Now available in all 45 countries where Uber publicly operates, the business service first launched in the U.S and Canada three months ago. Uber later tested the service in the U.K. and France. For the international rollout, Uber placed special emphasis on a few key international markets: Sydney, London, Paris, and Singapore.
Uber for Business is simply a method for introducing corporate accounts into the existing consumer-centric Uber app. It encourages small and medium-sized businesses to sign up, thus eliminating the need for employees to file separate expense reports and promoting the use of Uber as a default car service.
Today’s news likely won’t excite those focused on Uber’s consumer-facing services, but the rollout’s potential impact on Uber’s bottom line is clear. After making a dent in the taxi industry, Uber is determined to dominate corporate travel.
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