Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Passengers and Parcel Transportation Service with Online Ride Request
Explain your idea in details:
The business involving transportation of people, products and services has been very crucial in the development of the economy at state and personal levels as it assures the presence of people and material requirements at points of production or execution. Specifically, transportation service of passengers and the household parcels is the idea that is intended to be put into execution under a strong partnership between the above mentioned entrepreneurs to customers who need quick, safe, low cost and private passenger and parcels transport service. Many factors assure the successfulness of the intended business as the population of Dar es Salaam is large (more than 4 million) with people who are willing to embrace innovation and technology that simplifies availability of services. The introduction of mobile applications that make the service reliability and security raise the chances of customers to opt the service. Tanzania also is at a state of such an exciting growing economy such that the infrastructures of the growing cities are rapidly urbanizes and so raising the demand for affordable easy and flexible transport service. Mobile communications and internet network services provided by communication companies are also improving. This gives the customers more choices toward getting rides to their destination places.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Comparing to local drivers, this business will base on both online service acquisition as well as the improved local servicing for trips. The business will run in such a way that customers will have chances of giving real time feedbacks about the drivers and the rides. Affordable prices, safety to customers and parcels as the routes are tracked and all the time availability of the service makes the business unique. In ensuring that we become successful with the business, we are intending to be providing incentives to drivers that will help motivate and make them commit to the business. Strict contracts with the drivers and other parties will be prepared. We are also expecting to increase chances of becoming successful by fixing car tracking systems with cameras. Feature and benefits of this business it is available in both online and local options basis low price service to its customer wider choice to customers high safety to customers 24/7 service availability Uniqueness and desirability of our service by the customers Good customer care services from our drivers Attractive car environment Gifts to customers- such as candies On trip services provision as per customers choice e.g. A.C, radio station, music genre, video, route options, etc.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Since this is a growing market which attracts customers to ride with as the economy is rapidly growing, it provide assurance as there is improvement in infrastructure and increase in both movement of people, products and services. Providing rides which are secured, time serving and of affordable prices assures market penetration. Areas targeted to be serviced include areas of constant movement of people, products and services, with people who want to reduce costs in rides and serve more time in accomplishing their movements who will be easily reached through online service provider (Uber, Taxify) and at the tax stops and customer calls for non-online customers. Customers will be motivated through Low prices, multi optional payment modes such as tigopesa, m-pesa, credit cards, debit card, etc; offers, advertisements, hospitality and good customer care. Also, with the brilliant pricing strategies developed such as through online service provider provisions, premium (special car reserved for a customer with payments on daily, weekly, monthly basis), everyday low price special (customers with special rides e.g. home-job-job-home) and promotion prices, customers will pay prices set. Some strategies have developed to make sure the business is been added with value. Good customer care through provision of customer choices such as giving candies, AC, Radio station, music genre, frequent car maintenance, cleanliness, etc. will be deployed to add value to a business. The business source of fund is self,together with my friend.
My name is Joshua Mustafa,aged 29 years,holding a Bachelor degree of Science in Chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam,Tanzania. Currently,I am a government employee.I am really eager to develop businesses and investments that will add value to my life,and finally been financially independent at my 38 years of age. With the investments and business,I am expecting recruit youths and help providing courage to youths to create businesses and investments that are sustainable for generations.Actually,this is one business I am expecting to run successfully,but I am keeping researching other ideas so that I will diversify and increase the chances of successes. As I have researched for sometime about this business,I am onto the business since there are factors such as the government policy of The industrialization of Tanzania,the state of the art online ride request mobile application and population of Dar es Salaam and its willing to embrase technology innovations have motivated me and my friend to take advantage by developing this idea. As an employee,I have been working hard such that I have won The best Worker Award of the year in my section in 2017 just two years after been recruited.