We have a new competitor in ridshare in 2017 and that new rideshare competitor is Rydengo.
Move over Uber and Lyft. Juno better sell it’s company before they waste more investor money.
Rydengo is the first of it’s kind to offer drivers a subscription rideshare service with no commission taken from drivers earnings.
How Does Rydengo Work?
Drivers are able to set daily mileage, time rates and base fare for their rideshare customers at any time, and it’s quick and easy. Drivers will have the ability to change their rates and can compensate for daily business expenses, such as rising gas prices, or peak drive times.
Passengers Choose Drivers
When a passenger requests a ride, multiple drivers in their area can respond to that request with competitive pricing for that ride. By allowing multiple drivers to respond with their own rates, customers have more prices to choose from.
Customers can now shop for the best deals that fit their budget for a ride, and save money at the same time.
Will Rydengo Work?
Rydengo seems like a great idea for drivers but can it really compete with Uber and Lyft in an already saturated market? With other companies having such low fares it doesn’t seem possible to get rides if you want to charge passengers for what your time and car is really worth. If we try to charge taxi prices then customers will stay with Uber and Lyft. However, in the end, without paying Rydengo a commission like we do Uber and Lyft, we can atleast set our prices the same and still make more money because that monthly subscription for Rydengo would still cost us less than Uber and Lyfts commissions do.
Maybe it’s a good thing that the cheap passengers stay with Uber and Lyft though. By offering exceptional service, the riders we want will be willing to pay a little more. Let Lyft and Uber keep those 2 mile rides that cost the driver more than it’s worth.
Will Rydengo Be Enough To Take Out Uber and Lyft?
Rydengo makes perfect sense and it can be effective but it will take a movement for us to make it work. As drivers we can take control of this industry but only if drivers are informed. If people keep driving for Uber and Lyft then it will be really hard for Rydengo to survive.
Unless Rydengo has a big marketing plan behind getting passngers I’m not sure it will break through. If drivers are paying a monthly subscription and getting no passengers then what do you think will happen?
It’s possible for Rydengo to make it but I don’t know if they have the marketing power to stabilize their idea and make it become an actual reality for drivers.
I have signed up for the Rydengo beta testing program here in Orange County and hope to get started soon so I can try and come up with effective ways for us to try and turn Uber and Lyft passengers into Rydengo passengers.
More info coming soon…
Currently Rydengo is recruiting beta testers in these current rideshare markets but there is still no word on when it will actually start.
Orange County CA, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Portland, Denver, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York City
Rydengo is already doing more than Juno and as a true “driver friendly” rideshare service they will easily destroy Junos plans. Juno thought they had a plan but it looks like Rydengo came up with a better driver friendly approach before Juno could even leave New York.
If you would like to sign up to be a beta driver or passenger then you can use the link below.