Ride hailing services like Uber allow vehicle owners to provide rides to customers, and many can be spotted with identification decals and stickers on their cars.
So, if you’re wondering where Uber drivers get these stickers, we did some digging into the topic and here’s what we found!
Where Can I Get an Uber Sticker?
You can get an Uber sticker, also called a trade dress, directly from the company in 2023. Uber has partnered with a procurement and logistics company called HH Global to provide its drivers in the US and Australia with stickers upon request. You can also get a sticker from third-party sources if you’re not required to have an official one.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about getting and using Uber stickers, including third party sources, making one yourself, and more!
How Do You Get an Uber Sticker?
You get an Uber sticker directly from the company by ordering it from an official partner that will send it to the shipping address associated with your driver account.
You’ll need to be either in the US or Australia, where it should reach you within 5 to 7 business days or 7 to 14 days respectively.
Depending on where you are, you might also get a sticker from one of the company’s Greenlight Hubs, but they’re not always available.
Alternatively, you can order an Uber sticker from third party sources such as Amazon or Etsy.
However, we recommend these only in places where the law doesn’t mandate that you have one issued by the company.
These kinds of stickers come in various designs meant to make it easier for people to spot your car.
However, some go inside the vehicle to solicit tips and better ratings, to let riders know they’re being recorded, or to request them to have a mask.
Can I Print My Uber Decal?
You can print your Uber decal yourself if you don’t have time to wait until the official one arrives or if it isn’t available in your area.
Search for “printable Uber decal” to find acceptable designs that are easily identifiable and work just as well as the official ones.
Where Should I Put My Uber Sticker?
You should put your Uber stickers in your front and rear windshields so they’re visible to people looking at your car from either side of the road.
If you only have one you should put it in your front windshield on the passenger side so they can see it when you drive up.
Place it closer to the bottom corner so it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road and pedestrians.
Can You Uber Without the Sticker?
You can Uber without the sticker, and many drivers actually do unless they’re in an area that requires (e.g. airports).
How Can I Make an Uber Sticker Removable?
Unfortunately, the official Uber stickers aren’t removable, as after the first few times you take them off, they don’t stick anymore.
To get an Uber decal that’s removable, you’ll need to use alternative methods that don’t rely on sticking using their glue.
One easy way to do this is to stick it onto a small sheet of plexiglass then press fit it onto your windshield.
If you switch between two ride hailing apps, you could have different decals on each side and flip it whenever you need to.
As well, you could get a holder that attaches to your windshield using suction cups and lets you slip the decal in and out whenever you need to.
We’ve seen them sold at major retailers like Amazon, but you might be able to find something similar at your local big-box store.
This approach is used by people who work in different ride-sharing apps so they can switch between them faster, depending on which one they’re focusing on at the moment.
If none of the above are possible, sticking the decal on the windshield using tape also makes it easier to remove.
However, this is more ideal for people who prefer to leave the sticker on longer because it takes more time to set up.
For this method, it’s best to do some research on the kinds of tape that won’t leave a residue on glass, like cloth tape, and find a color that matches the decal so your setup looks cleaner.
You can get an Uber sticker directly from the company by ordering it, but only if you’re in the US or Australia. Otherwise, you could buy one from a third-party source like Amazon or Etsy, or print one out yourself.
To make an Uber sticker removable, you’ll need to find a way to use it without sticking it directly onto your windshield, e.g. by sticking it onto a clear sheet of plexiglass that you can display whenever you need it.