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Affiliate Program

Lyft Affiliate Program

The Affiliate Program is currently in a closed beta. If you have any questions about our Affiliate Program, please send us a note or check out similar questions in our Developer Support Forum.

What is the Lyft Affiliate Program?

The Lyft Affiliate Program enables you to earn a bounty for each new user who signs up and takes their first ride through your API integration.

How do I earn money?

You will earn a referral fee of $7.50 for every new user who signs up through your app and takes their first ride through the API integration. If your app is approved, Lyft will send you detailed instructions on how to track new users.

How and when do I get paid?

If you're approved to join the Lyft Affiliate Program, look out for an email with details on how to provide Lyft with your payment info. Affiliates who earn more than $375 are eligible for payment. Lyft will make payments on a monthly basis to all developers who have exceeded $375. If your earnings are below $375, your earnings will rollover to the next month until you exceed $375, at which time you will be paid.

Is there a maximum I can earn?

The maximum you can earn is $7500 per month. If you earn more than $7500 in a month you will not receive any excess amounts, but you may be eligible for our Partner Program. A member of the Lyft Partnerships team will reach out to you.

How do I enroll?

Once you've completed your integration with the Lyft APIs, please let us know on our Developer Support Forum. A member of the Lyft Partnerships team will review your app. Once your app is approved to go live, you will receive an email with instructions on setting up payments.

How do I track my earnings?

We'll contact you if you're eligible for payment in a given month. We will expose reporting in the Lyft Developers site in the future.

How long will this program be in place?

The Lyft Affiliate Program has no fixed end date at this time. The program will continue to evolve over time in order to optimize our developer experience. We will update this site with additional information if we modify the Affiliate Program, including the incentive payments. The Affiliate Program is subject to Lyft’s API Platform terms.

More questions?

Please send us a note in our Developer Support Forum with more details.

Affiliate Program