How Tipping Works In Ridesharing Apps
There are thousands of people who’ve been getting around places using ridesharing services recently. Through our smart phones, ridesharing services become so accessible, making it convenient to use. Paying for the trip using credit card on your device is quite a new concept. On the other hand, it becomes hard to imagine at times to live without on-app payments. One question that a number of ridesharing users have in mind is whether they must tip their ride or not.
As for those who hail rides using this app, they actually think of this. We’ve been tipping waitresses, valets, baristas and taxi drivers so why not do it on ridesharing drivers?
When talking about the concept of ridesharing and tipping at the same time, many commuters get confused. Many of them don’t have any clue on how the payment works. The truth is, people don’t have much idea with the payment procedures on the ridesharing companies. As a result, it’s worth to mention that payment procedures takes place right in the app. With this in mind, passengers often assume that the tip is already included in their fare price. Others however don’t have ideas that they’re allowed to tip. While tips aren’t mandatory, but this is all welcome and as a matter of fact, the tips can either make or break the driver’s income.
But some of the ridesharing apps didn’t indicate their policy for tips. And this is where customer’s confusion sets in. Because the service charge is included already and the site isn’t mentioning to tip, people do not know if the driver is expecting a tip.
In addition to that, it is worth to mention that tip is already calculated in the final bill, like what mentioned earlier. Commuters think that some of their bill is for the tip, that it’ll go to the driver directly. There are several real life exchanges between the drivers and passengers just underscore the argument that many is confused whether the matter of tipping included, appropriate or required. You’ve got to clarify the final bill and to what come with it as you’re paying for your ride.
Regardless, these drivers are real professional and will take no hard feelings in case you don’t give any, so whether you tip or not, that won’t be an issue. But of course they’ll feel glad if you do. Ridesharing apps give you a more convenient trip to and from the destination you desire while staying away from traffics because these drivers are familiar with the road and know the fastest way to get there.
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