Uber: lagging behind in the rearview mirror

Uber became a global behemoth on the back of its referral programme, where riders were rewarded for bringing in new customers. But what was once quite revolutionary now appears woefully behind the times and unfit for purpose. Let’s take a look at the cab-calling app’s programme and assesses where they may have gone wrong… and where you could go right.

Uber’s dramatic rise via referral

Back in 2012, if you’d walked up to a Londoner and said the word ‘Uber’, they probably would’ve started looking for neck tattoos and a copy of the UKIP manifesto sticking out of your pocket. Today, everyone knows you’re talking about the £50 billion cab company – and, what’s more, they probably know why you’re talking to them about Uber in the first place. You’re shilling your referral code in the hope of earning a free ride.
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UBER: Loin derrière dans votre rétroviseur

Uber est devenu un géant mondial grâce à son célèbre programme de parrainage digital : les clients étaient récompensés pour parrainer de nouveaux consommateurs. Mais ce qui était à l’époque révolutionnaire, apparaît aujourd’hui en retard sur son temps et moins adapté aux objectifs du parrainage. Étayons ce propos en jetant un oeil de plus près au programme de cette application de réservation de taxis, évaluons où sont ses lacunes, et ce qui pourrait être amélioré.

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Addison Lee: you think it’s all Uber. It isn’t now.

We’re delighted to announce the brand new referral programme for Addison Lee, London’s most trusted business-class car service. Launching today, the programme will equip and incentivise an enviable customer-base of over 10 million passengers to get their friends experiencing first class service in one of Addison Lee’s 5,000-strong fleet of luxury cars.

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