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 do you get your visa issued when visiting China?

City of Shenzhen

City of Shenzhen

 

Some nationalities, like South Koreans, are required with visa to enter China. Be sure to get your visa issued from verified and widely-used agencies, especially if you’re getting group/paper visa.

It was a late Friday night when a Korean customer called us for help on her way from Shenzhen to Hong Kong in our Easiway van. Shenzhen’s custom office had asked our customer to get off the vehicle at the border. It was unexpected because Easiway vans allow passengers with visa to get custom checks without having to get off. She had entered Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a group/paper visa earlier that day.

It turned out that the agency that issued the visa was not listed in the custom office’s system. Eventually, she had to wait until the custom office staff was able to reach someone from the agency. This took a lot of her time. She even missed her ferry to Macau from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal. So we had to help her communicate with a cab driver to take her to a different terminal. It surely was a looooooong day for her.

Dodge this hassle by getting visa to China issued from an agency that is widely-used and make sure it will take full responsibility that such problem will not occur. Getting visa from travel agencies can be another good choice.

Find out if you need visa to China here.

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Does your business travel between Hong Kong, Shenzhen often?

Easiway

Ever crossed the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen? Two words for it: TOO STRESSFUL. Especially for business people. Having to get off the public transportation for custom checks at the border really makes you lose your mojo.

So we created Easiway Corporation Web Tool tailored for companies to book premium vans authorized to cross the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen on their PCs. These vans are registered in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, allowing passengers to get custom checks without having to get off. At the border, the van passes through custom check gates for authorized vehicles.

Now you can relax and focus on your work in the vans until you arrive on the other side.

Shenzhen is the place to go for hardware industries because its manufacturers build product samples even in small amount. Many global companies enter this Holy Land of manufacturers via Hong Kong. One reason is because flights to Shenzhen are often delayed.

Corporate packages are available for companies to enjoy these easy rides at an affordable price. One ticket will be deducted each time a van is booked on the web tool. These tickets can also be shared with employees or business partners. It could be a great token of gratitude, don’t you think?

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[Press Release] Van-booking service Easiway makes business trips across Hong Kong, Shenzhen easy

– With Easiway Corporate Web Tool, businesspersons don’t have to get off vans for custom checks at the border of Hong Kong and Shenzhen
– Corporate packages offer premium rides at affordable price
– Web tool is available in Chinese, Korean, English and Japanese 

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HONG KONG, Oct. 21, 2015— Hong Kong-based software startup EASISHARE LIMITED announced today it launched Easiway Corporate Web Tool tailored for corporations to easily book premium vans authorized to cross the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen on their PCs.

Kay woo, CEO of EASISHARE LIMITED, said, “Shenzhen is the hub for China’s hardware ecosystem and called the ‘Holy Land’ of manufacturers. Global companies frequently visit the city as Shenzhen’s manufacturers build product samples even in small amount. Many of these international firms enter the city through Hong Kong as the flights to Shenzhen are often delayed. We aim to provide high-quality door-to-door service for business persons traveling between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.”

Easiway van passengers can be verified without having to get off simply by passing through custom gates for authorized vehicles, allowing them to focus on their work. This is possible because Easiway vans are registered in Hong Kong and mainland China. Public transportation passengers spend at least an hour to get off their vehicles to get in line for custom checks at the border.

Woo added, “Chinese rental vehicles are known for being late and canceling at the last moment. Also, passengers have a hard time finding available vans. So we created a system where only passenger side can cancel a ride and rate drivers to ensure we maintain the best quality of service. Plus, businesses and corporations now do not need to hire and manage drivers. With Easiway Corporate Web Tool, companies and their partners can now travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen efficiently at their convenience.”

Companies can use this web tool after requesting for an account at http://corp.easi-way.com/. Prepaid corporate packages are also ready in groups of 8, 15 and 30 van rides at an affordable price. The number of e-tickets will pop up on the web tool and will be deducted each time they are used. Companies can also share these e-tickets with their employees or business partners.

Companies need to type in departing and arrival destinations of their employees or business partners on the web tool, which will be sent to the nearest van drivers. The web tool is available in Chinese, Korean, English and Japanese.

The web tool is an extension of EASISHARE LIMITED’s van-booking mobile application Easiway that connects regular passengers to the closest van drivers traveling across Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The product, launched in August, is available for downloading at 10 major Chinese Android markets, Google Play and Apple Store.

The Hong Kong-based startup is also revving up for Easishare Ride, an upcoming function that groups up to six people to share an Easiway van and spilt the fare.

Easiway bookings and other inquiries are also available at +400-050-9291 (Chinese and Korean. For China use only) and +82-70-7718-2605(Korean and English).

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