Kabbee and Cordic sign partnership to deliver end to end digital cab booking in the UK


11-04-2013

Kabbee, the price comparison service for London minicabs has announced a strategic partnership with Cordic, the UK’s leading automated despatch solution provider. The partnership will enable the first fully digital minicab booking solution in the UK.

“We are excited to be forming a powerful and exclusive partnership with Cordic,” said Justin Peters, CEO of Kabbee. “By combining the consumer appeal of our award-winning mobile apps with Cordic’s market leading fleet management software, we can create the perfect outcome for fleets, drivers and consumers. Kabbee’s vision is to improve the sector for all stakeholders and this agreement is a big step in that direction.”

The UK private hire sector is worth £5bn p.a. with approximately 40% of the market in Greater London. Though large, the fragmented market has historically meant customers have sub-standard access to high quality providers while fleets face significant challenges to grow outside their traditional areas. The partnership with Cordic means that once a passenger makes their booking on the Kabbee app/website, the journey will be electronically ‘dropped’ into a fleet’s despatch software and then the GPS system of the closest available driver. This eliminates any potential risk of human error, speeds up the process and means that the minicab driver wastes less time and fuel finding an address. Passengers will benefit from reduced lead times and richer data from a wider choice of fleets. The ability for passengers to track the movement of their car is available in competing black taxi apps and has been a critical feature in their success. Kabbee will now also offer this functionality.

“Kabbee and Cordic are very complementary. Kabbee ensures customers get the cab they want by enabling a marketplace for fleets, while Cordic ensures fleets provide great service for each booking” said Fara Arani, Commercial Director of Cordic. “Our partnership will not only improve the passenger experience, but will also enable our fleets and their drivers to increase revenues while empowering staff. We believe working with Kabbee will drive the industry forward”.

The deal with Cordic will support Kabbee’s UK expansion to major UK cities by enabling faster addition of fleets to Kabbee’s customer offering.

 



About Kabbee Exchange Ltd
Kabbee is an instant cab price comparison, booking and payment service available in London as an iPhone and Android app and at www.kabbee.com. Kabbee lets users instantly compare 60 leading London fleets and then book and pay by cash, card or pre-paid account. This saves passengers time and money and increases fleet efficiency as well as the earnings of the drivers. Kabbee was launched in June 2011 and has had over 200,000 app downloads.  For more information, visit www.kabbee.com

About Cordic
Formed in 2002, Cordic Ltd develops and markets state-of-the-art fleet management solutions including mobile data despatch systems targeted at the Taxi, Private Hire and Courier Service sectors. Cordic’s core products operate over public GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) networks and incorporate leading edge wireless and interactive voice response (IVR) technologies to provide reliability, flexibility and scalability while providing the most cost effective solution and best user experience. Having introduced the world’s first GPRS based mobile data despatch system, Cordic is the largest, most proven provider of GPRS based taxi despatch systems in the world today. Cordic has teamed up with wireless operators, hardware manufacturers and software vendors and has strategic alliances with Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, BT and HP. For more information, visit www.cordic.com 

For fleets or partners interested in learning more about working with Kabbee, enquiry@kabbee.com
For fleets interested in learning more about working with Cordic, sales@cordic.com

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Kabbee contact:
Colin Myer
+44(0)207 291 0242
colin.myer@diffusionpr.com

Cordic contact:
Danielle Kinsella
Marketing Manager
Cordic Ltd
t: +44 (0)1954 233 233
danielle.k@cordic.com 

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Cordic provides a ground breaking data despatch system combined with street navigation and satellite tracking for the transport industry.

Cordic Ltd