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Accept International Currencies at Your Golf Course and Drive Revenue

accept international currenciesBeing able to accept and process international currencies at your golf course will create a customer experience like none other. Golf courses are a great way to celebrate a special occasion, have an easy Sunday with your friends or family, entertain a client or maybe just to enjoy some food and drinks with a spectacular scenic view.

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Whatever the case may be, golf courses alike are a fantastic way to attract customers from all around the world, and being able to accept international currencies will not only continue to attract international customers, but it will also drive revenue. 


Reduce Chargebacks

Accepting international currencies will not only set you apart from the herd, but it will also protect you from costly chargebacks that come directly out of your bottom line. When a customer wants to pay with a foreign card, being able to provide a print out that shows them exactly what they are being charged in their home currency will provide consistency with their credit card statement, as what they see on their receipt, will show up on their credit card statement. Not only will this provide the customer with confidence that the charges are the same without having to calculate or speculate, but it will also prevent him from disputing that specific charge, reducing the percentage of annual chargebacks that you receive, and leaving more money in your pocket.


Customer Loyalty

Being able to accept international currencies gives your international customers the choice to pay in their home currency, while you settle in Canadian dollars. Not only is this a great way to attract international customers, but it is also a great way to increase your customer loyalty. International customers that know they can pay in their home currency will keep them coming back to experience all that your golf course has to offer. Not only does accepting international currencies keep your current international customers, but those customers are more likely to recommend your golf course to their friends or colleagues increasing revenue throughout the season.


Customer Experience

When a customer arrives at your golf course, great customer service is what will continuously set you apart from your competition. With the ability to accept international currencies, international customers will not only have the opportunity to pay in their home currency, making them feel comfortable and at ease, but knowing exactly how much they are spending in their home currency will typically increase the size of their purchase. When you are traveling and you must pay in an international currency, it is difficult to know exactly what you are going to be paying, or what will show up on your credit card, making you hesitant to make larger purchases. When you accept international currencies at your golf course, there is no guessing or wondering what the price will be in your international customers home currency providing a customer experience that sets the bar extremely high.

Accepting international currencies not only provides a great way to lower your annual chargebacks, drive revenue, and increase customer loyalty, but the customer experience that you will be providing your international guests is what will keep them coming back year after year. Golf is a world-renowned sport that brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to golf courses across Canada, shouldn’t your payment processing be able to cater to their needs. Accept international currencies today, and build your customer experience.


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Emily Moore

With seven years of experience in the industry, Emily is the Merchant Boarding and Underwriting Specialist for BNA Smart Payment Systems. She also has experience in credit risk management, fraud and chargeback analysis, and in-depth knowledge of chargeback mitigation. At BNA, she is responsible for reviewing, investigating, and resolving irregular transactions; identifying and analyzing trends; exchanging knowledge of trends with peers and supervisors; and keeping records of past fraudulent activities. With a solid understanding of current fraud trends and software applications, Emily has a methodical approach to problem solving, great attention to detail, and the ability to recognize patterns. As a fitness enthusiast, Emily enjoys CrossFit and playing sports to keep active. She also loves the outdoors and spending time up north.

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