While we have diverse experiences and backgrounds, SeatsX.com was borne while we were teaching an entrepreneurship seminar in Mali, Africa to 50 promising men and women.   One member of the seminar said his dream would be to start a meat processing plant in Mali, but no bank would lend him money because there was no commodity market for meat in Mali and therefore no way to lock in the price for the product.   We agreed with his conclusion that a bank should not lend him money as there was too much risk.   From there we built the first multi-purpose online commodity exchange for emerging markets. Using our core exchange technology, we decided to not only help the farmers and hotels in Africa, but every person on the planet with a commodity market for transportation seats. Through investing heavily in technology and a robust series of patents over a number of years we arrived at SeatsX.com. We knew 85% of seats around the world are empty and if we could place a market force to fill them, we could give each human around the world approximately $1,500 each year while delegating all the power to the people*. SeatsX.com is the world's first dynamic real-time market for seats from virtual hub to virtual hub. We believe in you and SeatsX.com is our gift to the people.
*assumes the commodity market for seats fills up the empty seats and that the people use the system
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SeatsX.com is a market for transportation seats. We are not another transportation network company. Simply create an account of SeatsX.com, set up payment and banking instructions, then participate. We are better together!
Bid on a single ride, multi-day, weekdays or even a whole year at a time to lock in the price. Pay for your car by virtually selling off one, two or three of the seats for a year or two at a time.
Smart Cities recommend SeatsX.com to their constituents. Save billions on reduced wear and tear on roads while making your city the most congestion free zone on the planet. SeatsX.com may create virtual hubs anywhere which give your city an effective high frequency virtual subway system with existing assets making the investment capital free for the city.
A virtual hub is an address which is common to many people on the system. 85% of all seats are empty. So we made a market to fill them. The seat price is set by the market, not by a company. SeatsX.com is transportation for the people by the people. Don’t see a Virtual Hub where you are going? Make one and set an offer or bid. Our system is only limited by your imagination. The people drive the market, not us.
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Safety is our first concern. First, our system knows every rider and driver on the system through their account and our continual vetting process and vetting algorithms. Second, we have a patented 911 system which records a video and voice recording of any situation from your mobile device which is of concern to our drivers or riders. SeatsX.com has a zero-tolerance policy for anyone who has been documented and verified in our 911 system to cause a problem.
No smoking; No solicitation; No music without headphones; No Eating; No talking on cell phones; texting only; No texting while driving; No non-covered beverages; No heavy perfume, cologne or body odor; Buckle up; Clean cars and seats only; Drivers and Riders be on-time, you have a contract to use it or lose it unless you are able to reverse your transaction on the exchange with the same virtual hubs. If a driver is late, the buyer may purchase from another seller and the original driver pays the overage if any. If a rider is late, the bid is transferred to the driver. Be on time.
Since we are a market, not a service, we recommend using debit cards with your accounts to keep the financial service transaction costs free or minimal. We want you to keep as much of your money as possible. While we recommend debit cards, we do accept all forms of payment. If you do choose to use a credit card, your balance on SeatsX.com will be increased by your purchase amount less the applicable credit card processing fees. SeatsX.com charges 25 cents per trade for buyer and seller. The balance is transferred from buyer to seller through the SeatsX.com bid-offer market system.
10 commission free rides for each friend you refer who signs up and is approved. Help your friends save more money on transportation. Import your contact lists to help spread the network to increase rides available. We are better when we work together.
We are a market, not a taxi service. We charge 25 cents per transaction as a fee, then buyer’s bid pays the seller the balance through the SeatsX.com system. SeatsX.com empowers people, not a company. Most users will save $1,500 per person as an average annual saving rate compared to your current method of transportation. Our favorite charity to donate to is you!
Smart companies have partnered with SeatsX.com to compensate employees who use SeatsX.com for their commute to and from work. Smart companies contribute to clean skies and better air to attract the best employees to their city. SeatsX not only improves the quality of student life by creating a system for students to save time and money but the service actually benefits the culture of the University or School Campus itself.
Driving alone takes 127 trees to offset the CO2 impact during a typical year. 60% to 85% of all vehicle rides are with a single passenger in the car depending on where you live. Why pay for 4-7 seats when you only need one? SeatsX was invented so that you can actually buy only what you need. Why not cash in and sell you extra 3-4 seats on SeatsX.com? Riders on SeatsX have only 1/5th the environmental impact.
Review the trade and trip confirmation process. See your hub to hub addresses, visual hub map display of trip and trip confirmation details.
Learn how to offset an existing trade or trip obligation. Sometimes plans change or timings change. While all trades and trips are firm and can't be cancelled once a trade has occurred without financial obligation, the buyer or seller may reverse the transaction buy buying if a seller at the same time and same route or selling if a buyer at the same time on the same route. This is an "offset trade" which then transfers the obligation to another market participant.