Once your account is enabled for this Dead Leg Discount capability, each time you get a one way job from minicabit, you can now choose to apply a temporary, location specific 10% flash sale to attract a booking straight after. This way, your driver has less chance of coming back empty on the ‘dead leg’, unlocking more income for you and your drivers per trip!
As an example if you have a booking for a pickup time of 3PM and the driver gets to the dropoff at 4PM, you can select “Add DLD” to the booking within the My Dashboard/Booking Log pages. This will create a 10% flash sale for you for any return trip from the dropoff point within a 2 mile radius. Discount is only applied up to 60 minutes after reaching the dropoff point.
Note that if you happen to already have a regular flash sale for all routes during the time period you want to set up a DLD for, then the ‘Add Dead Leg Discount’ button will not appear. And if ever there was an overlap of the two discounts (DLD and regular Flash Sale) being applied at the same pick-up time, the system will only apply the larger % discount.
If the outbound trip is cancelled by the customer and there is already a return trip which is still active with the DLD discount, you will be sent an email as a reminder for this and you will still be expected to fulfil the DLD booking at the discounted price. Please ensure you brief your day/night Controllers about this DLD capability so they don’t mistakenly reject it due to any confusion over the discount.
You can see a record of all the DLDs you applied at https://admin.minicabit.com/dead_leg_discounts.php. This table shows current and previous jobs with DLDs, and the original trip each was linked to.