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Uber will compete with “Yandeks.Taksi” and GetTaxi
Service on call private drivers Uber decided to compete with the “Yandeks.Taksi” and GetTaxi. The company has previously worked with the premium car segment, begins to offer services to the mass market. At Uber significantly fewer cars and less flexible tariff policy, according to competitors.
The plans of the publication “Kommersant” said general manager of Uber in Russia Dmitriy Izmailov. Uber now working in Russia only in the premium segment (Mercedes S-Class, Lexus LS Hybrid Black et al.) In Moscow and St. Petersburg. According to Izmailov, mass segment will serve quality vehicles – such as the Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo or Chevrolet Lacetti, not older than three years. The number of machines that will work Uber, the company did not disclose. “For us, a key indicator – the time of filing, which we set up in ten minutes. We will work hard to feed the machine while in the city center should not exceed five minutes, “- says Izmailov. Secondly, the company will offer lower than the competition, tariffs, he promises.
Pay for a cab ride Uber, as well as in the premium segment, it will be possible only by credit card.
Uber – the service call private drivers, working in 45 countries and more than 200 cities around the world. Since its inception in 2009 Uber attracted investments worth about $ 1.5 billion. During the June investraunda a $ 1.2 billion company was valued at $ 18.2 billion.
As a rule, online applications get taxis from 5-15% of the total order. Officially, “Yandex” did not disclose what remuneration taxi companies pay “Yandeks.Taksi,” a source close to the company, said that it is about 6% VAT. Competing services GetTaxi and inTaxi charge their partners 15% and 10%, respectively. But Uber takes a commission of 20% of the total order. “It means a lot – says the source in one of the competing companies. – In addition, the Uber few machines, it calls into question their plans to supply a car for five to ten minutes. ”
GetTaxi car service takes six minutes, with him collaborating 8500 drivers, the number of machines to be comparable, convinced CEO «GetTaxi Russian” Vitaly Krylov. In addition, for the Russian market two critical features that are not in the Uber: cash and credit cards on a par with the opportunity to pre-order a taxi, he says. With “Yandeks.Taksi” cooperates more than 200 taxis and more than 20 000 drivers, the average waiting time of five to seven minutes, indicate the compaViewing:-480
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