Thursday, December 4, 2014

Easy Taxi Announces Partnership with WeChat in Southeast Asia

Easy Taxi and WeChat user? You can now use these popular social communications app to book your Easy Taxi rides here in the Philippines! As both companies build on the success of the Singapore pilot program launched last July.

The success of  Singapore partnership paves the way for a similar campaign in other South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

“We are happy to renew our partnership with WeChat, benefitting our users in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The move further supports our regional footprint, and the synergies between both apps will allow for a greater mobility among smartphone users in our partner cities,” said Daniel Torres, CEO of Easy Taxi Philippines. He explained how the partnership is beneficial to both brands, as offering a taxi booking functionality abroad enables WeChat to be part of one of the world’s most disruptive technologies among startups. On the other hand, Easy Taxi expands its reach across millions of WeChat users.

“The response we have had in Singapore was quite overwhelming, and we wanted to offer the same privilege to our users outside of the island-nation,” added Poshu Yeung, Vice President of International Business Group at Tencent, the company behind the WeChat app.  He added that this is another great example of how WeChat, the fastest growing social communications app worldwide, successfully set up strong alliances with local market leaders in providing users with a unique and convenient experience.

Similar to Singapore, new users can easily download the WeChat app to Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. If you are an existing user, you need to follow Easy Taxi’s official WeChat account EasyTaxi_PH to be able to use the taxi booking function. Book a ride now for a chance to win a FREE ride with the WeChat Cab!



The announcement is expected to boost taxi bookings in the three countries, as passengers can look forward to exciting deals and promotions only for WeChat and Easy Taxi users.  In the Philippines, WeChat and Easy Taxi have a special promo car. Users can book Easy Taxi through the WeChat app and get a chance to win a free ride.

Apart from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, plans are underway to launch the partnership in countries where both apps are available.


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