As of Thursday (26 May) this week, Uber users in SA will have the option to pay for a ride in cash. Up until now Uber has only accepted credit card payments in South Africa, but will now give some of its users the option to pay in cash. The new cash payment option will be a pilot project to determine if it will be successful and permanently available.
“Uber says South Africa will be the first country in the world where cash payments will go live across five cities simultaneously – these being Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
“If it goes well, we will obviously scale it up,” Lits told Fin24 by phone on Friday.
“We need to see if it will increase the sign-up flow,” Lits said.
When Uber enables cash payments in South Africa, the company will prompt users of the app to choose cash or credit card payments, said Lits.” [FIN24]
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