Have you noticed that more and more people are riding scooters? And we aren’t talking about small children or teenagers. Scooters are used by everyone who wants to get somewhere quickly or just go for a ride. An electric scooter is a very convenient way to travel. You do not need special skills or protection to ride, it is easy to fold and take it with you on public transport. Needless to say, the prospect of opening such a business is very tempting for many entrepreneurs. However, no electric scooter rental service can function without a good set of scooter rental software, but few entrepreneurs know much about it. In this article, we will look at the main points of creating scooter rental software, and show the approximate cost of it.
What should a scooter rental software be like?
Your scooter rental software is that magical glue that holds your entire electric scooter business together. Even if you didn’t create the scooter rental software yourself. But having your brand logos and recognizable colors there is essential to your brand recognition. And the scooter rental software that is sold as a franchise has this capability. It can be quickly branded to any company that does microtransport shoring.
Of course, the appearance of the app isn’t everything. Users care about easily unlocking the scooter, conveniently paying for it, comfortably taking a ride and forgetting about it. The more confusing your scooter rental software is, the more likely you are to lose customers. Simplicity and intuitiveness are important.
What should be in the scooter rental software? The customer dashboard should include:
- Trip history and vehicle reservations.
- Current marketing services (promotional codes or coupons).
- User account information, including their name and contact information.
- Pricing and payment options.
- Available vehicles in real time.
- Route options.
Equally important is the managerial part of your scooter rental software in the form of a user-friendly CRM. The functionality of the fleet management platform includes:
- The ability to lock and unlock your vehicles at the touch of a button.
- Generating visual reports for any period so you have access to all the analytics: the most frequent routes, their total distance, average length, time and cost of travel, “rush hours.”
- The ability to track breakdowns, and to know how often vehicles break down and what exactly breaks down. This can allow you to do preventive maintenance before electric scooters break down, and avoid costly repairs and equipment downtime.
Before you sign a contract, we recommend checking with your provider to see which customers are already using their scooter rental software.
How much does the scooter rental software cost
To answer this question it is worth deciding which option you will choose: the development from scratch or electric scooter franchise. The franchise owner pays a monthly subscription fee for using scooter rental software (client application and CRM for managers). The subscription fee amount depends on the number of scooters and ranges from $5 to 8 per scooter. The larger the fleet, the lower the rating per scooter is.
For example, the electric scooter business which has a fleet of 50 scooters, will cost $300 a month. On top of that you will need to make the first payment. The first payment can cost $5000 to $7000.
If you develop scooter rental software from scratch, it will be a little longer and more expensive. The cost of the scooter rental software consists of the time spent on it and the specialists’ fees. Based on our own experience, we can say that in terms of time there is the following picture:
- Design – 80h;
- App development – 360h;
- Back-end development/App API – 280h;
- Super Admin CMS – 140h;
- Device API – 160h.
That’s 1020h in total. If you order the development of scooter rental software from RexSoft, the specialist rate will be ($40/h). So scooter rental software development from RexSoft will take only $40,800. If you order scooter rental software development in the USA, it will cost you almost twice as much.
The pace of life is growing, and people want to move quickly. We can’t use transport everywhere. It can be a problem if it takes 15-20 minutes to walk from the subway to the office or entrance. A huge number of people are interested in getting to a place quickly, meeting, handing over documents or goods. In any city there are routes with the most foot traffic, which are convenient to overcome on a scooter. It’s a good time to take advantage of this opportunity. Order the development of scooter rental software from RexSoft now or order a franchise. Or simply contact us and we’ll decide together which option is best for you.