|Aber’s partner drivers at its office in Hà Nội. — Photo vietnambiz.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese ride-hailing start-up Aber has announced plans for expansion, a mere two months after it haled operations.
The firm opened registration for drivers and opened an office in Hà Nội last week.
CEO Aber Huỳnh Lê Phú Phong said the firm would focus on niche markets which lack ride-hailing apps, adding that he saw significant potential there.
Aber plans to open a branch in Đắk Lắk in early November with a focus on goods transportation services, then other Central Highlands provinces. The company hopes to expand to all 63 provinces and cities by the end of 2019.
In Hà Nội, Aber aims to have 10,000 car drivers and 5,000 motorbike drivers by the end of 2018.
Aber provides ride hailing services including Aber Bike, Aber Car, delivery Aber Express, goods transportation Aber Truck, for-business transportation Aber Business and travel services Aber Travel.
Aber debuted in June in HCM City and soon attracted about 5,000 drivers because the ride-hailing app did not collect any fees from drivers.
The company also pledged that when it did begin collecting fees, they would only amount to 10 per cent of each ride, half what Grab charges its drivers.
However, Aber halted operations in August, citing errors in the app.
Viet Nam’s ride hailing market has been dominated by Grab after the exit of Uber in April. Other players include FastGo, Go-Viet and Vato. — VNS