Careem, the largest ride-hailing service in Pakistan and one of the largest in the world, has proven to be an extremely convenient service for the commuters in Pakistan. Careem Pakistan has extended the scope of its services offered to a great extend as it now offers all sorts of rides from Go Mini to Business, inter-city rides, bike rides and even delivery services.
Reportedly, Careem has got another idea in the pipeline and is testing it out before it can be commercially rolled out. Careem, via its blog, announced that they are testing a peer to peer credit transfer feature. It is reportedly being tested out in Egypt but it’s not commercially available yet.
What is a Peer-to-Peer Credit Transfer Feature and How Would it be Useful?
A peer to peer credit transfer is basically a system which would enable the users of Careem to transfer credit to each other via the Careem Mobile app. The company says, “The idea is to provide our customers with the ability to easily and instantaneously transfer Careem credit through their wallets to friends and family. For example, it will allow a parent to send credit to their child to take a Careem ride back home, or for companies to transfer credit to their out-of-office sales force to simplify their claims and reimbursement process.”
They further elaborate, “It can also come in handy when you’re out of cash and have no balance in your wallet but need to ride with us urgently. Or it could be as basic as saying “thank you” with a little token of appreciation. And as we add more features to our wallet, the potential uses will grow”.
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This feature certainly sounds like something that would come in handy in a lot of situations. It would also provide a unique competitive edge against its competitors.
When Will this Feature be Available in Pakistan?
This feature is currently being tested out in Egypt so we can expect that it will be rolled out commercially within the next few months. If there’s one thing that we can be certain about, it is that this feature will not be limited to Egypt and will also arrive in Pakistan, as hinted by the Facebook Page of Careem Pakistan.