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DoorDash Counters Uber and Lyft Surcharges With Friendlier Offer

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DoorDash Counters Uber and Lyft Surcharges With Friendlier Offer

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has led to higher gasoline prices, has hit the wallets of ride-sharing and food-delivery drivers, forcing their employers to take steps to cover the increased costs.

The national average price of gasoline on Wednesday was $4.30 a gallon or 11 percent higher than the previous week, with the highest price in California at $5.77 and the lowest in Kansas at $3.81, according to the AAA.

Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report and Lyft (LYFT) – Get Lyft, Inc. Class A Reports A solution has been provided for the temporary surcharge their drivers pay for their customers. Starting Wednesday, Uber drivers will add a fuel surcharge of 45 cents or 55 cents per trip, and a fuel surcharge of 35 cents or 45 cents per Uber Eats order, depending on the location, 100% of the money will be paid to the driver. Statement by Friday.

Lyft also began adding a 55-cent surcharge to all its rides on Wednesday. Both Uber and Lyft’s surcharges will be in effect for 60 days and won’t apply to New York City, which raised the minimum wage rate for drivers by 5.3 percent in March.

Rewards program does not include surcharges

Food delivery service DoorDash (DASH) – Get DoorDash, Inc. Class A Reports A customer-friendly program launched Wednesday that instead of charging customers a surcharge, offers its drivers two gas incentive programs to help cover higher gas costs. Dashers who qualify for both programs can earn between $1.65 and $2 per gallon.

DoorDash competitor Grubhub did not roll out a gas price relief program for its drivers in the last check.

DoorDash, through its DasherDirect prepaid business Visa debit card, offers its drivers or Dashers 10% cash back on gas purchases at any gas station, every time they use their card, even if they’re not sprinting. The DasherDirect Card is open to all US Dashers and can be applied without a credit check. Starting Thursday, Dashers can use virtual cards on digital checkout screens.

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Dash can earn bonuses

Dashers will also be eligible for a $5 weekly gas bonus for those who accept and complete orders totaling 100 miles. The 175-mile bonus increases to $10 and the 225-mile bonus increases to $15. For those eligible for DoorDash salaries, promotions and tips, the additional earnings from bonuses can add up to $1.27 to $1.69 per gallon.

According to its statement, DoorDash will keep both reward programs on hold until at least April. The company will continue to monitor gas prices, listen to its Dasher community, seek feedback as plans evolve, and explore additional resources in the coming weeks and months.

According to DoorDash’s statement, “Our mission is to empower the local economy, starting with doing what we can to serve our community of Dasher, merchants and customers.”

DoorDash estimates that it has more than 6 million Dashers in 2021, with about 3 million of them working in the fourth quarter of 2021.

“We want to ensure that these earning opportunities are available to all, and we believe these relief measures will help keep the most money in the pockets of Dashers,” the statement said.

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