Making the most of it with GaryVee

See video here: https://goo.gl/TKN7FE

See video here: https://goo.gl/TKN7FE

Many have been asking me how we got Gary Vaynerchuk to get on our rides in Hong Kong. So here is how the story goes.

We met Jan Smejkal at RISE 2016 for the first time. He posted on Facebook startup communities for a meet up with other fellow Hong Kong startuppers so we met up and kept in touch.

Rumor has it Jan stalked Gary in New York vigorously earlier this year and finally convinced him to talk on stage in Hong Kong in the wake of this year’s Rise Conference. Perseverance always wins.

We got connected with Jan and decided to give his and Gary’s crew a ride from the convention center where Rise was held to the venue of Jan’s Startup Grind talk gig in Central.

15 minutes was how long the ride would take. Pretty short. So our question was: how to make the most of it?

Jan and Gary are vloggers so obviously they will have camera crews with them. So we got an eye-catching white Model X and wrapped it around with our brand. We had little water bottles with our logos on it and had stickers all over.

We set up team members at the starting point and end point to capture it all on video. Of course, cameras were installed inside the vehicle, too.

We had a tight budget with no professional camera crew and had only three team members. Smartphones, one Gopro and two Xiaomi Yi Action Cameras were all the equipment we had. The magic was to take all shots in the same 16:9 aspect ratio.

It was far from perfect but meticulous planning and rehearsals made it all work.

Luckily, our designer Joohan was fluent in After Effects and with the magic of editing and music, this video came to be alongside other numerous contents for our Facebook page and blogs.

It could have just been a simple task of getting Gary from one place to another, but we’re glad we made the most of it by documenting it and sharing this fun experience with others.

As the Gary saying goes, “Have the audacity to go for it.”

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How to cancel a trip on Easiway

Ahoy, Easiway users!

Here is how you cancel a trip on the app. Hope you don’t have to use this function.

But hey! You can always come back.

How to book return trip on Easiway

So you already made a trip. Go to “Booked Trip” after you open the app.

How to cancel a trip 1

Okay. Let’s say you want to cancel the one on the top. Let’s click that.

How to cancel a trip 2

Now click on the top right three-dotted icon.

How to cancel a trip 3

And, finally hit that “Cancel Booking” button.

If you cancel two hours prior to requested pickup time, you will get a full refund. But if you cancel after that, we are sorry to say that there is no refund. Please keep this in mind when you make a booking or cancel one.

For more info, visit us at www.geteasiway.com or drop us a line at support@easi-way.com. We will get back at you within 24 hours.

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How to book a return trip on Easiway

Ahoy, Easiway users!

How is everyone in Shenzhen and Hong Kong? It rained today. I hope it was a great escape from the heat this morning. Phew!

Anywho! We’re here to talk about how to book a return trip on Easiway.

Of course, we start by opening the app.

How to book return trip on EasiwayAnnnnnnnd you book a ride: insert date & time, pickup & drop off locations, car type and so on. You know the drill.

How to book return tripHit ‘Reservation.’ You will see this page.

return 3Scroll down to see this!

return 4You can book the exact same trip or a return trip!

return 1All you have to do is select date and time.

You can also book return trip of an order made days ago!

To do that, open app again and hit “Booked Trip.”

How to book return trip on EasiwayClick on a trip that you want to book a return trip for.

return2Hit the three-dotted icon on the top right to book a return trip!

See? Easi as a peanut!

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How to edit your booking on Easiway

Ahoy, Easiway user!

Here is a guide on how to change your trip on the Easiway app.

As long as your trip doesn’t start within the next two hours, you can change your trip.

Extra cost will not occur for the change itself.

But you will have to make a new payment for trips that cost more. For example, if your edited trip calls for a longer distance, your previous payment will be cancelled and a new payment will be made.

First of all, open the app.

How to edit orderAfter you have made an order, you want to edit right? From this screen, hit the “Booked Trip” menu.

How to edit 1Click on the trip you want to edit.

How to edit 2Next, hit the three-dotted icon on the top right and select ‘edit.’

How to edit 3Now, click on the info that you want to change. It will be a similar process with making a booking.

How to edit 4

If no price has occured, there will be no re-charging your payment method.

If you have any question, drop us a line at support@easi-way.com or visit our website at www.geteasiway.com

Happy riding, everyone!

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How to Book Hourly Rides on Easiway

Ahoy, Easiway users! Here is your simple guide to make hourly bookings on the Easiway App.

Open App

how to book hourly order 1We say “Hi!” with this page here. Go on ahead and click the second menu that says “Chauffeur Service”.

(If you need to add your credit card, click the top left hamburger icon and hit “Payment”.)

Time is of the essence!

how to book hourly order 2Of course, you need to let us know when to pick you up.  Click “Date & Time”.

how to book hourly order 3This will be page you will see but skip it and click “Hourly” on the top of the calendar. And, you’ll see this page below:

how to book hourly order 4Now, select date and pickup time. Also, insert how many hours will you be using the car. “All Day” will insert 10 hours.

For travels in Hong Kong, the hourly charge is 300HKD for van and luxury sedans, like Alphards and Tesla Model S. You need to select at least three hours of use.

For cross border travels, Alphard will pick you up and you have to use at least 10 hours. Price starts at 3,000CNY.

You have to book two hours prior to pickup time as we are an reservation service, not an on-demand one. Our drivers need time to reach you.

Where Do You Want to Go?

how to book hourly order 5Next, tell us where to pick you up. If you need to cross the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, check the box above. The trip fee will include two travels across the border. You can add stops if you want, but you can just tell us where to pick you up and you can talk to the driver where to take you directly. Most of our drivers are Chinese speakers, but drivers who travels within Hong Kong may speak English.

Choose Car Type

how to book hourly order 6Car types vary depending on where your travel will take place. For cross border travels, only Alphard are available, but for other trips sedans and buses are available too.

Payments

how to book hourly order 7Now, all you have to do is make a payment and you’re good to go!

 

 

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Travel Forever

Jokulsarlon in Iceland taken by Huawei P9

You travel once, you travel forever because you relive the wandering moments every day.

I’m not complaining, but working at a startup is darn hard. You are constantly brainstorming and figuring it out.

Then you lose you.

Business is all about building a relationship with partners and customers. Character is what moves a person. But if you lose yourself, your business has no personality. There’s no fun it that.

Business is growing. That’s great. To make it grow even bigger, you have to find yourself.

So just go.

Unknown location in Bruges taken by Huawei P9

Let It Go
Walking along the endless canal of Bruges, I looked up and all was blue. I spotted a jet up in the sky. Time flew, but the plane could not go far because the sky was forever.

God! I felt free and it was heavenly. Since I work in a small company, there is always fear that your mistake will turn into something big. It’s difficult to forgive yourself for the flaws.

But the sky told me to be more forgiving to myself and also others so I can move on quickly. No more overthinking. No more putting too much meaning into everything.

I agreed.

Be Fearless
Walk. Explore. Talk to people. Walk some more. Take chances. Be fluent in being alone.

None of my travels were planned and I was travelling solo. This made me fearless.

I started talking to new people who had good ideas of where I should head to and that’s where I would be the next day.

Being alone allowed me to go anywhere on a whim and it was daring. The bolder I was, I was able to see more.

There were times when I hit a snag. I had to go to Antwerp from Brussels but I did not have my ticket printed and the machines at the print shops were all broken. I was amazing at how much I stayed calm and carefully looked for solutions. Luckily, I made it to Antwerp and had the best tiramisu that Europe can offer.

Central Station in Amsterdam taken by Huawei P9

In the moment
Leaving your hectic life behind allows you to appreciate the world more. I wanted to live in the moment to the fullest so I paid attention to everything big and small.

Time and money will never be enough in travelling. The list of places to go never ends. I will always feel like I could add one more stop.

But everything is nothing.

So I decided to believe where I am now is the best place and who I am with now is the best person in the world.

Unknown location in Iceland taken by Huawei P9

Whether we’re chasing the northern lights in Iceland or our dreams in reality, we are always travelling. But to make this journey beautiful, we have to remember to say focused, independent, fearless, calm and easy-going.

So let’s go.

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Easiway’s epicenter

It's a metaphor.

It’s a metaphor.

 

Let’s say you want to run a kick-ass hot dog stand. The hot dogs are your epicenter. Your hot dog stand is not a hot dog stand without the hot dogs. You may not have ketchup, mustard, relishes or crunchy onions, but it will still be a hot dog stand with those hot dogs.

So what would Easiway’s hot dog be?

When customers book a ride, professional drivers pick them up at their requested time and date. We want to get them where they need to go on their schedule. Delivering this simple, assuring experience is Easiway’s hot dog.

We roll up our sleeves and interact with each vendors that provide such services. We spend days or even months to make sure they will handle each order seriously.

There are no tricks involved. It’s the tone that comes from us.

Okay. We got the vendors on board. So how do we make sure they will continue to provide good service? Our answer is the soon-to-be-launched Easishare Management System, or EMS.

Simply put, it is a fleet management system customized for rental car companies in China.

With it, ride managers know which driver and vehicle are the best match to serve your order.

They know where the drivers are real-time to make sure they are punctual.

They can easily get available drivers from their trusting partners to serve your order when their drivers are all booked.

They can monitor if additional charges are transparently requested to customers.

They track the status of vehicles and driver’s rating to maintain quality service for customers.

So yeah, we can proudly say we are working to keep our hot dogs juicy. Better yet, this effort will keep going on. We have a long way to go. But we want all the players in this market to be happy.

Happy riding. Happy serving.

(This content is inspired by Rework. Thank you, 37singals team, for the wonders your book do.)

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