With so many options available for the average consumer, it is oftentimes difficult to find the right transportation that fits your needs. For some, convenience is everything, making the decision rather simple with the abundance of online and mobile limousine service reservation applications such as Uber, Blacklane Limousines, and SideCar. For others, an established relationship with your chauffeur service is key and thus traditional transportation companies such as Elite Chicago Limo and Windy City can only cater to such clients. Regardless of the type of a limo company that pertains to you, there are a few key attributes to consider before selecting the right one.
Depending on whether you are interested in just a professional relationship with a company or you are looking for limousine service for business and recreation, your requirements will greatly differ. If business and corporate transfer is all you are interested, the most important factors should be consistency, reliability, and convenience. And while applications such as Uber almost perfectly fit the criteria on paper, in practice they may lack the reliability factor. Everything may go as planned with a mobile limo service provider until you have a last minute flight change that falls under rush hour, and no one can accommodate you. In such cases, an established limo provider will most certainly recognize you as an important repeat client and will do their best to leverage their massive limo network to find a means of transportation for you. Being “out of luck” with an established company is rare if not impossible. An application may also fall short when you have a special request or an issue that requires you to speak with a representative. With a mobile application, speaking with a customer service representative is truly a luxury.
For customers that are looking for specialty limousine service such as for weddings, parties, or conventions, going with a tight nit company will almost certainly yield the best results. As long as you do your research in reading online reviews, browsing through real pictures of the limousines and party buses, and perhaps going as far as seeing the vehicles in person, you will not be disappointed. A limo application or a giant established limo provider will never be able to tailor to your needs to such an extent as a small company that takes personal accountability for each reservation. With a smaller company, you will also have more leverage in pricing and service types, since you will be able to deal with a representative on a personal level.
In order to get the best of both worlds in both technology and personalized service, a medium-sized company may be the best fit. A medium-sized operation will have enough resources to have developed a mobile app, convenient on-demand booking, and provide you with enough choices in terms of vehicle types. It is also more likely that such a limo company will have their owner as the manager and employees who are all heavily invested in the firm, thus yielding a better and more personal limousine service.
Whether you go with an application, an established firm, a medium-sized limo company, or a small firm, you will never know the true service and convenience level until you experience the limo service first hand. Do your research, talk to your party bus Chicago or limo representative, and try making a reservation online to filter out the poor companies. To find a winner, however, you will have to take a risk and make a reservation.