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February 2017

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter & Get a $5 Credit

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Hello, everyone, it was a busy week after all the sports fans left the City and music fans started pouring into Melbourne. The environment is full of music now, and we are having fun doing our job to serve you the best. The Airport transfers have increased considerably, and the suburb residents are taking advantage of our weekly lottery to save some bucks.

Now is the time to enjoy more festivals and white nights. We wanted to let you know that every small saving count and we give you a $5 credit when you visit our Facebook page and like that page as well as visit the Twitter page and follow us there. It makes easy for us to send you any important information and announcements. We believe in being in touch with our esteemed customers, and this is one more initiative in the same direction.

You know about accounting right? When you are a regular customer, you can create your account with us, and whenever we are providing such offers, we will ensure that your account gets credited with the gifts and discounts. We don’t want to charge heavy prices because we are providing best services. Instead, we would like to charge you the best possible taxi fair and make sure it is a win-win situation for both.

Whichever Airport you are using for your departure and arrival in the Metropolitan area, just give us a call or text us and we will be happy to provide the pick-up and drop service over there. We work 24 X 7, so don’t hesitate to call us anytime. We are into providing transportation as well as package delivery and for both these services, always remaining on toes is a basic requirement. Also We understand that, and our staff is ready to work in shifts and provide the best services.

Like us on Facebook & Follow on Twitter

The current offer is not very big, but if you are reading these blog posts regularly, you will see that every week, we help you to save some bucks and add that amount to your Account with us. Why not just visit the Facebook and Twitter page and add $5 credit to your account? Let us remain connected, and we always want to hear from you about your ideas and suggestions. Welcome to CabInMinutes client group! If you travel with us even once, we consider you as part of our group. Travelling with us is always a courteous and safe experience!

Connect with us and Enjoy a Free Airport Ride

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We care for our customers, and we strive to offer them enhanced services at all times. Also We do not believe in giving wrong commitments or provide offers for publicity. We genuinely want to connect with our passengers and like to stay in touch with them.

On the same lines, we have launched an offer, where we want you to sign up on the Facebook page from the Blog, Travel 4 Airport Trips, and you will get the 5th ride free. It provides us an opportunity to stay connected with you and reach you quickly with our latest updates. Yes! That’s true! We are providing a free Airport Transfer trip for our esteemed customers.

Any questions or suggestions? Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can reach us through the call-in number which you must have saved, you can send us a text message with your address to book a cab, and we have also provided our email address, where you can send us your booking details.

We believe in ‘On Time Everytime’ service. Apart from clean and nice cabs, it is extremely important in our business to be punctual. You don’t want to start too early from home to reach the Airport only an hour earlier. We understand the importance of it and make sure we reach on time, take you through the quickest possible route and make sure you are at the Airport on time.

Here are some of the reasons why our customers are repeat customers and like to stay in touch with us are:

  • Our cabs are clean and always in good working condition
  • The drivers are knowledgeable about routes and locations
  • We always provide a timely and efficient service
  • Provide 24 X 7 Taxi service anywhere in Melbourne Metropolitan area
  • Have installed GPS tracking system and can locate the cabs
  • We are providing Wi-Fi in most of our Cars
  • You get an instantly printed bill in the Car, on departure
  • Accept bookings through phone, SMS and online using our website
  • We have added many payment gateways, and you can pay by debit or credit card
  • We provide Magazines and News Papers for reading on the ride

Please make sure to keep visiting these blog posts and our Facebook Page for latest updates and offers! Enjoy the free Airport ride and let us know if we can improve on any of our services.

 

A Different Perspective of Parcel Delivery

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When multiple big players and aggregators entered the Taxi business all over the World, they started thinking of making the best use of the platform. The major players have a strong digital platform with website, blog, mobile App and much more. As an unstructured industry became very structured with a means to communicate with customers, there are different additional services possible.

As the market capacity expands with digitisation and use of technology, the Taxi industry started thinking differently about the use of their services. One such different perspective is about delivering Parcel. The business of parcel delivery was primarily a business of Courier services and Post. The cabs have entered in this business in many countries, and Australia is one of them.

There are some considerations for parcel delivery. Some companies use it as a shared service, meaning they use the same cab for people as well as a parcel. It is known as a shared model, which tries to match the passenger route with the parcel delivery points.  The other two models are passengers only and parcel only, where there is no confusion or diversion of the route for passengers.

There are Cab companies which are in the business of delivering packages for many years, and we are one of them. Though every service provider was not online, the business was still there with the help of phones, text messages, and manual communication. Now, with the technological advantages, it has become easier to track the deliveries.

The huge fleets, many taxi companies are carrying it set to use for the courier business also, and it was an innovative idea for this industry. It is a disruptive idea for other businesses in parcel delivery, but they are getting their expertise in other areas also. The idea has made delivery of packages more efficient as well as economical. The cab services are thinking about different ways to make it more and more cost effective.

Our Parcel delivery includes a regular service for standard delivery, a VIP courier service with the first available driver, Critical Express delivery where we guarantee the pickup and drop time of the package. Set Run is like your internal courier, where we pick-up and drop the packages at a set time and run a shuttle service between your offices or different businesses. Along with our Airport pick-up and drop, we are providing the corporate services and Parcel delivery services also. Give us a call to deliver your parcel quickly and safely.

Silver Service For Airport Pickups and Drop Offs

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Our Silver Service in Melbourne is the premium, luxury, safe, and secure Taxi service. There are many Taxi Services available, but our Silver Service is unique in many ways for Airport Pickup and Drop Off.  We are ready to pick you from any suburb around the city and drop you off to any suburb or Airport at any time.

What is special about Silver Service?

We don’t compromise on professionalism and expertise of a driver because we know the importance of human life and want to keep our passengers safe & secure during the travel.

Silver Service is the cleanest Service. You will Experience business class service with extra legroom, dual climate control, and top tier drivers who are ready to give you the safest and enjoyable ride whenever you like. It is a preferred service by our corporate customers as well as customers who prefer luxurious cabs.

If you are a resident of this city or suburb, you are already aware of multiple festivals happening in the metropolitan area. If you are coming from outside, you can browse through our previous blogs, where we try to provide consolidated information about different festivals and events around for your convenience.

The best educated & fluent speaking drivers are available to listen to you and pick up & drop off anywhere anytime so you can be sure to have no problem in communication during your travel. Our professional Taxi drivers know how to connect the right way to pick-up and drop off the passenger safely at the destination. Every Taxi equipped with modern online connectivity tools.

How to book our service?

Planning to book a taxi for scheduled traveling around the city or to and from Melbourne Airports? Simply visit our website and submit the online Booking form. Our online customer support staff instantly confirm your booking for regular or silver service cab.

We are available at your service 24 X 7 and 365 days a year to either book a cab OR cancel your booking or change your schedule for traveling. You can contact CabInMinutes by Phone, by SMS, by Email, and by Online Booking.

We are operating since a long time with punctuality and dedication towards our high-level services. We have a good number of Taxis including latest luxury and modern cars in the fleet which we provide as silver taxis on the road. Keep reading this blog for latest information and updates on services.

Our Weekly Lottery is Back With New Suburbs

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Hi City mates, we declared last week that each week new suburbs would get the benefit of our lottery service each week. You already know us as a reliable rental cab service in this metropolitan area. We always come to you with new offers, information about festivals and new services we provide. So who are the lucky winners this week?

You know us and believe us for our Airport pickup and drop services. We are doing two suburbs lottery every week at a set price. Last week we provided this service to two suburbs and got a very good response. This time the residents of Brighton 3186 and Glen Iris 3146 are getting the Airport service at $75, saving up to 30%! There are no hidden charges, and this offer applies to our standard Taxi services.

You must have read about the different festivals currently going on in Melbourne and the festivals happening in this month. You may be visiting this City from outstation for these festivals, or you may be here to enjoy the summer. We are always there to help you when you are in this metropolitan area.

The suburbs lottery is an innovative idea, and we are sure, our competitors will also start copying it soon, but we are not worried about it. We know our loyal customers who always provide us a chance to serve them for all of our services will continue with us. They travel with us to all three Airports in Melbourne, they use our Silver Taxi service when required, and they also use our courier services.

If you are a first-time traveller of CabInMinutes, you will experience the difference in our services compared to others. We wait at the Airport to receive you and don’t expect you to wait for us. We have a friendly staff to assist you with your bookings and questions. Our drivers are knowledgeable and know the routes very well. They are also trained to behave with customers in a very friendly and professional manner.

If you are reading this blog regularly, you will know that we are trying to provide a lot of information for our customers as we care for them. We want you to pre-book your cab each time you need our services and don’t wait at the Taxi Rank. Let us know about any of your concerns or questions, and we would be happy to address them. We look forward to serving you again this summer.

Tullamarine Works February Which Could Effect Your Trip To Melbourne Airport

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We’re eager to see that the CityLink Tullamarine Widening project is nearing completion.

Progressing night works are proceeding on CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway during February, so you can anticipate that mellow will substantial movement delays in both bearings. For the most up-to-date information on delays and detours to help you plan your trip routes, head here.

As a CabInMinutes team, we strongly recommend check roadworks and save trouble running late to your airport trip.

Have an awesome week on your trips,

CabInMinutes Road Team

The White Night Festival and Pick Up Services

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What is a White Night Festival?

The White Nights are a kind of all-night arts festival held in many cities in the summer. The festival started in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The white nights is the name given in areas of high latitude to the weeks around the summer during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early, and darkness is never complete. The first city outside of Russia to host such a festival was Paris, which has had its famous Nuit Blanche festival since 2001.

History of White Nights in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia, held its inaugural White Night festival in 2013. Then it continued every year, and the number of visitors is growing exponentially. The third White Night was in 2015 which expanded the festival to more venues and locations. The National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image featured free exhibitions and films. The fourth White Night in 2016 attracted more than 580,000 people.

Be a Part of all Fun and Excitement on 18th Feb 2017

The 12-hour event includes exhibitions, street performances, cartoon and the fairy-tale world, illuminations, film screenings, music, dance and interactive events throughout the CBD and different cultural areas in the city and provides a rare opportunity to experience Melbourne in a different light. Make sure of making your transport arrangements before you arrive. Giving us a call or sending a message is good for pre-booking your Taxi. If you need a Silver service, make sure to book it at least three days in advance.

White Night Melbourne is all over city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions of Melbourne’s CBD. It covers the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road right through to the Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens. The venues get added every year!

Most of the events at White Night Melbourne are free, with a few venues hosting ticketed events. You may visit the White Night Melbourne website to see the full program and to plan your White Night. Are you ready to enjoy the fun-filled night?

We are ready to provide you pick up and drop service. Have already booked your hotel? No issues!  Give us a call, and we will pick you from the hotel and drop you back there. Are you coming from far off places? Pre-book a taxi, avoid standing on taxi rank and arrive at the festival in style!

Book Your Cab/Taxi For St Kilda Festival & Yalukit Events

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St Kilda is a suburb of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km southeast of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. On Sunday 12 February 2017, join Australia’s biggest FREE celebration of community spirit and Australian music and celebration of summer. It showcases Australian artists and talent against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore.

The history of the festival tells a story of an event much-loved by millions of people. It is ever changing since its inception in 1980, but at its heart, it is a free community celebration of and for one of Melbourne’s and Australia’s most renowned locations, and a true supporter of the local musical talent. There is a large demand for transport during these festivals, and we are ready with our friendly staff to serve at our best. The festival becomes a live-event because of its performers, participants, its audiences, the residents, the businesses and the local community.

Not to miss the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee happening the week before St Kilda Festival on Saturday, 4th February. It is an annual free Indigenous music and cultural Festival. Held in St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens, a significant contemporary Indigenous meeting place, the Yalukit main festival day brings you a deadly program of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and arts.

The St Kilda Festival has tried to improve accessibility to the Festival site. It includes a disability drop off and picks up zone on Beaconsfield Parade adjacent to Catani Gardens. There is also a designated disability parking area on Fitzroy St, near the Fitzroy Bowls Club. We are going to play our part in serving the guests in best possible way. We have our cabs ready for Airport pickup and drop services. Those coming to visit from interstate and ones need luxury Silver Service taxis, on pre-booked arrangements, are getting those from CabInMinutes, your trusted Taxi service in Melbourne metropolitan area.

Held on the second Sunday in February each year, the St Kilda Festival routinely attracts more than 400,000 visitors. The streets of St Kilda are closed to traffic when the pick of Australia’s best musicians play over multiple stages. People will enjoy a vast range of performances, workshops, kids’ entertainment, sport, dance, carnival rides, buskers and a whole lot more. Come and enjoy the festivals similar to every year. Don’t forget to pre-book your cabs and make sure your transport arrangements are in place.

Enjoy Zero Card Fee On Airport Taxi

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Have you noticed that the Victoria Taxis are changing for the better? There are multiple things being done by Australian Government to value add to the Taxi Service Industry. There is a new Driver knowledge test added to make sure your Taxi driver is more informed and knowledgeable about locations and services. The changing the colour of your cab can make it easy for you to identify a particular cab service & there are rules set for advertising in taxis. As a part of these reforms, there are reductions to the surcharge for card payment for taxis.

The surcharge incurred when passengers pay their taxi fare using a debit or credit card, voucher or app is 5 per cent. It is half of the original surcharge, and it is inclusive of the GST. Now 5% is the maximum amount the Taxi service can charge.

As a passenger, if you get a bill with more than 5 % surcharge, please retain your receipt and contact either the payment provider or your card company/bank in the first instance. Passengers wishing to provide feedback or make a complaint should contact the TSC

The five per cent surcharge is the maximum amount that can be charged on top of the fare and is inclusive of GST. If the fare is $100.00, inclusive of the base fare and all other additional payments as agreed along with GST, then a surcharge of no more than $5.00 may be charged. The total cost to a customer is $105.00. The service can’t add Merchant fees to the surcharge.

A good taxi service will get you to your intended destination promptly. The service is also much more likely to help you get your vacation off to a positive start. As every form transport from Melbourne Airport is not as comfortable and convenient, you can select a proven service. Now that we are connected, there is no need to spend a lot of time worrying about this anymore.

We provide multiple ways to book your favourite cab. You can call us, Book Online through our website; there is another number provided for enquiries, send a text message or send us an email. Visit our Facebook page and book from there also. We have provided multiple ways for our passengers to reach us making it very convenient for them.

We have decided to take a step forward, and for next week we will be waving card payment fees for Visa, MasterCard, and Amex for those who pays online.

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