How to send flexible rides in Concierge

Your organization can send passengers rides that they can use for up to 24 hours. With just a few clicks, Concierge agents are able to send a ride link to a passenger to request their own flexible ride.

Concierge flexible rides gives your passengers the freedom and flexibility to work their transportation needs around their own schedule. The coordination of the pickup details between your Concierge agents and their passengers becomes simplified — all your agents need to do is send a ride link on the day the passenger needs a ride and the passenger can request their ride when they’re ready to go.

To send a flexible ride using Concierge:

  1. Log in to Concierge and click ‘New Request’.
  2. Enter the passenger’s first name, last name, and phone number. To send a flexible ride, the passenger must have a mobile phone with internet access, either through a data plan or connection to WiFi.
    If the passenger doesn’t have a mobile phone, you'll have to request a pre-scheduled Concierge ride and include the best phone number that can be used to reach the passenger in the required ‘Mobile number’ field.
  3. Enter in the passenger's desired pickup and destination. You can also click the 'Pickup location' and/or 'Destination' fields and the map turns into a draggable map to pinpoint the passenger's exact pickup and destination spot.
  4. Select ‘Send flexible ride’ from the dropdown menu to send your passenger an SMS with a weblink to request their ride. The weblink is valid for 24 hours.
  5. If you have specific details you’d like to share with the driver about this ride, write a message in the ‘Note for the driver’ field and it will be sent to the driver once they have arrived.
  6. Your company can use the ‘Internal memo’ field for accounting or reconciliation.
  7. When you’re ready to send the ride, click ‘Send ride link’ and the passenger will receive the SMS text immediately.
If your passenger is not receiving the SMS text with their ride link, it's possible they have previously opted out of receiving SMS texts from Lyft. A passenger can opt back into receiving SMS texts at any time by texting the word STARTALL to 46080.

The passenger experience for flexible rides

Learn more about the complete passenger pickup experience with Concierge rides. 

  1. When the passenger receives the SMS text with the link to request a ride, they have 24 hours to use the link before it expires.
  2. The link will open up their default mobile web browser. From there, they’ll see the ride details, like the pickup and dropoff location you entered for them, and a 'Request Lyft' button.
  3. To complete ordering the Lyft ride, they must click 'Request Lyft'. They will then be matched with a nearby driver.
  4. Once a driver accepts the ride, the passenger will receive another text be able to track their ride on a map as the driver is picking them up.
  5. The passenger will receive updates about their ride via SMS text.

Cancellation Policy

The standard Lyft cancellation policy applies to flexible rides. You must cancel the ride within 2 minutes of a driver accepting the ride to avoid any cancellation fees. After 2 minutes, a cancellation fee will be incurred if the ride is cancelled.