Careem Partner/Captain App

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Hi Guys! Hope you are all fine and oh wait… Happy Eid-Ul-Azha Mubarak to all. This is the first day of Bakra Eid 2016. So now let’s come to the point. There is a boom of cab service you can find in Pakistan especially in Lahore. I have already explained the way you can book a ride on them easily and  in less price. It includes Albayrak ATaxi, Careem, Uber and EasyCab. Now the question is that many people are asking me for a link to Careem Partner App that they cannot find on the internet. Here I will give you the link careem partner app but it would be useless if you’re not registered with them. Because it asks for mobile number registered with it and pin code that will be set after your first sign in. Anyways, even then I am going to share you an android app apk with you. Not for iOS as of today.

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Guide For Getting a better taxi ride in Lahore

The general environment of Lahore is changing day by day. People are getting more techy because of the recent IT boom in the city. There are more IT companies are being registered in Punjab as compared to other provinces of Pakistan. It is the proof that Punjab Information Technology Board is very serious about getting a better and smart lifestyle to its citizens. Due to increased population of human and vehicles, people are becoming tired of driving their cars on the roads just because of rush and some psychological issues.

Let’s come to the Taxi Business in Lahore. There are 3 major Taxi companies in Lahore. These are Careem (Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad), Uber (Lahore, More Cities Soon) and A-Taxi (Lahore). All have the nose to nose tough competition in getting a market share. But make sure that those companies who are linked with IT industry will get more market share. Careem and Uber are all set and working through mobile platform where as A-Taxi is not.

When you are ready to move anywhere through taxi, you first compare the prices. So this guide will help you in getting a cheap and comfortable taxi and some tips also.

If we compare the tariff of these companies, Careem is a bit expensive than A Taxi and Uber. Uber is cheaper than Careem.

How To Choose Cheaper Taxi?

There are 2 ways you can book a ride for your within city trip. One is through the company’s app and second is to call on their hotline. A Taxi and Careem can book you a taxi through its hotline number where as Uber doesn’t allow it. You will have to use its app to call the taxi.

Booking a ride through hotline:

You can call Careem at 042-111-CAREEM and for A Taxi, you can call 042-111-961-961.

Booking a ride through mobile app:

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Careem

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Uber

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A Taxi

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How To Sign UP?

Click Here for signing up to Careem. Click Here to singing up to uber.

Fares and Tariff:

In regular tariff, uber is more cheaper than Careem. If you have a Careem promotion code, then it becomes cheaper than Uber. So always check for the Careem Promotional Codes before booking any of two rides. For the promotional code, you can sign up for Careem newsletters. The email you the codes that can make your ride more cheaper. In Uber, if it is your first time to take a ride, please call the person who have already uber installed in their phone and account is active. Ask him to provide you his personal invitation code. Apply that code in your uber app’s Promotion page and you will get a first ride free worth up to 500PKR. After your complete ride, your friend will also be rewarded. To find your personal invitiation code, click here and share it with your friends so that you could also earn more free rides.

Careem’s Business and Economy Rides:

Minimum fare for Careem economy is 200 and business is 250. Sometimes using a promotional code, your business ride can be less in price than economy. So make sure that you check your fare both in business and economy and do put your promotional code. Promotional codes do not work on Economy rides.

REMEMBER, DON’T LET YOUR DRIVER WAIT. IT WILL COST YOU.

Tips For Using Uber:

  1. Do not let your driver wait as it costs you.
  2. When taking a free ride, do not cancel the ride FOR ANY REASON if your ride has been accepted.
  3. Some people cancels the ride when they see a small car is coming to them. Make sure it will lose your free trip. So beware.
  4. Uber accepts cars from 1000CC to onward and the car is not old enough. So don’t worry.
  5. Uber’s cars are always good in AC. If you get a malfunctioning AC in your car, you can complain to them on their twitter or facebook account.

Example of Getting A Ride

I would like to go from Liberty Market to Shaukat Khanam Hospital in Johar Town.

Total distance is around 14KM if I go by Canal Bank road. Make sure we have Careem’s promotional code which makes your 2 rides at 50% discount. The code is STUCKPAK. For uber, we have friend share code that makes your trip totally waive off until 500 PKR. And A-Taxi doesn’t give discounts.

Below is the simple chart for better understanding.

NAME OF COMPANY
Careem Uber A-Taxi
Regular Fare (PKR) 481-553 320-393 Around 500
Discounted Fare (PKR) 240-276 0 Not Available
Distance 14KM 14KM 14KM
  • Bases on the above chart, we can see that if you have a free ride available in your uber account, it is best option
  • If you don’t have a free ride available in uber then you must check your email for this month’s promotional code of careem. You can contact them via facebook and twitter for more.
  • If you have a careem code, It is best option among three.
  • If you don’t have a careem code and a free ride, then Uber is more cheaper than other two.

Based on my personal experience of Uber and Careem, I like both the services. But I prefer Careem because it is more professional than Uber. I will not recommend A-Taxi because I can’t guide them the way actually I am on the phone. Because they don’t have an app for this.

I hope someday there will be an app which will compare the fare of Careem, Uber and any third company. Anyone who creates it, please remember my this post as this is my idea and label me the co-founder. :)

 

Property Websites in Pakistan

I’m a big fan of internet technology when I wanted to do anything like shopping and searching for stuff for me. Because it gives me more power to do something without much hassle. I’m writing this post just to share my recent experience in property websites. I was looking for a rented shop somewhere in Lahore but while searching for it, I faced a serious problem. The problem was that after 5-10 listings, every website showed the properties 3-6 months old. That isn’t fruitful for any of us. There could be a chance that it is not already rented out but my success rate was 0%. I had to face this problem in Lamudi.Pk, HomesPakistan.com, Bastee.Pk and Zameen.com. I don’t know whether the property portal sites owners know about this problem or not. There should a system on a website that it automatically deletes this type of properties after sending a confirmation email to the listing owner. It would help us find the right property with less headache. Yes I said headache. Don’t know whether you agree with me about this term or not but it is definitely a headache for me. Because you have to analyze many factors. If I would be the owner of any website like this, I would prefer to add more options in search.

Online Shopping in Pakistan

Now a days, there are hundreds of online websites offering millions of products to you. As per my knowledge, more than 90% online shoppers choose Cash On Delivery service for their parcel shipment. Because it is safe and secure from every angle. There are some shoppers who always compare their prices with their local market and then they question on delivery charges. From my point of view, the online shopping should not be mixed with local market shopping. Just to let you know that most of the online shopping websites charges a flat rate of 150 PKR for certain amount of orders. But believe me it is not the actual shipping cost. The minimum delivery charges are 250 that incurs while transporting one parcel to another city. Whether it is your next door city or far far away. The website owners shares the delivery charges with you. The concept of online shopping is slightly different than offline local market shopping. You go to the website, add products to the cart and then checkout. Sometimes you don’t know from where your order is being shipped. Suppose you’re in Karachi and you need any common item. You search for it on the internet and get order that product. Who knows that common product is going to be shipped from Lahore to you that will be available at your door step within 24 hours. Now everything is being sold by many online companies. Whether you talk about Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, Kids Clothing, Baby Items, Electronics, Grocery, Beauty Products etc… You don’t need to go to the market for them. There are lots of customers who searched for their desired product in the market but at the end, they end up ordering it on the internet from other city.

DoorBot the new way of Security at your home

I was just scrolling down my Facebook and guess what I saw? Yes the new technology that enables you to see who’s coming to your house anywhere in the world through WiFi technology. Its name is DoorBot. Doorbot is the Wi-Fi enabled, video doorbell that allows you to see and talk with visitors through your smartphone from anywhere in the world. It can be charged, usually takes 8 hours to fully charge this device. One of the amazing features of this innovative device is that you can set as many devices as you for notifications. It is just the whole new thing in amazingly low price. Your smartphone will show the battery level of the device if it gets low.

Why Warid Didn’t Get The 3G or 4G License in Pakistan?

Well here is the big news from Pakistan for the Pakistani people that we got 3G and 4G. It was the need of the time when Pakistani Telecom Sector is booming with the new innovations. There are still number of 3G handsets in the market and even in low prices. It will directly hit the better economic perspective. One more thing that’s awesome is that it will really help in e-commerce which is growing day by day in Pakistan. I congratulate Zong for getting 3G and 4G license. Dear Ufone, Mobilink and Telenor! Congrates to you as well for getting 3G.

Hey… What about Warid? It is sad that Warid didn’t acquired any license. Warid is said to be the glowing choice for postpaid loyal and satisfied subscribers. But the question is still there that why they didn’t go in to 3G auction? It is a secret and not disclosed properly yet that Warid is being acquired by Zong in coming months. This statement justifies that in a press release, warid said that they will directly go to the most advanced technology and in Pakistan, 4G is the most advanced technology so far. It also justifies the absence of warid in the auction. I don’t know exactly what is the financial status of Warid but this is the news from one of the Warid Employee.

Pakistan E-commerce Market Review and Future of Retail

Now a day, in our Pakistani market, online businesses are increasing. But there are many people who are afraid of shopping online. It is because they have some questions in their mind. What we think is that we’re getting busier in our daily life and we don’t have much time to many of the things. Pakistani people who are using internet on daily basis, they at least try to browse the internet once in a day just to take away their whole day tension. Now the question is that why they log in to the internet? Probably most of the people would say they use internet for social networking, watching videos and searching for their interest on Google. If we do such things, why we don’t go for the shopping on the internet? Question is simple but yet to answer by many netizens.

Many entrepreneurs are trying to offer their mind and dreams to the people through internet. Suppose if a website is selling fake products, do you think it would get more response from people? Absolutely not. You cannot sale fake things as people would bang your company. Now the second part is payment. How would you prefer to pay? Isn’t it easy that you only pay when you received your product at your home or office? The best payment option from our point of view. There are number of other payment options available like Easy Paisa, Bank Deposit, and Money Transfer etc… but what we try is to make you feel safe when making online purchases. Though all are secure payment methods but it is the matter of trust. When you start putting on trust on online market, you will get ease in your life. We do not recommend every website as safe and secure. There could be spammers. You will see many reviews about the website you’re making purchase from. It would help you a lot.

There are lots of Online Stores currently operating in Pakistan like Symbios.pk, Daraz.pk, and tcsconnect.com. Let’s take an example. A newly launched initiative from Pakistan is JustBabyMart.Com. They’re offering newborn baby accessories like feeding bottles, baby bibs, nipples, pacifiers, training cups, gear items, baby bedding and clothing at market price with free shipping to all over Pakistan and on Cash on Delivery. It is one of the best options for those people who are away from their hometown and really wanted to gift or send their baby’s need without being there. All the products are on just one click away. You click on this, you click on that and then you check out and enter the address to send the goods. You’re done. Even if you’re not away from your hometown and if you’re at office and hate to go to the shops or super market just to buy few things for your baby, it will save your time. They can deliver your products same day.

We all know very well that west is going forward in terms of technology and they are living a very good life. It is all because they follow the latest trends and make smart choices. If we start to shop online, we could see the dramatic change in our life. It is one of the cheapest ways to start your own business and ultimately helps in reducing unemployment. The online retailing market is growing very fast in Pakistan and we think that before it is too late, just move on to the next step. We’re predicting that Pakistani Online Retailing will surely touch the heights of success.