WNiF Magazine - Summer 2019 Edition | Page 56

WHAT’S NEW IN TRAINING AIDS DEMONBELLS Get Your Demon On!   If there were any set of weights that would motivate you to work out harder, it’d have to be Demonbells. What’s interesting about these weights is that a lot of the designs were inspired by demons/warriors found in different cultures. For example, one model has the face of a Hannya mask, which is traditionally found in Japanese Noh theater that represents a jealous female demon or serpent. Another uses the image of a sugar skull commonly found in Spanish culture. List Price: AU$100.00 - AU$300 www.demonbells.com Demonbells are basically kettlebells created in the form of various demonic faces. For those wondering, these are different from dumbbells because its center of mass extends beyond the mass and it facilitates ballistic and swinging movements. ROGUE Rogue Wall Mount Jump Rope Hanger Five questions with... Daniel Moy Strategic Partnerships Manager, Ezypay The compact, 11-gauge steel Rogue Wall Mounted Jump Rope Hanger is a must-have for any growing training facility. Manufactured in the USA and finished in our signature black powdercoat, this convenient organiser rack measures 23.5” across with a depth of 8.125” from the mounting plate to the end of each hanger section. Multi-award winning FinTech company, Ezypay, has been specialising in the provision of subscription payments for almost 25 years. Operating in a diverse range of industries, Ezypay has offices in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, processing payments via direct debit and all major cards with global capability across 10 countries worldwide. Payment for your gym membership has certainly come a long way since the ‘honesty system’ that founder George Holman used where members paid their fees by leaving cash or a cheque in an envelope in the club! The 15 storage slots on the Jump Rope Hanger are designed and sized for compatibility with the handles of the Rogue SR series speed ropes and can hold up to 60 (8 handles / 4 ropes per slot). Users can also choose to hang the cord portion of any rope over the rungs for even greater storage capacity. Craig Mac: Firstly Daniel, I’ve always thought that the honesty system George had in his club in the 90’s showed an unbelievable amount of trust in his members. What are your thoughts on such a system? 02 4627 4005 www.rogueaustralia.com.au Daniel Moy: Well, I imagine it was much the same way as it is now, in that operators need to ensure they are doing everything possible to make it easy for customers to pay for their service, to ensure good cash flow for the business. Back then, there weren’t any other options to collect membership payments and gym owners had toput trust in their member relationships. George saw this as a gap in the market and startedEzypay. This is why Ezypay has been so successful for nearly a quarter of a century. CM: How critical is it to have a cash flow management system in place for your business? SPARBAR SPARBAR® - 180 Classic Edition - Compact Series The Official SPARBAR® patented innovative boxing and fitness training device for your gym or studio use exclusively manufactured by SPARBAR® used by the world-famous fighters and international athletes such as Anthony Joshua, Tyron Woodley, Usher, Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva, Conor McGregor, Roy Jones Jr, Jon Jones and more recently Paige VanZant, Usher & Kevin Hart to mention but a few. 56 NEW 3.0 Version just released! • Heavy-duty linear motion bearings ensure our fastest/ fluid rotation • 1-year warranty on moveable parts • 2-year warranty on frame List Price: AU$325 BUY NOW >>> CM: Are there benchmarks when it comes to direct debit billing and the collection of membership subscriptions and how does Ezypay stack up to the competition? Precision engineered SPARBAR® Tech arm • Wall-mounted • Height-adjustable telescopic pole • Weight inc packaging 8kg • Fixings supplied • 100% Genuine SPARBAR®. DM: Simply put, and with the industry in mind, the days are gone where “cash is king”. In any business today, “cashflow is king”. Without cashflow and with increasing overhead pressures on business in recent times, you will simply not survive without trusted, proven systems in place to ensure a steady stream of revenue to maintain your business operations. DM: For Ezypay, it’s all about making sure we are doing everything possible to deliver the highest collection rate possible for every single business utilising our service. As a primary focus, we aim to collect payments on the first attempt, yet we also offer automated payment recovery methods to help businesses and their customers avoid WHAT’S NEW IN FITNESS - SUMMER 2019 debt. Pre-debit notifications, credit card expiry notifications and exemptions, failed payment incentives, storage of multiple payment methods and network tokenisation are just some of the tools Ezypay has available to ensure a smooth, customer friendly experience. CM:Once you have your billing system in place, you have to admit, its set and forget really…until of course failed payments are flagged. How does Ezypay help owners manage those subscriptions? DM: Yes, that is the beauty of the system. In addition to preventing payments from failing (with options such as pre-debit notifications), when it comes to payment recovery, Ezypay has always been proud of our ability to offer our partners, merchants and their customers an array of automated, customisable options and approaches to collect any outstanding payments. For example, we can automate how and when a rebill attempt is performed. We can also store a secondary payment method when the customer signs up, and automatically bill the second payment method if the primary method fails. We also can send a communication directly to the customer, with a link allowing them to provide new payment details, for that one-off payment, or as an ongoing replacement. All these capabilities improve collection rates, without the business spending time chasing down “debts”. CM: Is it easy for a business to swap or transfer to another billing provider? DM: Sometimes, service providers chosen at the beginning of the business journey are a great fit, however, as the business grows and needs change, checking whether these needs are being met is crucial. Ezypay makes it an easy transition for merchants that choose to move over. We assist to migrate business data onto the new platform, including your customers’ payment details, billing dates and frequency, payment methods and subscription end dates. We ensure all the relevant data is transferred so that the migration is as seamless as possible. To speak with Daniel call 1300 762 726 or email [email protected].