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Leading European Taxi App arrives in South Africa

By in Science, Technology on April 25, 2016

Taxify – Connecting you to a taxi at the push of a button

Taxify is a smartphone-based application, that provides taxi users with the convenience of ordering the nearest ride, is launching in Johannesburg on Friday, 29th April 2016!

As a global business operating successfully in Europe, North America, as well as territories in Central and South America, Taxify is one of the fastest growing taxi-hailing apps available and has made South Africa its pioneer market on the African continent. The company attributes its appeal to its commitment to satisfying the diverse requirements of drivers and riders alike.

The Taxify app is a convenient app that will instantly connect clients with the closest ride to their location. Taxify offers customers a wide range of nearby taxis, as well as the freedom to choose between the vehicle make and type, driver rating and distance to the pick-up point. Along with the added option of paying by cash or credit/debit cards, clients won’t be limited to Smartphone connectivity to use the service and can still contact the Taxify SA National Call Centre, which offers the exact same service as the mobile App.

Riders benefit from Taxify’s safe vehicles, respectable drivers and competitive rates. Drivers undergo a rigorous training and registration process, and have the advantage of utilising all the tools available to help them run professional, efficient businesses through Taxify. The balance translates into a safe option for transportation and reduces the risk of creating a volatile environment where the threat of competition may put their clients at risk.

Taxify South Africa CEO, Trevor Joseph, echoes this tone of reassurance, stating that “Being affiliated with approved taxi operators only, gives the company an edge over our competitors. Our passengers are always assured that they are in the hands of professional, licensed drivers, who have security clearance and public carrier insurance. Every driver completes Taxify training to use the technology, maintain their vehicles, deliver professional customer service and build sustainable taxi businesses”. According to Joseph, this is especially relevant for South Africa because of the unease over the accident figures on our roads and high crime rates – people want to know that they are in safe hands.

With the aim of making its presence known in all the major hubs of the country, the team at Taxify have initially set their sights on setting up a successful operation in Johannesburg before moving on to Cape Town, Durban and other major centres. Taxify is determined to leave an indelible footprint in the future of public transport in South Africa.

The Rider App is available for download by iOS, Android & Windows users.

In Summary:

Benefits for Taxi Users:

  • Use one taxi-ordering App anywhere in South Africa or the World
  • Be assured of being driven by professional trained drivers
  • Pay one rate for any 4 door sedan (Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Nissan, etc.)
  • Pay with cash, credit card or debit card
  • No smartphone, call the National Call Centre

Benefits for Taxi Operators and Drivers:

  • Operate competitive, professional, efficient businesses using latest technology
  • Taxify does all the marketing for taxi operators and drivers
  • Use the Taxify despatch software and save on operating costs
  • Use the Taxify administration panel to manage and run efficient businesses
  • Make descent profits that will sustain and grow the business

For further information visit www.taxifyapp.co.za