Few years ago, maintaining a successful transportation company or a Cab service was a daunting task that required huge manpower & man-management skills. Over that, maintaining the correct vehicle allocation to the right customer was a challenge. But thanks to Technology, Taxi booking app companies are now worth billions & are completing millions of rides & transactions daily.
Have a look at some fantastic stats from UBER:
- 1: Uber has completed more than 2 billion rides.
- 2: Uber operates in more than 75 countries than 450 Cities across the Globe.
- 3: Daily Uber trips: 1 million rides(average).
- 4: Uber has more than 75% market share in the USA market.
- 5: Uber gross booking net $20 billion in 2016.
- 6: Uber's net revenue was $6.5 billion in 2016.
The important thing to notice here is the acceptability of customers to Taxi App companies.
The meteoric rise indicates a huge demand for these types of services across the world, irrespective of the market & with more Smartphone penetration, the demand is bound to rise.
If you are looking to your dream Startup idea or already have a Cab providing company than this is the time to take the next step & Start your own Taxi App Company.
But before anything, keep these points check:
Extensive Analysis & Research
There is a famous quote: "if you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail." But you can plan without information & data. So it is highly recommended that one do in-depth research about your target market & customers.
Famous American businessman Victor Kiam rightly said, "In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running. If you stand still, they will swallow you."
Although the Taxi App is a new business model with few competitors, there is also huge competition from the traditional transport companies & services. To succeed, you have to keep an eye on both of them & finalize your strategy accordingly.
Focus on Customers
You cannot build a business without customers! Try to find out the problems faced by customers & solutions they are expecting than make your core competency around these points.
Since this business model is based entirely on Technology, it is better to be well equipped with your Technical Structure. So the first thing is to decide whether you are going for in-house development or outsourcing the work. While outsourcing, research well about the company & its portfolio.
How should your Taxi Booking App look like?
The chances of establishing a successful taxi booking app depend significantly on its UI friendliness and competitive features. The uber clone app should work smoothly, efficient and should be able to undertake a dynamic taxi booking and dispatch system effectively.
Some essential features that must be included are quick booking and cancellation, live tracking, vehicle selection, TBA time, safe payment options. Uber clone app should work cross-platform. Multi-currency & multi-language features could help find greater reach in the market & increase in customers.
Safe & Secure Payment options
With increasing technology penetration in daily activities, monetary transactions adopt digital gateways, e-wallets. As a result, online transactions are becoming more famous & efficient for users. That's why the app should include at least all the top digital payment gateways to the transaction.
Safety of Travelers
It is essential to ensure that customers using your services & app should feel safe. To provide information such as driver details, vehicle number & safety features like SOS option, Vehicle Tracking & Emergency contact. More the safety features, more will be customers using the service.
Appreciate the customers with occasional discounts, cashback offers, free rides, etc., to keep them involved with your services. Make sure that your app has the facility to integrate these options.
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