The sudden pandemic brought every economy of the world to its knees. The giant companies are failing as the purchase of the products in the market is continuously decreasing and entrepreneurs are shedding out of work all across the world. The economic experts are still predicting up to what extent the roots of the virus will expand. Such predictions help in providing assistance to the entrepreneurs and small scale industries or the individuals who are looking forward to starting with their new ventures.
Getting aware of the consequences that such a virus. They can bring further helps the business owners to make stronger financial decisions. The pandemic adversely affected the methods to commute to a distant place as daily commuters face difficulties and feel that public transport is not safe.
The perpetual transformation in the workforce and the workspace calls for new opportunities to knock on their doors. Let’s discuss on 5 business opportunities for the on-demand taxi under this pandemic are as follows:
- The decrease in Public Transportation
Commuters in this pandemic felt massive difficulties as they feel. Traveling from homes to work is not safe via subways and metros. The fear of getting infected by the virus forced every individual to avoid using public transport and use other methods to commute whether it is cycling, walking, and taxi’s which is properly sanitized. Even the companies which render taxi services on-demand have to prove themselves that they took the precautionary measures and sharing a ride in the taxi is safe and secured. While on the other hand, the government of various countries failed to prove that public transport is properly sanitized and there are no risk factors that might enhance the number of COVID patients. This failure of the government authorities boosted the growth and development of On-demand taxi services and the commuters preferred taxi over any other mode of transportation.
- Collaboration with E-scooter company
Recently, Uber– the major giant firm in the category of on-demand taxi provider collaborated with Lime E-scooters. Along with safety and comfort, this collaboration widened up the customer base as these E-scooters became highly popular among young adults and Millennials. Uber with its perspective analysis and forecasting of the popularity of E-scooters as of now and in the upcoming years included Lime E-scooters on the same apps where riders book the ride. E-scooters are included as an exclusive option under the same category where a rider selects a car for his ride. Along with the available options of the taxi, this option of E-scooter got added as a new and fun ride to commute to a nearby place. Such collaborations and by working on the market demands will bring skyrocketing results for the company.
- Taxi served as the perfect savior for medical warriors
The giant taxi companies which provide on-demand taxi solutions to all the riders. They started an initiative, where the medical professionals and patients are taking to their distinct locations free of charge. If the riders are willing to provide something in return for the ride they can provide it as a tip to the drivers as a matter of choice and there was no compulsion for it. Such an initiative taken by the company helped in increasing the goodwill of the company along with gaining the trust of the commuters that using such taxi’s are the safest way to commute.
- On-demand delivery of goods and services
On-demand taxi has widened up their horizons. They are making their way to deliver the goods and services along with providing rides to the people. The collaborative efforts of such companies are not only restricted to the E-scooters but they also weaving through the tussle and make everything delivered on-demand. Whether it is a courier, food, or any other products and services which need to be delivered within a certain time period.
- On-demand delivery of bus and other vehicles
The pandemic called out for the change in every economy. Travelers who commute on a daily basis need to restrict themselves from using any public mode of transportation. Likewise, in the city of London, an On-demand bus service was provided on the streets of Sutton where via an app a virtual bus stop got created and the needy users gathered at a particular place for making their travel possible.
Looking at the crowd, the on-demand taxi firms must work accordingly to provide the best available options to the crowd. As the travel restrictions restrict many more things and a special group or the colleagues of the same company can book such a bus service where the cost gets minimized along with the fun sharing trips along with the comfort with colleagues and co-workers.
The companies which are working on their particular idea along with adopting the taking place. The environment is considering a major dominator of the market. Such companies are the only ones that can cope up with the changes occurring along with providing the best of its services which they are actually good at. The dynamic formation of the company and its transformation can surely bring the desired results in the long-run.
Vishal Virani is a Founder and CEO of Coruscate Solutions, a leading On-demand app development company. He enjoys writing about the vital role of mobile apps for different industries, web development, and the latest technology trends.