In an exclusive interview with SupportBiz, Aprameya Radhakrishna, founder and Director, Taxiforsure, states, “This tie-up has a great potential, since we target customers who plan their air travel, train travel or a holiday. With this partnership, we offer our customers easy access to last-mile connectivity.”
What is the kind of business that Taxiforsure.com is expecting from this tie-up?
We are expecting mostly airport transfers from Makemytrip. We would also get outstation, full/half day bookings. The number of bookings we get is purely based on the prices we offer and the service level associated. We are offering flat rates for airport travel, starting at Rs. 680 to the airport and Rs. 630 from the airport. We have per km. rates starting from Rs. 14 per km. to the airport and Rs. 10 per km. from the airport.
How is this new service going to be rolled out?
This service is presently live in Bangalore, and will soon be active in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities. As part of our promotional offer, Taxiforsure cabs will be available for airport drops at Rs. 14 per km. and for airport pick-ups at Rs. 10 per km. Taxiforsure also offers the best flat fares to get to and from the airport, at Rs. 650 and Rs. 450 respectively in Bangalore.
Are you planning to expand your market coverage in the near future?
Definitely.Wwe are looking to start servicing Delhi bookings as well in the near future. We will gradually expand to Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad.
What are the emerging trends you are noticing in this business?
Consumers are looking for value for money rather than the cheapest option or fancy ideas. That is exactly what Taxiforsure brings to the table.
How has the previous financial year been for your business, in terms of revenues?
We have grown at the rate of 30%-40% month-on-month in the last year. We are expecting to continue growing rapidly this year as well.
What are your expectations from the next one year?
We will enter multiple cities in the coming year. We will also focus on growing rapidly in all the cities we are present in, and provide value-for-money services wherever we go. Our customer app, which is in the testing phase, with access to a few chosen customers only, will drastically help in improving the booking experience for our customers.
Are you planning for a VC pitch? If yes, what would be the size of VC funding that you are looking for?
We are presently not looking for funding from outside. Our existing investors are supporting us actively.