ZayRide Launches New Ride-Sharing Feature

Ride-hailing firm ZayRide has introduced a ride-sharing feature that enables multiple passengers heading in the same direction to share a single ride. Launched this week, this feature allows passengers to enjoy a 30% discount on their fares, while drivers can increase their earnings by 50% by accommodating multiple passengers, according to ZayRide.

To utilize the new service, passengers simply need to select the “ZaySahre” option on the ZayRide app if they don’t mind sharing the ride with others.

The app then matches passengers with similar routes or nearby pick-up points who have also chosen the shared ride option. During the journey, the driver may pick up additional passengers heading towards the same destination. Passengers are dropped off in an optimized order to minimize travel time.

Ride sharing was first introduced in the capital by the now-defunct Pick Pick Taxi around five years ago. However, the company’s loan arrangement for vehicles led to its …

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ZayRide Partners with Addis Motor Taxi to Offer Motorcycle Ride-hailing Services in Ethiopia

The ride-hailing firm ZayRide has announced its partnership with a motorcycle ride-hailing startup Addis Motor Taxi, enabling users to book motorcycles through the ZayRide platform.

The partnership, which was signed on March 1st, 2023, aims to enable the two companies to leverage each other’s strengths, ensuring that their services are more reliable, accessible, and affordable to a broader range of customers in Addis Ababa and other regional cities of Ethiopia.

Customers will be able to book motorcycles for transportation and delivery services through the ZayRide app and call center (6303), as well as the Addis Motor Taxi app and call center (9530).

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ZayRide Joins Google For Startups Accelerator

ZayRide, Ethiopia based ride hailing startup, joins Google for Startups Accelerator Africa 2020 class.

Google for Startups Accelerator ( formerly known as Launchpad) Africa Class 5 will be delivered remotely this time. There will be one combined class, with 20 startups not 12 as in the past.

The 3 months program with a one week ‘virtual bootcamp’ per month starts at 29th June and end on...

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