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Limousine Booking Software: The Ultimate Comparison Guide

Have you ever tried to make sense of all the limousine booking software companies out there? It’s almost maddening. There’s not a single place where you can go and compare the key players in the transportation dispatch software arena.

Until now.

Behold, limousine booking software’s ultimate comparison guide to dispatching and scheduling rides.

Are you a limo transportation service provider? Limousine business owners recognize the balance needed to achieve a pathway to success, both on the road and in the office. Managing appointment booking, drivers, vehicle dispatches, digital marketing, and cash flow is tough. The last thing a business operator needs is dealing with crappy limo booking software. Once a black car trip has been completed (or reserved), payment processing, driver wages, and performance analytics could play a major role in efficiencies or ineffective software.

Features and Benefits of Compared Limo Software Platforms

Computer with LimoAnywhere SoftwareLimousine booking software is a critical tool for ensuring business operations work seamlessly; however, there’s many specialized limousine booking software on the market so choosing the best system can be a complicated process.

Today, we outline many different limo and black car booking platforms. In addition, we’ll look at some other proprietary websites and companies that have built their own booking platforms. With this understanding will make the process easier and ensure the system of choice can scale with future endeavors. Everything is moving forward into a digital capacity, most hotels already have an online booking system so that travelers can find and book rooms on the go, the same principle is needed for an effective Limousine company.

5 Comparison Points for Private Luxury Transportation Dispatch Management Software

There’s a variety of features that could be used to gauge the differences between town car limo scheduling software, but we’re going to stick to

  1. Ease-of-use: How easy is it for the customer and the company to navigate and use the transportation software? This is otherwise referred to as user experience (UX).
  2. Price: How cost-effective is the rented technology?
  3. Backend management features: What are some other features that the dispatch management software tool gives to improve business operations? (Strains on transportation services are mentioned above.)
  4. Mobile app technology: Does the software come with a mobile app that drivers, dispatch office, and customers can use? Or, is it a mobile-friendly version of the website?
The Six Limousine Reservation Booking Systems, Compared

For the sake of brevity, the comparison charts are displayed directly. As a result, you can catch the highlights first rather than reading through the analysis of each company. All prices listed are the middle-tier options. We tried our best to compare equal features to equal value. Also, there are some booking systems that simply integrate with payment gateways, but don’t necessarily have an entire financial management system, like Limo Anywhere.

Limo Anywhere

$119/mo

Set Up Cost: $299
Driver Mobile App: Yes
Client Mobile App: Yes
Trips/Month: 750
24/7 Support: Yes
Accounting Software: Yes
Drivers: Unlimited

Book.limo

$239/mo

Set Up Cost: None
Driver Mobile App: Yes
Client Mobile App: Yes
Trips/Month: Unlimited
24/7 Support: No
Accounting Software: Yes
Drivers: 10

Book Rides Online

$79/mo

Set Up Cost: None
Driver Mobile App: Yes
Client Mobile App: Yes
Trips/Month: Unlimited
24/7 Support: No
Accounting Software: Yes
Drivers: 25

Ground Alliance

$299/mo

Set Up Cost: $599
Driver Mobile App: Yes
Client Mobile App: $99 Extra
Trips/Month: 2500
24/7 Support: No
Accounting Software: Yes
Drivers: Unlimited

Limo Wiz

$190/mo

Set Up Cost: None
Driver Mobile App: $25/mo extra
Client Mobile App: No
Trips/Month: Unknown
24/7 Support: No
Accounting Software: Yes
Drivers: Unknown

Ever Transit

$Unknown/mo

Set Up Cost: Unknown
Driver Mobile App: Yes
Client Mobile App: Unknown
Trips/Month: Unknown
24/7 Support: Yes
Accounting Software: Unknown
Drivers: Unknown

1) Limo Anywhere

Limo Anywhere Booking Software ScreenshotLimo Anywhere, LLC. is considered by many in the limo transportation industry to be the premier limousine and party bus rental software. Its robust tools create an effective operation for ride scheduling, managed bookings, reservations, dispatching, billing, driver payroll and native mobile user app’s on iOS and Android; Limo Anywhere makes it a breeze for drivers to get the information needed quickly and securely. Limo Anywhere is designed for small businesses to large enterprises. Private luxury limousine drivers and passengers alike will notice the clean user interface (UI) and user experience (UX).

If you use Limo Anywhere, your bookings will most-likely increase as a result of the software. To clarify, business productivity will probably jump; consequentially, that helps grow your business.

There are some downsides to Limo Anywhere such as their API integration. Even though it’s available for integration into customizing your limo booking website forms, it’s still a pain in the neck and only your most-advanced WordPress web developer should be handling those requests.

2) Book.limo

Book.Limo Website ScreenshotBook.limo is another popular limousine solution as evidenced by the many limousine transportation service providers using the service. There are some drawbacks to it: it’s interface kinda stinks, they limit the amount of drivers (at least in the plan that we thought was fair to compare), and they don’t offer 24/7 support.

However, they do offer fair prices and there’s no set up cost at all. They also have some pretty cool videos on their website which will certainly convert visitors into customers. Their exceptional videos are a major reason why they get new sign-ups and businesses using their service. What are your first impressions of their site? Put a comment down below and let’s get the conversation going.

3) Ever Transit

EverTransit Website Screenshot Limo SoftwareEver Transit could probably be considered the newest on the limousine and town car transportation software scene. Even though it might be an equal rival to others in the market, there’s still many things about their limo SaaS that’s left unknown. For example, they don’t have any prices listed on their website at all. They claim that they have: “automated dispatching, native mobile apps, billing and invoicing, insightful analytics, and website integration.” But there’s really no evidence of that at all.

They do have a limo driver’s booking app, but the reviews are not that great. The most unfortunate thing of all, is that even though this website is getting great SEO SERP results, it’s not really related per say, to the luxury black car rental transportation industry. According to their web page, they cater to “non-emergency medical transport” (AKA NEMT). But they don’t tell you this on the first page of their site. You have to go digging in order to find it. Another negative mark. Perhaps you can use their software for your limo biz, but it’s not recommended.

4) Book Rides Online

Limousine Booking Software Book Rides OnlineBook Rides Online is another new platform that seems to be legit. After reviewing their website, it’s a little difficult to understand why they would be charging so little for their limousine booking software, but maybe that works for them. It would be nice to learn more about why and how they’re charging so little for their software.

In addition, there are some very weird things about their website that doesn’t make sense. For example they’ve mapped their blog page into a subdomain which still has the default WordPress sidebar widget setup. They even have the “Meta”: login, RSS, and Comments RSS. That’s really odd. That alone would make anyone that understands web design to steer very clear of them. Also, if you click the logo from the blog page, it doesn’t take you back to the original website. You get lost in an endless cycle of “support”. These are website critiques, but it still reflects on the integrity of the company.

5) Ground Alliance

Ground Alliance Limousine Booking SoftwareGround Alliance is very professional. The prices are a little hard to understand, and as a result, their customers and potential customers might get confused when choosing a price option. Perhaps they should use the psychology of pricing in UX and web design. Their mobile app costs extra as well as their “quick reservation portal”. But again, it’s a little difficult to understand if this is included in their pricing listed at the top of the pricing table, or if it’s extra.

Out of all the limo booking software applications that we reviewed, Ground Alliance seems to have the biggest focus on international business. This means that if you’re in France, or Germany, this platform will probably work for you if you speak English. For example, let’s say you have a business in Belgium, and the United States, Ground Alliance may be the best option for you. They also maintain a healthy social media presence online, as a result, you’re most likely going to get answers to your questions should you ever need to contact their support team.

6) LimoWiz

LimoWiz Limo Booking SoftwareLimoWiz is one of the most strange limo booking software companies that we reviewed. Evidentially, it’s run by a man named Jamal, who is the sole owner, and operator of the business. We couldn’t find any evidence that he works with others. Take a look at this review that he got on Capterra. The way in which “Jamal” handled the customer complaint was inappropriate. Maybe Jamal from LimoWiz was right, and the customer didn’t understand or want to upgrade his services from the 2005 platform that Jamal claims he was using, but it’s still unprofessional.

The website is old and outdated also. It’s extremely hard to navigate, and the pricing structure is darn near impossible to grasp. In addition, it appears as though he’s using a strange form of payment gateway systems. For example, on the price page you don’t know if you should be signing up for a monthly membership, or buy the software at his one-time cost of almost $2,000.00.

Wrapping It Up

In conclusion, it is not our intention to endorse, or slander any limousine booking software company, thereby causing anyone to lose business. Our intention here is to lay out the facts about each black car dispatch service. And if you like, you can contact them to get more information.

 

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