Uber! The service which uses private cars to double up as taxis has enforced the saying “shooting yourself in the foot”, in every country they start operations in.
The start off low key with advertising just by word of mouth, in a new country. With false advertising, they are able to convince car owners to literally trust Uber! to decide the cost of providing a service, which costs Uber nothing, while Uber charges a commission rate to car owners for providing the service. All due to false advertising.
Problem starts when Uber gets greedy and starts to lower fares through the app. As long as the fares are not lower than taxis, they are ok. But once they become lower than taxis! they attract attention.
Uber says lower fares are good for consumers. True.
Uber says lower fares means more business for its drivers. Not True. It is more money for Uber as Uber collects a percentage of the price it quotes.
Consumers love cheaper fares and will always support Uber and the saying is true in any country. Taxis are always more expensive than Uber! in most parts of the world. That I feel is because that in every country, the Taxi Industry and Tourism Industry is controlled by the Government of that country.
But then why is Uber seen in negative light all around the world? Is the Taxi and Tourism industry so tightly linked with the Government worldwide?
Are Taxi prices dependent on what the Government sets! Is UBER trying to be a World Government! for Taxis!
I used to smoke for more that 30 years. During this period, I tried to quit a few times but failed. Longest period I managed to stop smoking for was a good whole 3 weeks. Always got drawn back to the habit when chilling out with friends who were smokers. I tried various methods to quit from nicotine patches to gum and what not but nothing worked.
I was introduced to e-cig by a friend. I then went on to research more into it and was shocked on finding out the difference between vaping vs smoking and how the tobacco and medical industry were actually bed partners. I also read many stories of how others managed to kick the smoking habit for good through vaping. With all the benefits of vaping, it was a surprise to learn that it was banned in a few countries due to some myths about vaping.
All this info just increased my determination to give vaping a shot. Managed to order a kit online and waited for it to arrive. It contained a 3-month supply of juices. Price paid for it was well worth it considering the amount I would have spent on cigarettes.
I all honesty, vaping is truly an alternative for real smoking. Whenever I felt the need to smoke, I would just take a few vapes and it felt like as though I just had a few puffs. The best part is that the juices I got were nicotine free. This means that it is not the nicotine that keeps smokers addicted, but the sight of the smoke together with the feeling in the throat knows as throat hit.
I still hung out with my friends who were smokers, but things were different now. When they smoked, I vaped and the urge to actually smoke was not present.
This went on for a couple of months and the frequency of vapes I did started reducing. This was not because I was controlling it but it was because I just started losing the desire to vape. Slightly after a couple of months, I stopped vaping altogether because the urges were totally gone. It has been over two years now and I have not had a vape nor a smoke since.
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Uber provides rides on demand, which is similar to the process of booking a taxi in any country. Initially when it started, it was in direct competition with the Chauffeur Service Industry as it offered Limousines on Demand with its “Uber Black Service”.
Next step forward was allow normal vehicles into the ecosystem, making it in direct competition with the taxi booking system in whichever country this was implemented.
How they spread so quickly worldwide by just providing an application! without having to bear any of the costs or responsibilities for providing the actual transportation service and by actually charging those responsible for providing the service (The Partners) a 20 to 35 percent charge which Uber sets, is simply an amazing business concept.
The best part comes in the form of fare surges! which Uber deems appropriate according to the rules of supply and demand. This happens when there is a sudden catastrophe and Uber comes to the rescue with “Helicopter Taxi” pricing. They (Uber the app provider) still get between 25% to 35 percent for each trip.
The industry grew because UBER offered a better option and cheaper option for Taxi Booking in every country without dipping in its own pockets for having a Taxi Fleet in these countries. Yet UBER posted a lost of a few billions.
Did UBER kill the Chauffeur Service Industry? They could have if they did not get greedy!
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