Go-Jek Is The ‘Jek’ Of All Trades In The Ride-Sharing Industry
Since the announcement of Go-Jek’s entrance into Singapore ride-sharing scene, there has been much anticipation on what they would bring to our shores.
Go-Jek, an Indonesian ride-hailing firm, is wasting no time as it prepares for its November launch.
To date, it has already roped in 6 car rental firms to sign up private-hire drivers and supply vehicles to those who do not have their own.
So what can drivers and consumers expect when Go-Jek lands?
Not just another Grab clone
Widely hailed as Grab’s biggest rival in Singapore, Go-Jek started as a ride-hailing app for motorcycle taxis in Indonesia.
But it has since expanded to provide on-demand services and moved into the FinTech space with its payment services. Go-Jek Pay anyone?
Massages, courier services & housekeeping on-the-go
The hype is real for their super app to hit home too.
In Indonesia, Go-Jek boasts a multifunctional super app that provides on-demand services such as massages, housekeeping, beauty, courier and food delivery.
Hence, there’s a high potential that they will offer more than just car-sharing services here.
FYI, the Go-Jek app can be downloaded now, although its services are still currently unavailable.
Screengrab from Go-Jek app
Go-Jek revs up to get going
Go-Jek is free to contact the estimated 70,000 drivers who are using the Grab app, as a result of the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore’s (CCCS) non-exclusivity clause for private-hire players.
They will also be adopting an asset-light strategy in Singapore — this means they’ll be partnering car rental firms for their operations.
Go-Jek has not been available for comment but industry murmurings point towards drivers not being charged commissions.
This is definitely a sweet way to win over drivers and passengers, but we have no way of confirming how long this will last.
Head to head with Grab
But with Temasek Holdings, Tencent & Google backing Go-Jek’s rapid expansion into Southeast Asia, we’re waiting with bated breath to see why the hype is real.
We expect Go-Jek’s ride-hailing services to arrive first – pitting them head to head with Grab – before introducing their wide array of services.
One thing’s for sure, Go-Jek will definitely give Grab a run for its money.
Featured image from CafeF.