Blogs published on 01-08-2019

Epay cutoff

POS SOFTWARE

Many of you yesterday were cut off e-pay. Many of these people got a shock when it happened. I was surprised as we received no official warning either even though we have heaps of clients on this platform. 

This could surely have been handled better by e-pay!

I can understand why so many of them are upset and find this quite serious. Here is a graph of Telco sales in an average client of ours in my benchmark study, which I did a while ago month by month.

 

Although I found the profit is not particularly good, but what it did do is bring an average of 120 customers a month into their shops. Based on that, now this month, many of my clients will have 120 upset customers. What did surprise me when I did this study that the retail market in physical shops for Telco and Giftcards was growing at about 8% a year. The clients it brings in are a fair range but some of the overseas tourists particularly the Chinese are great customers to get.

The only immediate solution we can offer our clients is an Afterpay touch solution which has almost the same products, of course, there are some pluses and minuses, but for most people, it should do the job well. 

I think, looking at both systems that the Afterpay touch system is better. It is easier to use, which is very important if you have casuals and works better. I also prefer the Afterpay touch team and support better. 

If you are affected or are interested and need to know, please let me know by clicking here.

We should be able to fix you up fairly quickly.

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World Wide Web today

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It's World Wide Web Day or #WideWebDay for computer people.

It's staggering when you think that its 30 years since they came up with it. Remember the dodgy telephone connections we used to use?

Click here for a video in 1981, of the first newspapers online. It had a few pictures, no videos and was about an hour to get the paper on the computer. We unquestionably have come a long way since then so I wonder what'll be next?.

Do you remember your first introduction to the web? A friend came down to see me and then started to talk of surfing the internet, and I had no clue what he was talking about with this. So he then took me to a cyber cafe, with great fanfare. Only when we arrived, the computer in the cyber cafe was dead, so I still had little clue what it was about, but I knew I had to investigate this further.

Looking at our records, it was in 1998 when we had our first website, that was impressive and remarkable technology then. Few companies then had a website and none in our marketspace. Then in 2000, we dropped our individual internet accounts for work and introduced a company email account. I can still remember our receptionist, telling me proudly that "I emailed an enquiry", he had never done anything like that before.  

Can you imagine what the world would look like without the internet? 

Our software is now completed embedded in it. 

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