What are the fastest online payments options in NZ?

To keep your cash flow happy, it helps to be able to receive payments as quickly as possible. That way if a customer buys a product, pays a fee, donates money or hires your services, you know the money will be sitting there in your bank account – not pending and, therefore, inaccessible. Customers want this too. 49% of Kiwis …

Is POLi right for your organisation?

As we’ve often talked about on this blog, there are many digital payment options available to businesses, schools, clubs and NFPs in New Zealand. Here at POLi, we’re one of them, and today we’d like to talk about how POLi works, what it does, and how secure it is. Of course, we appreciate our bias on the subject and understand …

3 ways schools can maximise fundraising cash flow

The education budget in New Zealand is good, but of course we’d all like it to be bigger. So, as someone looking to maximise cash flow for your school, what else can you do to optimise your fundraising opportunities? Here are some ideas as to how to motivate parents, guardians and even alumni to improve your school’s income. 1. Encourage …

13 e-commerce trends NZ retailers should watch out for in 2022

In 2021, New Zealand e-commerce retailers were running full speed ahead to recover from the 2020 pandemic and build stronger relationships with their customers through social media channels. But now it’s a new year and the pandemic still lingers. People are working from home and many aren’t too keen on going into the shops. So, is this the year for …

Should your e-commerce store accept cryptocurrency?

A growing number of big companies are accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment – including Coca Cola and Tesla. But they’re huge multinational enterprises. What about a typical Kiwi business? Currently only 2% of Kiwis use cryptocurrency to shop online, but it’s on the rise (Payments NZ Consumer Study 2020). Today we’ll discuss what cryptocurrency is, the pros and …

5 tips for helping motivate donors to your non-profit

It would be ideal if charities and NFPs never had to run fundraising campaigns, just receiving the money they needed to do their good work. But, there’s a lot of competition for attention and a lot of people out there must think carefully when choosing whether to donate money or keep it for other purposes. So, as a charity that …

4 ways to optimise your ecommerce store for older customers

It’s common to believe that online shopping is only for the young, but this isn’t true. Indeed, around a full fifth of online shoppers in New Zealand are aged 60 years or older (NZ Full Download 2021). But, online shopping does often leave senior people behind. While you can’t assume all of your older customers will be the same – …

Are cash and cheques holding your sports club back?

We know that most Kiwi sports clubs are community run. So, it might seem overkill to think about whether or not to invest in smart new technology for something basic that you’ve been doing for years – collecting payments. But, the reality is that because most sports clubs are small, volunteer-run organisations, the old ways of getting paid (cash and …

What does an ISO certification mean?

As a merchant, navigating the world of ISO certifications can get pretty overwhelming — after all, there are over 24,000 international standards that govern almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. But, it’s important that you understand what these certifications mean and how they will impact your business. It’s likely that suppliers and third-party vendors you encounter these days will …

5 ways to optimise your ecommerce store for Gen Z

There’s an up and coming generation of consumers who are changing the landscape of ecommerce and shifting merchants’ expectations. Here’s how your ecommerce business can adapt to Gen Z. Who are Gen Z? Gen Z (loosely) refers to anyone born between 1997 and 2012; the oldest in this generation are now young adults in their early 20s entering the business …