What is Carpooling & How Can You Benefit From It?Parizzo Webmaster
Need to catch a ride? There is no need to hail a taxi, catch a bus, or join the queue to take the BRT during your commute around Lagos.
All you have to do is whip out your smartphone, select a car owner on the Parizzo passenger app and enjoy the benefits of carpooling.
If you are a career professional who has a car and has been looking for ways to make money, you can easily make some cool cash on the side by using your car for carpooling.
So, what exactly does carpooling mean?
Carpooling refers to when a car owner travelling to a particular location or destination rents out his vacant seats to passengers going to that same destination.
For example, if Yinka, a Tech Analyst, who works at a tech company, owns a car, works at Yaba and is on his way to Yaba, Yinka carpools when he picks up Sola, Ayeni and Lola, who are all going to Yaba as well.
Carpools are often organised for a single route and used daily, usually to and from school or work.
Carpooling reduces transportation costs, traffic congestions and pollution.
These attributes make carpooling a cheaper commute option, ecological and economical.
Why Should You Use Carpooling Services or Make Money With Your Car in Lagos?
1. Carpooling provides an additional source of income. Most Parizzo car owners use the money they make from offering carpooling services as an extra source of income.
2. Carpooling saves you money. When you carpool, you keep more money to yourself. Thanks to the money gained from the commuters who share your car.
3. It’s easier to get a ride. For passengers, say goodbye to hustling bus rides or motorbikes with other commuters or waiting your turn at BRT bus parks.
With Parizzo, all you have to do is use your Parizzo Passenger App to locate a ride close to your destination. The app matches you with a verified Parizzo Car Owner within that vicinity, and the trip will happen as scheduled on the app.
4. Passengers don’t have to make cash payments so, no need for change palava. After all, you are a working professional with little to no time to waste.
5. Finally, carpooling is an effective form of transportation. For those who have used carpooling services and got caught up in the traffic, the feeling of watching the meter tick is enough to increase your anxiety and ruin your transport budget plans. Parizzo will not add the costs associated with getting stuck in traffic to your original transport cost!
How Do I Request For A Parizzo Carpool?
Why should you ride with Parizzo, you might ask? First of all, it’s easy to get pickups along the way. The Parizzo Car owner app will connect you with passengers along your route to fill the vacant seats in your car.
See it this way: you get to greet your co-riders with a welcoming smile while you all save money. It’s a win-win for both parties.
Additionally, all Parizzo rides are hygienic, social distance- friendly and COVID complaint. Every Parizzo car owner will not accommodate more than three passengers in their cars (one beside the driver and two at the back), who must also wear their face masks, including the car owners.
We take your safety seriously.
How does Parizzo Carpooling Services Work?
Open the Parizzo Passenger App and set your trip details. Once that is done, you can search for available car owners going along your way and then send a trip request. Upon confirmation by the Car Owner, you’re good to go!
Be at the necessary location you ought to be, so it’s easy and quick to hop in when the car owner gets there. That way, you don’t delay other office workers waiting to be picked or already in the car, going to the same destination as you.
3. Exit the car
Hop out of the car upon completion of the trip, and rate the trip. Parizzo will charge the cost of the journey to your payment method.
Other Points to Note:
- For Car Owners: You can also send trip offers to passengers heading your way via the Car Owner App. You should also set your trip routes in advance as this will help passengers heading your way find you.
- Parizzo allows its users to schedule their trips once. You don’t have to enter the details of your destination every day.
- The Parizzo Car Owner App and Passenger App has incredible features that would blow your mind away:
I. Amazing User Interface for enhanced user experience.
II. Ability to save up to 2 different trip routes on the app.
III. Safety feature for a more secured trip.
IV. Call and Chat feature for effective communication.
V. More payment options at your fingertips.
VI. Faster Access to the Parizzo Support Team
VII. Notification of your trip activities.