We interviewed Hardik Patel, the owner of a few tobacconist businesses who is this quarter’s ‘refer a friend’ winner of the $5,000! Read what Hardik had to say about Smartpay and the win below!
Congratulations on the win! Tell us a bit about yourself and your business
I migrated to Australia 14-15 years ago and worked multiple jobs in my early days. I worked at a car wash and then delivered pizzas for Dominos. After many years, I was promoted to managing that Dominos store and finally came to own my business – a Dominos franchise. Our business has grown since and we now own 5 other businesses in the tobacco industry.
I am a strong believer in “hard work paying off”. I am very proud to say that we have come a long way due to our diligence and the people we worked with. The people that my brother and I worked with became our partners and we are a close knit group – often supporting one another.
What made you recommend Smartpay and make the referral?
When my Dominos store switched to Smartpay, I was amazed. I did not have to pay a cent in merchant fees which had a tremendous impact on our cashflow. Eventually, I switched all our businesses EFTPOS solutions to Smartpay and have not looked back since. We are saving thousands every month! I began referring Smartpay within a month of switching as I was so impressed by the savings and will continue recommending it to my business network.
How does it feel being the lucky winner? Any ideas on how you might spend the $5,000?
Incredible! I would like to take my family on a holiday as they have been so supportive of the businesses and the many hours I’ve put in there. I will leave it up to my son to decide, he has been talking about Gold Coast for a while.