WATERTOWN, N.Y., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft have been given the go ahead to expand into upstate New York as early as this summer. A marketing campaign is already underway to build up a supply of drivers in the region. That's why a transportation mobility company just launched NNYBlitzTaxi.com, a taxi-hailing mobile application dedicated to helping small-business taxi companies compete in Northern New York.
"NNYBlitzTaxi.com came about as an effort to connect small-business taxi companies and level the playing field with the use of the NNY Blitz app. Our taxi-hailing app provides passengers with the ability to request a ride, rate drivers, and allow passengers to view the current location of their driver just as you would other ride-hailing apps. There is no doubt that when equipped with our app, small-business taxi companies are empowered to rival and succeed with technology that is comparable to large companies like Uber and Lyft. It goes without saying -- getting teched out -- will improve services for passengers and could spell competition for ride-hailing drivers in Northern New York," said Harry Palomino, Founder of the taxi-hailing app.
NNYBlitzTaxi.com went live this month, just as Uber is set to arrive in upstate New York. Inquiring is easy – taxi owners simply go to the website, apply, and expect a call back to discuss membership and fulfillment of business needs. Aside from taxi-mobile technology support, NNYBlitzTaxi.com will provide small-business taxi owners with a wide array of digital and social media marketing solutions to showcase their capabilities. One taxi company owner, Marvin Mazariego, who owns and operates -- Fort Drum EZ Cab -- is already equipped with the NNY Blitz app to meet the demands of his share of the market. "It's an experience that is much needed for soldiers, families, and members of the 10th Mountain community," said Mazariego.
The earliest possible date for arrival of ride-hailing companies in upstate New York is July 8. Passengers will be charged a 4 percent state "assessment fee" on each trip, as well as a 2.5 percent surcharge to cover worker's compensation costs for drivers. Nevertheless, ride-hailing companies have avowed to further a corporate and business strategy that will analyze the demand for ride-hailing requests and a supply of drivers to determine how they will emerge through cities in upstate.
"Essentially, small-business taxi owners have an opportunity -- right now, rather than to beat 'em, join 'em by adapting to their use of mobile technology through our taxi-hailing app," said Harry Palomino. "And it works! -- This weekend, taxi drivers were receiving ride requests through the NNY Blitz app available on Android and iOS. Our app features ride requests, street pick up, and carpooling options to serve a passengers travel needs."
In addition to the taxi-hailing app, NNY Blitz, has scheduled to launch a delivery app (www.NNYBlitzEATS.com) as early as this July 4 weekend. It will begin operating in Jefferson County and seek to gain other counties in the North Country region. A few items listed at checkout include, wine, dry cleaning, food, or prescription drug pickup and delivery; Providers will be available to run errands; additionally, they may be able to fulfill special requests.
Founded in 2017 by Harry Palomino, NNYBlitzTaxi.com is committed to improving the Northern New York taxi-limo landscape by equipping and facilitating small-business taxi companies with technology that improves the service experience of their passengers. Notably, through its exclusive taxi-hailing app that optimizes small-business taxi services in any region of Northern New York.
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SOURCE NNY Blitz, Inc.