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Deen have received 29 bookings on the platform and have earned over £10,000. Read their interview below on how to succeed in the transport business and how to make your listing a success on Poptop.
How long have you been in the business and how did you start?
I have been in the business for only 2 years now. It was a difficult start as I had no previous experience but with some hard work, long hours and finding a good broker/partner like Poptop UK things are looking brighter and very promising for the future.
“The van was perfectly on time, even half an hour earlier as we requested. The driver was very polite, safe in driving and helpful. We had very great time and my daughter enjoyed her birthday.”
What are the most important questions to ask a potential client for you to provide an accurate price?
The main questions to ask a customer is: date of the event, what’s the occasion, for example, is it a birthday, stag party, hen party, school leavers party, wedding, anniversary, prom etc. Is it a single, return or a continuous trip/journey, pick up and drop off addresses, ideally postcodes – this way we can work out the distance and price it with an accurate quote.
“A fantastic trip & wonderful service! Thank you Deen & Tye (our driver) who was extremely accommodating. The night went without a hitch & the journey made our daughters 21st birthday. It is a memory that we will treasure forever – Thank you!”
There are certain events where the prices change slightly such as Ascot, Cheltenham races, Lingfield races, Regatta races etc where we offer packages including parking, plus tables, chairs pedestal or gazebos. Prices also vary during prom times and peak times, generally from April to July and November and December.
What are the main challenges you face dealing with such a large amount of passengers?
Carrying a large number of passengers can be a challenge at times due to the loud music, alcohol and disco lights. It’s important to brief them at the start of the journey, of what can be done, and what will not be accepted, then it usually goes quite well.
“Deen commutation was great and so glad we could book it so last minute. Denzel was a great driver and bus was amazing. Only shame was the karaoke machine didn’t work”
What is your key to success at Poptop and generating a lot of bookings?
With the help from Poptop, I will be focusing more on generating a lot more bookings with the Pro membership package. I have set a target of 10 bookings per week, with gradual increases, and generating a lot more bookings which will be great for the both of us.
Have you got any favourite events that stand out, that you supplied transport for?
My favourite event has been Ascot as the passengers have been great fun to be with.
“Brilliant service, great coach and all my guests had loads of fun. Driver was at the venue well ahead of time and I can’t say enough. Thanks to Deen and the team.”
“Assuming 5 is the highest then yes 5. Deen himself was very professional and attentive to the booking, could not have been better. On the party bus itself it was fantastic – it is really high quality and great fun …. it made the evening. Thanks”