Here are some generic tips (and some specific to the Quick Ride platform) that we thought may help to increase your chances of finding shared rides, and also get rated favourably by your co-travellers.
At any time, your safety is of primary importance to us at Quick Ride. If you do not have enough information to make an informed choice, or you do not feel comfortable to join another person – we encourage you to use other options. Given the various benefits of Quick Ride – fast, comfortable, less expensive, eco-friendly, and social – we hope you can use Quick Ride as your primary choice for daily travel, and other modes can be used as backup options. Also, the more people you help to bring onboard the platform – the more options you will get to see. By using the "Share and Earn" option in the menu, you can directly refer friends and get rewarded by earning points!
|Other carpooling apps||Quick Ride||Impact of using Quick Ride|
|Encourage adding new vehicles on road||Does not encourage adding new vehicles on road. Our main aim is to efficiently utilize the "empty" seats of vehicles that are already on the roads||Reduce the traffic congestions and total travel time for all.|
|Price is high and fluctuates a lot on a daily basis||Price is very economical and does not fluctuate||Pocket friendly (almost 20-25% of price set by commercial taxi providers/aggregators)|
|Route is not fixed and de-tours are unreasonable||Route is fixed at the time of joining the ride||No de-tours and unpleasant surprises|
|Cannot control who will be my co-riders||You can see all co-riders in the ride view along with their ratings. If you don’t feel comfortable with any of them, you can unjoin the ride.||Very transparent and more secure|
Rider gets to share your petrol cost and network with corporate employees.
Ride Taker gets to share the empty seats in colleague's vehicle, avoids traffic at a cost cheaper than a bus yet more comfortable
Global level: Change the default value at Settings in offer ride price per KM and save. This value will be considered for all rides shared by the user, unless it is customized at each ride level.
Ride level: Just before offering a ride, tap the Settings button at the lower-corner of the app and adjust the value to desired value and then post the ride. This value will be considered for this ride only.
For passenger: You buy these points by recharging your account from the app. You transfer these points to the rider/car owner on completion of a ride as per the per kilometre fixed rate. Whenever you wish to get refund of these points just write to us at email@example.com for full refund.
For rider: Points are transferred to you by your co-riders at the end of every ride as per the per kilometre fixed rate. You can redeem these points at your nearby petrol pumps using your Quick Ride petro card.
All users need to verify their phone no for registering with Quick Ride. Quick Ride clearly differentiates the users with Verified status, after validating the Corporate email id. Users can configure their social network profiles, so other users can make informed decisions before connecting.
Apart from all the verification, every profile depicts rating given by other riders/ passengers. After every ride we request you to rate and give your feedback, this will help others to choose the ride partner.
Verified users: A Quick Ride user claiming to work for a company is promoted to "Verified" status only if he/she completes verification process on the official email ID provided by that company. Such users can be trusted better than "Not-verified" users. Use caution when you have to travel with "Not-verified" users. We strongly suggest you to set your company name and official email ID in your profile and complete the verification process. This will increase your chances of being accepted as ride partner by others.
Users from same company: Quick Ride can be configured to show ride partners from within your company only. To enable this option, go to Settings -> Ride match preferences -> Tick "Same Company" -> Save. After this preference is set, you will be shown only those rides that are posted by Quick Ride users from your company. Similarly, your ride will be shown to your colleagues only.
Users from same gender: Quick Ride can be configured to show ride partners belonging to your gender only. To enable this option, go to Settings -> Ride match preferences -> Tick "Same Gender" -> Save. After this preference is set, you will be shown only those rides that are posted by Quick Ride users of same gender. Similarly, your ride will be shown to other users of same gender only.
Average rating from other users: After every successful shared ride, each user is given an opportunity to rate the co-rider on a scale of 1 to 5 along with a brief feedback. Quick Ride shows the average rating along with no of times the user is rated. Prefer users with higher average rating and with more no of users having rated the user. For e.g., if there are four matched users to choose from:
See "Do's and Don'ts" in our website for tips on how to get better ratings from other users.
In spite of all these, when you meet your ride partner, if you don't feel comfortable sharing the ride, just cancel your ride or unjoin from the ride. There is no obligation to continue against your gut feeling.