Benz Taxi Accepts Credit Card

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Benz Taxi accepts credit card and the price is the same.

I took a picture of the Benz taxi yesterday. From the picture, you can see the taxi begin to accept credit card. It is not news in U.S., but in Shanghai, it is historical change in a city where even PizzaHut does not accept credit card.

The price is the same as any other taxi, 10 RMB per km. I begin to wonder it is reasonable? They have to pay the service fee, and equipments for using credit cards.

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Benz taxi on the road.

7 Comments

  1. Indeed good news for travelers in Shanghai, thanks for the information

  2. Hi! I think it’s the image of the taxi company that might eventually bring the financial benefit. If more people call up the company that provides fancy cars for the normal price, thinking they’ll have the change to drive in one of them, the company will earn the investment back – not directly, but indirectly. :-)

  3. Not only the Benz taxi, many taxt can pay by the credit card.

    Technically the POS connects to Bank using GPRS.

  4. A small mistake. 10.00 minimum, not 10.00 per km. :-)

  5. Credit card is often associated with prestige, the same goes for the Benz. ;) Though one do wonder on why they didn’t charged extra (for both the credit card feature and the Benz feature), was it just P.R. like it was once said here before, or is there something else behind it (like monitoring the profile of each person travel habit, it’s easily done if you use a mobile phone as a locator device and a credit card to give the identification)?

  6. Yeah I was thinking wow ! so expensive 10RMB per km !

  7. 10 RMB for the first 3 KM. Additionally, 2 RMB per km.

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