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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The first weekend of sales for upcoming condominium One Pearl Bank saw 80 per cent of the 200 units released being snapped up. Real estate developer CapitaLand said yesterday that 160 units were sold as at 5pm, at an average price of $2,400 per square foot. This is about 20 per cent of the 774 residential units in the 99-year leasehold condo, which is being developed on the site of the former iconic Pearl Bank Apartments. Sales began last Saturday. Over 4,000 people showed up when the sales gallery opened for public viewing on July 13. CapitaLand said the 160 units sold included studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom types. The most popular were the one- and two-bedders, which made up 56 per cent and 31 per cent respectively of the units sold. About eight in 10 of the buyers are locals. The units range from 431 sq ft studio units to penthouses 2,788 sq ft in size. Prices start from under $1 million for a studio apartment, and more than two-thirds of the units are priced … [Read more...] about One Pearl Bank sees 80% of 200 units released snapped up
SINGAPORE - The first weekend of sales for upcoming condominium One Pearl Bank saw 80 per cent of the 200 units released bought up. Real estate developer CapitaLand said in a statement on Sunday (July 21) that 160 units were sold as at 5pm, at an average price of $2,400 per square foot. This is about 20 per cent of the 774 residential units in the 99-year leasehold condo, which is being developed on the site of the former iconic Pearl Bank Apartments. Sales began on Saturday (July 20). When the sales gallery opened for public viewing at the previous weekend, more than 4,000 people showed up. CapitaLand said that the 160 units sold included studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom types. The most popular apartment types were the one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, which made up 56 per cent and 31 per cent respectively of the units sold. About eight in 10 of the homebuyers are locals. Those who booked their units this weekend enjoyed an early-bird discount of 1 per cent. … [Read more...] about Most of 200 One Pearl Bank units launched for sale snapped up
SYDNEY: Australian banks and retailers were thrown into chaos on Thursday (Jul 11) by a telecoms outage that knocked out electronic payment systems and cash machines.The country's four major banks said some of their transaction-handling machines in stores were not working.Westpac Banking Corporation said on Twitter that some automatic teller machines in Sydney were down, while National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia also reported payment processing issues.Australia and New Zealand Banking Group also said some of its point-of-sale payment machines weren't working.The nation's biggest grocer, Woolworths Group, said cashiers were processing transactions manually.A Reuters reporter at one supermarket in Sydney said the problem caused havoc as automated checkouts - which account for most checkouts at many stores - were shut down and staff checked customers' signatures to process card payments.The country's biggest telecom provider, Telstra, said it was investigating … [Read more...] about Australian banks, shops hit by telecom outage
By Robert Benzie Queen's Park Bureau Chief Wed., May 1, 2019 The Beer Store is firing back at the Progressive Conservative government over its claims that beer prices would drop if sales are liberalized. In a letter to Finance Minister Vic Fedeli, the retailer’s chair, Charlie Angelakos, notes that Ontario’s taxes on beer are 50 per cent higher than those in Quebec and 29 per cent higher than those in Alberta. “Retail beer prices are higher in Ontario than in Quebec because of taxes, not how beer is sold,” Angelakos wrote Wednesday. “Retail beer prices in Alberta are significantly higher than in Ontario, even though Alberta beer taxes are much lower.” More ominously, he warned of other negative impacts from radically changing the way beer is sold. “The addition of a significant number of new beer retail outlets would put the viability of the Beer Store’s retail business in question and undermine our efficient, … [Read more...] about Beer Store warns of price hikes if sales liberalized