Uber is known to be one of the ridesharing apps that values and compensates its drivers, the most solid proof being the four-level rewards program, Uber Pro.
Uber launched their Uber Pro program in October 2019 in the UK. Its goal is to reward drivers for their loyalty, hard work and good quality service via four tiers of membership — Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. With each level, drivers unlock a series of rewards, in terms of discounts and benefits, that could help them save over £1,000 a year.
Here’s everything rideshare drivers should know about Uber Pro, from how to maximise their membership to what kind of rewards they can access.
All drivers who sign up with Uber automatically have the Blue level and receive its rewards. However, if you don’t want to participate in this program for any reason, you can opt-out.
To reach the next levels and enjoy higher rewards, you must meet some requirements and achieve a certain number of points over a reward period of three months.
To qualify for Gold, Platinum or Diamond tier, you need to have the following:
If you meet the requirements stated above, the next thing to do to reach a new Uber Pro level is acquire points.
Here are the points required for each Uber Pro level, for London Uber drivers only:
For each trip you complete, you get 1 point. To reach Gold level, you must complete 500 rides during three months. At two trips per hour, you should work around 19 hours each week to complete the 500 rides needed. That’s very realistic, as half of UK Uber drivers work over 30 hours per week. If you aim for the higher tiers, it becomes more challenging. It will take 35 hours of driving per week for Platinum and 50 hours a week for Diamond, at two trips per hour.
Fortunately, trips during peak hours are rewarded with 2 points instead of 1, between 6:00 am – 10:00 am from Monday to Friday and between 10:00 pm – 4:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Therefore, with 650 rides completed exclusively during these hours, you can reach the highest level, Diamond.
IMPORTANT: Uber Pro is a rolling program, so drivers must maintain their points level every month to keep receiving benefits.
UK drivers who aren’t based in London must reach more points to get to each Uber Pro level — 600 points for Gold, 1,200 for Platinum and 1,800 for Diamond.
Each level unlocks a variety of rewards, available to you once you have achieved that status. Some rewards might be subject to additional conditions.
Here are the benefits you have for each Uber Pro level.
Depending on your level, you can also access discounts or easier ways to achieve Uber Pro points.
To keep a level you’ve achieved — Gold, Platinum, Diamond, you must have the minimum points needed at the end of each three-month reward period.
At the start of the new reward period, your status is determined by the points you earned in the previous three-month period. You can upgrade to the next level at any time during the three months reward period if you earn enough points.
You must also maintain the quality standards. You won’t be able to reach a higher level even having the points if your rating falls between 4.82 and 4.84 and your cancellation rate is between 4.01% and 10%.
IMPORTANT: If your rating falls below 4.82 and your cancellation rate rises above 10%, you’ll lose your Gold, Platinum or Diamond level.
To regain the status, you must return to a 4.85 or above rating and a 4% cancellation rate.
At first, reaching and maintaining these ratings might seem like too much work. However, plenty of our drivers have stated that Uber Pro keeps them motivated and help them reduce their costs, especially their charging costs if they drive an EV. Therefore, if you invest some time and effort, there’s a double win — you enjoy the Uber Pro rewards and save money whilst offering your passengers a 5-star ride experience.
Here are the main advantages of being an Uber Pro driver:
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