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Welcome to 321-RIDE!
Drinking and driving sucks. When you drink and drive you risk being arrested, causing an accident, or worse, killing somebody. More over, a DUI can spell financial ruin, costing more then $10,000 in legal expenses. In a day and age of social media, your friends, family, and coworkers will undoubtedly hear about it and ask you questions. You might even lose your job. Everybody wants to have fun, nobody wants to get in trouble.
321-RIDE has a very simple premise; after a night out, we drive you home in your vehicle. Our clients call or text to order a ride. A chauffeur is immediately dispatched to the clients location. Upon arrival the chauffeur drives the client home in the client's vehicle. A second driver follows behind in a separate vehicle and picks up the chauffeur when the ride is complete. Rides are charged based on a flat rate plus mileage, with an average charge of $62 per ride. 321-RIDE is a membership based service, currently with an annual fee of $200. With our expansion we will be changing to a monthly membership model, under $8 per month.
For more then 6 years, 321-RIDE has been in business in Greater Cincinnati to help our clients better enjoy their nights out. We are now ready to embrace new technology and expand far beyond the Cincinnati area. The money raised in this campaign will go directly into the creation of a mobile app for both iPhone & Android. Imagine sitting in a loud bar and scheduling your own chauffeur with the press of just one button and never having to get out of your seat. Even better, the app will allow you to share 321-RIDE with friends and get rewarded for doing so! The app will revolutionize how 321-RIDE operates. Individuals will be able to sign up and order a ride at anytime. The funds raised will also go to covering the start up expenses for business launch in Columbus and Cleveland. Help us expand so that we can help you and your friends have more enjoyable nights out. You have fun, we will drive.
The Mobile App
Your donation will be used to design, build and implement a mobile app for both iPhone and Android platforms. The app will make 321-RIDE an on demand service, where a person can download the app, sign up, and order a ride in less then 2 minutes.
Here are just a few of the benefits of a mobile app for our clients:
- One touch ride ordering - no phone calls or text messages needed
- No waiting on hold, no dispatchers
- Refer a friend and earn free rides
- No need to leave the bar or go somewhere quiet to call for a ride
- Always know where your chauffeur is and how long until they will be to you
- Faster pick up times
- Ability to rate chauffeurs after each ride
- You can choose your favorite chauffeur or let the app pick for you
- Simplicity; all of your information is securely stored, no cash needed, ever!
With building the mobile app, 321-RIDE will update its back end systems which will allow for a more streamlined business that is ready to grow. New back end features will include quicker communication of information to chauffeurs, ability to track location of chauffeurs at all times, and automatic payroll systems.
We are amped up and ready to expand to major cities throughout Ohio, followed quickly by Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. With the development of the 321-RIDE mobile app, expansion will be quick and seamless.
With your help we can bring 321-RIDE to cities throughout Ohio and beyond. Our expansion will help individuals better enjoy their night, but it will also allow for restaurants to take better care of their valuable customers via a free chauffeur home. Most importantly 321-RIDE's expansion will mean fewer drunk drivers on the road. Which means we are all safer in the end.
Our goal is for 321-RIDE to open for business in Columbus in June of 2014 followed by Cleveland a few months later. Our unique form of transportation will transform how you enjoy night life. Whether you go out and enjoy a drink once a week or once a year, 321-RIDE will be on call to assist you.
Other Ways You Can Help
We are grateful for everyone who donates to 321-RIDE's cause. We also understand that not everyone will be able to contribute and that's cool. You can help in other ways, too.
- Tell your friends & family about 321-RIDE
- Share 321-RIDE's Indiegogo campaign on your favorite social media. Remember to tag us on twitter @321RIDE or mention us on Facebook.
- We are always hiring upstanding people with good driving records to become 321-RIDE Chauffeurs. Email us and we will contact you about a job when we expand to your city.
- On-Call Chauffeur Service: 321-RIDE's standard service. You call, text, or use the app to order a ride and a chauffeur is immediately dispatched to your pickup location. The chauffeur then drives you home in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. No pre-scheduling is needed. Pricing is based on mileage driven.
- Hourly Chauffeur Service: A pre-planned service, where the client schedules a date and time in advance for a chauffeur to arrive at the client's home. The chauffeur then transports the client in the client's vehicle wherever they would like to go. The chauffeur is solely dedicated to this one client for the entire evening and remains with the vehicle throughout the trip. Pricing is based on a flat hourly rate.
*Please note that 321-RIDE is a membership based company. You will be required to agree to 321-RIDE's terms and conditions and fees before having access to our services or your account credits. The account credits issued as Perks will be applied to all monthly, membership, and rides fees until credit balance is reduced to zero. Account credits can not be used to provide gratuity. Gratuity will be charged to credit card on file.