More small business owners in Bunbury region jump on digital bandwagon

Bunbury is turning to digital currency… starting with well-known local coffee drive through Coffee Joy.

Coffee Joy owner, Riaan Du Plessis, has embraced Qoin digital currency as a merchant friendly payment system and he expects Qoin will be strongly taken up in the Bunbury region.

Having operated Coffee Joy on the South Western Highway, just south of Bunbury, for over two years, Mr Du Plessis said he was impressed by Qoin’s ability to work in with the needs of small business.

“I have been hearing a lot about Qoin in Western Australia and I checked it out before I signed up. It is based in Australia and has Australian ownership and Australian Directors so that gets a big tick from me. But just as important is that it is the best fit for merchants and small business that I have seen, and digital currency out in the retail world is really taking a growing market share.”

Mr Du Plessis said business over the last two years had been strong with most of his trade coming from Bunbury and surrounding regions, including the rural and agricultural sector.

“In business today, everyone has to adapt and change and Qoin is the right product for me at the right time.” Over the space of six months more than 7,000 small business merchants, including many in Bunbury, are now accepting Qoin, the newest digital currency, built on blockchain, that offers cashless transactions.

And now Bunbury is being specifically approached following research undertaken by Qoin that shows Bunbury businesses and merchants are keen to get involved in digital currencies.

Qoin Australia Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Barker says, “We have done our homework in Bunbury and we have a dedicated sales team of independent agents that are in contact with Bunbury businesses. The current economic climate off the back of COVID-19 has encouraged many businesspeople to open their eyes to new ways of doing business and that includes digital currency.”

Mr Barker says the time is ripe for digital currencies, like Qoin, as coronavirus has paved the way for small businesses to consider digital currencies to attract new customers and facilitate in store transactions.

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