How to get your Easiway shuttle tickets issued and get on the ride

Ahoy, Easiway users.

Another week, another blog post on how to get your Easiway shuttle tickets issued and where to board you ride.

It is a hassle to cross the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen on the coach or van. These services have stops in two cities.

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You just need to know where to get your tickets printed and where to board your ride.

Book in advance with the Easiway app and we’ll save you a seat.

First of all, after you have booked a ticket, go to Booked Trip.

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Click click on the reservation you want. Let’s select the most bottom one.

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And, here you are.

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Okay, so. The policies for each tickets are different depending on where you are going and which transportation operator you bought it from. Read all the notification you receive before making a payment and finalizing your purchase.

Also, read carefully all the notifications on this page.

So on this booking, you are departing from Tsim Sha Tsui. Tap on “>>” to see where to get your tickets printed and issued.

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We have prepared maps and images to get you on the ride.

If you click “<” you will go back to the previous page.

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Tap on the “Immigration Checks Guide” to see how exactly it works. Scroll down to see our Caution list, too!

Remember! Our shuttles don’t cross the border by Huanggang Port. For more info, visit www.geteasiway.com or drop us a line at support@easi-way.com

Bon voyage!

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Triumph of platform is more than its scalability

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Let’s start with why.

Why is the platform business model conquering industries after industries around the globe? Well, it’s because of its flexibility to help business to scale up more, create new values and changes our lives.

Businesses can stand on platforms together and get lifted up, up and beyond. Look at Uber, AirBnb, Amazon and more. Platforms are touching many aspects of our daily lives and expanding.

Anything can happen with it. You can create values by mixing and matching different blocks of products made by different businesses or even individuals like you and me. No real need to go through the hassle of M&A. Actually, the simpler it is, the better.

Small or big, you’re in as a producer, consumer or developer who can add useful functions for other players. But on one crucial condition: You have to add value. You just need to tug really hard at the right timing.

A good platform is a collection of motivated players that aim to become a vibrant community. It’s democratic. Platforms rely on the network effects to work. They need to attract more players to interact and create value.
It’s easy to grow fast and efficiently.

Platform has been here all along. But why it is dominating the markets now?

The millennials, young adults born after 1980, also known as Generation Y, are taking over the boomers now. They have been through a hard time after the 2008 recession, triggering them to rethink what it means to be successful.
According to a 2011 data by the Career Advisory Board, young adults ages 21-31 wanted jobs that had a sense of meaning.

What does meaning mean? Emily Esfahani Smith and Jennifer L. Aaker’s joint study states that “People who lead meaningful lives feel connected to others, to work, to a life purpose, and to the world itself.” They find purpose in life in doing good for others and “orient themselves to a larger purpose.”

Platform’s success can go an extra mile if it keeps reminding its players that they are here to create value and purpose bigger than themselves. Adding reviews of your Uber drivers boost service quality of the whole platform. Bringing in more hosts on Airbnb allows consumers to have more options around the world. Adding friends on Facebook introduced new and diverse content on the Internet.

Little by little everyone can contribute and change the world. People are willing to be a part of big movements so platforms are here to stay.

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How to book cross-border shuttle tickets on Easiway

Ahoy, Easiway users!

Crossing the border can be a hassle, but we gotta do what we gotta do.

Here is how you can book a ticket of the cross-border shuttle bus and vans on Easiway.

Of course, you open the app.

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Tap the “Shuttle Ticket” button.

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Okay. Here you tap “Itinerary.” Which city will you be departing from?

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For this tutorial, let’s select Hong Kong’s Mong Kok stop.

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Once you select a departing point, the list of stops where you can get off on the other city will show. In this case, these are the stops you can get off at Shenzhen. Here, let’s click Shenzhen Airport.

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After you do so, you can select date and time to board. Depending where you’re going, the policies are slightly different. So read the notifications given in the application carefully.

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Once you select time and date, you can choose whether you want to ride the shuttle van or bus. In this case, only buses start from Mong Kok and stop at Shenzhen Airport. You can also select how many tickets you want to buy.

All of the shuttles does not pass through the Huanggang port so please have valid visa available before getting on the rides.

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After you make a payment, your tickets are booked!

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See you on the other side!

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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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Platform is new sexy of wings for today’s business

How high can we fly? Without a doubt, higher than the sun. So we need wings not made of wax but something bigger and stronger. Even better, we all can fly together.

We now live in a ‘networked age’ that encourages businesses to stop being at each other’s throat but to connect. Being connected is the new sexy of wings for today’s businesses. We call this the platform business model. Businesses can stand on platforms together and get lifted up, up and beyond.

The beauty of platform business is that anything can happen with it. You can create values by mixing and matching different products built by different businesses or individuals. No need to go to through gigantic moves like acquisition and merging. Just simple partnerships. The less complex it is, the better.

It’s democratic. Platforms rely on the network effects to work. They need to attract more players to interact and create value. Whoever you are, you can join a platform as a producer (like Uber driver) or consumers (like Uber passenger) or as an external developer who can add useful functions to the platform for producers and consumers. Even if you are small business, if you can add value, you’re in. You just need to catch the right tide.

Platforms connect us to each other, showing us what we’re capable of. Platforms can put democracy into practice. A good platform is a collection of motivated players that aim to become a vibrant community. Anything can happen.

But how? Creating something better and new is possible when diverse voices are heard. Creators of platforms need a “good set of rules that concerns who gets to participate, how to divide value and how to resolve conflict,” according to Platform Revolution.

First of all, it adds, platforms should not let players hide important information from other players to their advantage. You can’t let a producer sell fake Chanel bags to buyers who believe they are real designer bags. Trust is what glues us together, ain’t it? Secondly, platform should make sure only those involve in a given interaction get the benefit. Platform needs to keep good track of who is responsible for a good value created.

Thirdly, it should prevent one supplier from having too much power. We don’t want him to demand special favors or ridiculously high prices. Lastly, platforms should reduce all risks that may tarnish good interaction to bad ones.

More and more companies are shifting to  become platforms. Why? Well, first of all, it’s cool. And, it helps business to scale up more, create new values and changes our lives. Platforms touch almost all aspects of our lives now like how we move (Uber), spend the night (Airbnb), how we communicate (WeChat), how we meet new people (Tinder) and so on.

It honors changes and create values that makes our lives better. We should be glad it’s here to stay.

Reference:
– “Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy–And How to Make Them Work for You” by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary

Learn more about our platform Easiway at www.geteasiway.com

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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.

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

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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.

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See? Easi as a peanut!

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Easiway sponsors STARTUP GRIND talk with GaryVee talk in Hong Kong

Courtesy of STARTUP GRIND

Courtesy of STARTUP GRIND

Easiway, ride-booking app in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, is one of the official sponsors of STARTUP GRIND’s FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE LEGENDARY GARY VAYNERCHUK, held on July 12. (Thank you, Jan Smejkal! We can’t wait to see you talk with this guy on stage.)

This is exciting for us because Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, represents what everyone at Easiway believes in which is loving people.

In the world where social media takes over, we tend to take relationships lightly and become more isolated. Thanks to the online dating apps, it is easier for us to meet new people with every swipe and more people get ghosted. It’s halloween every day. (YouGov/Huffington Post’s 2015 survey shows over 10% Americans have ghosted someone. Just awful!)

We should use social media to engage with others regardless of any boundaries. Gary here does not take the social media for granted and he is a guy who hasn’t forgotten what’s important.

Digital era or not, one thing is constant: we all matter.

But do we treat each other like we do?

Gary is proof that caring for others and using social media to show that can lead us to bigger success. He calls empathy “one of the biggest things to which he attribute his success.”

You can move people if they believe that you genuinely care about them. In the beginning of his legacy, he replied hundreds of email every day, even the trivial ones asking him which wine goes well with beef. That’s why this guy is influencing so many people now. It all started with one email or one view that he engaged with.

He understands happiness ultimately drives motivation which explains why he constantly stresses that family comes before work. He even walked you through his 18-hours of daily work. So when he says, “I beg you. Please do what you love!!!” it is not an empty statement. He further backs this statement by saying that you can do what you love from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. after work and spending time with family. That’s enough.

He is creating a community that people want to be a part of and we should all learn from this guy.

The Fireside Chat will cover what entrepreneurship is all about, the current state and future of social media and Gary’s strategy in Asia.

The event will take place in Mettā in Central on July 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are sold here.

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