Formerly named Taxify, the ride-hailing company Bolt has launched a new service in Ghana. This new service is called “Bolt for Business”. It is the version of Bolt that targets corporations and seeks to manage corporate trips through a single portal.
The City Manager for Bolt Accra, Nonso Onwuzulike, said, “We have launched Bolt for Business after noticing that a growing number of Bolt trips are taken for business purposes during working hours, whether it’s commuting to work, rushing to client meetings or getting to the airport.”
Bolt for Business extends Bolt’s service and brings a positive impact of the ride-hailing business in the country. Bolt has also removed the “Own Transport Required” requirement for joining its pool. With this new feature, it’s going to be a lot easier for riders to move around as there will be a lot of people joining Bolt as drivers, even if they do not own the cars.
The City Manager continued, “In a country with erratic public transport and high costs of car ownership, Bolt for Business offers a convenient and cost-efficient solution to business travel. It also provides an alternative transport option for the many young people entering the workplace who cannot yet afford their own vehicle, or who actively choose to not buy a car.”
Corporations that wish to join can do it by allocating a monthly budget through the Bolt platform to individual employees. This makes sure that all their employees who travel for business enjoy reliable personal transport without the prohibitive costs associated with vehicle ownership.
Nonso Onwuzulike also added that Bolt for Business “is the perfect solution for entrepreneurs and SMEs, where time is money and hours spent in traffic can be put to better use if someone else – like a driver on the Bolt platform – is driving.”
On this new service, paying for rides is made easy. Companies just have to pay Bolt once a month instead of compensating each individual employee.
Bolt for Business is available in more than 30 markets across Europe and Africa.