Roamer is an Islamabad-based mobility startup that rents you cars by the hour, giving a fixed rate ahead of the ride depending on your specifications with no fuel, distance or peak charges.
Download the app, sign up, enter your location, select intra or intercity option, type of car, duration required, date and time etc. With each alteration, it will give you an updated flat price.
The app offers three categories to choose from: high-end Sedans, mid-range Compact with the likes of Cultus, Swift etc and Mini that includes Mehran and Alto.
When the driver arrives, pay at the start of the trip. At the moment, cash is the only acceptable mode of payment but the startup is trying to integrate other electronic channels like wallets and bank cards.
The base hourly fare starts from $6.45 for Mini and goes up to $9.82 for Sedans. For every subsequent hour, the additional cost is somewhere between the range of $3.79 and $6.03. Their own revenues come from charging a certain commission on the total earnings of the supplier, as is typical in pretty much all shared economy models.
The duo also closed a small seed round from a network of private investors earlier this month and plans to use the bulk of that towards marketing.
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