Must Read: Merchant Services Available Online

Ezypay is your one-stop shop for all the most popular merchant services in the industry. Here are some of the services offered by Australia’s favourite merchant services provider and the reason why we’ve made over 1,250,879 successful transactions (and counting) so far: Credit card payment processing Part of our merchant services includes accepting manual payments via over-the-phone, in person, by fax or e-mail because we understand that merchants need flexibility in business. All major credit cards are accepted in 5 countries powered by Ezypay. Breaking news: Ezypay will be available in China and Taiwan in 2015! Direct debit payment processing Get paid regularly with a 99.5% success rate only made possible with Ezypay’s Direct Debit Request Form (DDR Form), which allows us to transact money from your customer’s credit card or bank account. All direct debit reporting is done in real time, so you can view the latest information of new customers who signed up for direct debit payment up to 3 seconds ago. No more holding your breath waiting for monthly reports – stay up to date with your current financial position whenever you want, as often as you want it. FREE eBook download: How to improve your business cash flow in 31 days Payment gateway We host outstanding payments at Pay-Me-Today.com so you can dramatically lower your failed collection rates. This payment gateway includes PCI-compliant privacy safety mechanisms and is built to maximise the user experience (UX) to reduce payment abandonment. We’re proud to share that over two hundred failed payments were collected from our clients in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore since it was...

Before Your Write Your Gym Business Plan

You thought about it, you dreamed about it, you saved for it and you finally bought everything you thought you needed for it – but did you prepare a gym business plan for your new venture as well? According to Sean Hackney, owner of the $6.2 million Roaring Lion Energy Drink company, writing a business plan was “absolutely worthwhile”. Gym Business Plan – Overthinking or Necessary? According to a survey taken by over 800 would-be entrepreneurs, the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics noted that you are actually 2.5 times more likely to start your fitness business if you have a gym business plan. This is because the act of actually getting into the nitty-gritty details of running a business actually gives you a reason to perform research and learn more about the fitness industry. Let’s not also forget about the exponential growth in the Australian fitness industry – with franchises including Anytime Fitness growing rapidly in the past five years due to their appealing selling points, affordability and accessibility. This means that while “fitness” remains as a steady buzzword in 2015, the average customer is also looking for a business that believes in providing the best workout experience ever at the lowest cost to the customer.  As newcomers to the fitness industry, it is important that you are well prepared in learning how to balance quality vs pricing in an increasingly demanding (but lucrative) business and a well thought-out gym business plan can help you achieve this. An Overview of the Gym Business Plan Your gym business plan should be succinct and concise on how you plan to reap...

Regular maintenance schedule for December (05.12.2014)

Ezypay Online will be on maintenance in the early hours of Friday morning. The regular maintenance schedule for December will begin at approximately 1a.m. (AEST) and is expected to last for less than 3 hours. During the downtime session, all Ezypay clients will not be able to login to their accounts. However, rest assured that all billing services and data secured in your Ezypay Online customer database will remain protected and will be accessible directly after the downtime session is complete. Regular Maintenance Schedule for December Date: 5 December 2014 Time: 1.00am – 4.00am  (AEST) What’s affected: The entire Secure Site (temporarily) Advise:  Ezypay proudly presents the world’s first free gym-directory listing. Increase your brand exposure and promote your fitness business worldwide at gym-directory.com today. This week, we have also released two new infographs under the Fitness Industry Survey 2014 project – where over 11,130 fitness enthusiasts from across five diverse countries took part in sharing what they really think about the fitness industry. Download the freshly published infograph on Sales and Marketing and Personal Trainers today. Please subscribe to @DanfromEzypay or visit our Facebook Page for impromptu updates about the regular maintenance schedule for December that may occur. Please also feel free to connect with us via our other social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  All billing services, secure site and data contained in your Ezypay customer database will be available directly after our scheduled maintenance is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this, and thank you for supporting Ezypay. Bugs and feature requests Our QA team is striving towards automotive...

New Feature: Pay Outstanding Fees Online

Online Payment Portal Allows Your Customers to Pay Outstanding Fees Online. Ezypay proudly presents one of our most fantastic releases of the year. Instantly boost your cash flow income by empowering your existing customers to pay outstanding fees online, whenever and wherever they are! Here are some of the features we’ve included in this indispensable payment form we’re 100% sure you’ll definitely want to integrate into your regular income collection process ASAP. Payment link included in Payment Notification E-mails Failed payment notification e-mails are now enhanced with “PAY TODAY” buttons so customers can pay outstanding fees online, regardless of failed payment reasons. Customise the e-mail notification to suit your branding and include detailed listing of all payments due in a paper-less environment. Auto-generated URL link via Ezypay’s new payment portal, pay-me-today.com Make and accept payment safely with Ezypay. Our new payment portal allows our clients to receive payment from around the world and a safe link is auto-generated for each client’s outstanding bill, so you’ll never have to worry about mismatched billings. No two URL links are the same, and each link can only be accessible via the failed payment notification requesting your customers to pay outstanding fees online. Itemised billing for convenient calculation Ezypay provides a detailed breakdown of all outstanding expenses, including Failed Payment Fee, Missed Payment and Administration Fee charges for failed payment attempts. Your customers can conveniently scan through the detailed breakdown of the bill for a clearer understanding of the outstanding fees with this easily accessible report available through a click of a button.     All Major credit cards accepted at Ezypay Accept payments the...

November Secure Site Release: 28.11.2014

Ezypay’s Secure Site is currently undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance so we can better serve you with an exciting new release. Please keep an eye out for thrilling new features available soon to all valued Ezypay clients! Details on one of our most exciting new features to be released this year will be announced soon, so please visit the Ezypay Online Help Site after Friday, the 28th of November 2014 for more technical information. A blog mention about the exciting new features of the latest release for Secure Site will also be published shortly thereafter, so be sure to either subscribe to our RSS feed or bookmark the Ezypay newsfeed site for the latest news on all things direct-debit and cash flow-related, specifically curated and edited for small and medium-sized business owners in Australia and New Zealand. In the meantime, here’s information-at-a-glance on November’s Ezypay release: November Secure Site Release Details Date: 28 November 2014 Time: 12.30am – 3.30am (AEST) What’s affected: The entire Secure Site (temporarily) Advise:  Constant grinding can turn an iron rod into a needle We’ll be back up and running in about 3 hours after the November secure site release procedure rolls out. Please subscribe to @DanfromEzypay or visit our Facebook Page for impromptu updates that may occur. Ezypay is also proud to power a free-for-all gym directory listing site specially dedicated to all gyms in Australia and New Zealand as well, so feel free to browse our listing content or submit your fitness business into the directory for no extra charges. All billing services, secure site and data contained in your Ezypay customer database will be...