A bajaj was parked in front of the shop's shutters. The engine was off and a man was sitting in the driver's seat of the cold body of the vehicle. The man had several bills in his hand and was counting them. Even though it was only mid-morning, he looked as if he was counting the day's sales after finishing his work.
As this man looks like, you can't use electronic money in Bajaj, which runs a lot in Jakarta. You have to negotiate the price and pay in cash when you ride a Bajaj. Some Bajaj seems to have introduced electronic payment, but most of them are still paid by cash.
As a traveler, it is more convenient for me to pay electronically. However, it seems not only travelers think so. Locals also seem to think that electronic payment is better. I heard that the number of users of Bajaj, which does old-fashioned business, is on the decrease in spite of the increasing popularity of such car dispatch apps as Grab and Gojek in Indonesia.
However, this may not be the only reason for the decline in the number of customers. With the application, there is no need to go to the place where Bajaj is waiting for customers. In other words, I think it's also important to note that the app automatically includes a pick-up service.
It is natural that many people would prefer the pick-up service if the price is the same.
October 23, 2020
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