Taxify, Europe’s fastest-growing ride-sharing platform, launches tomorrow morning in London with thousands of drivers signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides anywhere in the Capital from 10.00am on Tuesday 5 September.
Moov LogisticsNews gathered that to celebrate, Taxify has suspended any surge pricing and is offering a huge 50% discount to riders during the month of September.
Taxify takes only 15% commission from its drivers, which is up to half the commission taken by Uber and other ride-sharing platforms. The lower commission allows Taxify to offer lower prices for riders and more take-home pay for drivers. The service also allows drivers to create a defined radius for pick ups, meaning they don’t need to stray too far from home.
Happy drivers means a better quality service for riders: Taxify believes in treating its drivers with respect, allowing them to earn more than with other platforms and providing a range of safeguards and features that help them work in the way that suits them best. It also believes in providing exemplary customer service to riders, with a 24-hour fully-staffed customer service line and the option to pay in cash. Taxify already operates in 19 countries worldwide, and has seen huge success with its fairer, more transparent ride-sharing service.
Markus Villig, founder and CEO of Taxify, said: “London is a huge and thriving marketplace for private urban transport, and we’re excited to launch here. We know that Londoners are crying out for an alternative to the options currently available to them and we have listened intently to what both drivers and riders want.
“We have based our business around a sense of fairness and transparency and it is testament to our business model that we have had thousands of London drivers sign up to Taxify in such a short space of time. We are enormously proud to be offering more choice and improved quality of service to riders.”
Finn Geraghty, UK operations manager, comments: “Drivers can expect to earn 10% more when driving with Taxify compared to competitors. Taxify achieves this by offering loyalty rewards to drivers in conjunction with lower prices to riders. Our focus as a company has always been providing our drivers with higher revenue-per-ride, as we’re firm in our belief that happy drivers means happy riders.”
Taxify operates in 19 countries across Europe, Central America and Africa. It has over 2.5 million customers, and recently announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing