Zeeride has arrived – the platform for operators to bring their services online in just a few clicks
Until now, the digital customer experience provided by coach and bus operators has lagged behind the expectations set by how we order a ride with Uber, or how we order food with Deliveroo. Covid-19 has made digitalisation more important than ever; and is causing a rush to get services online. For our industry, the safe return of services means the need to ensure safe occupancy levels and for contact tracing.
So we built Zeeride – an independent platform that allows operators, large or small, to digitalise their fixed route and shuttle services without the hassle or cost of building and maintaining the technology themselves.
Over the last couple of months, our team has been working tirelessly to find a cost-effective solution that means operators can offer a wide range of features to their customers, all manageable via a dedicated self-serve platform. Companies that sign up to the platform will be able to offer pre-booking functionality (via individual tickets and subscriptions), live vehicle tracking and service reporting, accessible via iOS and Android mobile apps and a website.
After working in partnership with a few UK-based operators to test the platform, we’re now ready to help more operators with the safe restart of their September school services, corporate shuttles and leisure services. Later this year, we plan to scale up the Zeeride product across Italy, South Africa and a number of new regions whilst adding additional features including a white-label offering for larger operators.
I’m immensely proud of how our team has pivoted to support companies, schools and operators through the pandemic. Transportation will never look the same again; and it’s time to supercharge this industry to play a vital role in a safe, sustainable and equitable recovery.
A special thanks must go to Luke, our Head of UK Growth, who has led this initiative. As well as Kevin, Dani and the product and engineering teams who have brought this platform to life in record time.
Let’s go Zeeride.
By Sam Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO