Rates & Commissions
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How to calculate your operator price estimated:
- Click on “Riders Price” Button to calculate the price we charge for the ride.
- Click “Price & Reserve”, this will open a selection of different vehicles with price.
- Look for the vehicle the “Rider” requested, and click “Fare Details”
- Write down the all the prices you see
- Close the window and click “Drivers Price”
- Enter the Riders Price details into the form
- Look at the bottom For the estimated trip price you will charge us using the priority level you selected to work with us.
- Remember the rate it is not based on the actual vehicle you are driving or the number of passengers, instead it is based on the vehicle requested by the user that booked the ride.
- Some Corporate Accounts Riders with a contract are using a flat “town to town” rate instead a “per mile”rate as shown on the homepage widget, because the actual miles can be more or less than the town to town distance the rate may go up or down (Sometimes up to $20).
- If you do not understand how we charge riders and pay operators (Drivers) please do not accept any ride and read “How It’s Work in this page” or contact the billing department
It is your service & prices that determine your success for your business using the Meridian Limo platform.
- How Meridian Limo Charge and Pay?
Meridian Limo charges users for booking services (STC: Service Transportation Charge), the discounts we offer to a User are on us; we do not apply this discounts to the vehicle Operator.
As an operator you are in control of the price getting paid for each ride. Keep in mind that you are competing in a free market environment with others independent operators as well. The driver that offers the best price and service is more likely to get more and better jobs. You can change the price you charge us. The new price will take effect after we send you a written confirmation of the request.
- Choose the rate system that better works for you:
Priority Rate System or Using my own rates?
1- Priority rate system
We created 5 different commission levels using an algorithm. It is not a flat discount ($) or percentage (%) of the total amount we charge the customer, the algorithm is a complicated formula that apply different percentages to each fee we charge riders or bookers.
How the algorithm calculate the price (Simple explanation)
Gratuities & Road Surcharges with tolls, are paid in full (100%), base prices, garage distance or time, hourly, per mile, waiting time, greeting services and extra fees are a percentage discount that goes form 40% to 0%.
Priority Levels are from: “Priority One” (Biggest Commission) to “Priority Five” (Lowest Commission), While “Priority One” drivers are more likely to get more rides than “Priority Five”, this is not exactly true all the time, because your service Level (Form 1 Star to 5 Stars) review also can move you up in the chances to get more and better jobs. that is why drivers like to follow our service recommendations so they can dramatically increase chances of getting more and better jobs.
2- My Own Rates
We call this operators for overflow (when other operators are busy). We will pay you using your own rate but accordingly to the price list you previously send us. If you accept the ride without sending us a price list, we will pay to the maximum of the priority level 5.
3- Bid Offerings
Rides offered using a Bid Price are with a special rate that may change or not every hour or so, (your App will show how long until the price goes up). If the price shows “0” means the price Meridian Limo will pay is with your normal priority rate selection, and the total will be adjusted after the ride is settle.
The average cost of owning and operating a vehicle, AAA said, is about $8,500 and includes monthly payments, insurance and gas. But the cost, for example, of a new timing belt on average is between $400 and $900, an alternator or starter replacement is $400 to $600, and brakes are around $500.
Here’s what AAA recommends to keep your car — and your bank account — in good health:
- Set aside $50 a month for emergency auto repairs.
- Follow the automaker’s recommended maintenance schedule, which can be found in your owner’s manual or often online.
- Get cozy with a mechanic you trust before you find yourself in need of one.
- Get a written estimate for unanticipated repairs and confirm which repairs need to be done with the mechanic.
- Get a second opinion if you can.
- Take advantage of shop discounts or payment plans that help reduce out-of-pocket expenses, and see if there’s room to negotiate those costs.