Pathao, Bangladesh’s market leader in motorcycle ride-sharing, has brought down its commission on bike rides to allow riders to earn up to 90 per cent of the trip fare.
Effective from November 25, Pathao will be taking only 10 per cent of the bike ride fare during peak hours (8am to 11am and 5pm to 8pm) and up to 15 per cent during the off-peak hours. This is the lowest rate of commission charged by any platform in Bangladesh.
Previously, Pathao charged 15 per cent as commission on two-wheel rides in Dhaka and 25 per cent in Chattogram and Sylhet. The new commission structure is applicable nationwide.
This change will contribute to making the bike ride-sharing service even more reliable for users, especially during peak hours, as they will now enjoy the greater availability of riders looking to maximise their earnings.
"Pathao has created opportunities for our aspiring riders to earn more and improve their lives. With this commission cut, we wanted to recognise the largest and most loyal pool of riders at Pathao, who are ensuring a safe and reliable experience for our users," said Fahim Ahmed, CEO and managing director of Pathao.