GrabShare vs Uber Pool
GrabShare is the same thing as UberPool. In Singapore, there is another service called GrabHitch. For details on any of these services, please Google them.
GrabShare is 30% cheaper than GrabCar charges. But the app provider which in this case is the Grab Company, still charges 20% for providing the service through their app.
Service Provider vs App Provider.
The service provider which is the driver! who accepts the share trip, will be earning 30% less if there are no other passengers to share the ride. But if there are other passengers, the commission payable to the App provider is now 40%.
Let’s break it down to 2 things. Service Provider and App Provider.
App Provider like Uber and Grab control the prices charged for services provided by Service Providers who they call Partners.
Service Provider are all those who use their own cars or rent a car to provide the service, based on the Terms and Conditions set by the App Provider. The App Provider also has the power to terminate service providers at will.
The abuse starts when the App Provider has the ability to control the prices for providing the service. Wonder why the Service providers just taking the abuse quietly.