redBus.in Indian bus ticketing platform announced its partnership with Uber an on-demand cab transportation app, to together present an offer to its customers. The offer is that one has to book a bus ticket using the redBus mobile app, to avail 2 free rides to the bus stop valued at Rs. 300 each in any of the following cities: Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi & Chennai.
“redBus is always on the lookout to get the best deals for its customers and make their travel experience delightfully easy and cost-effective. Our partnership with Uber is a prime example of this as it will help us improve our customers experience with road travel.” says Prakash Sangam CEO redBus.in about the partnership and the impact it will have on travel in India.
redbus.in was founded in to 2007 and it became part of ibibo Group in 2013 via a 100% acquisition. The business owns three products – redBus™, BOGDS™, SeatSeller™ serving the fragmented bus industry in India.
redBus™ is consumer facing travel brand enabling customers to buy tickets on internet, on mobile. BOGDS™ is a cloud solution built for bus operators. Thousands of bus operators in India use this platform. SeatSeller™ is GDS for bus inventory distribution. Over 10,000 retail agents and 100+ corporates including the OTAs use SeatSeller to sell bus tickets to their customers.
Recently, US based on-demand car service, Uber has raised USD 1.2 billion in a fresh round at a valuation of USD 18 billion led by mutual-fund managers Fidelity Investments, Blackrock and Wellington Management. It received USD 361.2 million from Google Ventures and USD 200 million from Texas Pacific Group. Also, in India the firm has opened offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. In addition to expanding into new markets, Uber has also been adding new products and features over time.
At present, the firm is operating in 128 cities in 37 countries around the world with hundreds of thousands of transportation providers and millions of consumers connecting to its platform.
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