In recent times in Lagos, Uber has become a popular option when trying to move from one place to another. In the past, all we knew were the yellow taxis or cab but in the last few years Uber seems to have taken over to become the default choice with many.
Interestingly, Uber isn’t unique to just Lagos. The story of Uber can be traced to Paris when a certain Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had difficulty hailing a cab and at that point the idea of tapping a button on your phone just to find a ride sprung up.
Uber was originally founded in 2009 however the mobile service and app didn’t launch in 2011. The company doesn’t own any taxis but simply connects you to a reliable ride within minutes. With the Uber app, you can get your driver to your location with just one tap and you can pay with either cash or card.
Initially, Uber started in a few metropolitan areas and they used specific black cars to provide their service. However, the company has evolved over the years and currently available in over 600 cities across the globe with Lagos being one of them.
One of the most exciting things about Uber is that anyone can partner with them whether you’re male or female as long as you have the car that fits their specs. This is quite interesting because in a matter of minutes, you can start earning money via Uber by offering rides.
In this case, you’re being paid to drive at your own schedule by Uber and you don’t have an angry boss screaming over your head. In fact, Uber might just be a reasonable way to create that work-life balance you so much desire.
If you’re interested in joining the Uber team and becoming a partner, you will need the contact details of the company which we have provided in this post.
First, you can either visit the Uber website and register. Or you can contact the company at their head office located at the iLx Centre (Venia), Plot 8, 2nd Floor, Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1.
As an Uber partner, you may need to resolve certain issues from time to time and this could mean you having to visit the Uber office. In this case, you can either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can book an appointment online, then you can go to the Lagos office to resolve your complaints.
However, before you commence the process of registering as a partner, you have to be sure that your vehicles meet the following requirements:
- If you’re providing the UberX and UberBlack service, your vehicle must be sedan
- Your vehicles must be 2009 or newer
- Your mileage shouldn’t exceed 100000 km when being put on the Uber system
- Your vehicle should have a working radio and an air conditioner
- No full size vans are allowed (15 passengers)
- No salvage vehicles are acceptable
- Your vehicle must have seat belt for all passengers including the driver
- Your vehicle will remain on the Uber system except riders complain
- Only one driver is allowed per Uber account
- You must have a valid driver’s licence
- All drivers will go through a thorough background check initiated by Uber.