Uber is working with retail technology company GetUpside to offer fuel and convenience store promotions to Uber drivers and delivery people.
In a Tuesday (Aug. 17) announcement, Uber said the partnership began earlier in the month with a promotion that gave Uber drivers cash back on gasoline purchases.
Drivers can also save inside stores, getting as much as 22 percent cash back on their purchases once they download the GetUpside app. Uber and GetUpside say there are plans to expand their partnership in the months ahead.
“We are constantly asking those who drive and deliver with Uber for their feedback on ways to improve the experience on the platform,” Carrol Chang, Uber head of driver operations for the U.S. and Canada, said in a news release.
“Fuel and convenience store discounts were among the most requested, and we’re thrilled to be able to incorporate driver feedback into this partnership, which will give them the access to save at the pump as well as in-store purchases they have told us they want,” Chang added.
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As reported here earlier this month, Uber posted a surprise profit of 58 cents per share on total revenue of $3.9 billion for the quarter, easily surpassing Wall Street targets.
And Uber reported net income of $1.1 billion for the quarter, but still posted an operating loss of $1.19 billion, while its adjusted EBITDA loss, which refers to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, came to $509 million, down $150 million from the previous quarter.
The company has said this was due to the amount it spent to lure back drivers, which has caused analysts to worry over the long-term reliability of Uber’s labor model.
Based in Washington, D.C., GetUpside connects consumers and local businesses through personalized cashback offers delivered through the firm’s mobile app.