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Carwash profits get $15K cut & polish

Like a cut & polish can transform your car, switching to Zero Cost™ EFTPOS can bring the gloss back to your bottom line.

Just ask Harman, the owner of five Star Car Wash sites in Sydney.

Man washing car

EFTPOS fees cause growing pains

Since 2011, Harman has grown his Star Car Wash business from 1 to 5 franchise sites. But with the success has come an annoying cost. 

“My bank fees were adding up as I grew, and the more EFTPOS transactions we did, the more fees.” Harman says.

“The fees were getting to a point, that it was difficult to absorb.”

That’s when Harman found out about Zero Cost™ EFTPOS.

Zero Cost™ EFTPOS is a great solution for businesses that want to say ‘yes’ to cards, but ‘no’ to card transaction fees. 

Rather than pay a fee per transaction like with most EFTPOS solutions, Zero Cost™ EFTPOS automatically calculates and adds a small surcharge for your customer to pay.

Switching to Zero Cost™ EFTPOS is an easy call

“A rep came to see me and explained how Zero Cost™ EFTPOS worked. I was immediately interested in the savings and the simplicity of their solution.” says Harman.

“I estimated since switching we’d save around $3000 per site. That’s a total of $15,000 pa.”

To start with Harman decided to trial Zero Cost™ EFTPOS at a single site. 

“I wanted to see how my customers responded. I probably did not need to worry.”

“99% of customers are fine paying a very small surcharge.”

“I have signs at the counter, so all my customers know what they are being charged. They also see the surcharge on the terminal and it’s on the receipt. My customers understand, we are a small local business trying to reduce our overheads.”

Man washing hood of car

Fast set up and happy customers

“I was impressed by how simple and quick the setup process was. The terminal arrived, we simply plugged it in and started accepting transactions.”

“Smartpay deposits the funds into my business bank account, so switching was super easy.”

“The Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS solution is working really well. We just punch in the amount and the surcharge is automatically calculated. As I get the full value of each transaction, there is no time wasted with reconciliation and budgeting for fees at the end of the month.”

Surcharging helps to keep prices looking shiny

“Saving $15,000 p.a. for me is significant, and it helps me to keep my prices very competitive. So my customers benefit too.”

“I have recommended Smartpay’s Zero Cost™ EFTPOS solution to a number of business colleagues and I’m happy to say they have taken it up. “

“It’s a smart – excuse the pun – and simple payment solution for business.”

Want to know more about surcharging?

If you’re keen to learn more about how surcharging on EFTPOS works, or what you could save, find out more about Zero Cost EFTPOS. To talk about how surcharging could work for your business, get in touch with the team at Smartpay.