A better way to manage your carpooling . . .
Whether you want to carpool every once in a while or all the time, using this website, you can match your commutes with other carpoolers. We want to let you know about some tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your InstantCarpool experience, as well as answer any questions you might have.
Here are a few easy things you can do to ensure that you’ll love using InstantCarpool, and get a lot of money savings:
Add a little personality to your profile by adding photo of your car. Link your ride page to Facebook and Twitter. This will make you feel a bit more comfortable with your carpool buddy, as you can see if you have any friends or networks in common. Respond to any requests promptly – nothing drives carpoolers crazy like waiting to hear back. Post as many trips as possible. Deactivate or delete trip once it is expired. Do not forget to leave feedback after every trip.
1) Corporate / School Carpooling
It is easy to find members traveling to same company or school. First, while creating your ride fill in “Company/School” section. To search carpoolers going to your company or school go to “Find your ride” then “Advanced Search”, type in your company name or school name under “To(From) Address/Location/School” section and hit “Search rides”. All the rides visiting your company/school will be listed. To narrow down the search results, you can input more parameters in “Advanced Search”.
2) How to make your ride more searchable?
Instead of creating rides from exact address we recommend to use street cross sections to find carpoolers in that area. For example, instead of creating ride for exact address of 1411 Walkers Line, I would prefer to add QEW & Walkers Line under “Intersection” tab. That way other carpoolers know where my address is located. I will get more responses to my ride.
3) How to pay your carpool buddy online?
InstantCarpool’s online payment option is convenient. You can pay by Credit or debit card. You can also pay by using PayPal account, under “Edit My Profile” input the email address for Paypal. To receive payments, you must have Paypal account. The currency is set in USD to serve multi-countries. You can pay any amount you mutually agreed on with your carpool buddy. The website is completely free to use.
4) I want more responses to my ride.
You can keep your ride on top of the page and display ride on home page by using “Featured Package” under “Edit” in “My Rides” section. Select “Amount per day”. This amount cannot be lower than $0.20. All Featured listings will be ranked with the highest amount ride being at the top. “Days Featured” will keep your listings promoted on InstantCarpool website for that many days.
5) How much I can save by carpooling?
On an average carpoolers can save between $5 to $10 per day. Using carpool regularly savings could add up to $200 per month or $2,400 per year. Over ten year period, savings could be up to $24,000.
The more you market the ride, the better! Putting in just a few minutes to let the world know about your ride will pay off good savings for you. You’ve just given your local community a great new transportation option, and now you need to let them know about it. So post it all over social media, put up some flyers in your school or office or local coffee shop, or just bring it up at your next party.
6) I do not see activation email.
If you do not see activation email in 5-10 minutes after registering, please check your spam email folder.
I hope that helps you out a bit. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Major cities across North America such as, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antanio, Dallas, etc. can significantly contribute to reduce carbon footprints. Instant Carpool is available for all cities/towns in North America. Please find your city under "Create New Ride" section after signing in. If you don't find your city, please contact us and we will be happy to add your city.
"3 out of 4 commuters would carpool to save time or money" AVEGO American Survey