Taxify launches its ride-sharing platform in London
Posted: 7 September 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Taxify, Europe’s fastest-growing ride-sharing platform, has launched in London with thousands of drivers signed up to the platform.
Taxify (which already operates in 19 countries worldwide) takes 15% commission from its drivers, which is up to half the commission taken by Uber and other ride-sharing platforms which 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.
“We know that Londoners are crying out for an alternative to the options currently available to them”
“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,” said Markus Villig, founder and CEO of Taxify. “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.”
Taxify will have a 24-hour fully-staffed customer service line and the option to pay in cash.
“Drivers can expect to earn 10% more when driving with Taxify compared to competitors,” added Finn Geraghty, UK operations manager. “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.”
The Taxify app is available now on iOS and Android.