InDrive, a global mobility and urban services platform, has started operating in Ghana.
The company currently operates in over 700 cities in 47 countries, including Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, and Namibia.
A statement issued by inDrive on its launch and operations in Ghana and copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday said a distinctive feature of inDrive was its peer-to-peer pricing model, where the passenger and the driver agree on the fare and other details of the ride directly.
It said, “Agreements are final and do not change depending on distance, whether conditions or traffic congestion”.
“The inDrive app has been downloaded over 150 million times, making it the second most downloaded mobility app in the world. Unlike other ride hailing companies, inDrive does not use pricing algorithms and does not increase trip fares during rush hours,” the statement said.
It said drivers could select the requests they accept by passenger rating and user reviews, adding that drivers always saw the destination prior to accepting the ride request.
The statement said inDrive’s fair approach to pricing stems from the company’s mission of challenging injustices.
“inDrive will not charge a service fee during the first stage of the launch in Accra. This means drivers who join the platform will be able to earn even more,” the statement, said.
It said inDrive’s unique business model kept the company competitive without needing to raise substantial investments, adding that “Peer-to-peer pricing, combined with the lowest service fee in the world (under 10 per cent without Value Added Tax), alongside impactful campaigns help organically to grow brand awareness”.
BY TIMES REPORTER