ixigo cabs, one of India’s leading aggregator for cabs, has recently introduced outstation cab bookings by building a marketplace of intercity cab aggregators and vendors with a reverse bidding model. Over 250 vendors will compete internally, providing consumers the lowest possible fare in under 120 seconds. Outstation and intercity cab bookings with the reverse bidding model are now available on ixigo’s website and app for more than 10 cities in North India including Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Jammu, Shimla, Manali, Meerut and Alwar.
Commenting on the launch, Venus Dhuria, business head – cabs, ixigo.com, said, “Our primary objective has always been to simplify a traveller’s life, and in this case we are doing so by getting them the best outstation cab deal in just a few minutes. In addition, we are also giving travellers the option to book a one-way cab, helping them save upto 50 per cent on the total cost. Within just a few weeks of the launch we are responding to over 2,000 cab queries a day with an average ticket size of INR 6,000. We foresee this category to become bigger than intracity cabs over time.”
ixigo cabs aggregates cab vendors from over 300 cities in India and also has tie-ups for its meta-search with prominent intercity taxi aggregators such as AHA Taxis, GetMeCab and OneWay.Cab. The company has conducted background verifications and ‘mystery-shopped’ all its listed taxi vendors and aggregators over a period of three months prior to the launch of intercity services to ensure safety of travellers and to maintain a high standard.
Speaking on the collaboration with ixigo cabs, Amit Grover, CEO, AHA taxis said, “We are proud of our association with ixigo. Having a large pool of intent data for inter-city travellers makes ixigo cabs the right distribution partner for AHA Taxis. Inter-city cabs is a US$ 9 billion market opportunity and we look forward to growing the market together.”
Tavellers can book an outstation cab through ixigo cabs on Android, mobile web and the ixigo website. The company expects to roll out aggressively throughout India in the months to come.