11Nov

Kabbee Treats – get miles ahead!

Kabbee is taking the lead in the industry, as the first cab app to launch a loyalty programme for its top users, called Kabbee Treats.

Kabbee Treats includes a range of rewards from some of London’s best-loved, emerging and existing brands such as LateRooms.com, Naked Wines, Pact Coffee, Hubbub, Housekeep, LOVESPACE and La Gourmandina.

Earn Kabbee miles by making a journey through the app, referring a friend or booking a premium car! Will you be a Gold, Silver, or BronzeBee?

137) Loyalty Ts & Cs - 11.11.14

If you are a loyal Kabbee user, and your cab arrives more than five minutes late, you are entitled to the 5 Minute Punctuality Promise.

Please see the full terms and conditions below:

  • The ‘5 Minute Punctuality Promise’ means that where a car is not available to be boarded in the booked location five minutes after the booked pick up time, and where Kabbee is made aware of this and cannot provide evidence to the contrary, a credit for the value of the booking will be applied to the customer’s account.
  • Kabbee’s ‘5 Minute Punctuality Promise’ covers eligible bookings by customers eligible to receive Bronze, Silver and Gold user rewards.
  • Eligible bookings are those made at least 1 hour in advance and paid for using a Kabbee account (not cash or card).
  • Eligibility is defined at time of pick up not time of booking.
  • The value of the original booking will be credited to the customers Kabbee account
  • Credit awarded will be valid for two weeks from time of application
  • The credit is not exchangeable for cash or other forms of credit
  • The credit can only be used on Kabbee account bookings made by app, web or mobile web (credit cannot be used on bookings made by phone)
  • Credit cannot be mixed with other forms of payment
  • Kabbee reserves the right to preclude credits from being used on certain fleets or booking type
  • Individual credits or the overall ‘5 Minute Punctuality Promise’ scheme can be withdrawn at any time at Kabbee’s discretion and without notice
  • All credits are subject to Kabbee’s verification and discretion
  • Fleets cannot provide credit or other forms of refund directly to the customers; all claims and communications must be made to Kabbee in writing
  • Claims must be made within 1 month of travel
  • Kabbee does not accept liability for any losses incurred as a result of a car being late
  • Kabbee’s standard terms and conditions apply
10Nov

Kabbee users get miles ahead, with its new loyalty programme

 

Kabbee Treats

Kabbee, London’s leading licensed minicab comparison and booking app, is taking the lead in the industry, as the first cab app to launch a loyalty programme, called Kabbee Treats. Launched today, Kabbee Treats includes rewards from some of London’s best-loved brands such as LateRooms.com, Naked Wines, Pact Coffee, Hubbub, Housekeep, LOVESPACE and La Gourmandina. These popular brands will complement Kabbee’s own rewards, which includes a full refund for late cabs as part of its 5 Minute Punctuality Promise*, an upgrade to a premium car and free credit to say thank you to loyal users.

With a combination of luxury treats from Kabbee and its brand buddies, Kabbee Treats has been designed to enhance the lifestyle of its 500,000+ users across London, giving users a ‘mile’ for every pound spent. The money-saving app is providing its top users with a range of rewards, from food and drink, travel, cleaning, and many more, to make their lives even easier.

The app’s top users will be entitled to a selection of rewards, based on how many miles they have earned via Kabbee over a three month period. Kabbee’s users can earn more miles by referring a friend, or by upgrading to a premium car for their journey.

  • GoldBees– will need to earn more than 500 miles
  • SilverBees – will need to earn between 250 – 500 miles
  • BronzeBees – will need to earn between 100 – 250 miles

Justin Peters, CEO & Founder of Kabbee, comments on the exciting launch: “We recently conducted research to identify what our users enjoy doing in their spare time and the top interests were travel and food and drink. Therefore, we’ve designed Kabbee Treats to meet the demands of our loyal users, including rewards such as food and drink, hotel stays, cleaning services and many more.

“Our main focus is on quality and reliability, as well as price discounts on both standard and premium cars. Therefore, the 5 Minute Punctuality Promise ensures that our users will rely upon Kabbee to deliver a fantastic service, whenever and wherever they need it.”

Emma Stevens, a regular Kabbee user comments on the new loyalty programme: “I was delighted to see that one of my favourite apps has introduced a reward programme to offer such enjoyable treats – I can get great vouchers for wine and a sparkling clean house, or discounts for a weekend away, which are all very useful for us busy Londoners! The ’5 Minute Punctuality Promise’ is a fantastic service guarantee and I think other users will enjoy earning Kabbee miles.”

*Please see full T&Cs here: http://blog.kabbee.com/news/kabbee-treats-get-miles-ahead/ 

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For more information please contact the Kabbee press office at Sense Communications at kabbee@sensecommunications.co.uk or call 0203 551 3954.

Notes to Editor

About Kabbee:

  • Kabbee lets users instantly compare quotes from more than 70 leading London fleets – based on time, location and type of car – and then book and pay by cash, card or pre-paid account. This saves passengers time and money and increases fleet efficiency.
  • Kabbee was launched in June 2011 and has had more than 500,000 app downloads to date.
  • Kabbee incentivises its users to earn credit with its Free Cabs programme. By simply sharing their referral code the user gets £10 free credit for any friend who makes their first new account booking and their friend will automatically get £10 free credit too! Please refer to full T&Cs.
  • Kabbee uses a GPS-based Live Plot technology to reduce the waiting time for its customers by up to 14 minutes on average, and half dead mileage for drivers.
  • Kabbee won the UK Mobile App & Design Awards for ‘Best Startup App’ in June 2014.
  • Kabbee was recently named as a ‘Future 50 Brand’ by Real Business, for being one of Britain’s most exciting and disruptive new businesses.
  • Kabbee was featured in both the 2014 Fortune 50 list and Mobile Entertainment Top 50 innovators list.
  • Kabbee has been shortlisted for the Appster Awards ‘Best Consumer App’, Mobile Entertainment’s ‘Best Travel App’, and the Growing Business Awards ‘Brand Builder award, all of which are being announced in November 2014.
  • Kabbee’s Founder and CEO has been shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ SME Entrepreneur.

 

 

 

31Oct

Kabbee users are never fashionably late, with these new watches!

Mandavi wins a limited edition London Fashion Week watch, Courtesy of Kabbee

Mandavi wins a limited edition London Fashion Week watch, Courtesy of Kabbee

Being late for London Fashion Week is a big faux pas, so Kabbee wanted to ensure that its users were getting to and from the ‘FRO’ (catwalk front row) on time, with timely minicabs AND free watches!

In order to be in with a chance of winning a London Fashion Week Limited Edition Swatch, all users had to do was to travel with Kabbee to or from Somerset House during LFW…..talk about easy peasy!

Mandavi was one of four lucky winners, and here’s what we found out once we’d had a chance to catch up:

Mandavi Kaushik

Mandavi is an avid fashion enthusiast who lives in London with her little kid. She enjoys dressing both herself and others up with very stylish and cultural garments. Mandavi also has a keen interest in interior design and event styling. There’s no surprise to hear that her day job is a ‘UX designer’ and by night  she’s a fashion stylist & blogger. Snazzy! You can see some of her work here.

Mandavi is a regular user of Kabbee and is often booking a minicab between fashion events around London. Ironically, she was chilling on the sofa after a tiring few days at London Fashion Week when she found out that she’d won the competition.

We asked her about her London Fashion Week experience: “It’s always fun to soak up some London Fashion Week at Somerset House. It’s a great place to discover street style and get inspiration for your wardrobe.”  You can discover a glimpse of Mandavi’s fashion week diaries on her Instagram account http://instagram.com/mandavi.

Mandavi was over the moon to win her very own watch, she said: “I am pretty chuffed about winning the limited edition Swatch watch. It came as a very pleasant surprise to me. I totally recommend the Kabbee service because it’s reliable and efficient.”

10Oct

Founder & CEO of Kabbee announced as finalist for GBEA awards!

GBEA finalist (crop)

We are pleased to announce that Justin Peters, Founder & CEO of Kabbee, has been announced as a finalist for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014! Justin will be competing in the ‘Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ’Urban Entrepreneur of the Year’ categories.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at a London venue on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

Good luck Justin!

10Oct

Kabbee announced as ME Awards finalist and becomes Top Mobile Innovator

ME innovators list

We are delighted to announce that Kabbee has been announced as a finalist for the 2014 Mobile Entertainment Awards! Kabbee will be competing in the Best Travel App category against some other big industry names.

That’s not all… Kabbee has also been named as one of the Top 50 Mobile Innovators in 2014 from Mobile Entertainment – a celebration of innovation and technology.

To see the full list of top mobile innovators, please click here.

You can also click here to see the finalists for the 2014 awards.

10Oct

Kabbee shortlisted for Appsters Award!

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We are pleased to announce that Kabbee has been successfully shortlisted for the Best Consumer App category of the 2014 Appsters awards, celebrating app development and mobile marketing!

This year, the Appsters received over 450 award entries across all of the categories, which makes it even sweeter.

The Appsters winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on 12th November 2014, which will be hosted by TV comedian John Robins.

Go Team Kabbee!

 

9Oct

Kabbee Celebrates National Customer Service Week

Pranuthi enjoys her role in customer service

Pranuthi enjoys her role in customer service

National Customer Service Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice. We recognize the hard work of our team and this month, our users rated us 8 out of 10 for customer service!

To celebrate this special week, we caught up with the Kabbee’s wonderful Customer Service Manager, Pranuthi Chander, to find out the most exciting elements in her role…

What do you enjoy most about working with Kabbee?

I love the buzz here; no two days are the same and there’s always something going on – like a new customer service initiative, training a new fleet, launching a new feature.

What does your role at Kabbee entail?

Customers! Ensuring that they have a great experience with us always. We get lots of positive feedback from our customers, which is always a pleasure and of course I am keen to resolve any issues that may arise as soon as possible.

How much experience have you had in customer service – was your previous job similar to your current role?

I have worked in customer service roles in the past, mostly in retail but Kabbee is very different from my previous roles. We work with a variety of London’s best licensed fleets, which is challenging and keeps me on my toes!

What advice would you give beginners joining the customer service sector?

If you’re passionate about helping others and develop a love your product, you’re good to go.

How does Kabbee reward / incentivise loyal customers?

We offer a Free Cabs programme – a brilliant referral scheme that my friends and I have benefitted from. We simply share a referral code with a friend, and receive £10 free credit if they make their first booking with Kabbee, and our friend will also get £10 free credit too! It’s my job to select our top customer raters of the month (my favourite part) and reward them with £50. Our product team are working on a brand new loyalty scheme that we are very excited about too – it’s a secret for now…

What feature or service of Kabbee appeals to customers the most?

Our passengers know that they can choose between a fully vetted range of the best minicab companies that offer competitive prices and lead times. They can customise their car to suit their needs and have the flexibility of pre-booking a journey or jumping into a Kabbee straight away.

How do you plan on celebrating National Customer Service Week?

Every week is customer service week at Kabbee HQ… :)

 

1Oct

Kabbee shortlisted for Growing Business awards

Growing Business Awards 2014

We are pleased to announce that Kabbee has been shortlisted for the Growing Business Awards in the Brand Builder category.

A representative from the Kabbee team will now attend a face-to-face judging on Thursday 9th October at a selected venue in London. Once all the judging has been completed, the winners will be announced at the sparkling awards ceremony on Tuesday 25th November.

Good luck to all!

The Kabbee team

14Sep

Ryan’s ravishing idea wins £100 Kabbee credit

At Kabbee, we wanted to find out the best things to do and the coolest places to go for two people in London, on a £10 budget.

So we launched a social media competition between August 29th and September 5th that gave people the chance to tweet or post a fun activity for two friends to do in London with just a tenner, using the hashtag #StuffToDoFor10.

Ryan Williams was the lucky winner of the £100 Kabbee credit after coming up with this idea (see tweet here):

Ryan's tweet

 

We caught up with Ryan to find out more:

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams, winner of £100 Kabbee credit

Ryan Williams, winner of £100 Kabbee credit

Ryan is a student, currently studying GCSE English, Maths and Photography. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, photography, walking his dog, going to the movies, watching musicals and concerts.

Ryan found out that he’d won the #StuffToDoFor10 competition when he was out for a drink at a local restaurant. He commented: “I’m extremely happy to see £100 credit in my Kabbee account and I’m very grateful that I won. I love that Kabbee hold competitions to reward loyal customers!

“I use Kabbee a lot for short trips in London when I don’t know how to get to where I need to go. It’s extremely convenient for me. I prefer it to other minicab apps because you get an exact quote at a price that is fixed.”

We also asked Ryan about his overall experience with Kabbee: “Kabbee is a great app; I first used it in December 2011 and have continued to use it ever since. Fantastic customer service and a superb app, I can’t wait to spend my credit and take my friend for that Pizza. Haha!”

 

 

12Sep

Get a minicab to the catwalk and win! London Fashion Week Limited Edition Watches up for Grabs!

catwalk

I bet they all arrived in style, with a premium Kabbee!

 

Fancy yourself as a bit of a fashionista? To make sure everyone at London Fashion Week agrees, make your show stopping entrance with Kabbee. Psst.. why not book one of our premium cabs to get there or back in extra style? Those Louboutins can’t be comfy – right?

LFW watch 1

Check out this thin time piece, it’s gorgeous.

The best bit of this trendy travel option? You can be in with a chance of winning one of four gorgeous Swatch London Fashion Week Limited Edition watches, courtesy of Kabbee.

All you have to do for the chance to win is travel with Kabbee to or from Somerset House during LFW and you’re in the draw. We like making life easy as we know it’s hard being so damn cool.

Good luck sweetie dah-lings! Everything you need to know about LFW is here.

The serious bit – Terms and Conditions

To be in the chance of winning one of four Limited Edition London Fashion Week Swatch watches,  you must book a Kabbee to or from Somerset House between 9am on Saturday 13th September and 11.59pm on Tuesday 16th September. Kabbee will pick the winners of the competition at random on Wednesday 17th September.  Lucky winners will receive an email as notification.

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