​Through Sixt rent, the app becomes a digital counter.

​Through Sixt rent, the app becomes a digital counter.

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Through Sixt rent, the app becomes a digital counter.

As of today, Sixt offers its 20 million customers its Sixt rent, Sixt share, and Sixt ride products in just one app. The three products thereby cover all Sixt offers of individual mobility in the areas of car rental, carsharing, and ride services.

The app also integrates services for ride-hailing and taxi partners — without customers having to leave the app. Sixt is thereby expanding its product offering for the mobility services market, which PwC forecasts to be valued at roughly 400 billion euros ($455 billion) in 2030 in Europe alone.

With its own app, Sixt wants to offer services and products to its customers worldwide through a completely integrated mobility platform. Through the digitalization of its product portfolio and the integration of additional partners, Sixt is developing into a global provider for individual mobility with around 240,000 rental cars, 1,500 partners, and more than one million drivers worldwide. Furthermore, Sixt expects to win over further customers for its car-rental business through its wider and more digitalised product offer available in one app.

All Offers in a Single App

The three products — rent, share, and ride — comprise all Sixt offers of individual mobility in the areas of car rental, carsharing, and driving services in one app .

Through Sixt rent, the Sixt app becomes a digital counter. Already today, customers can select their vehicle digitally at top airports in Germany up to 30 minutes before the start of the rental period, go to the car park without making a detour to the counter, and open the vehicle directly via the Sixt app. In 2019, this service is to be successively expanded to other airports in Europe and the U.S., as well as selected stations in urban areas.

Germany’s market leader in the car rental sector is also planning to consistently expand its network of more than 2,200 stations worldwide. With digital stations, for example on parking spaces of hotels or parking garages, Sixt intends to further accelerate its expansion, get closer to the customer and thereby bridge the gap between car rental and stationary car sharing. This means Sixt can now introduce its combined offerings in smaller and medium-sized cities as well.

Today, Sixt has launched its carsharing offer: Sixt share. Via its new Sixt app, Sixt offers its customers a highly innovative carsharing service, thereby going beyond the limits of what is currently available. 

Sixtshare will give customers the freedom to return their vehicles flexibly beyond Sixt share business areas — at over 2,200 Sixt stations worldwide and also in all business areas. Furthermore, the customer can freely choose how long to keep the vehicle, whether just a few minutes or up to 27 days. 

In contrast to other providers, Sixt connects its fleet and can therefore use vehicles flexibly in the two areas of carsharing and car rental. In addition, a pricing system based on artificial intelligence means that customers are always automatically on the way with the best rate.

With Sixt ride, Sixt now offers its customers around the world a comprehensive range of taxi, ride, and transfer services via app. For this purpose, the company is cooperating internationally with over 1,500 partners and thus gains access to over one million drivers. Together with the partner offers, the Sixt app comprises one of the world’s largest networks of taxi and ride-hailing services. The services are booked and paid for directly via the new Sixt app. With the Sixt ride product, customers in 250 major cities in Europe and the U.S. can be picked up in less than 10 minutes and book transfers in advance in over 60 countries and 500 cities.

With Sixt ride, Sixt is entering a global growth market that will be a core component of the mobility world in the future of autonomous driving. 

In addition to its own digitalized offerings, Sixt built on an integrated, connectable platform with reliable partners in order to offer all its customers comprehensive services and products in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. The platform’s technology gives mobility partners fast and inexpensive access to 20 million Sixt customers. 

Originally posted on Auto Rental News

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