Since finally launching in-application tipping for drivers a year ago, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers. In August, Uber hit $50 million in tips.
Since introducing mid-trip ratings and tips in May, there has been a 30 percent increase in tipping, Uber item manager Dhruv Tyagi wrote in a blog post. In April, Lyft announced drivers hit $500 million in tips since its launch, with tip averages increasing by about 8 percent in 2017 compared with 2016.
Lyft, obviously, isn’t available in such a large number of business sectors as Uber. Lyft only operates in the U.S. and, Canada, while Uber works in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. So, more continents and cities means more opportunities for tipping.
Uber drivers make the most tips in Salt Lake City, Utah, San Antonio, Texas, Kansas City, Mo, New Orleans, La. also, Nashville, Tenn. At the point when Lyft ran its numbers, it discovered riders are most generous in New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Jose, Minneapolis, and Westchester County, NY.
Regarding popular times to tip, people tip the most on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Maybe obviously, they tip the most at 8:12pm on Thursday, 10:33pm on Saturday and 5:17am on Sunday.