Note that any Postcode Area Prices covering a particular route will take priority over any existing Location Price, Per Mile Price (PMP) and minimum fare for that same route.
When a customer enters their trip details, minicabit’s technology instantly scans all your pricing data to present the most appropriate quote for the trip. Location prices will override all other prices set up on your account but if you have not entered any Location prices; the system will calculate a price using your Postcode Area pricing; if you have neither of these available, it will calculate a price using your Mileage rates.
This means that your fares will be calculated:
- By Location
- By Postcode Area
- By Mileage: Please note that journeys are calculated based on the fastest distance from pickup to dropoff. If that implies taking the M25, then you should not request more money from the passenger since that mileage is already taken into account on the distance and price calculation.
By Postcode Area is a fixed price between two postcode areas. E.g. NW1 to TW6. Fixed prices by postcode area is the most effective way of pricing popular routes, therefore we highly recommend you enter as many postcode area prices (PAPs) as possible.
To set your prices by postcode area, you will need to use the table on the By Postcode Area page. To get to this page from your minicabit dashboard, go to Postcode Area Prices.
Postcode Area Price Table
To enter a Postcode Area Price (PAP):
i) Enter pick-up postcode area
ii) Enter drop-off postcode area
iii) Enter the price for 1-4 passenger vehicle
iv) If you want to set the same price for the return journey, you can do so by checking ‘Also create a price for reverse direction?’
v) Click ‘Add’
Add Postcode Area Price Table
If you have vehicles larger then 1-4 passengers, the remaining columns (5-6, 7 passengers etc.) will automatically pre-populate depending on the vehicle uplifts you have entered in the Vehicle Uplift Table. To find out more about vehicle uplifts, please click here.
If you have a large number of prices to enter, please email us at email@example.com about how we can bulk upload these prices from a special spreadsheet we’ll send you to complete.
Please remember to take into consideration our commission when entering your pricing. You should also include any VAT that you need to pay on these prices (12% commission for regular cars, 17% commission for Executive Cars, Premium cars and minibuses).