Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Edinburgh Taxi Company City Cabs, Fight Back Against Minicab Apps.

Edinburgh Taxi company City Cabs, have started a fight back in the City and surrounding area against the onslaught from the minicab app.

The Cab company has raised its profile with a new advertising campaign, putting rickshaw bikes to better use, advertising services offered and the launch of their new smart phone app.


Rickshaws have for some time, been used to display posters (examples above) for eco-friendly promotions, with advertising agencies. 

In London however, it has recently been announced that there could be a ban on rickshaws being used as pseudo Taxis in the very near future, even though TfL and local councils such as Westminster, have shown an interest in licensing the bikes.

Short of cash in the Scottish capital?
No problem.
A new contract to provide City Cabs, Edinburgh with Chip & PIN terminals for their vast fleet of Taxis has been announced by Adelante Software Ltd.
Adelante and City Cabs have had a successful working relationship for over 10 years and this new contract means that City Cabs have a full complement of payment options to offer their customers.
City Cabs covers all of Edinburgh and surrounding areas, including Edinburgh airport, a contract that has recently been renewed for a second time and alone brings in over 490,000 pick ups a year.
Already, after only a month, City Cabs are seeing a substantial increase in the number of fares being taken as a direct result of implementing TaxiPay Chip & PIN. 
Adelante also offer a very handy iPhone app which enables Taxi drivers to take Card payments. Very handy if you don't normally take cards and you drop someone off in the middle of nowhere who then produces a card as only means of payment. As long as you have a GPS signal, you can take the payment through the app.

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3 comments:

les dalton said...

Rickshaws should be looked into by the WORKS AND PENSIONS,NONE PAY INCOME TAX,I BET THEY ARE OVER HERE ON STUDENT VISA S. NOT SUPPOSED TO WORK,CLOG UP THE ROADS,PAIN IN THE REAR FOR ALL DRIVERS IN LONDON S WEST END,NOW ELECTRIC RICKSHAWS HAVE RE APPEARED

Rick Shaw said...

Les,

Firstly the LTDA says ban don't licence then they support along with UNITE a hare brained 'voluntary registration scheme' dreamt up by Westminster and TfL.

They won't ban them so the only way forward is to say yes you can have a licence provided you complete the KOL and have all the checks done

Of course they don't want that either, another parasite we have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

When we'll see "get taxi" or "uber" app service in Edinburgh? It works perfectly in many cities.