Anil, a software engineer who works at Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore, offers carpooling rides while commuting from home to office and vice-versa. Anil stays in Marathahalli which is 17km away from his office, and he carpools with the help of Quick Ride app. Anil has been carpooling for a year, and he has been regularly finding ride takers. So, how does he find ride takers regularly? We will answer all your questions about how to increase your chances of matching with ride takers.
Verify your profile
The first thing you should do after signing up on the Quick Ride app is to verify your profile. As a ride giver, it’s crucial to verify your profile as the carpooling community is all about trust and transparency. Verifying your profile on Quick Ride is as simple as it gets. To know how to verify Quick Ride profile, just click here. Verified ride givers on Quick Ride increase their chances of finding a ride taker by 70-80 percent. So, do verify your profile to match with ride takers.
Now, you have verified your profile and finally matched with ride takers for your next morning commute. The next thing you should keep in mind is to be on time. Yes, everybody has a plan for the day, and they also have a time they want to reach their destination. So, always be on time to pick up your co-riders. In case you can’t make it on time due to unavoidable reasons, do inform your ride takers well in advance so that they can also plan accordingly. Never let the clock tick away!
Safety comes first! Drive safely on the road and avoid any distractions while driving. If you drive rashly and indulge in distracting activities like talking on your phone or texting, your co-riders might feel unsafe and might not ride with you the next time. Always follow the traffic rules and drive safely, even if you are in a hurry. Because you are responsible for the safety of all the passengers in your car and you don’t want to be involved in any kind of mishap. So, drive safely and reach your destination safe and sound.
When it comes to carpooling, communication is key. Yes, communicate with your co-riders well in advance about the pick-up points and time of pick up. If there are any changes in the ride, inform at least the previous day, so that everybody has enough time to make alternative arrangements. Avoid unnecessary communication with your co-riders as they might get irritated and switch their ride giver. So, always be clear with your communication.
When you carpool, you share the fuel expenses with other passengers. While posting a ride, you need to set the fuel point per kilometre. The fuel points depend on the distance and the vehicle. Make sure you offer rides at reasonable fuel points. Posting a ride with high fuel points might not get you matches, although the ride takers have the flexibility of negotiating the fuel points. But not everyone is comfortable with negotiating, so be reasonable with the fuel points.
As a ride giver always keep your car clean and tidy. Nobody wants to ride in a dirty car and don’t leave needless items inside the car. Maintain your car properly to avoid breakdown. A breakdown during the ride will cause inconvenience to the co-riders, and it is the last thing you want when you are carpooling.
Avoid unnecessary stops
Do not stop for personal errands when you are carpooling. Your co-riders will be expecting to reach their destination on time, so don’t make them wait by stopping along the way. You can stop after you have dropped off all the passengers.
These are the basic and common etiquettes to be followed as a ride giver. Similarly, ride takers should also follow the ride etiquettes, which you can read here. Carpooling with Quick Ride is easy, fast and cashless, and by following the above-mentioned pointers, your carpooling journey will be a walk in the park. We hope that this blog will help you to match with more ride takers and if you have any query, do drop it in the comments section.
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