When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce launches new card payment service
6:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
HAMPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has launched a new card service to provide better rates for its members.
The Chamber Card Services is provided by Hampshire-based Enpay, which was founded after their research indicated that companies offering credit and debit cards didn’t often receive the support needed.
Founders Roger Foster, Denise Bryant and Lizz Clarke became aware of an opportunity to provide alternative payment after hearing stories of complicated pricing and high-charge rates.
Denise Bryant said: “The more we looked into it, the more we found that merchants, the term used for the company accepting payment via cards, could be getting a much better deal.
“Most companies believe that taking card payments is complex and costly, whereas it need not be. Enpay will work with Chamber members to ensure that they have the right, most cost effective solution to drive increased sales for their business.”
Members using Chamber Card Payment Services will be given information, including a free online portal telling them exactly how much they are taking at any point in time via card payments, to help them build their revenue.
It is open to all members including companies just starting up.
Maureen Frost, deputy chief executive of the Chamber, said: “After sending out a tender for this important facility, we selected Enpay to drive Chamber Card services because they offered our members particularly competitive rates, a personal service and a 24/7 helpline – all based here in Hampshire.
“Members can switch providers easily, or start taking card payments for the first time through Chamber Card Services. Research shows that typically companies will increase sales by about 20 per cent when they introduce card payments, and this can only be good for Hampshire’s economy.”
Comments are closed on this article.