As of tomorrow November 1st, it will be much easier for people with a smartphone to order a taxi in the city of Groningen (Netherlands). Taxi company Stap.in, which translates as ‘Get-In’, is a new taxi company launching together with an app that not only makes it quick and easy to order a taxi, but also allows customers to know who will drive them. Besides the fact that the travel costs are clear in advance, one can also pay with Gulden (crypto), as is already the case in many other Groningen shops and restaurants. Independent taxi drivers can also reach more and new customers through this new app. The Stap.in app can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) and the Google PlayStore (Android).
Clarity in advance for the customer
Ordering a taxi is quick and easy with Step.in. In the app, indicate where you are and where you want to go. The app then automatically calculates the fare. Choose a payment method and pay. Innovative is the possibility to pay for the ride in advance, while waiting for example. And that is possible with Gulden, via iDeal or of course in cash to the taxi driver. Because the location of the taxi ordered shows, a customer can follow exactly at what time the taxi arrives, saving unnecessary waiting outside in the rain!
Another big advantage of the app is that the name of the taxi driver is given in advance. This way the customer knows who the taxi driver is. Useful, because lost objects can be found quickly and easily. Furthermore, the app gives customers the opportunity to assess taxi drivers or to choose their favourite taxi driver for a ride.
Customers can also make additional or specific wishes known via the app. For example, that the customer wants a taxi with a high boarding height, or that the customer is less mobile due to a wheelchair. With this option, the taxi will always be prepared for such extra wishes.
Possibilities for taxi drivers
The Stap.in app is also attractive for the many independent taxi drivers to use. These drivers can register via the app to provide taxi rides ordered via the app. This can provide taxi drivers with extra rides. Drivers do not have to register for these journeys themselves. This all goes via Stap.in.
Working area Stap.in
For the time being, the app can be used for all taxi rides within or from the city of Groningen, where the final location may be anywhere. Stap.in hopes to expand in time to the entire province of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.
In short, a must-have if you are in Groningen and want to spent some Gulden.
See also stap.in for more information.