For immediate release: 04 February, 2020
CABS.COM CONSOLIDATES POSITION AS UK’S NO1 CAB FIRM AGGREGATOR BY ADDING DIGITAL HAILING COMPANIES TO WEBSITE
William Berry, CEO of Cabs.com, outlines his vision at MOVE 2020 of providing UK’s first ‘All of Market’ price comparison website –
(London, 04/2/20) Cabs.com (www.cabs.com), the cab firm aggregator, has extended its cab listing service to include most major digital hailing companies, including Uber, Ola and Kapten, a total of around 150,000 cabs, in addition to the already listed 8000 plus independent cab firms comprising 150,000 cabs. This will put 300,000 cabs in the UK at the disposal of visitors to the Cabs.com website and allow them to compare prices across the market.
William Berry, CEO of Cabs .com, said:
“Digital hailing is here to stay and it makes sense to include the major players. Accordingly, we have added Uber, Bolt, Kapten, Ola, ViaVan, Free Now. Gett, Kabbee, Wheely and Lyft to our website.
For each company we offer one-click access to vital customer information: background, geographical coverage, operational details, costs and app download. This enables rides to compare prices, waiting times and journey details, not only with other digital hailers, but also with local independent cab firms.
Cabs.com already generates significant traffic and bookings for our 8250 listed independent cab firms. We now look forward to extending that benefit to our newly-listed digital hailing companies, an exciting proposition indeed.”
Berry is speaking at MOVE 2020 at Excel on Wednesday, 12th February. He added:
“A recent survey we conducted among independent cab firms showed that 73% believed digital hailing is the future of the taxi industry and that 52% believe Uber poses a severe or moderate threat.
The other major aspect of our business addresses both these issues. Our digital hailing platform provides a state-of-the-art despatch system plus the latest driver and consumer apps, allowing independent cab firms to enter the digital market for as little as £30 per month and 10p per ride commission, a tenth of the cost of Uber!”
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Cab.com is an aggregator of cab firms to whom it offers services. These include website listings, a dispatch software package, driver and consumer apps, all designed to help the cab firm move cost-effectively into the new wave of digital hailing. (Full details available on request)
The UK market comprises some 15,000 cab firms, operating some 250,000 cabs, worth £7 billion. Worldwide there are around 2.4 million cabs.
It was founded by William Berry, who is also CEO. Berry is an established entrepreneur with three successful exits. His previous companies have included accommodationforstudents.com, the UK’S no 1 student accommodation website, Thomas Charles, a highly successful IVA company, and Conferences UK, a successful online conferences/venues search service.
William will be speaking at MOVE 2020, the world’s most important mobility event, where disruptive technology and innovation drive much needed change. This takes place at Excel, London, on February 11/12, 2020. His topic will be ‘Cab companies: Banding together to fight back’.
Please contact us below if you would like to learn more about Cabs.com or arrange an interview with William Berry.
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For further information please contact:
Stewart Ross (PR121)
Tel: 07966 540787
William Berry (Cabs.com)