If you are planning a trip to the UAE, and making it memorable is your top priority, you will learn that all the places on your bucket list are far spread across the region. From the magnificent Burj Khalifa to the popular shopping malls, the beautiful palm islands and driving back to the resort of your choice, the best way to travel is by car. How wonderful it would be if you can avail your favourite car to take you to any place your heart desires?
Renting a car is time-saving and far more comfortable compared to public transport, which pretty much feels like owning a car! You can self-drive it, or ask for a professional chauffeur, with the best rates guaranteed.
Fascinated by innovative solutions, seamless service, and added perks that let customers skip hefty maintenance and insurance, the for-hire-vehicle industry has received customers in growing numbers. A lot of them also prefer renting a car for a prolonged period of time, which makes it luxuriously convenient. Feels like a dream, right? Only that it isn’t!
OneClickDrive caters and comprehensively delivers, all of the above intriguing features and even more.
OneClickDrive works with more than 100 car rental suppliers across the United Arab Emirates, serving an exciting car rental marketplace, that has revolutionized the face of car rentals in the UAE and is poised to bring a global revolution.
Visionary Co-founder and Growth Manager, Vinay Pagarani, shared his outlook for the blooming car rental industry and experiences along his journey with the company in an interview with Insights Success. Below are some experts from the interview:
Please brief our audience about your company, its USPs, and how it is currently positioned as a leading automotive company.
OneClickDrive is the UAE’s biggest car rental marketplace with 120+ car rental companies and 1300+ car rental listings. The OneClickDrive website and car rental apps are among the top portals to finding the best car rental deals.
It is free for users to compare offers and book a car directly with the service provider. You can find and book any car under the sun. From a convertible Ferrari and an exotic Rolls Royce to an economy Nissan Sunny and even a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV.
Shed some light on your distinct offerings and how they impact the automotive industry and your clients?
OneClickDrive.com works with 150+ car rental suppliers across the UAE. From budget car rentals to the most exotic, luxury, and sports cars which can be hired by residents as well as tourists. Combining all our suppliers’ rental fleet, you can choose among 50,000 cars to hire a car in Dubai starting at AED 100 per day, across all car types, brands, models available in the UAE. You can rent a small car such as a Kia Picanto and even the Lamborghini Urus for AED 3500/day with Rolls Royce Cullinan 2019 for AED 4000/day.
Over the years, OneClickDrive has delivered a huge amount of business to our listed partners: as high as 20 check-outs within a day. We have bolstered the car rental industry in the region. Some of our clients have been working with us right since the company’s inception in 2015. In fact, we have witnessed them doubling and some even quadrupling their fleet over the years.
Please brief us about the featured person’s(s) journey in the industry and how they have contributed to the firm’s success.
I (Vinay Pagarani) work closely with the web/app development team and the sales team, keeping the user’s needs at the forefront while keeping the interests of his clients in mind is where he spends most of his time and effort. A healthy balance has contributed to OneClickDrive’s success.
Considering the current pandemic, what initial challenges did you face and how did you drive the company to sustain operations while ensuring the safety of your employees at the same time?
OneClickDrive came into existence at a time when the car rental industry was predominantly offline in Dubai. Most shops depended on walk-in customers and outbound telesales. It was an arduous task to get them online and to adopt inbound marketing strategies. Yet the companies that partnered with us are with us to date. They understood that their TA (target audience) in the region is modern and always online.
Cut to the pandemic, when walk-in customers completely vanished for the industry. However, Dubai handled the pandemic extremely well as compared to any other city in the world. The city lockdown and airport closure lasted only a few days. Covid regulations were set in place and the public was allowed to move about. We are thankful to the visionary administrative mindset of Sheikh Mohammed and UAE leaders.
We saw it as an opportunity in disguise and scaled up our digital marketing activities. Users found our partners’ fleet on OneClickDrive and booked with them instantaneously. A lot more companies came on board soon after.
How do you envision scaling your organization’s operations and offerings in 2022 and beyond?
We are working on a CRM SAAS for the car rental industry. One that’s closely aligned with the local UAE market and, moving forward, as per international markets. This will catapult OneClickDrive to new heights in the region. Our main objective is to standardize the industry, streamline its operations and improve customer service.
OneClickDrive is poised to expand globally. We hope to enter the European market as the COVID regulations are put at ease. While we already work with a number of companies online, a local presence would speed things up.