Let’s face it, the writing was on the wall even before the conception and invention of Uber rolled in. The impact of mobile apps on our daily lives simply can’t be denied.
The apparent fact that many individuals like Uber’s founders, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, jumped on the opportunity that it provided (and are continuing to do so), shows no signs of refraining from revolutionizing the way we live any time soon.
Unfortunately, as is apparent in history, the old and the obsolete would have to adjust and compete or else they’d have to inevitably go the way of the dodo.
The perfect example of this is none other then on-going war between Uber and what has now become “traditional” transportation services like taxis and limos.
In 2015 alone, local and national news has been flooded by articles regarding the negative impact of Uber and lawsuits filed on it by affected transport companies.
In New York city, for instance, its long-standing taxi industry is continually being besieged by the Uber app, as is evidenced by reports from the city’s taxi owners – their business’ income has been cut by as much as 40% by Uber alone! The same goes, if not worse, for its limo service nj.
What Is Uber Offering
That Uber rides offer cheaper fares is already considered a no-brainer, especially if they would be compared to whopping limo rental prices. Of course, there’s also the significant convenience that it gives to both driver and passenger.
As a passenger, you only need to request a driver from your mobile phone and conveniently receive notifications about the estimated time of your driver’s arrival.
For the driver, there are numerous incentives waiting to be rewarded as long as good service is maintained. Payments are equally easier to make as you won’t have to fumble for cash all the time.
With such benefits, it’s no wonder that limo rentals are fast-becoming more of a situational choice, one that you’ll only opt to ride if a special occasion calls for it.
How Companies are Fighting Back
In one form or another, some limo rental companies rose to the challenge that Uber posed. They’re doing so either by progressively reimagining and changing much of the fundamental aspects of their business, while others by simply mimicking the flexibility of Uber.
For one, limo and taxi companies are taking greater lengths to invent their own mobile apps. Others are also beginning to adapt Uber’s system of charging per mile rather than traditional fixed rates. What’s good is that most of these changes have yielded favorable results.
At the end of the day, what’s certain is that the need to adopt to the changing times could not be emphasized more.
As is apparent from the facts stated above, steering your company towards a route that would make it lean more towards how a software company works could be one step towards the right direction.