Taxify has officially commenced operation in the cities of Owerri, Imo State and Ibadan, Oyo state but one question left to be answered is whether it will be a success in these states.

Taxify is an online Taxi service that presents passengers with the opportunity to book taxi online with their mobile phone or computer anywhere and at anytime.

In Owerri, Taxify will have to compete with Uru Online Taxi which was launched in Imo state in 2017 whereas in Ibadan, it will be the first top-tier e-hailing service to expand beyond Lagos and Abuja and connect passengers with drivers in the cities of Ibadan.

Taxify online taxi was brought to Ibadan and Owerri in response to requests from passengers and drivers who pleaded to have their services in these cities becoming the third and fourth cities in Nigeria that Taxify operates in, in addition to Lagos and Abuja.

According to Mr. Uche Okafor, Taxify’s Country Manager for Nigeria

“After our successful launches in Nigeria’s main centers, expanding to the cities of Ibadan and Owerri is a natural next step for Taxify,” says Uche Okafor, Taxify’s Country Manager for Nigeria. “We’re looking forward to introducing these cities to safe, reliable and affordable ride-hailing services on demand, and introducing flexible employment opportunities to thousands of drivers and vehicle owners in both cities.”

Taxify Online Taxi Services

How Taxify Online Taxi Services Works

Taxify is an online based taxi service that works this way; when a passenger want a taxi to convey him to any place within the operational area, he or she simply uses the Taxify app on his phone or the taxify official website to contact a driver who will eventually meet and carry him.

In other words, Taxify transportation app lets passengers easily, quickly and cost-effectively request for a driver to pick them up almost instantly wherever they are, to take them wherever they want to go.

How To Use Taxify App To Book a Taxi

To contact a driver or book a taxi, passengers first need to download the secure and free Taxify app for Android or for iOS stores and set up a user profile.

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When they’re ready to ride, users open the app, set their location and their intended destination. The app will then give a cost estimate for the trip. Once passengers request the ride, the app alerts drivers nearby who accept the ride.

Once a driver has accepted the ride, passengers will be able to see their driver’s name, photo, car make and model, and registration, as well as be able to track the driver making his or her way towards them in real time – all of which makes it easy to be sure that they get safely into the correct vehicle with the correct driver. Passengers can also share their trip details using the “Share your ETA” function on the app, as an extra layer of security.

When the ride is complete, payment is made with cash, or via the debit card details the rider entered into the app.

Quick Guide

1. Sign up to drive on our website or app.
2. Receive a quick training.
3. Go online whenever you want to earn.
4. Get paid to your bank account every week.

Popular Trips Location And Prices

Below are some of the major routes in Ibadan and Owerri including the prices.

For Ibadan: UI to Palms Mall, Ring Road will cost between N1400 – N2100, Akobo to Ventura Mall Samonda will cost between N1000 – N1300 and Samondato Cocoa Mall, Dugbe will cost between N700 – N900.

For Owerri: Airport to Concorde/World bank will cost between N4000 to N5000, FUTO/Nekede to IMSU/Ikenegbu will cost between N2000– N2500 while Ikenegbu/Wetheral to Egbu/Owerri Mall will cost between N600 – N900.

Passengers and drivers can rate each other out of five stars and leave any comments using the Taxify app.

Transportation In Imo State

While Imo state is not one of the densely populated states in Nigeria, it has decent transit options including Taximo, Busimo, Imo Black Cab, Imo Shuttle, Uru Online Taxi and the conventional taxi and bus services in Owerri. Before Taxify launched in Ibadan and Owerri, customers wanting to use a driver service had to stand on the road, call a taxi and negotiate pricing with them. Passengers would not be able to share their travel details with friends and loved ones or contact the driver in case of forgotten items in vehicles.

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How To Become Taxify Driver & Partner

To celebrate Taxify’s launch in both cities, Taxify will be offering a 20% discount on all fares for the month of October 2018, and passengers can enjoy a free first ride with the promo codes HELLOIBADAN and HIOWERRI when they apply the promo codes using their debit cards.

Taxify has already signed drivers up to the platform in both cities, who all receive 85% of all fares paid by passengers – a significantly higher percentage than what drivers using other similar platforms receive. What’s more, drivers using the platform are their own boss, as they can choose how many hours they drive, there are no monthly dues, and they can work in whichever areas they want to.

Drivers’ cars must be a 2003 vehicle model or newer. The car has to be four-door (Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, etc) and must have passed a safety inspection. This means that everyone hailing a ride through Taxify can be confident that they will get to their destination safely and comfortably.

Taxify has been hugely successful in every city where it has launched since commencing operations in Nigeria in 2016

Launching in Ibadan and Owerri are particularly exciting for Taxify, because everyone in these cities can now call cost-effective, quick, reliable and convenient rides from wherever they are to wherever they want to be.

If you want to become a Taxify driver, you will need a valid Nigerian driver’s license, an Android or iOS smartphone with GPS, and undergo an onboarding/training program.

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To sign up as Taxify driver and earn extra money with your car, visit here.

Other Countries Where Taxify Operates;

  • Australia: Sydney, Melbourne
  • South Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth
  • Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Owerri, Ibadan
  • Kenya: Nairobi, Mombasa
  • Uganda: Kampala
  • Ghana: Accra
  • Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, Durango
  • Estonia: Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu
  • Latvia: Riga
  • Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas
  • France: Paris, Lyon
  • Romania: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca
  • Portugal: Lisbon
  • Poland: Warsaw, Krakow
  • Czech Republic: Prague
  • Slovakia: Bratislava
  • Serbia: Belgrade
  • Austria: Vienna
  • Hungary: Budapest
  • Ukraine: Juice
  • Georgia: Tbilisi
  • Azerbaijan: Baku
  • Malta: Valletta
  • Iraq: Baghdad
  • Saudi Arabia: Riyadh
  • Tanzania: Dar es Salaam

The Taxify App

Just like Uru and Uber, Taxify also has an app which serves as a guide for getting drivers quickly on the go. The app is available on both Android play store and Apple’s iTunes. Users can download the app free of charge without paying a dime.

Taxify app features:
・The app finds your pickup location even if you don’t know your exact address.
・You can rate your driver to give feedback and help us improve the service quality.
・Add your credit card and never worry about carrying cash again. We’ll email you the receipt after every trip.

If you have further questions, contributions or inquiries, kindly use the comments box below this post or mail Taxify info@taxify.eu.

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Conclusion

Taxify’s mission is to bring convenient and affordable transport to millions of people around the world, while helping thousands of drivers support their families. The next time you need a ride, take Taxify.