WASHINGTON — Uber drivers can now pause incoming trip requests in the Uber app and get routed right to a gas station in the GetUpside network for up to 25-cents-per-gallon cashback on fuel. Half of iOS app users already have access to these in-app fuel promotions as the feature rolls out to all drivers through the end of the year. Convenience-store promotions are coming next year.
Since August, drivers have been able to download the GetUpside app and gain access to exclusive, Uber-only bonuses at the pump and convenience stores. This new feature builds on the existing features for drivers from GetUpside and San Francisco-based Uber.
“We began this partnership with GetUpside to help drivers and delivery people save on gas, and this has been extremely popular among the driver base. So now, we are announcing this integration which makes it even easier for drivers to access these savings,” said Sachin Kansal, vice president of product for Uber. “We also heard from drivers that they wanted an easier way to take a break and we're excited to also roll out a new pause feature—all thanks to driver feedback.”
The GetUpside Partner Platform is a series of application program interfaces (APIs) that enable partners to provide GetUpside's personalized promotions to their own users in their own app environment.
“We're thrilled to see this integration come to life,” said Alex Kinnier, co-founder and CEO of GetUpside. “Making our technology available to partners like Uber helps us meet consumers wherever they want to be—whether that's in the GetUpside app or Uber's Driver app—so they get more value from their everyday purchases. When people do better and businesses earn more profit, communities grow stronger. And that's what we're all about at GetUpside.”
The discount per gallon varies by location, and gas promotions are currently not available in New Jersey or Wisconsin.
Washington-based GetUpside is a retail technology company that offers cash-back deals to shoppers at c-stores and other retail verticals.
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