Every dollar counts in the modern economy. Unbelievably, the practice of giving friends “treats” is dwindling. It has become more and more common to split bills for things like food, entertainment, and even transportation in order to save money. The rising cost of living in Pakistan has made it difficult for people to manage their daily expenses, including transportation costs, with inflation on the rise and salaries more or less stagnant.
Due to this, Careem has launched a feature called “easy split” that enables users to split the cost of their entire ride among a number of people. In addition to making it simpler for Careem users to split the cost of commuting, this feature also makes it more affordable to split the cost of daily travel, which is significant given the inflation Pakistan is currently experiencing.
How to divide the cost of a Careem ride:
The ‘easy split‘ feature is useful for larger groups of people (up to 4), like coworkers who commute to and from work every day or friends who go out to socialize. The process is so straightforward that it’s the best way to split transportation costs without having to physically exchange money. Oh, and let’s not forget how uncomfortable it is to ask for money.
Step 1: On the home screen, click the “Careem Pay” button in the upper left corner
Customers can access Careem’s mobile wallet by simply tapping the ‘Careem Pay‘ button on the home page. There, they can view past rides and payments as well as a variety of other features like sending or receiving Careem credit.
Step 2: Select “Easy split” from the menu
You will be taken to a new page with the “Split new expense” button and a history of your transactions after selecting the “Easy split” option. By selecting the “easy split” button, you can select your friends (who should all be registered Careem customers) from your contact list and enter the amount you want the other person to pay you along with a brief description (we assume this will help them remember since people can be forgetful when it comes to money). You can choose how much you want each person to pay, and you can choose as many people as you like. This will make a request to everyone on the list.
Step 3: Enjoy the recovery!
The final steps were just as easy to follow as the first two. The third step is to just sit back and wait for people to approve your request and send you the money. This not only saves time but also averts any potential awkwardness that could arise when asking someone to contribute their fair share of the bill. According to a survey of a small sample of users, this feature has been well received by Careem users across Pakistan, with many praising the simplicity and convenience it offers. “Finally, we can make the muftey friends pay now,” was the best remark.
Manually dividing expenses among friends is not a novel idea. However, in the current economic climate, where inflation is on the rise and many Pakistanis are finding it difficult to keep up with the rising costs of living, the significance of this feature has become more apparent. Bill splitting programs can ease some of the financial strain on people and lower the cost of daily transportation.
Furthermore, Pakistan is a nation where a lot of people rely on crowded, uncomfortable public transportation. Ride-hailing services like Careem offer a convenient and economical alternative in these circumstances. Careem has made a significant contribution to the region’s residents’ lives by introducing the “easy split” feature.
We conclude by giving Careem’s new “easy split” feature a thumbs up, especially since it avoids the awkward situation of having to ask someone for money and instead lets technology handle the grunt work.