Taxi Vs. Uber: A study on what travelers prefer

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Which is better, a traditional taxi or a rideshare like Uber?

Recently, the rideshare and taxi comparison website, RideGuru, released results to a comprehensive rideshare survey detailing how our society views rideshares, taxis, and other methods of ground transportation.

The results were fascinating and more specifically the outcome of rider perception on the ever present “taxi vs. Uber” debate was quite surprising. It seems with all the talk and hoopla surrounding rideshares that taxis, sadly, are becoming a thing of the past, however, 53% of travelers claim to have zero preference between a taxi or rideshare company.

According to a follow up survey, participants revealed that the three main reasons they continuously switch between various taxi and rideshare companies is 1. price, 2. availability, and 3. customer support.

While rideshares tend to be cheaper than taxis, they can be problematic during busy times when few cars are available. Riders have to either wait until demand has died down or pay extreme surge prices, many times paying more than they would with a traditional taxi.

It is also no secret, that Uber’s customer support is not all that helpful. For those riders who value good customer support and the security of knowing their ride will be available when they need it, a good old taxi is the much safer option.

Which do you prefer Uber or Taxi? Comment below!

What is Cargo? The new service that puts extra cash in the hands of drivers.

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As Taxi or Rideshare Driver, we know you’re invested in finding the best ways to increase your earnings while on the road. One of our favorite ways to easily boost driver income is through Cargo, a platform that helps you earn more money by providing small products to your passengers.

Think of it as a free store inside your car that allows you to earn around an extra $100 per month!

  • Cargo is 100% free for drivers.
  • Cargo helps you increase ratings and tips.
  • Cargo works with all rideshare companies.
  • Cargo drivers earn an extra $100 on average.
  • Top 10% of Cargo drivers earn $300+

Cargo’s system is easy for drivers, sending new products automatically when you run low. Products range from snacks, small electronic accessories, personal care, energy, and beauty products that keep your riders comfortable throughout their trip.

How does Cargo work?

Riders scan the QR code, or go to cargo.menu on their browser, to start shopping. Once they decide what they would like, the rider checkouts through the app, and then the driver hands over the purchased items when it is safe to do so. Simple as that!


Driver Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from drivers on the RideGuru community forum:

“When passengers see the box, they get super excited. It’s been a great way to engage with riders and start a conversation. Passengers are really surprised and excited when they realize they can get free items.”

“I’m making an extra $20-$50 extra a week that I didn’t have before Cargo. I’ve used this money to treat myself to things I wouldn’t normally buy.”

Drivers receive payouts from Cargo every week and if you receive any tips through Cargo, they are 100% yours. It’s a great way to make some extra cash with very little extra work and no extra time out of your day!

Try Cargo today!