TechInAfrica – New ride option has been offered in Uber Nigeria, called UberX Hourly. Customers who wish to be picked by the driver at a designated time can use this feature.
As the company said, it is an alternative to the on-demand, point-to-point trips that allow riders to book a driver-partner and car by the hour to help get all their essential travel done in one go, quoted from Vanguard News.
“At our Global Go Get global consumer virtual event, we announced that this product would be available in Nigeria in the coming months, and we are proud to have kept our promise,” Uber’s country manager for Nigeria explains, Tope Akinwumi, said.
“We are excited to bring innovations designed to help people get anywhere and get anything as cities start to move again, while we continue to ensure that riders and businesses no longer have to navigate to multiple locations. Uber is continuously looking for ways to improve the experience for their communities and this is just the start.”
Akinwumu explained the ordering process, in which customers have to enter the first stop, choose Hourly Driver as the ride option, and then Confirm Hourly Driver.
“The upfront price shown will be the minimum for the first hour and travel will be charged per minute thereafter.”
“Then send your driver an in-app message to let them know how long you think you might need them. As the trip goes on, you’ll need to update each stop in the app, including your final stop.
Previously, the ride-hailing company has released payment top-up Uber Cash in partnership with San Fransisco-based and Nigeria Founded fintech firm Flutterwave.