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Should You Give Tips When Using Ridesharing Apps?
There are thousands of people who’ve been getting around places using ridesharing services recently. These ridesharing services are easily accessible right through our smart phones, making it very convenient to use. Paying for the trip using credit card on your device is quite a new concept. It is somewhat hard to imagine on the other hand to live without on-app payments. Whether they should tip their ride or not is the question that many ridesharing users do.
As for those who hail rides using this app, they actually think of this. If you’ll just ponder about it, we are tipping waitresses, valets, baristas and taxi drivers, so what’s the exception with 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. And whether you believe it or not, people don’t actually have idea on the ridesharing company’s payment procedures. Thus, it is worth to mention that the payment procedure takes place right in the application. Because of this, it made passengers to think often that the tip is included in the fare price. There are some people however who don’t have any idea that they can give tips. 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.
Well the thing is, some of the ridesharing apps don’t have a clear policy for tips. And this is where customer’s confusion sets in. People don’t know if the driver is expecting a tip as the service charge is included already and the site isn’t mentioning to tip.
Like what discussed earlier, it is worth to mention that most think that the tip is included in the final bill already. 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. As you are about to pay for your ride, you must clarify your final bill and to what comes with it.
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. These ridesharing apps can give you a more convenient trip to and from your desired destination while staying away from traffics as these drivers are well aware of the road and know the fastest route to get to wherever you want to be.