Firm launches digital Taxi and Mail system in Kenya
By George Okore
A Kenyan firm Dingah Logistics Company Ltd, has launched the first ever digital system in Kenya that will revolutionise the local taxi industry.
According to Chief Executive Steven O. Omolo, the newly launched Dingah Lift system targets low-end market.
“The system is available in Kenya now and can be used all round the country even when it comes to long distance travel. Airport transfer shuttles and anyone interested just needs to download and log into Dingah app available both on Playstore and Appstore and choose the lift option, then proceed to offer services.
The new system does not only target PSV licenced taxis, but equally is open to the public, anyone who has a vehicle can offer a ride to anyone who is going the same direction as them.
The security features put in place is a rating system where both the customers and the driver rate each other. As a passenger or driver willing to find or offer a ride you can see how the driver has been rated by others and that will inform you on whether to use the vehicle or carry the passenger.
The other feature introduced on The other feature introduced on the same App is the digital mail delivery system where one can now have their mail collected and delivered on their behalf for a mere ksh.100 only. This is achieved by buying a Dingah stamp on the system giving you a code, being the only transaction cost. One only needs to create an address for their system which is automatically saved in the app directory accessible by anyone on Dingah system across the globe.
The same address is embedded to google maps enabling one trace the location of the business. It’s the first ever digital directory with links to the company’s website. Private individuals can make their address private and so their locations will be kept confidential and won’t be seen on the system apart from their name and address only.
Dingah is rolling out a program to place mail boxes around the city to enable the public to deposit their letters and courier. Letters are to be collected and delivered twice a day to all the addresses. Those who still believe in having physical stamps, Dingah is also going to have physical stamp codes being sold in various outlets across the country. There are negotiations currently ongoing in forming partnership to have long distance packages delivered across the globe. This system goes step further making it easier for merchants who equally sell their products and services on Dingah system to have a stable and sure courier system for deliveries.
Dingah has created an ecosystem by having products such as airline ticketing with their partnership with Fly540, bus ticketing with various bus companies, an online medical consultation by having doctors, a Paediatrician, a gynaecologist; partnerships with insurance agents to enable their clients get insurance and service providers ranging from plumbers, electricians, phone repairs and alike. This makes Dingah the very first application that has managed to create a digital village with all services under one application.
Dingah is an all Kenyan start-up that comes in an application whose main purpose is to ease the way of doing business and bring services closer to consumers thus making there life a lot easier and convenient.
The idea of Dinga, according to Mr Omolo, came about from the parent company Vacation Kenya Limited which is a tours and travel agency. He says there was need to always provide car hire services and drivers to the clients and the easiest way was to start an application that would make this easy.