Uber launches UK Gift Cards

Uber launches UK Gift Cards

If it's that employee who needs to get about centrally or for your own gifting, the gift of an Uber may be something both functional and aspirational

If it’s that employee who needs to get about centrally or for your own gifting, the gift of an Uber may be something both functional and aspirational that you’re soon picking up. As Uber moves to becoming a brand name synonymous with taxi, this is a strong move and will cement the presence of Uber on the Uk roads. By making the gift card usable on UberEATS, the brand is also ensuring a good expansion into their whole range. Releasing the details on their blog, there will surely be a vast marketplace looking to buy the gift of travel. Stand out ideas include gifting for holidays destinations, reimbursements following travel disruption, as well as gifting for teenagers, employees and people ‘making their way’ to an office.

A world where an Uber gift card travels with you seems useful and innovative, so a surprising factor is Uber’s move into plastic cards. which can be purchased at selected WH Smith stores – they are planning to have them available in more than 800 WHSmith stores in the UK.

However,  digital is also a huge part of the puzzle – an gift card balances can be purchased through and sent through the Uber app along with a personalised message and a photo. You can also add credit to an existing account with a range from £15 to £500.

Unusually for the sector, Uber cards at present don’t have an expiry date – a bold move!

Do you think your employees, colleagues or business partners would be delighted to own an Uber Gift Card? What are your thoughts on Uber’s move to physical cards in bricks and mortar stores as well as online?

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