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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why clients use ridesharing services

Ridesharing services are hip, trendy and extremely popular. This current fad is drawing huge national attention. People are simply thrilled and amazed with ridesharing services UberX, Lyft and SideCar. Clients use UberX and Lyft to get rides in many cities across the United States. SideCar is available in 8 cities, and plans to expand their coverage in eight additional markets to feed the craze taking the transportation industry by storm.

The taxi industry oppose ridesharing apps. Their argument involves the ease of ridesharing. Drivers can go online and make money without having to endure the same regulations as taxis. However, ridesharing drivers are not taxi services and can't accept random fares hailing from street corners.

Fares are automatically charged to approved credit cards stored in the ride app platform. Riders get dropped-off at destinations and can go about their day and/or night without the worry of swiping credit cards and paying cash.

Ridesharing services are cheaper, more convenient and drivers accept accountability for their actions. If conflict arises, both clients and drivers have a star rating system available to their disposal. Ridesharing drivers and clients may get deactivated if their overall stars fall below the minimum standards.

Unlike ridesharing apps, taxi drivers are not individually rated and won't get deactivated for poor service. Taxi drivers don't rate their passengers, so there is no accountability for bad customer service extended to riders and/or rude passengers who lack any respect.

Transportation services are now a free-for-all for taxis, limousines and ride apps to battle it out to give rides. Despite taxi drivers claiming that ridesharing apps steal their business, the taxi industry continue to deliver rides. In tourist-rich areas, taxis have been known to increase the number of trips based on passengers electing to avoid drinking and driving. Passengers share that it's not worth driving to get a DUI, and their main concern is to avoid harming another person in a senseless accident.

Clients of these ridesharing services summon a driver for:

  • Work
  • Interviews
  • Meetings
  • Airport
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Events
  • Concerts
  • Go home
  • Sporting events
  • Run errands
  • Friends home
  • Pickup personal cars
  • Club
  • Weddings
  • Meetups
  • Wineries
  • Hotels
  • Take home a date
  • College
  • School
  • Stores
  • Grocery shopping
  • Furniture shopping
  • Go to the Movies
  • Meet friends
  • Beach
  • Tourist attractions
  • Save on parking
  • Convenience
  • Reliability
  • Moving
  • Female clients wanting to get home safely (ridesharing drivers are to see them reach their home without any conflict from people)
  • Food runs
  • Late to work
  • Missed the bus
  • Taxis are no-shows
  • Date night out
  • Fundraisers
Ridesharing services are used for a number of different reasons. It is exciting for clients to customize their rides; they can watch cars in real-time and get rides to destinations right away. In ridesharing vehicles, people enjoy sharing a good laugh, a good story and a good conservation. 

Happy Ridesharing!