Online bus ticketing portal Ticketgoose.com has announced the launch of its Android and iOS mobile app.
Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Karthi Easwaramoorthy, president and co-founder of Ticketgoose.com, said that the travellers can book tickets through the app. The ‘bus tracking’ option in the app allows the customers to track their buses with frequent updates on the location of the bus.
Easwaramoorthy said that the app was developed three months ago, and was introduced among some loyal customers for testing. The customers can now download it from the Google Play store and iTunes store.
Asked about the feedback for this app, he said around 300-400 tickets are being sold through this app every day.
He claimed that Ticketgoose.com is the only bus ticketing portal to have a dedicated 24X7 customer support service. This service helps the passengers to get information on pick-up points, approximate time of arrival and bus delays.
The company has agreement with United India Insurance to offer travel insurance to its customers. An optional service priced at ₹20 extra per passenger, the policy provides personal accident cover for ₹2 lakh a passenger and damage or loss of baggage up to a maximum of ₹15,000.
Terming bus ticketing as a ₹30,000-crore market, Easwaramoorthy said only 5 per cent of bus tickets are being sold through online system in the country now. This proves that there is vast potential for bus ticketing market in online space.
The company is hoping to close the financial year with a turnover of ₹80 crore, he said, adding that the aim is to touch a turnover of ₹4000 crore in the next five years.
He said that the online portal has tied up with more than 700 bus operators in the country and covers nearly 3,000 destinations with 20,000 buses.