Uber for Business has launched a new product tier and the ability to search for corporate perks, the company announced Thursday.
Its Uber Business Comfort ride type that initially was announced in March is now active in select cities. The company did not respond to requests to identify those markets. The service includes priority pick-up, although it is not guaranteed or available at airports. It also offers newer cars, more legroom, a wait time of up to 10 minutes before a cancellation fee is charged, and custom preferences, like requesting a quiet car or temperature selection, according to Uber. Customers also have access to a designated 24/7 personalized support service.
The second new product is a business hub found in the Uber and Uber Eats apps that allows business travelers to search employers’ policies to determine the travel or meal perks available to them, according to the company. In the business hub, employees can search for their company by name and whether they are eligible by entering a work email address. Users without an existing business profile will be prompted to either create one or to accept an invite to their company account.
Available in the “coming months” will be the ability to toggle between consumer and business profiles in the Uber app, depending on whether a user’s travel is for work or pleasure. In the business profile, users will have access to automatic, post-travel expense management, according to the company. To enable this, users must connect their business profile to their consumer profile in the Uber app.