Why this removals business in Mandurah has embraced digital currency
Established businesses in Mandurah, Western Australia, are embracing Australia’s newest digital currency and they say, “everybody should get on board”.
The longest running privately owned removals business in Western Australia, Port Mandurah Removals, started in 2000 by Mike Hollyman, is encouraging others to join the Australian based digital currency Qoin.
A Qoin merchant and agent, Mike Hollyman says he’d prefer to accept Qoin over cash payments. “In my removals business, I’ll take Qoin over cash any day. I only get into things that I know are going to work. When I first heard about Qoin, it made 100% sense to me. I knew it was going to work and I’m excited about getting everybody on board. I joined Qoin for two reasons. One, I want to be able to retire on it. Two, I want to make all my family and friends millionaires. We’re at ground zero and Qoin can help make people very comfortable for the rest of their lives.”
Speaking of his own experience using Qoin to pay for goods and services, Mr Hollyman says, “I recently paid to get a car detailed using Qoin. It cost $220 and by the time I had driven 35km, the money was back in my Qoin wallet, so I essentially got that car detailed for nothing. I also stopped in at a jeweller to get a gold ring upsized. It cost a few hundred dollars and by the time I got home, I had more in my Qoin wallet than when I started. With Qoin, I’m basically spending money for nothing.”
Mr Hollyman says he loves Qoin for his business because it offers instantaneous transactions with no fees. “There are people out there who are unsure about Qoin because it has no fees. I’m running with Qoin the way I run my business. I run one-on-one. I may be the only removals business owner who goes out and talks to people to give them quotes, instead of online. I’ve been around town in business for a long time and people like that credibility. Those old fashioned work standards are an important part of my business that I’m taking with me into Qoin.”
Over the space of six months more than 7,000 small business merchants, including many in Mandurah, are now accepting Qoin, the newest digital currency, built on blockchain, that offers cashless transactions.
And now Mandurah is being specifically approached following research undertaken by Qoin that shows Mandurah 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 Mandurah and we have a dedicated sales team of independent agents that are in contact with Mandurah 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 instore transactions. “With coronavirus restrictions easing, we’re seeing consumers leaving their homes and heading back to local businesses. The small business merchants taking up Qoin are ready for this groundswell of new and returning customers.”