Ever since global ride-hailing service, Uber began operations in Ghana somewhere in June 2016, the service has been more than useful in a lot of ways.. don’t let me get started on its numerous advantages and why you need to hail an Uber.
But like every competitive business arena, nothing gains major strides and goes unnoticed.
In what seems to be the latest trend in Ghana, almost every quarter there seem to be a new ‘Uber killer‘ arriving in town, most of which seek to exploit areas in which Uber is perceived to be lacking, promising competitive advantages such as
- Lower fares,
- Better driver rates/commissions,
- No price surges
- Good Discounts/commissions/points
- and many many other perks.
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But I bet you’d agree with me that there’s a slight edge to being first to market, and given Uber’s popularity, rapid growth and business model, it is clearly the market leader and forerunner in the online transportation space.
In this post, however, I bring you 6 other hard competing services, giving Uber a run for its money.
Let’s get started:
1. Yenko Taxi
By bringing technology to the taxi experience, Yenko seeks to make it easier and safer to ride a taxi at your own convenience.
You don’t need to step out of your home or office to search for a taxi by the roadside anymore. Neither do you have to join long taxi queues?
With just a click on the Yenko Taxi app, users can access 100’s of professional drivers ready to give you that swift, reliable and comfortable ride
Uru is a cab-sharing app/platform ordering rides in and out of town at very affordable prices.
The service offers various forms of cars in the class of Economy, Business, Parcel Delivery, Cargo Trucks, Mini Bus rides.
An online taxi booking service, operational in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi.
Following the same principles as Uber and other ride-sharing companies, users can request rides from the Enshika app from a set point to their destinations. Riders can also book rides in advance.
Enshika offers an added benefit of awarding points to riders everytime they use the service. These points can be redeemed at various partner outlets that have tied up with Enshika to offer discounts to its customers.
Dropping is an on-demand ride hailing app designed to connect customers anywhere to drivers at any time. With few taps on the phone, order a taxi or private car in minutes that is affordable, safe and reliable.
Dropping takes away the hassle of customers having to negotiate through hard and mostly unreasonable fares to get a better deal, as all fares are pre-determined by an advance in-built algorithms taking into consideration most factors.
The app allows passengers to see how much their trips will cost even before requests are made for rides. Via same technology drivers are positioned to reduce aimless driving, save on fuel, get more ride requests and make more money by simply accepting rides.
Dropping offers business and event pleasure in threefold services – Taxi, Private or Elite – all 3 in one app.
The service currently available in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Koforidua, Takoradi, Sunyani, Ho, and Tamale.
Download the app on Play Store and iOS version on the App Store.
Online transport technology company, Taxify, began operations in Accra on December 22nd, 2017.
The Taxify app allows customers use their smartphones to request trips from the nearest Taxify driver, who will use GPS to locate the customer, then take the customer to his/her destination.
Taxify (re)enters the Ghanaian market with promises of competitive rates and reliable service. A model that will see drivers earn more, with only 15% commissions as against the current 25% charged by its competitions. Riders are also assured of spending less, better pricing, no surges and cancellation fees.
6. Hello Ride/ Hello Delivery
Hello Ride/Hello Delivery is latest to enter into the online transportation business in Ghana.
Just like many of the other ride-sharing apps, Hello Ride offers online ride-hailing services while the Hello Delivery services offer online food and delivery services including groceries as well as laundry services.
It is well as well as a food and delivery service app. The app is developed by the Africent Group.
So there you go, the 6 Uber alternatives you may use when in need of comfortable and less expensive ride services. Although I must state that Uber is widely recognized as the default go-to ride-hailing service in Ghana, but I urge you to try out any of these other services and do leave your honest feedback and opinions.
Did I miss out any ride-hailing service out there? Kindly comment below.