Garupa is a mobility app that works similar to Uber, 99 and other similar apps, in which the user must inform their location on the map and wait for a partner driver (called "garuper") to transport him to his destination . Among the differentials of the Garupa app is an exclusive service for transporting children, animals and also objects, functioning as a "Rappi" by car.
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Developed in Rio Grande do Sul in May 2017, the Garupa app is currently in operation in more than 700 cities in ten Brazilian states, available for use on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, with slightly cheaper rates than Uber . Check below how the Garupa app works and the details of the Brazilian transport app.
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Garupa is a mobility application that takes passengers to their destinations. The operation is exactly the same as Uber, in which the user must enter their origin and destination locations, viewing the route on a map displayed on the cell phone screen, so that the driver can find it and take it to the end point in a car.
Registration is done with little data, such as full name, social security number and a phone number, and you can use Facebook credentials to fill out the form. A selfie is also required to identify the passenger on trips. Payment can be made using a credit card via the Garupa app itself, cash or prepaid credit, which must be accumulated through the payment of previously requested bank slips.
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How does the Garupa app work and what are the services?
Garupa has three main types of service: Garupa Classic, the cheapest option for shorter journeys, equivalent to UberX; Executive Croup, in which trips are made in luxury cars, with leather seats; and Garupa Empresa, which provides exclusive contracts for the transportation of employees of an establishment.
In a test carried out by the TechTudo, a travel forecast at Garupa departing from the Botanical Garden of Porto Alegre to the Museum of Science and Technology (PUCRS), about 2.7 km away, presented a slightly cheaper value than Uber, when compared to more basic modalities, at the same time and without dynamic fare.
Comparison between Garupa and Uber apps shows Brazilian app with slightly cheaper travel Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
In addition to traditional transport, Garupa has other specific modalities:
Specific service for the transport of children in which the car is already equipped with mandatory seats and booster seats for children aged one to seven years. On these trips, a responsible adult must accompany the child, and the trip costs 20% more.
Service that provides only female drivers to serve only female passengers.
Specialized service in the transport of small and medium-sized domestic animals, up to 10 kg. In this mode, the vehicle already has waterproof covers on the seats to prevent dirt, which increases the fare by 20%.
This modality focused on the delivery of small volumes, such as cashiers, supermarket purchases, laundry clothes and documents. The driver must be aware of what he is taking and one person must be responsible for delivery and another for receipt. This service also charges 20% more in the Garupa rate.
Croup Student and Teacher
Offers discounts on races for students and teachers who prove their enrollment or ID card, after approval of the document by the app team.
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Garupa App availability
Currently, Garupa is available in more than 700 cities spread across ten states in the country: Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paran, So Paulo, Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Bahia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Esprito Santo and Rondnia.
What are the benefits of the Garupa driver app?
To become a "Garuper", the driver must perform a registration through the "Garupa Motorista" app, specifically for professionals. It will be necessary to send official driver documents, such as CNH and vehicle document, in addition to updated photos of the car. After an analysis of the data, including a criminal background check carried out by the application team, the driver will be able to drive through Garupa.
Drivers receive a standard payment of 80% of the value of each race. This value is the minimum stipulated by the application, and may increase in some cities, reaching up to 90% of the tariff, depending on the demand and the local strategy.
Clube Garupa is a benefit program for the Garuper driver. After activation on the platform, professionals will have other advantages besides remuneration for travel, such as health insurance, discounts at convenience stores, restaurants, clothing stores, barber shops, discounts on gas supplies and car washing, maintenance vehicle in workshops, telephone plan with special data packages, among others, depending on the region in which it is located.
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