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!

Tips: How to share your Uber invite code

In one of our posts, we gave you a tip on how you can customize your Uber invite code. You can see that post here.

Today, we’ll run through ways on how you can share your Uber invite code to your friends and family. Of course, you can send your invite code via text message or as a private message to your friends in your social networks. Be creative! 😉

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Uber has provided you tools to easily do this.

Option 1: Thru the web dashboard, click on the “Free Ride” button. You can share your invite code thru Facebook, Twitter, or email it to your friends.

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Option 2: Thru the app, go to the Main Menu and choose “SHARE”. You have more options for sharing.

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Option 3: At the end of the Uber receipt email, there’s an option to share your invite code.

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Option 4: You can also share your invite code thru the Uber mail sent to you when you’ve earned credits.

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Give Uber, Get Uber! Win Win!

Use our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits. Happy Riding!

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Tips: How to turn on/off Uber credits

By default, Uber will credit your Uber credits first before it credits your other accounts; given you still have credits. In case you want to reserve your Uber credits for your personal trips, you can choose to “turn off” or not use your Uber credits. This post will show you how.

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Step 1: Before you request for a ride, click on the payment panel (see the highlighted panel below)

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Step 2: You can toggle on/off your credits as shown below. You can also change the source account for payments.

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Step 3: Once you go back to the “REQUEST Uber” page, you should see that the payments panel has reflected the changes you made. Different payment account and credits turned off. Then you can proceed to request for your ride.

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NOTE: There is no other way to turn on/off your Uber Credits and switch between your payment accounts. Hence, remember to do this BEFORE finalizing a request. Once a request done, you cannot change the payment options.

Happy Riding!

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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.

UberX

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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.