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.
Location pricing is a fixed price between any defined areas around two specific points. E.g. a price between a 2-mile radius around one full postcode to a 2-mile radius around another full postcode. This pricing tool is optional but please note, if you chose to have Location prices, this will override all other prices (including fixed prices and mileage) on your account.
To set your prices by location, you will need to enter them on the By Location page. To get to this page from your minicabit dashboard, go to My Pricing > By Location.
Location Pricing Table
To add a fixed price from one location to another location:
i) Click ‘+Add Prices’
ii) Enter ‘start’ postcode, enter the radius in miles around the start postcode, click the magnifying glass
iii) Enter the ‘finish’ postcode, enter the radius in miles around the finish postcode, click the magnifying glass
iv) Enter what you would charge for a journey between the two postcode areas for a 1-4 passenger vehicle.
v) If you want to set the same price for the return journey, you can do so by checking ‘Create a return journey price?’.
vi) Click ‘Save’
Add new Location Price
If you have vehicles larger then 1-4 passengers (5-6, 7 passengers etc.), the table will automatically pre-populate the remaining vehicle prices depending on the vehicle uplifts you have entered in the Vehicle Uplift Table. To find out more about vehicle uplifts, please click here.
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).