Out Of The Rough: $19K Savings Helps Golf Course After Covid

Waterford Valley Golf Course
If a few shots off your game is worth celebrating, imagine what shaving $19K off your club expenses feels like.
That’s what switching to Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS solution did for Waterford Valley Golf Course.

And, according to Michael, the manager of the par 72 championship golf course, the timing could not have been better.

“We were closed for 270 days during the pandemic. These savings are helping us recover from the financial challenges of Covid,” says Michael.

Bank fees prove a handicap for club.

The moment of truth came when the club’s EFTPOS provider tried to charge them for a new terminal it was releasing.

“We had been with one of the big banks for 13 years and the fees were adding up. Their charges for a new terminal was the last straw,” Michael explains.

“I started to look into alternative options, and found the Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS solution to be the best.”

Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS offers a better way

Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS does not have any transaction fees for merchants. Instead, a surcharge is automatically calculated at the point of purchase, and then added to the bill for the customer to pay.

“I think most people accept this when they pay with a card. We have thousands of customers every year, and we haven’t had any real issues,” Michael says.

“We have three terminals – two in the pro shop and one in the café – and our staff find them very easy to use.”
"Surcharging now is quite common. It’s ingrained in our day-to-day life."
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"The terminal is quite intuitive with its automatic surcharge calculations."

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“We just type in the amount and the terminal does the rest. We get the full value of each transaction, so reconciliation is straight forward and we do not waste any time. That’s handy when you are very busy.”

“We wanted a reliable payment provider with a good solution – and that’s what we’ve got with Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS."

“The Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS solution is really good for small businesses. I definitely recommend it.”

How Waterford Valley Golf Course is benefiting with Smartpay

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