- Quick link to Dispatch
- This article explains how to use Bidding
- Cover awkward Jobs
- Offering Jobs to Groups for Bidding
Basics of job Bidding
Cab9 allows for jobs to be offered out to groups of drivers in advance. Meaning that drivers can express an interest in, or bid for a journey.
This is used to encourage drivers to take work from their home area, or to fit in additional journeys if they are multiple app users. Sending a job to bid is easy and it means that any driver running the company app will receive a notification that the job is available if they have been selected to bid.
To add a job to the bidding or job pool, click on the bidding icon to the far right of the job strip.
Note, bidding can only be activated on unallocated journeys. Once one or more jobs are selected, and identified by the broken line around the job strips, they can be sent to bidding via the bid icon on the top of the despatch screen.
This opens an interface where you can select a specific driver, multiple drivers, or drivers with certain attributes to have a bidding notification sent to them.
There are two options
- Send to Bid
- Send Bidding notification
Send to bid will add the job to the job pool on drivers app
Send bidding notification will notify drivers a job has been added to the pool.
You can also cancel bidding on a job, this will remove it from the job pool
Once bidding is set on booking the status changes to ‘open to bid’ on the booking strip.
When a driver expresses an interest in a job a number will appear in the bid field. this number will increase as more drivers express an interest in the Booking.
Cab9 also allows the facility to get your drivers to truly ‘bid’ for a job. You can set the maximum you are willing to pay and the driver, who will then enter an amount they will complete the job for. Not only does the driver express an interest in a journey but what he or she is willing to cover the booking for.
This allows you to encourage interest in a difficult to cover job by offering top may more than you might usually. Better to cover the job yourself and make 10% than to lose the job in its entirely to a competitor…
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