Uber launched Uber Business several months ago and we are just now getting to try it out now that they are offering a $50 rebate. Setup was somewhat simple and takes a few minutes to set up at least 2 other accounts and verify their email and uber accounts to add into the program.
Uber Business is designed so that account administrators can manage a central account for all employees, simplifying the ground transportation and accounting process. By linking your American Express OPEN Business Card to Uber for Business your employees can charge their trips to your account while traveling for business.
You can add or remove your employees from your Uber for Business account in one easy step. Managing employees and tracking your team’s travel expenses is simple to do online in the main account. This will give employees a way to take advantage of Uber in 300+ cities, 58 countries. Much more trackable than taxi’s that take cash only or whatever currency you will need to pay.
$50 rebate from American Express OPEN
Use your Business Card from American Express OPEN to sign up for an Uber for Business account and enroll two additional employees. Then complete at least two rides via the Uber app by September 30, 2015 to receive a rebate of up to $50.* Rebates will be provided from Uber as a credit to your linked business Card. A $50 credit should cover a couple of short rides, or even some flat-rate airport trips. We actually recommend Wingz normally when going to and from the airport as they do not have rate changes.
Setting Up Uber Business
1. You don’t have to have an existing Uber account to setup Uber Business found at uber.com/business. For the few of you that aren’t already using Uber on the personal side you can get a $20 credit by signing up for Uber here. Then use that to sign into your business account.
2. You will then put in your OPEN American Express Card in the Billing so that you can qualify for this $50 credit.
3. Then move over to the Employees tab and add two at least to qualify for the credit. You will need their emails and to use the company’s dot com or company name in the email. You cannot use Gmail or Yahoo emails. For example, I used firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. I tried my gmail account at first and that was denied.
4. You are then pretty much done after signing into all these verify emails for each employee. If they do not have an account then they can set up a new one.
5. When you go to take your ride you select “Business” as payment method instead of your personal credit card that is normally listed.
Double bonus promotion.
In addition to this $50 bonus offer American Express Corporate Cardholders participating in Membership Rewards in the US will have the option to earn double points or use points to pay for Uber rides this fall.
Concur, the world’s leader in spend management solutions with over 20,000 business clients around the globe is also launching a partnership with the ride sharing app. This will allow all 25 million Concur users to link their Uber and Concur accounts, allowing for effortless expensing.
Companies already loving the Business program
Tesla Motors uses Uber at its Service Centers around the country to give customers a convenient and reliable ride while their vehicle is being serviced. Let’s hope this catches on and all the dealers start doing this instead of having to fill out paperwork on one of their rentals such as at Infiniti service centers.