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Gojek to reduce service fees for drivers by half; cut to 10% from Jun 21

Gojek to reduce service fees for drivers by half; cut to 10% from Jun 21

14/6/2021 12:36:00 PM

Gojek to reduce service fees for drivers by half; cut to 10% from Jun 21

SINGAPORE: Gojek drivers in Singapore will pay less to the ride-hailing platform from Jun 21, in a scheme that will last to at least the end of 2022.

AdvertisementAdvertisementIt will also implement a flat fee payout of S$3 for pickups of 3km or more, as well as new daily peak hour targets. Gojek said this would boost earnings by up to S$100 during peak hours.The new service fee, flat fee payout and peak hour targets will be implemented on Jun 21.

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There are no performance requirements for the lower service fees and all drivers are eligible regardless of their GoalBetter tier, said Gojek on its driver-partner blog.For Gojek taxi drivers, their service fees will continue to be waived until Aug 8, 2021.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThere will also be no performance requirements for the S$3 flat fee for far pickups. All drivers, as well as both GoCar and GoTaxi trips, are eligible for the S$3 flat fee.READ: Additional S$27 million support for taxi, private-hire drivers amid heightened COVID-19 restrictions headtopics.com

"These changes ... are designed to help (driver-partners) take home more earnings per trip and build a sustainable livelihood on the Gojek platform," said Mr Lien Choong Luen, General Manager of Gojek Singapore.The press release added:"The changes announced today reflect a significant investment in Singapore - a strategic market for Gojek - and are aligned to the company’s goal to further strengthen its market share and maximise business potential in the country."

AdvertisementFARE INCREASE BY GRABincreased its fares by S$1 for passengers using the app. The increase took effect from Jun 1, with 100 per cent of the S$1 going to drivers for the month of June 2021.The firm, which typically takes about 20 per cent of each fare, said it would not collect commissions from this S$1 during this period.

Grab said then that the revision was aimed at improving earnings for drivers. Read more: CNA »

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