New York’s newest ride-hail app is everything drivers have ever wanted: a partner, a good listener and — just maybe — a steady stream of cash. But it’s unclear how long the founders will be able to sustain this Uber driver-friendly service.
Juno, which has yet to set its official launch date, may still be in beta mode but has already amassed 9,000 drivers since May, according to the company. Now, drivers are aggressively recruiting riders they come across while operating on Uber and Lyft’s platforms.
On two occasions in the last week, an Uber and then a Lyft driver asked me to sign up for the service. A coworker who is just in town for a week also came across an Uber driver-turned-Juno-recruiter. Their spiel was simple: Juno is better for drivers because the company only takes 10 percent commission (compared to Uber and Lyft which take more than 25 percent); the company actually listens to their suggestions and concerns all while offering riders cheaper fares. It’s a win-win-win. Read more….
- Juno wants to be a driver-friendly app.