Didi is Uber’s newest competitor in Costa Rica. The similar service, from China, is offering impressive deals like 50% your first trip and a code, PURA VIDA, to earn ₡10,000 to use within the first two weeks. There will also be days with 20%, 50%, or 100% discounts that the company will assume. Drivers will get their normal pay.
Didi was started in 2012 and already has 550 million customers in the world. Most users are in China, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Colombia. Costa Rica is the first country in Central America to get the service. The company started here because of the amount of smartphone use compared to other countries nearby.
The first trips were made today, November 19. There are 5,000 cars signed up with the platform inside and outside of the Greater Metropolitan Area.
To become a driver with Didi, download the Didi Driver app. You must be over 21, have a license, present your crime sheet, and have a four-door car from 2009 or later with air conditioning and the right to circulate to date. Didi takes a 15% commission whereas uber takes 25%.