Grab is a Singapore-based ride-hailing service that has decided to expand its operations to Pakistan and thirteen other countries across the globe. Grab is expanding with the help of local tie-ups in these fourteen countries, including Pakistan. In Pakistan and the Middle East, Grab has partnered with Careem to let people book its rides.
Grab Holdings Inc formerly known as MyTeksi and GrabTaxi, is a Singapore based transportation network company. In addition to transportation, the company offers food delivery and digital payments services via mobile app.
The company was originally founded in Malaysia and later moved its headquarters to Singapore. It now operates in the Southeast Asian countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Grab is targeting the same cities in which Uber and Careem are already functional. In Pakistan, Grab will be available in
Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar. Gujranwala, Multan, Hyderabad, Sargodha, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Quetta, Mardan, Sukkur, and Bahawalpur
According to Grab, users will be able to pay for rides using GrabPay credits and earn GrabRewards points. The app will also be in the consumers’ preferred language for easier navigation.
The latest initiative is part of Grab’s existing partnership with Splylt, a London-based global mobility marketplace, which was signed back in June under which the integration of Splyt and Grab’s global network of mobility partners into the Grab app.
Splyt also went into an agreement with Alipay, where its users can book rides on Grab without having to download Grab’s mobile application.
This synergy between Alipay and Grab was created in Southeast Asia by Splyt. Splyt is already being used by existing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Careem in Pakistan. You will not possibly see Splyt in action as it works to connect ride-hailing applications behind the scenes.
Apart from Grab, Splyt has partnerships with Careem, Uber, Ctrip, Gett, Cartrawler. Splyt already has a reach in almost two thousand cities across the globe.
The services of Grab in Pakistan and the rest of the thirteen countries will begin from 2020. The arrival of Grab in Pakistan is a good thing for consumers as there will be more competition. An increase in the competition will provide more incentives to consumers