An interesting thing has happened to Driverseat since the start of the pandemic. The demand for our Business to Business (B2B) services has increased exponentially, while the Business to Consumer (B2C) demand has decreased. Here’s why.
- Businesses are asking their employees to limit exposure through carpooling, public transit or using ride-share services. In order to provide an alternative, many are opting to offer an employee shuttle service to get their people to work.
- Large factories and manufacturers, in some industries, have seen a tremendous increase in demand for their products, resulting in increased demand for employees. Leveraging larger centres or neighbouring communities, resources can be transported in from other areas, and that requires shuttle services.
- Organizations who work with the vulnerable sector, like seniors, those living with cognitive disabilities or mild mobility challenges need to ensure they have transportation solutions that are reliable, safe and controlled.
- Consumers are more cautious about going out for social events. With limitations on gatherings and concerns about distancing, people are more inclined to stay home or socialize inside their bubble.
- The tourism industry has been decimated through the pandemic, reducing or eliminating recreational air travel. Once a mainstay of the Driverseat suite of services, it is now a rare occurrence.
We feel incredibly fortunate and humble to have the opportunity to continue serving this community. As a part of our #SupportLocal campaign, we are supporting and showcasing small to medium sized independent businesses throughout Waterloo Region who depend on the sale of consumer services and products. We believe this is our duty as a company given that we have been able to continue operating. In showing our gratitude and appreciation for these other entrepreneurs, we hope that people will continue to spend some money with them, to keep them operating through these tough times.