I’ve used both services – Ola and Uber – and am watching the landscape change rapidly. From being expensive beasts, they’ve both gone to the lower end of the taxi ecosystem – and Ola even has autorickshaws on its network.
How do they work?
I have been speaking with drivers and in general, the concept is: You pay less (through discounts) and the driver gets paid a lot more. Uber and Ola are funding the difference, largely as “acquisition cost” for customers. I tweeted this lot:
- Uber and Ola pay their drivers a different amount from what you and I pay when we take a […]