Go-Jek’s ride-hailing service launched as “GET” in Thailand

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Go-jek’s Ride-hailing Service Launched As “get” In ThailandIndonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek officially launched its operations in Thailand on February 27 as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia. Under the brand name GET, Go-Jek is collaborating with a Thailand-based team led by CEO Pinya Nittayakasetwat. The move follows Go-Jek’s expansion into Vietnam last year with Go-Viet, its first presence outside of Indonesia.

The beta version of the GET app was rolled out in December 2018 in Bangkok, and the firm has been expanding its service coverage throughout the trial period. Since then, GET has provided two million rides in the Thai capital and now has 10,000 licensed drivers in 41 districts, which translates into a coverage of 80 per cent of the city.

The company currently offers a ride-hailing service called GET Win, a courier service known as GET Delivery, and a food delivery service named GET Food. The app will provide a payment system called GET pay for cashless transactions “very soon.”

“We were impressed with how Go-Jek influenced the lives of Indonesian people, so we wanted to bring the same impact to Thailand,” Pinya told journalists during GET’s launch in Bangkok.

He said that Go-Jek supported GET’s funding and technology, while his company provided the local knowledge necessary for growth. However, he refused to go into detail on how much Go-Jek had invested in GET.

GET’s main competitor in Thailand is Grab, which offers taxis, private cars, motorbikes, delivery and food across eight markets in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek rose to success in its native Indonesia, where it began offering motorbikes on demand but has expanded to cover taxi, cars, food, general services on-demand and fintech. Its investors include Google, Tencent, Meituan and Sequoia India.

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek officially launched its operations in Thailand on February 27 as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia. Under the brand name GET, Go-Jek is collaborating with a Thailand-based team led by CEO Pinya Nittayakasetwat. The move follows Go-Jek’s expansion into Vietnam last year with Go-Viet, its first presence outside of Indonesia. The beta version of the GET app was rolled out in December 2018 in Bangkok, and the firm has been expanding its service coverage throughout the trial period. Since then, GET has provided two million rides in the Thai capital and now has 10,000 licensed...

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Go-jek’s Ride-hailing Service Launched As “get” In ThailandIndonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek officially launched its operations in Thailand on February 27 as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia. Under the brand name GET, Go-Jek is collaborating with a Thailand-based team led by CEO Pinya Nittayakasetwat. The move follows Go-Jek’s expansion into Vietnam last year with Go-Viet, its first presence outside of Indonesia.

The beta version of the GET app was rolled out in December 2018 in Bangkok, and the firm has been expanding its service coverage throughout the trial period. Since then, GET has provided two million rides in the Thai capital and now has 10,000 licensed drivers in 41 districts, which translates into a coverage of 80 per cent of the city.

The company currently offers a ride-hailing service called GET Win, a courier service known as GET Delivery, and a food delivery service named GET Food. The app will provide a payment system called GET pay for cashless transactions “very soon.”

“We were impressed with how Go-Jek influenced the lives of Indonesian people, so we wanted to bring the same impact to Thailand,” Pinya told journalists during GET’s launch in Bangkok.

He said that Go-Jek supported GET’s funding and technology, while his company provided the local knowledge necessary for growth. However, he refused to go into detail on how much Go-Jek had invested in GET.

GET’s main competitor in Thailand is Grab, which offers taxis, private cars, motorbikes, delivery and food across eight markets in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek rose to success in its native Indonesia, where it began offering motorbikes on demand but has expanded to cover taxi, cars, food, general services on-demand and fintech. Its investors include Google, Tencent, Meituan and Sequoia India.

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