through the Uber app. Just go to the main menu and go to “PAYMENT”. In the upper right corner you can see the add card button. Simply input your new card details and save.

 

We’ll cover in another post how to switch your payment modes and turn your credits on/off when requesting for a ride. If you have a specific topic in mind you need help with or any post suggestions, let us know!

 

 

 


 

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Basics: How to redeem Uber Promo Codes

Hello Uber people!

This post is about redeeming Uber promo codes. There are different types of promo codes, some gives discount on trip fares, some gives credits which you can consume and apply to your fare, some gives free rides up to a certain amount, some are location (pick up and destination point) specific, etc etc. The discount/ promo will then be reflected in your fare invoice after the trip.

Here’s how you can redeem Uber promo codes. There are 3 ways; a) through the main menu of the mobile app, b) through the screen before you request for your ride, and c) on your web dashboard.

A) through the Main Menu of the mobile app

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Step 1: Open Uber App, Step 2: Open Main Menu on the upper left and click “PROMOTIONS”, Step 3: Input Promo Code and click “Apply”

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 Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

  If you’d like to check if the credits are credited to your account, simply go back to the Main Menu and click “Payment”. The redeemed credits should be reflected there, if it’s an Uber credit promo code.

B) Through the screen before you request for your ride

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Step 1: Open Uber App and click the Next (>) button, Step 2: Click the button “PROMO CODE” on the lower right just beside Fare Estimate, Step 3: Input the Promo Code in the pop-up dialogue box and click “APPLY”

Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

C) Through your web dashboard

uber-website-loginStep 1: Login to your Uber account at http://www.uber.com

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Step 2: Click “Payment” in your side bar menu

dashboard1 Step 3: Input promo code in the highlighted box and click “Apply”

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Redeem this promo code “ubermnltips” to get Php 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.

 

Basics: Guide to Uber Pricing

Hello there! Here’s a guide to Uber pricing here in Metro Manila.

First of, there are two (2) types of cars you can request thru Uber: uberX and Black Car.

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photo credits to uber.com

Car types: sedan and AUV (e.g. Vios, Innova, Adventure, etc.)

Minimum Fare: Php 60

Base Fare: Php 40

Per Minute Rate: Php 2/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 5.7/km


 Black Car

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photo credits to uber.com

Car types: SUVs (e.g. Fortuner, Montero, Grandia, Everest, etc)

Minimum Fare: Php 120

Base Fare: Php 90

Per Minute Rate: Php 2.10/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 12.92/km

It’s important to note how Uber calculates for your fare:

Fare = [Base Fare + (Time x Per Min Rate) + (Distance x Per Distance Rate)] x Surge


Surge Pricing

Another important thing to remember is that Uber has surge pricing. This means that normal fare surges by the multiplier based on the demand for Uber service. Right now, surge pricing ranges from 1.3x up to 4.0x the normal fare. This surging is determined by the algorithm of Uber (we think). For example, if the surge pricing is 2.0x the normal fare, your total fare is doubled as simple as that. 🙂

You always have the option to wait for the surge to pass. There’s an option before requesting for an Uber to accept the surge pricing or to notify you when the fare is back to normal.

How do you know if there’s surge pricing? Look for the lightning icon. Refer to the pictures below.

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Sample Fare Calculation

Here’s a sample fare calculation with surge pricing of 1.3x. All of these are available in your trip history in your Rider Dashboard. Uber also emails you the trip invoice showing the fare calculation.

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Bonus: Use this promo code “QPKMY” to get 600 Uber credits when you register to Uber.