Yandex' taxi service begins charging partners
N 13 September 2012

Yandex' taxi service begins charging partners

Starting 1 September, Yandex. Taxi service has started charging taxi companies who find their clients using the system. Exact rate is negotiated separately with each partner, but is generally around 5%, Lenta.ru reports. Yandex said the move would not affect passengers as the taxi companies would not change their tariff policies.

Lenta estimates that next year, taxi companies are to make as much as $60 m from clientele found via the Yandex. Taxi application, thus Yandex can earn about 3 m. Initially free of charge for both users and taxi firms, Yandex. Taxi was launched last October as a smartphone and tablet app. A web-based version was introduced later on.