SPLYT Minicab App Launches with 99p Rides for Londoners
Brand New Ride Sharing App to Revolutionise the Minicab Industry.
SPLYT (justsplyt.com) launches next Monday, 13 April 2015, as the first and currently only dedicated instant minicab sharing app in the UK. It is celebrating its launch by providing Londoners the opportunity to enjoy 99p minicab rides for a whole week!*
SPLYT offers savings on fares of up to 40% for any customer that chooses to share their journey with another passenger travelling on the same (or similar) route at the same time.
Unlike other company that provide some form of ride sharing offering, SPLYT is the first and only dedicated instant minicab sharing app that affords the passenger complete control over whether to accept or decline a share request. SPLYT drivers manage incoming share requests via the SPLYT app, which instantly calculates the current passenger’s saving and potential trip delay. These factors are communicated to the passenger, who then chooses whether or not to share the journey / fare.
SPLYT share requests can be submitted at the outset of a journey or en-route and fares will only ever be split for the mutually shared portion of any journey.
Customers are invited to share their SPLYT experience following each journey by awarding the driver a rating of up to five stars. Every SPLYT driver requires an average of four stars in order to take a SPLYT booking, ensuring the highest level of service, customer satisfaction and passenger safety.
Likewise, SPLYT customers are encouraged to review fellow passengers, in order to prevent the pairing of incompatible travelling companions. Customers who rated a passenger with less than three stars will never be matched with the same customer again.
With the promise of no surcharges, free in car Wi-Fi, a female-only sharing option and in-app payments with an integrated tipping system eliminating the need to carry cash, SPLYT has covered every base.
Founder and CEO, Philipp Mintchin said of the launch: “SPLYT solves a real problem for the commuting public today. Public transport can be unreliable, inconvenient, pricey and time consuming, whilst the cost of travelling in taxis or solo in minicabs is too expensive for most. One of the biggest innovations in the minicab space today, SPLYT launches at an exciting time with continued rapid growth in the sharing economy, which is reinventing all aspects of life. Our aim is for SPLYT to reinvent how we travel, empowering users to share a private driver and providing private transport without the price tag.”
CDO (Chief Driver Officer), John Preddy, added: “As well as providing a competitive and quality service for customers, we are very much focused on building a strong and friendly driver community. As the only company currently offering drivers up to 100% of their fare, SPLYT is truly looking out for their best interests, with a better deal for self-employed owner-drivers than any other taxi or minicab company.”
Available from Friday 10 April on iOS, and Android shortly after, the new SPLYT App is free to download and free to use.
To book your 99p SPLYT minicab ride, simply download the SPLYT app,
register and follow instructions to receive your promo code
For more information on SPLYT fares and ride sharing, please visit: www.justsplyt.com
*T&Cs: SPLYT’s 99p promotional fare is applicable to journeys of 7 miles or less within Greater London. The promotion will run for one week only: Mon 13 April – Sun 19 April and is limited to two journeys per day. For journeys exceeding 7 miles, normal fares will apply for any distance travelled beyond the initial 7 miles. During this launch promotion, passengers travelling solo will be required to accept a share request at any given time. The SPLYT App will be available to download from Friday 10 April 2015.
Notes to editors:
SPLYT Founder and CEO, Philip Mintchin, is available for interview or comment in relation to minicab, ride sharing or wider sharing economy topics.
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Launching on 13 April 2015, SPLYT (justsplyt.com) is the first and currently only instant minicab sharing app on the market today. It is also the first and only minicab sharing app that affords the passenger complete control over whether to accept or decline a share request.
SPLYT offers savings of up to 40% for any customer that chooses to share their journey with another passenger travelling on the same (or similar) route at the same time.
While London is the focus for the launch, SPLYT looks to build an extensive national network, covering all major UK cities within the next two years.
SPLYT works directly with individual minicab drivers. All SPLYT drivers must be registered license holders, have held a driving license for at least three years and drive vehicles no older than six years. Every driver is consistently evaluated through SPLYT’s integrated ratings system.
SPLYT is the brainchild of Philipp Mintchin, CEO, who was inspired by constant complaints from friends and family about the cost of travel in London.