Ahoy, Easiway users! Here is your simple guide to make hourly bookings on the Easiway App.
We 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!
Of course, you need to let us know when to pick you up. Click “Date & Time”.
This 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:
Now, 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?
Next, 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
Car 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.
Now, all you have to do is make a payment and you’re good to go!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Competition motivates companies to improve, but we also need cooperation to bring balance that creates strategic synergy. At the end of the day, cooperation substantially can bring better results. There should be days when you don’t have to sleep with one eye open. Let’s live a little, shall we?
We have created soon-to-be-launched Easishare Management System, or EMS, that allows rental car companies to be committed to a win-win sense of mission.
EMS allows rental car companies to track, manage and assign drivers and vehicle to serve orders. It’s basically a tool to make their daily duties easy.
There’s a gem hidden inside, you see.
You can add your partnering supplier and when there is an order that you can’t serve, you can simply toss it to your trustworthy partnering supplier and gain commission. It’s borrowing their available resources when you are out of supply. How can you say no to extra cash?
Exchanging orders enable rental car companies to serve more orders without increasing their fleet size.
In China, such exchange happen on a daily basis. In the time of need, rental car companies help each other out. Dispatchers reach their competitors-slash-cooperators to seek available cars and drivers through WeChat.
All we did was bring this norm to an integrated platform where trading order is only few clicks away. Plus, the monetary issues can be taken care of digitally. No pen and paper needed.
We believe such a union of small- and mid-sized rental companies can cooperate to gain momentum in China’s car-booking market dominated by heavyweights.
What these rental companies are offering is quality service. Booked a ride? Their drivers will pick you up at your requested time and place. The rides? They are kept in pristine quality. And what we at Easi6 Limited are doing is connecting these service providers with other providers, their hired proffessional drivers and valued customers. Bookings can be made through Easiway app.
We have heard their voices. They feel like they have no chance in winning. They are barely keeping their faces above water. We want the providers to join this union and create bigger business by working together.
We believe that the balance of competition and cooperation will make a healthier market.
No one can answer that question for you, but you can always take people’s different view on it into consideration.
The next post is written by our staff from the CS team. This company is her first and she says “Absolutely!”
The previous post was written by our staff from the marketing team. easi6 Limited is not the first company she worked for and her answer is closer to a “No.”
Note that this post will be helpful for commerce students new seeking opportunities.
Creating a new culture in a company brings me a great sense of accomplishment. The company and I are both at the starting line. We are growing and making a new culture together so this company means a lot to me. This connect I have with this company helps it grow strong bringing change.
Just out of college, my mind is fresh and unbiased and everyone expects new idea from me. I am passionate and love facing new challenges. Many say it will be hard because I have no experience, but this is actually a great motivation to learn and I can test out what I learned right away. I feel like everything I do is not only for the company, but also for ME. And, I really like that.
Startup is where people of various background come together to help each other out. I don’t have experience, but my co-worker does so he helps me. A lot, actually. In return, I know how to communicate online to garner social media attention. It’s just the start for me, but this company gives me great responsibility which really makes me think I am really doing something.
People ask me why I joined a startup as my first job. Honestly, I do not know what the difference between a startup and a big corporate is. You chose a company if you believe in their product and value. I believe in Easiway because it makes it easier for commuters between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. My confidence in this business acts as a rock even when things get shaky.
I love what I do and that’s the most important part of a job.