Lime just released a news that they will be experimenting new harvesting and serving times. I personally don’t welcome this change at all. This is just one more reason to ignore Lime.
I collect scooters mostly in the morning. If I find a Lime scooter between 4-7 AM, I was able to serve at anytime before 7 AM the next morning. With this change, everything I collect in the morning is due the same day, 5 PM. This change could make sense if we have a lot in Arlington, but right now, we have less than 10 Lime scooters that we can capture. I am very confused to why Lime is not releasing more scooters in Arlington. It could be one of their best markets. Anyway, here is the email I’ve received
Dear Juicer Community,
Starting today, we’re launching an experiment in Washington DC to test new collection windows and drop-off requirements. In order to ensure we’re providing the best experience for all Lime users, we’re launching two collection windows:
AM Collection Window
Start Collection Time: 2:00 AM
End Collection Time: 11:59 AM
Drop-off By Time: 4 PM
This means that you’ll be able to collect scooters from 2AM until 11.59AM and you’ll have until 4PM to deploy them at a LimeHub to receive full payout.
PM Collection Window
Start Collection Time: 12:00 PM
End Collection Time: 1:59 AM
Deploy By Time: 7 AM
This means that you’ll be able to collect scooters from midday until 1.59AM the next day and you’ll have until 7AM to deploy them at a LimeHub to receive full payout.
Why are we doing this?
Simply put, we’ve identified this as a potential win-win situation. More charged scooters on the street during the day means more rides for our customers. More collection times for Juicers means more money earned.
Is this available to everyone?
No, it isn’t. We have selected some Juicers to test this new feature in order to evaluate how it works. Not every Juicer in Washington DC is taking part in this experiment.
What happens after the experiment?
We are hoping to see great results in order to extend it to more people and more places. We will inform you about our next moves.
I harvest 1 lime this morning without thinking much. I have to drive to D.C. just to release this one Lime. I also have 16 Birds. Maybe I can release Birds and Lime this afternoon and bring back another stack.