Filipino on-demand logistics provider Mober has launched its Driverpreneur program which aims to turn driver-partners to entrepreneurs.
Through the program, individuals can rent a van from one of Mober’s partners which they can then use to fulfill delivery requests made on the Mober app. The drivers pay a certain amount daily depending on the type of van rented. After the five-year program, the van will be under their ownership.
“With this program, drivers will have an easier time becoming an entrepreneur with Mober,” said Dennis Ng, founder and CEO, Mober.
Previously, potential partners needed to provide their own vans to work with Mober. However, partners with fleets of vans had trouble finding high-quality drivers to operate them.
Ng also noted that in the three years Mober had operated, driver-owners received the most booking but these drivers only made up 30 percent of Mober’s entire fleet, highlighting a mismatch between supply and demand.
Mober’s partner drivers were also often part of the 77 percent of Filipino adults who are unbanked or have no formal financial account. This meant that Mober’s driver-partners will be unable to apply for a vehicle loan to purchase their own vans.
These problems are all addressed by the Driverpreneur program, which aims to create more driver-partners who have their own vans and manage their own businesses as Mober drivers.
Individuals with a friend or relative who wants to work as a Mober driver but do not have their own van can also participate in the program. As long as they pay the daily fee that ranges from Php 800 to Php 1,000, they’ll be able to get significant returns for their investment. Mober will even take care of the maintenance of the van during the five-year period, reducing costs on the drivers’ end.
Ng also adds that individuals who will adopt an unbanked driver can have a return investment of 60 percent after five years.
“We’re proud to be part of the success stories of our drivers, and we hope the Driverpreneur
program will give many others the chance to grow with our company,” said Ng.
For more information about the Driverpreneur program, you can visit Mober’s website.