Taxify Tanzania Operations Manager, Remmy Eseka said, "Hundreds of Bajaji drivers are eager to work with us but obtaining a smartphone has been a big challenge for them. We are making it easier for these drivers to gain access to the Taxify platform by providing them with these devices on credit. Through the earnings that they will have access to once they start working with us, they will be able to pay for the phones in manageable instalments."
On his part, Steven Simon, Taxify’s Bajaji driver-partner and a resident of Kunduchi Mtongani in Dar es Salaam said the platform has changed how they are doing business. "With Taxify, we no longer have to wait for long periods of time at the stage to get clients, we can receive requests from anywhere in the city. We are able to make more money now than we did before, " he added.
Taxify remains committed to securing driver-partner earnings. The commission levied on trips is only 15% compared to the industry average of 25%. This means Taxify is able to charge lower fares to riders and still have drivers earn more than on other platforms.
Taxify is one of Europe’s leading ride-sharing platforms, connecting millions of riders and drivers around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable. Taxify’s efficient and tech-enabled business model benefits both drivers who have to pay a smaller commission as well as riders who end up paying less for their ride.
Founded by Markus Villig, Taxify launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing ride-sharing platforms in the world, focusing on Europe and Africa.
In Tanzania, Taxify operates in Dar es Salaam. Taxify has more than 10 million customers in over 20 countries globally. www.taxify.eu