Free Pickup Areas (FPAs)
Free Pick-up Areas are postcode areas where the fare is calculated from the pickup location. Fixed Fares and Location Pricing will override any Free Pick-Up Areas you set up on your account.
Per Mile Price (PMP) jobs are priced according to the total mileage from your office postcode to the pickup point to the dropoff point. Now with Free Pickup Areas (FPAs), you can set postcode areas where any pickup that is within them has their Per Mile Price fare charged only from its pickup point to the drop off i.e. any mileage from your office base to pickup is not charged.
FPAs are useful for where you have drivers who are regularly operating or based in areas further away from your office, so you don’t need to charge the mileage from your office making your pricing even more competitive in these areas.
Please note that if you were to select e.g. a London airport’s postcode area as a free pick-up area, then you could hypothetically receive a job from wherever you’re based in the country to then pick up from that London airport without charging any dead mileage.
So for instance, if your fleet is based in E8 in East London but you regularly have drivers near Heathrow Airport (postcode area TW6), you might want an FPA for TW6. This means that for all car sizes
- your quotes will appear for any pickup from TW6 going in any direction, just as it would from your office postcode, so please consider if this aligns with your Private Hire Operator license coverage
- any job based on your Per Mile Price from TW6 will be based on mileage from TW6 to the dropoff point, disregarding any mileage from your base postcode to TW6
- your standard notice period for each vehicle size/type will apply (unless you have applied a Postcode Lead Time for that same postcode area).
If you want to add any FPAs, please email email@example.com to specify which FPAs you want us to enter on the basis that they will apply to all your car sizes. You can then see which FPAs are live at the bottom of the My pricing page