Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The business of Lyft and its popularity is quietly ramping up to acquire more customers across the United States.
Lyft continues to increase ground on Uber among business travellers.
Lyft grew from 3 percent of ground transportation expenses in the second quarter of 2017 to 11 percent in the third quarter of the year, which is regarded as the greatest gain in share ever.
Uber, while on the contrary, it has dropped 1 percent to 54 percent in the third quarter of 2017.
The car rentals and taxi usage also dropped by 1 percent each.
Certify, the travel and expense report management software doesn’t track car service expenses in its quarterly report.
It looks at more than 10 million receipts and expenses submitted by business travelers using its platform.
The report from Certify shows how the business traveller is more in the driver’s seat than ever before when it comes to making purchasing decisions on the road.
There are a couple of other notable findings in the report. Uber has limited among business travellers, with just 3 percent of Uber rides having a gratuity attached.
There are certain major metro areas in United States which saw a big increase in Lyft usage among business travellers.
San Francsico, another city in US saw a 9 percent jump for Lyft and an 8 percent decrease for Uber.
The share of Lyft in Boston and Dallas increased by 5 percent, which is an slight increase than Uber.