In this high-tech day and age the world is into, it is not only food, clothing, books shoes, or other apparels we can order and purchase online. Now, hiring a taxi online has already been made possible to busy commuters. Yours truly was privileged to attend the recent first year anniversary of Easy Taxi last August 2 at Luxent Hotel. While waiting for the event and the taxi operators, drivers and their relatives to arrive, I had a very nice chat with perhaps the youngest acting VP-Operations Mr. Paul Emmanuel Levy. Paul shared that even if Easy Taxi is only 12-months old, in terms of sales and rider demands, the numbers are showing impressive growth and have run after its closest competitor. Now that’s awesome! Let’s have a quick run-down of my Top 5 reasons why daily taxi riders should go for and shift to the service of Easy Taxi:
1) Enjoy ZERO booking fee from August 4 until September 4 in Metro Manila and Cebu. The usual booking fee is P40. Now isn’t that super cool! That’s a savings of P40 that you can just add to the metered fare. You don’t find this special promo everyday so enjoy it now for the next few weeks!
2) Easy Taxi has more than 50 taxi operators nationwide. They have partnered with the most trusted fleets in the Philippines, (R&E, Griffin, Sun Taxi (Cebu) just to name a few. The operators are carefully screened and its fleet of drivers are given background checks to ensure they are honest and responsible drivers on the road most especially to their riding customers.
3) According to Paul, the average and quickest waiting time is 9 minutes! Wow,I must say! During the recent Typhoon Jose, commuters were able to book East Taxi accredited units with ease. “Our drivers were able to use routes away from traffic and get to their customers just in time,” he proudly shares. 4) The million dollar company is part of the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APIG) which supports some of the leading internet companies in the business. Founded by Rocket Internet, Easy Taxi is currently managed by the very passionate and dedicated Regional Managing Director for SEA, Ms. Mario Berta who during his speech has shared that he is thankful to all the partners and people behind Easy Taxi and that more exciting things are to come. Mr. Kris Moreno on the other hand oversees account management (drivers & operators). 5) Easy Taxi cares. Driving a taxi cab at 12 hours or sometimes 24 hours a day can be very tiring to its drivers. So Easy Taxi has come up every now and then of some recreational and fun activities for its hundreds of drivers. They would take a break with their karaoke sessions and talent shows highlighting other hidden talents by their might drivers. Cash prizes and gift items are awarded to deserving winners. Now that’s making it more fun! ☺☺
During the anniversary celebration, the company has gave distinct honors to at least two of its Top Drivers. We say congratulations and a job well done to Messrs. Policarpio “Polly” Isla and Jiomedes Castilla.May your tribe increase!
Plaques of Appreciation and more awards were also handed out to the taxi operators. Too bad some of the owners and representatives were not able to make it. Big congrats to all operators nationwide! Clap Clap!
Here’s more good news: Easy Taxi has raised $40 million in its fourth round of funding, in order to make its service more widely available. Serving over 10 million users worldwide, with as much as 185 thousand registered drivers, Easy Taxi is available in 4 continents, 34 countries, and in more than 162 cities, while growing at a global rate of three cities per month.
The event was hosted by exciting YES FM DJs Mara Morena and Tanya Chinita. Thank you Luxent Hotel for the yummy lunch buffet and delectable sweet desserts! Aren’t we blessed to have Easy Taxi as the fast-rising, trusted and reliable online cab service?
Ride high and Happy Anniversary Easy Taxiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!! ☺☺☺ Your cupcakes giveaways are heavenly! CHEERS!!!
Download the Easy Taxi app now if you don’t have it yet. Like and visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/easytaxiph. Follow and tweet and share your feedbacks @EasyTaxiPinoy. Wait, im almost late to my next meeting….let me book an Easy Taxi now!
Nice to meet you Ms. Clariza (Marketing Manager) and Ms. Tracy (PR Manager …See you both again soon!
Many thanks #WazzupPilipinas for the invite. ☺