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There's A New Quebec-Made Ride-Sharing App That Takes Less Commission Than Uber

It also has features other ride-sharing apps don't have.
There's A New Quebec-Made Ride-Sharing App That Takes Less Commission Than Uber

A Quebec company launched a new ride-sharing app called GoChapp that takes just 5% commission from drivers — that's five times less than the 25% commission Uber takes.

If you're a local driver, this means more money in your pocket. If you're a passenger, more of your money goes directly to the driver and the rest goes to supporting a Quebec business. 

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The name GoChapp means "quick" in Nouchi, a form of slang used in the Ivory Coast. That's where the company's founders, Hyacinthe Soro and Jules Tiemoko, are originally from.

Samantha Williams, a GoChapp spokesperson, told MTL Blog that while drivers are "paid more fairly," prices for customers' rides will more or less be the same as other ridesharing apps in the province.

GoChapp offers some unique features. Customers can add up to five emergency contacts who can track their rides in real-time. You can also use GoChapp to reserve rides for other people, such as a parent booking their child a ride home from school.

GoChapp is currently available in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières and surrounding areas, and has plans to expand to Alma, Sept Îles, Rimouski, Val d'Or and Saguenay in the coming months.

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