Overview: After you’ve discovered how to manage your drivers, it’s time to move on and work on some serious stuff. We proceed to service types your company provides and everything that has to do with it. Welcome! In this lesson, you will:
The default setup of the company panel is so that all your drivers are linked to the “Classic” service type. This service type means that that the driver linked to it performs classic taxi services. In the app of your customers this service type will be represented with a yellow cab. You can add new types of services, and the rates actual for them. To do so, do to your company panel, and choose for “Service type” tab. Then press the “Add service type” button. After you press this button, you will get to see a pop-up window where you can provide all the details about your new service type. In this window you are able to:
After you’ve created a new service type, it is important to distinct the rates for it. Basically, you set the general rate for the new service type while creating it. The only necessary rate value is the value per minute. You will also be able to set your own parameters such as “per kilometer”, “for seat” (the flag down fee), and also the minimal and the maximal cost of the trip. However, you can always make changes in the rates after they are set, as well. To do that, you need to go to the “Service types” tab, choose the type you want to change, and click on it.
In the pop-up window (named “Edit”) you will be able to adjust general settings, payment methods, fee settings, and the night rates.
Now you’re familiar with settings for your services, it is handy to get to understand what all those settings mean practically.
As you already know, there are several settings:
If your client decides to drive a bit further, the minimum limit will be already reached. Which means the system will continue calculating the price of the ride based on the kilometer and the minute rate.
The taximeter mode is another setup of an important influence for your billing. In your company panel, if you go to the “Service type” tab, and then modify a service, as we’ve done previously, in the “Edit” window you will find the “Meter mode” under the “Fee rates” tab. There, you will be able to choose between two modes:
This means that if your drivers often have to do with the traffic jams, the “Time or mileage” mode will help you to optimize your pricing.
You task for today: create the service types that your company is going to use.