Who knew limousine service needed upgrading?
It turns out getting a limousine with a smooth ride, a clean car, and a great driver, isn’t as easy as you might think. Especially if you’re in a strange city.
That’s what T. J Clark discovered. The dot.com executive found prices high, rides unpredictable, and online rating and booking services virtually non-existent.
Since no one had modernized the town car experience, he took matters into his own hands. In 2008, he bought the web address Limos.com, then built and vetted a nationwide network of town car suppliers. The best agreed to a set of rigid standards in exchange for being listed on limos.com.
Today, the Limos.com smartphone app lets travelers read reviews, select providers, pay for services, and even watch their car approach on a map.
And before you think, I could never afford a limo, consider what it costs to rent a car, purchase fuel, and pay for overnight parking. Clark says it’s comparable to the price of a round trip limo ride. And there’s no stress from driving.
So how successful is limos.com? Within two years, it had users in 110 countries and revenues of more than $6 million!
T.J. Clarke exemplifies one of our Business Axioms For Entrepreneurs: Think around your frustration.
He used online technology to upgrade the limousine world, with Limos.com Now why didn’t I think of that?