Galway Taxis has over the last two years changed its dispatch system to allow online and app bookings from smartphones. This has resulted in a growth in overall business over the last six months. The Galway Taxis app is now in operation for more than two years and accounts for almost 15 per cent of all bookings. With more than 4,500 app downloads on Android and iPhone, the company plans to introduce a Windows app later this year. Galway Taxis will be the first taxi app to provide its services on this platform.
Customers who use the app pay no callout fee, and have options to pay the fare by card, find the closest car, and to see the cars on screen before making a booking; these have proven to be key to giving customers what they are looking for in a taxi app. The online booking facility allows customers without smartphones the same access to this vital tracking information. Customers can open an account at www.galwaytaxis.biz
With this growth in business Galway Taxis is now looking for extra drivers to join the company — see the ad in this paper. Preference will be given to minibus and wheelchair drivers, and the company is looking for double driven vehicles to cover this increase in business throughout the working week. With no upfront joining fee it will help drivers to join Galway Taxis even if they are feeling a financial squeeze currently. The app bookings are making it very easy for the students to book eight seater taxis, and Galway Taxis needs to extend the number of these vehicles in its fleet.
The company is also looking to hire part time dispatchers for evenings and weekends — apply with CV to [email protected].