Hamburg-based startup myTaxi has introduced a mobile payment solution for its taxi app that connects passengers and taxi drivers, making conventional taxi dispatch services obsolete. From now on myTaxi passengers can use the myTaxi app to order a taxi and pay for the journey.
The myTaxi founders Niclas Mewes and Sven Külper point out that their solution is the first mobile payment system that works without relying on additional hardware such as an external dongle, NFC-tags or QR-codes. “With myTaxi Payment, from now on, passengers will be able to travel by taxi without needing cash. They simply pay both cardless and cashless“, commented Mewes.
In order to use myTaxi, users have to download the myTaxi app. If they want to use the mobile payment feature they have to enter their payment details as well. MyTaxi is working with PayPal and payment service provider Wirecard to provide the payment service. The cab driver has to pay a 3.9% fee + €0.21 for each successful myTaxi journey – there is no extra charge for the passenger.