Since going live on 1st February 2015, we have made remarkable progress securing many of the
major players in the Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekhuruleni and Cape Town Metered Taxi industry.
We now have close to 300 taxis registered on the Taxify taxi network system.
Taxi User downloads of the ordering App is fast approaching 500. The competition that we are
running for Users to win 2 tickets to the Michael Buble concerts in Durban, Cape Town or
Johannesburg, for getting 10 of their friends to download the App, is the main contributor. To
enter, Users need to visit the Taxify South Africa Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/taxifyza. In addition, we are offering Users a 50% discount on every
3rd trip they order using the Taxify App during the month of March. We are monitoring orders,
and will notify taxis when specific users have completed 2 trips, so that they can claim 50% of
the value of the 3rd trip from Taxify. Competitions and promotions will continue monthly to
encourage taxi users to use Taxify.
The first 10 drivers to complete 3 orders received via the App in March will each win R1,000. All
they need to do is, keep the Driver App open on “Waiting for Orders” and complete 3 orders. It
must be noted that Drivers will only receive orders directly from clients and via the
Despatch system, if they have the Driver App online and in the “Waiting for Orders” status
on their smartphones.
During our first month, there were 219 orders processed via the taxi ordering App. Unfortunately,
105 of the orders went directly to Taxi company call centres. This was because there were no
taxis online in the vicinity of the User needing a taxi. When no taxis are online or in the vicinity
of a taxi user requiring a taxi, Users are directed to the call centres of taxi companies registered
on the Taxify taxi network. This is why it is crucial that drivers are online to deliver an efficient
service to users requiring taxi services.
Should it be necessary to train or re-train Management, Despatchers and Drivers to use the Taxify
App, please send us a request. We budget for 4 half hour sessions with Management, Despatchers
and Drivers in your organisation to receive training to download and use the application. Those
not able to attend the scheduled training sessions are welcome to come to our offices for training
which will be charged at R150 per hour or part thereof per training session. It is important that
Management and Despatchers receive training to maintain your own database on the system as
you will need to add and delete drivers as they come and go. You will also have real-time view of
your Drivers and business. The Admin Panel has a number of valuable statistics and information
to assist you to make informed business decisions.
Our marketing campaign has started in earnest, and we have received huge public and media
responses to the App. Press releases have been published in the Mail & Guardian, ITWeb,
JHBLive, What’sOn and other Social Media platforms. We have been interviewed by journalists
and radio. The podcast of our interview with Jacaranda FM can be accessed at:
Taxify has also undertaken various promotion activities. Promotions were done in Greenside,
Braamfontein, Maboneng, Fourways, Pineslopes, Rivonia, Melville and Rosebank. These
promotions will continue at least twice a month in different venues. During these promotions, we
have university students wearing Taxify T-Shirts, engaging with pedestrians and patrons of
restaurants, bars and clubs. They explain the Taxify App, assist people to download the App and
give out Taxify business cards. We also engage with the management of these businesses to
distribute Taxify business cards to their patrons and place Taxify stickers in their bar areas and
bathrooms. Business cards are also placed on parked vehicles.
We request taxis to assist us with promotion activities. They are paid by Taxify for driving
around the promotion venues with Taxify stickers on their cars for 30 minutes. In addition, they
get business by associating themselves with the promotion activities.
These promotion activities have been very successful so far. There is always a spike in User
downloads and definite repeat business emanating from these venues. Promotion activities are
planned for Ekhuruleni, Pretoria and Cape Town in March.
Taxify has developers constantly upgrading the App and we will update you with latest
improvements as they are completed. Due to public demand, the App will available on the
Windows OS platform towards the end of March. A beta version is currently being tested.
Finally, we thank you for the enthusiastic response and interest shown in our Taxify App. There
is no doubt that we look forward to a mutually successful business relationship.
For immediate reference, here are important contact details:
Sales – Cape Town Primrose Kapa firstname.lastname@example.org 021 761 0915
Cape Town GM Clint Sheraton email@example.com 083 266 2332
Head Office Margie Neale firstname.lastname@example.org 011 514 0572
CEO Trevor Joseph email@example.com 082 946 3877