Bring Nomad to Fargo!
Bring Nomad to Fargo!
Why this petition matters
Let's bring Nomad to Fargo-Moorhead! I am currently a driver for Uber/Lyft, and The two top questions I get asked are; "Do you make good money driving?" or, "Why is it so expensive today?". To answer the first question, I on average get about 50% of the fare that a customer pays. Some days are horrible, some are great! And for the second question, both Uber/Lyft use what's called "dynamic pricing" with this model I can HONESTLY not tell you why you are paying what you are paying for the ride. They charge whatever they want when they want. I've had countless rides with commission as low as 23%!! I am driving MY car, using MY time, yet Uber is making more than I am?
Now let's talk about Nomad. Nomad is a new rideshare company aimed at cutting out these issues I stated above. Currently they are expanding their network into mostly college towns. This year, they will be activated in Indianapolis! Let's add Fargo NEXT! Riders pay less, NO SURGE! And 100% of the fare goes to the driver. Yes, you read that right. With Nomad, the driver pays an app monthly app access fee, instead of commission. This fee is as low as $25 and allows drivers to take 100% of the fares that riders pay. With this business model, the customer pays less and the driver makes more. For example, let's take a minimum fare ride on Uber right now, it's usually $6.32 but it says "Prices are slightly higher due to increases demand" so it's now $7.93. I'll check the driver app, and to a surprise there's a $1 surge. Minimum fare on the driver's end is $2.56. For this ride, the customer will pay $7.93 and the driver will get $3.56. This is a commission of 44.8%. Now let's go take this same ride on Nomad, Let's say $5. Customer pays $2.93 less. Driver makes $1.44 more. Customer is also more apt to tip because they aren't being price gouged by Uber! The longer rides will have an even larger difference!
I believe that if we get enough drivers on board, and customers willing to make the switch, we can knock Uber and Lyft, out of Fargo-Moorhead! Let's make rideshare the way it's supposed to be. If you are a customer interested in lower prices for your rides, and the good feeling you get that 100% is going to that driver, sign this petition so Nomad can see! If you are a driver, sign this petition, then go to the link below and fill a 4 question forum in.
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