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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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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Being Frances Ha

Easiway-Frances Ha

She’s lovable, but you don’t want to be her.

Frances is a 27-year-old woman who starts out in Brooklyn to become a dancer. She is an apprentice dancer in a small company. But she doesn’t get a full membership and her life unravels. Her best friend/roommate moves out to live in Tribeca where Frances can’t afford. Frances is up in the air with no place to live, no job and alone.

She wears a dorky smile to hide her agony as she struggles. There is something uncomfortable about her attitude in life. She is in between. Why can’t she just get a real job like everybody else? You may think.

But hey! Give her a break. She’s only trying to climb over the fence that the industrial age had built.

This fence had trapped us with “the bait of decent pay and plenty of prizes” as Seth Godin puts it. As the industrial age fades, this fence that makes us feel safe disappears too, but we are not aware of it. Not yet.

“Following instructions is overrated.”

Being human now means being something bigger. Being human now means to fly a lot closer to the sun if you wanted to. So we need to create wings not made of wax, but something stronger. We all need to be artists and be more human.

Not a lot of us has tried this before. We do not have mentors.  So it’s only natural that Frances’s new attempt look awkward and uneasy.

We don’t want to be her yet, but we should. We will.

I got a real job!

You may be still in school at the age of 30. You may have a law degree but choose to work as a tollbooth attendant.

Yeah. You sound like someone who is outside the fence living a risky life. Ooooooor you may be the artist that shows the world how much higher we can fly. You may feel out of place because you’re not on the path that others are on. But you’re not alone.

The old industrial age mostly taught us that other players in the market are your competitors and we have to fight against each other to survive. But we at easi6 created a platform so rental car companies can cooperate to survive. We are helping them to serve more orders with the same number of fleets. We are outside of the fence. We are showing how high we can fly and the vendors are joining us.

So in a way, we are artists.

Good news is you can be one, too.

Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Inc., IFC Films

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Stay Connected

The world is vast.

The world is vast.

What gets you through the day?

Competition is every day. You run and run, but you feel like nothing is enough. Yet, we struggle. We fight because we will all be winners at the end. But on a very bad day, what gets you to not give up?

For me, it’s my family. I video call ‘em up and as soon as it connects, my mother blurts out this laugh that makes everything worth it.

“Hi you!!”

This connection is strong. They have my back so I will not fall and I am in control. They will help me when I am in need and I grow. That feeling that you are not alone is gold.

The world is vast and you need to be together to win.

This is the main concept behind soon-to-be-launched Easishare Management System.

It helps rental car companies to be in control of orders, driver and vehicle. From order input to satisfied customers, the system makes everything in between seamless.

  • Vendors can share order info with drivers and customer accurately.
  • Dispatchers can track drivers and their expenses.
  • It keeps dispatchers and driver alerts so they are in time.
  • Receiving orders and assigning drivers and vehicles can now be done in a few clicks.
  • The automatic timetable also shows drivers’ schedule allowing dispatchers to arrange orders effectively.

Also,

With EMS, vendors can exchange order with other partners to serve more orders with the same fleet size.

You don’t have to fight alone.

Be in control.

Stay connected.

Written by. Euna Lee, communicator of EMS

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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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More business with same fleet size

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Think Big

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.

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