May 14, 2015 Gett for Business Launches in New York Posted in BLOG, Gett, News, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

We are excited to be launching Gett for Business in New York today, rolling out the same great service that has earned us over 2,500 corporate accounts internationally.

We offer a frictionless ground transportation service built on our own proprietary technology with predictable pricing and transparent invoicing, bringing advanced and immediate Black Car bookings right to your phone. We work with top tier fleets across the globe and Black Car drivers in New York, which means there are no liability risks for our clients.

Gett for Business customers enjoy exclusive fixed rates, pickups under ten minutes, around-the-clock customer support, a premium Service Liability Agreement (SLA) and no surge pricing.

With a history of B2B success beginning with our launch in Tel Aviv in 2010, we already drive half of the Fortune 500 in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg and all across Israel, with plans of further expansion in the future.

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Apr 16, 2015 Never pay surge again. Find out how… Posted in BLOG, News, by GetTaxi team

You asked, we listened. Starting today we’ve scrapped peak prices! All rates are now fixed regardless of demand, traffic, weather, or time of day. That’s our Surge-Free Guarantee.

We’re also introducing new prices. Take a ride between Houston & 72nd St for as little as $8.99 and never more than $14.99, plus tax!

Happy riding!

The Gett Family

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Mar 20, 2015 You deserve better than surge pricing Posted in BLOG, News, by GetTaxi team

At Gett we are all about simplicity!  With a $10 flat charge anywhere between Houston to 59th St and super competitive pricing everywhere else in New York, we make every ride simple and enjoyable for our customers.

Where other car services don’t fix a thing, we do! This includes our peak time price.  Since we have the best pricing in all of NYC, the $10 peak time charge was introduced to help manage our supply/demand. If you find yourself traveling during peak hours, a $10 flat charge may be added to your fare.

You will see the peak time charge before you confirm the booking and you will never be charged if you choose to cancel. Think of it like traveling on the MetroNorth or NJTransit. If you chose to travel during a peak period you pay a fixed higher amount for your ticket.  If you are flexible on your travel time, just check the Gett app an hour later and the peak time will most likely be gone!

If you’ve booked a car with one of our competitors during a surge period you will know that the final price is completely variable and you could be stung with 2x or 3x the original fare you were quoted.  That’s how an airport ride could become $200-$300.  Unlike surge pricing which is a multiplier on an already unknown amount, our peak time pricing is a flat and predictable $10, and capped at $10 even if you go to the airport.

We are committed to keeping the Gett service professional, friendly and fantastic value for money so we plan to keep our peak time pricing to a minimum. Simple, predicable, flat pricing, DONE!  Now go conquer the world!

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Mar 17, 2015 Happy St Patrick's Day Posted in BLOG, News, by GetTaxi team

A St Patrick’s Day challenge for you….say the following without an Irish accent “Top of the mornin to ya”, “what’s the craic”, “me mammy and me daddy” yeah we failed too!

Today Gett are celebrating our inner Irish by turning all our social media pages green and giving away coupons for future Gett rides. “How will the luck of the Irish be on me to get one of these coupons” I hear you cry (in an Irish accent). Well, we’ve planted five lucky leprechauns in five of ours cars today only. If you find one of these, we have to say exceptionally cute, leprechauns in your car and tweet us a photo @gett and we’ll send you a code for $30 off your next ride.

If you’re heading out to the NYC parade today and then onto one of the many midtown Irish bars for the yearly traditional guinness – which is obviously standard for Paddy’s day! Look out for a Gett beer coaster. It has a special code on it with $10 off your first Gett ride to make sure you gett home safe tonight.

So today, pick up pint of guinness, dance the Irish jig and let Gett drive you home safely.

Enjoy the celebrations!

 

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Mar 10, 2015 GETT CUTS BASE FARES BY UP TO 25% Posted in BLOG, News, by GetTaxi team

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The incredibly popular $10 flat rate ride in central Manhattan will remain intact

Gett, the on-demand black car app, is reducing its fixed and predictable pricing by up to 25% with no variable surge across all of New York City. Gett is known for having licensed drivers, flat, competitive pricing and offering a very popular $10 black car ride in central Manhattan. Starting today, Gett is even more competitive as the company reduces its flat fares throughout New York City by up to 25%. The $10 flat rate zone offer in Central Manhattan will remain.

Gett is the largest international competitor of Uber and number one player in Europe (operating as GetTaxi). The company has become extremely popular thanks to its technology of flat, fixed, predictable pricing that is consistent despite traffic, so the cost is always known in advance and there are no surprises from surge pricing.

Effective today, Gett is introducing up to a 25% discount to its already most competitive prices. It’s also introducing a $10 fixed peak time charge during the busiest rush hours and weekend nights. Even during the peak times when others may surge their pricing several times, Gett’s price remains flat, predictable and, by far, the most competitive alternative.

“Unlike Uber’s surge charges which could end up costing two, three times, or even as we’ve seen in the past, up to twelve times as much, Gett’s peak time charge is just an additional flat $10” explained Waiser, Founder and CEO of Gett.  “Our customers will never be surprised and overpay by an arbitrary and extraordinary surge fee.”

“Choice is a good thing,” continues Waiser. “In 2015, we want every New Yorker to try Gett. People are smart. Once you ride in a luxury Gett black car with a professional, 5-star rated driver at a fair, fixed price, it’s hard to imagine anyone would continue paying extra for the same ride. Gett has thousands of black cars in NYC and they are available in just 5-10 minutes.”

In keeping with its customer-centric approach, Gett will continue to shape and update its pricing policy to ensure fairness to both customers and drivers.

Table of Comparative Rates with New, Reduced Pricing

New

Gett Price

(off peak)

always fixed & consistent

Uber (X-Black)

(off peak)

Meter based & can be larger with traffic

New Gett Price

(Flat $9.99 during peak time)

always fixed & consistent

Uber (X-Black)

(with 1.5X-2X Surge pricing)

Meter based & larger with  traffic & surge

58th & 11th to Bleeker

$10

$18-35

$20

$27-70+

Downing Street to 58th & 7th

$10

$16-37

$20

$24-74+

Washington Square Park to 47th & 3rd

$10

$12-27

$20

$18-54+

Madison Square Park to Lincoln Center

$17

$13-29

$27

$20-58+

Penn Station to Wall Street

$22

$19-43

$32

$29-86+

Soho West to Upper East 90s

$28

$23-52

$38

$34-104+

 

About Gett

Founded in 2010, Gett is the premiere on-demand black car service that lets you instantly book a ride with your mobile phone. The company has taxis and cars across three continents in 32 cities including New York, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Moscow and Israel. Gett offers immediate rides as well as Future Bookings up to 2 weeks in advance, a flat transparent predictable pricing structure, and 24/7 Customer Support.

The GetTaxi app can be downloaded onto iPhone and Android devices and lets users book a car instantly, with a tap of their mobile. http://dl.gett.com

Q&A’s

Why is Gett introducing peak pricing now?

Gett listened and talked to New Yorkers who want one predictable price with no hassles and no surprises – no matter what time of day.

How does Gett’s peak pricing work?

Gett is introducing an additional $10 fixed charge to its flat rates during peak hours, based on the company’s highest demand times. The new rates will only be in effect during the busiest hours – rush hours and weekend nights.

How many cars does Gett have in NY? Is it enough to keep up with demand for such competitive rates?

Gett has more than 3,000 licensed and experienced drivers who are paid a guaranteed per-minute fare, which is twice as high as Uber rate. In addition, drivers also get 100% of tips – regardless of demand.

How will Gett ensure its drivers are fairly compensated when traffic exceeds the flat rate?

Gett’s drivers are paid a guaranteed per-minute fare twice the Uber rate  in addition to getting 100% of tips.

Is Gett subsidizing flat rate peak pricing in order to attract customers from Uber and Lyft?

We’re offering one flat predictable rate to New Yorkers during peak and off-peak hours because New Yorkers deserve a fair and better alternative to surge pricing.

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