How to get management approval for Bolt Business

June 01, 2022

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Bolt provides millions of people globally with a fast, affordable, and reliable way to get around cities. Now you can bring those benefits to your company to improve how your team travels for work. 

You may already use Bolt for work rides via the Bolt Work Profile. If not, that’s a simple way to separate your trips for leisure and business within the Bolt app. But there’s also the Bolt Business Team Account, which makes business travel management easier for your company as a whole.

To make that happen, you need buy-in from stakeholders. That means presenting:

  • The benefits of Bolt Business;
  • Proof that other companies are benefiting; 
  • Data to show how Bolt Business can cut travel costs.

You’ll get all of that (and more) in this article.

What is a Bolt Business Team Account? 

The Bolt Business Team Account is a free tool where admins can control, manage, and pay for employee work trips — all from an easy-to-use dashboard. 

You can create a company account in minutes. And once set up, account holders can add employees who need to travel for work. Controls for those journeys can be set at an individual or team level, covering pick-up and drop-off locations, time of travel, and spending limits.

The company will be listed as a payment method in each individual’s Bolt app. And as long as the journey meets the permissions set by the company, they’re good to go. This gives employees an easy way to travel while the company has complete control.

Why Bolt Business?

Bolt Business is an affordable, reliable, and safe way for teams to travel for work. The company controls the travel, and employees can book Bolt trips as and when needed.

Teams that ride with Bolt Business benefit from:

  • Affordable work rides;
  • Full control and visibility of all journeys;
  • Zero expensing hassle;
  • An easy-to-use dashboard;
  • Global coverage;
  • A safety-first approach to travel.

Affordable work rides

You’ll get a competitive price every time you travel with Bolt. This could save your business money to invest in more valuable areas.

“We’re grateful to Bolt for providing an affordable and user‑friendly platform for our company rides. They make it easy!”

Maarja Lainas, Head of Client Service at ALD Automotive

Full control and visibility

Admins have full control and visibility of all employee work trips from the Team Account dashboard.

Employees can only ride in a way that’s approved by the company. It’s possible to set spending limits, pick-up and drop-off destinations, and eligible modes of transport. 

Admins can download detailed reports of all company travel which covers total costs, distance travelled, and when employees travelled. You can then break these reports down by individuals, teams, or the business as a whole.

No expensing hassle

After travelling for business, getting back to the office often means filling out work ride expense reports. Expensing journeys takes up valuable time that could be better spent elsewhere. It also means that employees have to hold onto their receipts. 

With Bolt Business, work ride expense reports are all taken care of.

“With Bolt Business, our employees can focus on value-creating activities and not on the administrative hassle that comes with expense reporting.”

Taavet Hinrikus, CEO and co-founder at Wise

Easy to use

Account holders can control, manage, and view work rides taken by every employee from the easy-to-use dashboard. You can do everything you need in just a few clicks, and our support team is ready to lend a helping hand.

“With Bolt Business, I can follow my employees and do my service rotations from one kitchen to another in one click!

Bolt is in line with what we expected — an easy-to-use service, an employee-friendly interface, and ultra-responsive customer service.”

Pauline Jeunot, Head of People at Dark Kitchen

Global coverage

You can travel with Bolt in 45 countries around the world. And with a growing network of drivers — which currently stands at 2.5 million — you’ll never be waiting long. 

Safe

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. All Bolt drivers are insured, security vetted, and GPS tracked. 

When travelling with Bolt, you can share trip details with your employer, family, or friends. You’ll also find an Emergency Assist button in the Bolt app, which alerts our Safety team should you need help. 

Find out more on our UK safety page.

“We at O’Learys like Bolt Business a lot. It is easy to use for team members and gives a great history overview for managers. There are always enough cars, so each team member gets home safely.”

Jane Uibo, Service Manager at O´Learys Baltics

Bolt Business in numbers

With all the benefits of Bolt Business in hand, all you need now are some numbers to back them up.

Save hours of reporting time

The hassles that often come with travelling for work don’t end when you get back to the office. 

This is the point when employees lose valuable time filling out work ride expenses from crumpled up receipts. The time spent doing this adds up to 4,000 lost hours each month for businesses with 1,000 employees (based on a study by the GBTA Foundation).

The expense reports for all Bolt Business rides are fully automated and delivered to account admins. 

2.5 million drivers

Bolt’s global network of drivers is always growing. That means your team will never be waiting long for a ride, wherever business takes you. 

45 countries worldwide

When business takes your team across borders, there’s no easier way to manage that than with Bolt Business.

Team members can continue to use the Bolt app for work rides in 45 countries globally without worrying about currencies or language barriers.

“It’s great that we can use the service seamlessly, both locally as well as internationally, when travelling for business.”

Taavet Hinrikus, CEO and co-founder at Wise

95% of drivers are rated 4.9/5

Bolt drivers are the best in the business. And we’re always doing everything we can to improve the service, which is why drivers get such high ratings from customers globally. 

~30,000 businesses

Your company would join the thousands already moving forward with Bolt Business. 

Take your company forward with Bolt Business

All that’s left to do is sign up. You can create an account for your company in minutes that gives you access to a Team Account dashboard.

Once you’ve added your employees and set how they can travel, everyone benefits — employees, teams, and the company as a whole. 

Take your business forward by signing up with Bolt Business today.

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