How many of us have encountered these frustrating situations? Scenario 1: You are exhibiting at a travel fair and your customers have spent hours there to decide on destinations and travel packages. But before your customers can confirm their booking, they have to join a snaking queue to pay a deposit because there are a limited number of payment counters on site, and the transaction process is slow. Scenario 2: You have a line of customers queuing at your counter to make payment for their lunch order. The bill for the customer that is currently first in line is $6.70, and you can only accept cash at your food stall. You can’t help but notice that your customer is self-conscious as he fumbles for notes and coins in his wallet to pay you the exact amount, while the hungry diners behind him look on in frustration. Scenario 3: Your staff is at a customer appointment for an aircon maintenance service and the serviceman is waiting outside the customer’s door as the customer has … [Read more...] about How does DBS MAX help businesses address customer service woes?
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By Rolfe Winkler WSJ Tues., May 14, 2019 Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other big startups going public now have touted their new business models that disrupt old industries but lose historic amounts of money. To try to win over investors, they have also come up with unusual alternatives for measuring their performance. So far, investors aren’t buying it. The ride-hailing rivals have struggled after debuting on the public markets with the two largest-ever 12-month losses for American startups preceding an IPO. Uber, with a $3.7 billion loss in the 12 months through March, priced its shares at the low end of expectations and its stock has fallen about 18% from Friday’s offering price. Lyft, with a loss of $911 million last year, has fallen about 33% since its debut in March. Both companies provide financial measures they say better measure their performance. However, these measures ignore significant expenses. Uber calls this “core platform … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft get creative, but investors aren’t blind to losses
Filipino voters used to elect do-gooders to the Senate. One of them was Eva Estrada Kalaw, a strong-willed civic leader twice jailed for opposing the Marcos regime. Kalaw, a UP-educated daughter of Tarlac sugar central owners, was the lone female candidate for senator of the Nacionalista Party in 1965. Back then, the candidate for the single slot reserved for women was handpicked by the president or whoever was the party standard bearer. Kalaw, however, had to win her nomination through a convention, courting the votes of the overwhelmingly male party leadership. More on The Last Good Senator: This human rights lawyer wants your vote for a senate seat—but he won’t sing and dance The Last Good Senator: Ernesto Maceda The Last Good Senator: Lorenzo M. Tañada and Jose Diokno The Last Good Senator: Rene Saguisag The Last Good Senator: Franklin Drilon Kalaw banked on her popularity and the political connections she had made in the course of her charity and civic work, … [Read more...] about The Last Good Senator: Eva Estrada Kalaw
Online shopping not only offers an unparalleled level of convenience, but it can also give you savings that you might not enjoy if you shop in-store. You may have heard of some well-known hacks, such as signing up for first-timer discounts, or using referral promo codes, but these strategies have limited mileage. To enjoy consistent, reliable savings each time you tap the checkout button, follow these simple steps. 1. SIGN UP FOR SHOPBACK Want to get cashback on everything from fashion to home furnishings to supplements to food delivery to travel and even insurance? With a ShopBack account, every time you shop at a participating online merchant, you will be entitled to further savings in the form of cashback. Ranging from a fixed value to a certain per cent of your spend, you can quickly rack up savings across purchases - on top of whatever other discounts and promos your merchant is offering. However, some merchants may disqualify ShopBack transactions from earning rewards, such as … [Read more...] about How to save money while online shopping in 7 steps
Who are the emerging affluent, you might ask. According to the BBC, the emerging affluent are a rising consumer class who have started earning enough to start saving and investing. They have big financial goals, but many are not saving as much as they can. In fact, it's not uncommon for the emerging affluent Singaporeans to make certain money mistakes without realising them. We've listed down six you should look out for. 1. FAILING TO LEVERAGE ON A HIGH INTEREST SAVINGS ACCOUNT One of the perks of being an emerging affluent is that banks are always knocking on your door for you to bank with them. To attract the emerging affluent, banks are offering savings accounts with a higher interest rate, if you fulfil certain requirements. Instead of putting your money with your favourite neighbourhood bank, why not just open a digital account to earn that extra interest rate? Apart from the initial paperwork to transfer bills to your new account, there's no other downside. Just make sure it's … [Read more...] about 6 costly money mistakes newly affluent Singaporeans are making