Speedie Shoe Repairs


Quality Shoe and Bag Repairs

Colin Hatcher from Speedie Shoe repairs joined Bartercard six months ago and said the cashless marketplace is an excellent tool for small business owners in service-orientated industries, because it lets them continue providing their services in their down-time, and stay competitive against bigger brands who are using e-commerce to push prices down.

Specialising in quality Shoe and Bag Repairs, House and Car Key-Cutting, Engraving, Pet Tags and Giftware, Watch Batteries, Bands and Repairs, Garage and Car Remotes, Knife Sharpening, Rubber Stamps

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“While you’re quiet in the cash world (Bartercard means) you’re still providing services where the only cost is your overheads, and earning a digital currency that you can spend on business expenses, all tax deductible, or cover a host of lifestyle costs instead of reaching into your pocket.”​ 

Colin Hatcher, Speedie Shoe Repairs


He’s done $20,000 in buying and selling on Bartercard so far, and has used the card to cover the cost of renovations, marketing services, a business coach, the kids’ haircuts, getting his lawn mowed fortnightly, pest control, a gym membership and a personal trainer for his wife, and taking his family on holidays.
“I’ve had two bathrooms fitted out on Bartercard and its paid for a chiropractor that would have cost me thousands of dollars in cash and accommodation in Yamba which let me keep $1700 in my pocket.”

I joined Bartercard because I would rather still be earning in my downtime, and its paid for a range of business and lifestyle costs to conserve my cash flow.”

Colin has also used online trading to take a local market on the Gold Coast and reach a bigger base of customers. 



While shoe repairs and key cutting is the bread and butter of his business, the small business owner has made $5,000 in the last six months solely from selling products on Bartercard’s online trading platform mybc.
He’s sold remotes and engraved pet tags which has attracted a new market of customers.
“That’s is the beauty of e-commerce,” he said. 

“Business owners in service orientated industries who are typically restricted to a local market can find new ways of reaching a bigger pool of customers.   
“I’ve sold stock that I can post out, and mybc reaches consumers transacting in a digital currency that they want to spend instead of cash.” 

His advice is to think outside the box.

“If you’re a mechanic, why not sell parts online, or if you’re a masseuse, is there anything you can be posting out to customers?”  




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