Uber vs 515 MIAMI

  • By Luis Barboza
  • 21 Jan, 2017

Private car service in Miami

Most people are pretty familiar with Uber, the transportation app-based company that is a taxi alternative. I’m sure you have heard plenty of people say, “We’ll just take an uber.” Yes, uber is an easy to use app, but do you really know the difference between using an uber and using a pre-arranged car service? Here are some things to think about next time you want to “just take an uber.”

Who are these drivers? Yes, you get a picture of your driver once you book your car, but who are they? How did they become an Uber driver? Anyone 21 years or older with a car can drive for the company. They carry their own insurance and do not need any type of experience. Did anyone else read the story about the man from San Francisco whose Uber driver hit him in the head with a hammer and fractured his skull? Uber doesn’t even think they should be at fault because they are a marketplace and not a transportation provider. I thought Uber screens all of their drivers? Do you really want to feel unsafe when getting into your Uber car? Uber doesn’t even feel comfortable enough to trust their drivers.

Did you know Uber can cancel your car at any time? When you book through Uber, a driver can accept the trip but then cancel and not show up. Imagine trying to get to the airport and not being able to find someone to drive you there because the Uber drivers in the area don’t want to take the trip. Our service will never limit you to where you would like to go. We do not refuse jobs just because we do not feel like making the long drive to the airport or because we don’t want to deal with the city traffic. We will always try to put 100% into every trip and satisfy your travel needs.

When traveling for business or for pleasure there are plenty of times where you need the car to wait for you and take you to your next destination. Is there a guarantee Uber drivers will wait around for you? No. 515 MIAMI understands you may need to be picked up at the airport, brought to your hotel and then to a meeting within a few hours. Our customers come first and we want to make sure we can get you to all of your destinations on time and safely.

515 MIAMI
www.515miami.com
By Luis Barboza 03 Feb, 2017
If you're an ethical person who recycles, buys clothes that aren't made at sweatshops and cares about your carbon footprint, there's one difficult question left to answer: what's the best way to get around that's convenient, inexpensive and doesn't exploit its workers?

Savvy professionals often pull out a phone and request an Uber. Others step into the street and call a taxi. It may seem to be a question of convenience and cost.

Which option is the better choice, however, if you want a good ride and a happy driver?

Think about it!

515 MIAMI
www.515miami.com


By Luis Barboza 21 Jan, 2017
Most people are pretty familiar with Uber, the transportation app-based company that is a taxi alternative. I’m sure you have heard plenty of people say, “We’ll just take an uber.” Yes, uber is an easy to use app, but do you really know the difference between using an uber and using a pre-arranged car service? Here are some things to think about next time you want to “just take an uber.”

Who are these drivers? Yes, you get a picture of your driver once you book your car, but who are they? How did they become an Uber driver? Anyone 21 years or older with a car can drive for the company. They carry their own insurance and do not need any type of experience. Did anyone else read the story about the man from San Francisco whose Uber driver hit him in the head with a hammer and fractured his skull? Uber doesn’t even think they should be at fault because they are a marketplace and not a transportation provider. I thought Uber screens all of their drivers? Do you really want to feel unsafe when getting into your Uber car? Uber doesn’t even feel comfortable enough to trust their drivers.

Did you know Uber can cancel your car at any time? When you book through Uber, a driver can accept the trip but then cancel and not show up. Imagine trying to get to the airport and not being able to find someone to drive you there because the Uber drivers in the area don’t want to take the trip. Our service will never limit you to where you would like to go. We do not refuse jobs just because we do not feel like making the long drive to the airport or because we don’t want to deal with the city traffic. We will always try to put 100% into every trip and satisfy your travel needs.

When traveling for business or for pleasure there are plenty of times where you need the car to wait for you and take you to your next destination. Is there a guarantee Uber drivers will wait around for you? No. 515 MIAMI understands you may need to be picked up at the airport, brought to your hotel and then to a meeting within a few hours. Our customers come first and we want to make sure we can get you to all of your destinations on time and safely.

515 MIAMI
www.515miami.com
By Luis Barboza 19 Feb, 2016
Rather than discounting their services, many car service owners would be better served by looking for ways to give customers something extra, said Luis Barboza, president of 515 MIAMI ( www.515miami.com  ).

“Instead of reducing your price, figure out what you can offer that will add value to your service or the customer’s experience,” he said. “You don’t want to be the Walmart of your industry.”

“Ask yourself: ‘What are my customers’ challenges? What would help them more than a financial discount?'” he said. “By addressing that you become a trusted resource to them rather a commoditized vendor.”

Sales can have the unintended effect of upsetting customers who have already paid full price, added Phyllis Nichols of SoundAdvice Sales and Marketing. “It’s definitely more advantageous to add value than lower price,” he said. “That’s a race to the bottom and nobody wins.”

He suggests thinking of ways to improve your relationship with customers. Try creating offers that provide them with special options or choices that are not normally available. Customers want to feel that they are getting the “best value” for their money, Luis said. “A small business is better off building customer loyalty and creating a following of people who appreciate what you do for them.”

Luis Barboza
515 MIAMI
http://www.515miami.com
(305) 515-5466
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