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Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS saves Tyre Company $7K p.a.

When Tyrepower in Gunnedah and Tamworth introduced a surcharge for card payments, owner Marietjie admits she was nervous.

“I wasn’t sure how my customers would respond, but nearly all are ok with it,” she says.

Just like customers are happy to pay for their choice of tyres, they’re also fine with a small surcharge when paying by card, she says.

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“My customers understand that the surcharge helps us cover the cost of accepting these card payments.“​

“They pay a surcharge with their electricity bills, water bills and telephone bills, so it’s not something new to them.”

“We are saving about $6000 - $7000 per annum across two sites. It’s certainly made a difference to our cash flow.”

Surcharge gets profits back on track

After paying thousands every year in bank fees, Marietjie finally decided enough was enough.


“I simply could not continue to absorb the bank’s card transaction fees anymore.”

Marietjie started exploring her options and quickly discovered Zero Cost™ EFTPOS from Smartpay.

With Zero Cost™ EFTPOS, Instead of your business paying for every transaction, your customer pays a small surcharge to make up the cost.  Zero Cost™ EFTPOS does this by automatically calculating the right amount to charge and adding it to their bill.

Making the change to Zero Cost™ EFTPOS

“Honestly, the switch couldn’t have been easier,” says Marietjie.

“Smartpay is extremely easy to deal with. We had a terminal delivered in no time. All we had to do was plug it in, and we were up and running.”

“I like that the terminal is mobile. It’s so convenient.”

“Smartpay’s functionality with its automatic surcharge is great. We just punch in an amount, and it’s all done. I am delighted with the Smartpay software.”

“With Zero Cost™ EFTPOS, I get the full value of each transaction and know exactly what will be deposited into my bank account.”

“We’re investing the savings back into the business and using them to pay for other expenses like our insurance.”

“I would absolutely recommend Zero Cost™ EFTPOS to other small businesses. It is a brilliant solution, and it can save you thousands.”

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.