Uber and Uber Eats apps offer a new form of payment: Uber Cash. The prepaid system is available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones and can be activated by the user with the purchase of credits stored in their account for use within the apps. The function allows you to add balance from payment in cash or payment made at physical points of sale or with credit, debit or PayPal cards. Those interested in choosing this method can have progressive discounts when purchasing credits of $ 50, $ 100 or $ 200.
The feature promises to provide customers with an easier way to perform cross-platform transactions, without having to worry about the limit of the registered card or the use of cash in kind. As the purchased credits do not expire, users can use them whenever they want and without the need for frequent replenishment, depending on the amount included and the number of orders placed on the services. To understand more about the new payment system, check below for a list of the main questions and answers about how Uber Cash works.
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1. What does Uber Cash and how does it work?
Uber Cash is a prepaid system linked to Uber and Uber Eats applications. In this way, it enables you to pay for both service runs by pre-purchasing credit stored in your account. According to the company, Uber Cash's goal is to make the user's life easier and to offer various forms of payment in one place. In addition, the use of the system optimizes customer time as it does not require the use of cash and change counting.
One advantage of the method is the offer of bonuses commensurate with the amounts credited to the system. By adding the $ 200 available 5% off, $ 100 in credit is worth 3% off and a $ 50 refill brings 2% off to the user. Another option is automatic reload, made when the balance of Uber Cash reaches the limit of $ 10 the bonus also applied in the latter case.
Uber Cash can be purchased at a fixed location Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc
There are two ways to buy Uber Cash credits: cash / slips and cards. To use the first option you need to go to one of the more than 225,000 points of sale (https://www.uber/gift-cards/store-finder/) company partners, purchase the Uber Pr Card -I pay and activate it within the app itself.
Those interested in paying via credit card, debit card or PayPal should access the Uber app. Then tap the menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen and go to the "Payment" section. In the window that appears, touch "Add Balance". In this step I need to define the amount of credit to be purchased, the form of payment and finally complete the order. The credits are included in the account immediately. They have no expiration date, so the user can use it at any time. Check out more credit purchase details
Add credit to Uber Cash through the Uber application itself Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
3. How to use Uber Cash?
To use the system as a form of payment in Uber, the user must request a run with the indication of the destination address. Before completing the order, I need to change the payment method to Uber Cash. Action can be done on the race request screen as well as to change other forms of payment in general. The same method applies to anyone who wants to use the system for orders placed through the Uber Eats shipping app.
Select Uber Cash as a payment method before requesting a race Photo: Divulgao / Uber
Uber Cash's goal is to make life easier for those using the Uber and Uber Eats apps. The system combines all forms of payment in one place, as well as favoring the use of other methods, such as cash, PayPal, bank slip and debit card. In addition, discounts are offered for the purchase of credits in the amount of R $ 50, R $ 100 and R $ 200. It is noteworthy that the credits purchased have no expiration date, which brings the comfort of using them when you need them.
Another highlight of the method is the time saving for the user. Fans of the method can dispense with the use of cash in kind and do not have to wait for driver change, which is significant for the routine of the country's large metropolises. The ideal system for those who use notes to pay their runs is the full amount charged correctly, without rounding and with more security.
5. What happens if the value of the trip is greater than the credit balance?
If the user wants to make a race that costs more than the amount of credits registered in Uber Cash, he can choose to buy more values within the app. The procedure is a factor that can help customers as it is performed integrally in the racing service without the need for third party platforms. The race request cannot be completed if the balance is insufficient. Another option is to choose a new form of payment from the software menu.
Prepaid system must have sufficient balance for a race to be requested Photo: Reproduction / Maria Dias
Another possible situation if the final price of the race is higher than the initially quoted fare and exceeds the amount available on the Uber Cash balance. In such cases, the difference will be deducted on the payment of a next trip, regardless of the payment method selected.
6. D to buy credit and send to someone?
Uber Cash does not allow credit transfers between users. But you can buy Uber prepaid cards as a gift card so that they can be activated in third-party applications. Prepaid cards can be obtained with different values and are available at Uber partner outlets.
7. Can I use Uber Cash to run in which locations?
Uber Cash can be applied as a payment method throughout the national territory. The use of the method in international racing is impeded by the on-demand transport service platform.
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