GetTransfer.com is the world’s largest global travel mobility marketplace, and Europe’s top transfers marketplace, offering an unprecedentedly low 5% commission rate for urgent rides to support worldwide driver’s communities.
GetTransfer.com is considered to be one of the world’s most sustainable transportation and travel enterprises. Offering first-class service, best price guaranteed, and a wide range of vehicles and light trucks, it currently operates in over 180 countries and offers services with over 1000 airports, across the globe.
The company is based on the principle that the client should always receive the best prices, and it aims to deliver even better prices during challenging times. The goal of the company is to support driver communities by decreasing commissions. GetTransfer.com charges only 5% commission of its drivers for urgent rides, which is eight times lower than the average 40% that well-known brand aggregators charge.
CEO at GetTransfer.com, Alexander Sapov, notes, “The challenging economic and social global landscapes are disrupting many industries and markets, including the markets we work in. To encourage travel and transportation for customers around the planet, we are looking for a solution that is beneficial to both parties. We want people to travel at very good prices with very good drivers, without the stress of worrying about their rides. At the same time, we want to support drivers to reap the rewards of their time and labor.”
GetTransfer.com is rapidly expanding to Georgia, providing world-class transfers and taxi services at the best prices.
To learn more about GetTransfer.com, GEORGIA TODAY got in touch with Alexander Sapov.
What kind of services do you offer customers?
The platform connects travelers with drivers to make fair deals for both sides. GetTransfer.com takes care of both passengers and drivers. The traveler has full access to the platform and gets personalized offers and discounts. The driver pays a record low commission of 5% for urgent rides. This beneficial collaboration helps to attract local drivers to the platform and provides high-quality services for our clients.
How many countries do you cover?
The marketplace is currently available in 180 countries and thousands of cities all over the globe. We’re expanding our client database every day, connecting new drivers and passengers to the platform. The locations with the highest today demand for our services are traditional tourist destinations like the UAE, US, UK, and Portugal. Now we’re increasing our presence in growing markets like Georgia, since the region shows interest in demand for urgent rides and long distance transfer services. We’re here to work together!
Tell us about your competitive prices.
The prices are totally up to the drivers and this is our strategic advantage – we give pricing power to drivers, not us nor the clients. Of course it varies with seasons and economical conditions – for example, during the tourist season in Turkey, drivers may offer more costly rides, but which are in general cheaper than those provided by regular taxi services. Since GetTransfer.com operates by a smart bidding system, travelers always get their additional discounts and benefits.
What challenges do today’s drivers and passengers face?
One of the most challenging problems of the industry is the high commissions that drivers pay for the aggregators they work for. This causes other problems like poor client service, hidden fees, and more. Fortunately, the global pandemic has changed the rules of this unfair transportation game and now drivers can join marketplaces. This type of sharing platforms are affordable, easy to use, simple to control and fair. That’s why people are more interested in it instead of aggregators. For instance, our marketplace charges drivers only 5% for each urgent ride, which means the drivers get 95% of the revenue gained instead of the 60-70% they would be working with aggregators.
What are the global challenges in the travel mobility marketplace? What lies ahead?
The main challenges are the unpredictably changing market conditions, currency fluctuations, and the dissatisfaction of the driver community with the high commissions of global services. Fortunately, the global lockdown is over and we can finally travel the world and discover places we’ve been dreaming about. We’re still living in a world with some COVID limitations, but let’s be realistic, the situation is way better than before. The pandemic gave a new life to sharing services and e-commerce marketplaces, since people have started to appreciate individual services over others. I’d say that in the next five years, we will see an extremely high increase in the number of clients of sharing platforms and marketplaces. It is backed up with demand for better prices. Marketplaces do not charge clients high fees nor force them to pay hidden commissions, nor does it charge big commissions to drivers. Win-win to everyone!
Even during a time of high oil prices, global crisis, and lack of inventory, people still use transfer services. I would lie if I said the pandemic didn’t boost the business. 180 countries all over the globe and millions of people trust us and choose GetTransfer.com for their daily and special trips. We got more adaptive and now we are ready to rock the industry and explore new markets.
Why did you decide to enter the Georgian market?
Georgia is one of the most unique tourist countries in the world. Mountains, sea, nature, history, hospitable people, and delicious food: This country is a place of everything you need. That’s why it attracts people from all over the globe. Those who appreciate aesthetic views, deep history, and unique buildings- come and visit gorgeous Georgia and feel the vibe of this land in person! We are ready for long-term partnership!
The company has already started working with local drivers and passengers, providing both fair prices and good service.
For the moment, our Georgian database has more than 1700 drivers and it is growing every day. Our top plans are to expand the local business and dive into the country to explore every single corner of Georgia. We constantly work on our service to improve it and to make it better, faster, and more convenient for both drivers and passengers. I’m sure the local clients will like GetTransfer.com very much!
By Ketevan Skhirtladze