Gallery Joao Ferreira
Perfecting the art of accepting payments on the go
Joao Ferreira is an art dealer who specialises is the establishment and enrichment of art collections. He has over 20 years’ experience in the South African art market, offering discreet and professional advice to the ardent collector.
Joao operates a mobile business in every sense of the word. He no longer works from a gallery, meeting up instead with clients at their offices and homes, as well trading at art fairs. All he requires is his inventory, his expertise and connections, and a way of accepting payment. Many of his sought after pieces come at a significant cost, making a portable card machine a must-have lifeline for his business.
After giving up his gallery – where he had a fixed line card machine, Joao realised that his requirements had changed, and discovered ZipZap mobile POS, a Paycorp product through a Google search.
Joao found the set-up, support and training quick and efficient. He also finds it really easy to use. “I literally connect the ZipZap card reader securely to my smartphone via Bluetooth and accept the payment. It’s that simple.” He also enjoys the additional functionality of online transaction reports which he uses when reconciling transactions to keep track of his finances.
Joao likes the fact that ZipZap was reasonably priced and cost effective – something that’s non-negotiable for a small business in today’s tough economic times. He’s saving money on running a gallery and all the costs associated with it, including no fixed telephone line, and a cheaper point of sale solution.
In his own words, “I love the flexibility of my mobile set-up and ZipZap plays a big role in adding to the flexibility by literally allowing me to trade anywhere at any time. It’s definitely the future in accepting payments. ”.