Can Uber Use Cash App?

It didn’t take long after 2009 for Uber to explode, nor did it take long for cash apps to gain popularity when they were first introduced in 2013. Uber has become more than just a taxi alternative, providing delivery, rental, and even valet services. For their first few years, however, you needed a credit card to use Uber. However, what if you want to pay using Cash App?

Yes, you can now use Cash App to pay for your Uber rides. To do so, go to your payment methods and attach your Cash App to your account. Alongside Cash App, Uber also introduced the ability to pay using Paypal.

This blog will explain how to add Cash App to your Uber app, as well as go over some other payment options. 

Can Uber Use Cash App?

There are so many ways to pay for Uber now, so the question of, “Can Uber Use Cash App?” is a definitive yes. You can use the Cash App to pay for Uber, though it may not appear that way when you open your Uber app. The first thing you’ll want to do is check the payment methods on the Uber app to see what is accepted. 

Click the three lines at the top left-hand corner to access a drop-down menu. There, you should find an option for payment. Simply tap “Add payment method”. You will not see Cash App on the list of options, but you can add it as a credit or debit card. It will be listed as a payment method, and you can set it as a default if you so wish. 

You will be able to use your Cash App card to pay for Uber and any of their other services, including UberEats. 

Can You Use Cash App Boosts For Uber?

Boosts are discounts through Cash App that offer you immediate savings on purchases on virtually anything, including Uber and UberEats.  In the Cash App, click on the “Save with Boosts” option when making your Uber selection.  

Sometimes, customers prefer not to use a digital wallet or a credit card to pay for an Uber. It may seem almost old-fashioned in the West to pay with physical cash, but in some parts of the world, it’s still the standard. You can also pay for Uber with cash in the U.S., though it’s not available in all cities. 

How To Pay For Uber With Cash

As Uber started out as a credit card-based business, it didn’t take long for its founders to realize it would be better to make it more available, especially in countries where credit cards are less common. The first city that allowed people to pay Uber with cash was Hyderabad, India in 2015. It was met with huge success. 

Over the next two years, the option to pay with cash was made available in over 400 cities. If you’re in a location that allows you to pay with cash, here’s how. 

  1. Launch the Uber app
  2. Open your wallet
  3. Scroll down the list to “Ride Profiles”
  4. Select “Payment method”
  5. There will be a “Cash” option.

There are no additional fees if you decide to pay with cash, though the company suggests that you have enough on hand to pay and make proper change. Drivers are not always guaranteed to have the right change. 

Paying The Driver

As you have a good estimate of the total cost of the trip, and the driver was aware you were paying in cash, there should be no need to argue over the bill. If either party starts a confrontation, the other should contact Uber support immediately. 

Remember that you have to make your intentions to pay with cash known through the app. The driver agreed to pick you up on the terms that you had set when making the arrangement, and there shouldn’t be any surprises for either of you. 

At the end of the trip, your phone may send you a notification explaining that the driver’s phone will tabulate the cost of the ride. You can just hand the driver the money, at which point you should receive an email with your receipt. 

It’s up to you how you pay for an Uber ride, though cash is often a widely accepted way to do it in some parts of the world. In others, peer-to-peer money services such as Paypal and Cash App can easily replace physical money. 

Once you add Cash App as a payment option, it can be used for any of Uber’s services, including UberEats. UberEats drivers appreciate a good tip, and can usually be trusted thanks to  a background check. Many delivery companies have the option to add any credit or debit card, or pay with cash.