Addison Lee: you think it's all Uber. It isn't now.

We're delighted to announce the brand new referral programme for Addison Lee, London’s most trusted business-class car service. Launching today, the programme will equip and incentivise an enviable customer-base of over 10 million passengers to get their friends experiencing first class service in one of Addison Lee's 5,000-strong fleet of luxury cars.

Addison Lee's mission statement marks them out as an ideal partner for Buyapowa: "By allying the latest technologies with traditional customer service values, we can not only disrupt the industry, we can revolutionise it." Perhaps surprisingly, though, this is the brand's first venture into referral marketing - the very technology that famous propelled their competitor, Uber, to staggering success. That's because Addison Lee's passion for technology is predicated less on what's shiny and new and more on the real-world benefits and value that technology can deliver their customers.

To put it bluntly: until they discovered our award-winning platform, nothing was good enough.

That's why, together, our intention isn't simply to replicate Uber's referral programme - and you can read our in-depth critique of that programme here - but dramatically to improve upon it. Stay tuned for more on Addison Lee's exciting new programme but, in the


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Uber: lagging behind in the rearview mirror

As you may have read, we've recently launched a cutting-edge referral programme for London’s most trusted business-class car service, Addison Lee. Now, the first thing you might think when you hear "referral" and "car service" is Uber, but our intention isn't simply to replicate Uber's referral programme, but dramatically to improve upon it. If you think that's a tough call, let's step back and examine Uber's programme in more detail. You'll be surprised how much it leaves to be desired. But first, some context.

Uber's dramatic rise via referral

Back in 2012, if you’d walked up to a Londoner and said the word ‘Uber’, they probably would’ve started looking for neck tattoos and a copy of the UKIP manifesto sticking out of your pocket. Today, as Uber approaches its fifth birthday here in the capital, everyone knows you’re talking about the £50 billion cab company - and, what’s more, they probably know why you’re talking to them about Uber in the first place. You’re shilling your referral code in the hope of earning a free ride.

Referrals are one of the main reasons why Uber grew from tiny startup to dominant upstart. Back


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UBER: Loin derrière dans votre rétroviseur

Comme vous l’avez peut être déjà lu, nous venons de lancer le programme dernière génération de l’entreprise de taxi business-class la plus considérée à Londres, Addison Lee. La première chose à laquelle vous penserez en lisant “parrainage” et “taxi” est bien entendu Uber : notre intention n’est en aucun cas de dupliquer leur programme de parrainage, mais bel et bien de l’améliorer. Si vous pensez que c’est une prise de parti optimiste, prenons un peu de recul et examinons leur programme en détails. Vous serez surpris de constater qu’il n’est pas aussi irréprochable qu’on le croit. Mais avant tout posons le contexte !

La croissance spectaculaire d’Uber via le parrainage

Retour en 2012, si vous croisez un londonien et lui jetez le mot “Uber”, il regarde probablement autour de lui à la recherche d’un grand tatoué. Aujourd’hui Uber va célébrer son 5eme anniversaire ici à Londres, tout le monde sait pertinemment qu’il s’agit de la compagnie de taxi qui pèse 50 millions, et que vous avez vous aussi tenté de diffuser votre code parrain dans l’espoir de bénéficier d’une course gratuite.

Le parrainage est l’une des


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Addison Lee: you think it's all Uber. It isn't now.

We're delighted to announce the brand new referral programme for Addison Lee, London’s most trusted business-class car service. Launching today, the programme will equip and incentivise an enviable customer-base of over 10 million passengers to get their friends experiencing first class service in one of Addison Lee's 5,000-strong fleet of luxury cars.

Addison Lee's mission statement marks them out as an ideal partner for Buyapowa: "By allying the latest technologies with traditional customer service values, we can not only disrupt the industry, we can revolutionise it." Perhaps surprisingly, though, this is the brand's first venture into referral marketing - the very technology that famous propelled their competitor, Uber, to staggering success. That's because Addison Lee's passion for technology is predicated less on what's shiny and new and more on the real-world benefits and value that technology can deliver their customers.

To put it bluntly: until they discovered our award-winning platform, nothing was good enough.

That's why, together, our intention isn't simply to replicate Uber's referral programme - and you can read our in-depth critique of that programme here - but dramatically to improve upon it. Stay tuned for more on Addison Lee's exciting new programme but, in the


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