This partnership enables independent fitness clubs, studios and trainers that use Octiv to automate their businesses to streamline the collection of recurring monthly membership payments and once-off payments.
Octiv enables fitness companies to professionalise their operations with a specialised customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Their members can use the Octiv app to monitor and track their training, book classes and more. Members are also able to pay their monthly memberships, buy training top-ups, and purchase full packages through the app by using Netcash Pay Now and Debit Orders.
Studio owners and trainers use Octiv to automate and personalise engagement with members and sales leads, manage classes and session bookings, and simplify invoicing and accounts. With full Netcash integration, they can automate billing and simplify month-end processes. The integrated solution helps them balance the books and catch up on missed payments.
A partnership between Discovery Vitality and Octiv enables studios to link to the Vitality network to secure more customers by offering them Vitality points.
The integration between Netcash and Octiv works seamlessly. It saves my team hours of double-checking debit orders, and we get more time to focus on other aspects of the business
says Hlulani Mbungele, finance manager at Body20.
The change-over to Netcash debit order and Pay Now was much smoother and easier than expected. Everyone was very clued up and eager to assist. I’ve already noticed an increase in sales due to Pay Now,
says Joshua Brown, affiliate owner at CrossFit Hout Bay.
Mark Fawzy, founder of Octiv Fitness (formerly BoxChamp), says: “Studio owners want to focus on what they do best – building communities and helping people stay fit and healthy. By integrating Netcash and Octiv platforms, we can now help them improve cash flow by making it far easier for customers to pay while saving them much of the time traditionally spent chasing overdue payments.
“The Netcash Pay Now feature makes it easier to accept ad hoc bookings from non-members. What’s more, studio owners can also manage their inventory and allocate retail products to upcoming Netcash Debit Orders or request payments via Pay Now for non-members while offering a wide range of payment options when doing so. This is another way we help studios get the admin out of the way so their customers can enjoy the best fitness experience.”
Most boutique fitness companies spend more time collecting and reconciling payments than they’d like to. We are pleased to partner with Octiv to offer simple solutions for debit orders and once-off payments that remove the hassle from the process. This aligns with our focus of partnering with software vendors in specialist vertical niches to simplify payments for small and medium businesses in South Africa.
Charles Pittaway, MD of Netcash
Established in 2003, Netcash is a payment solutions provider delivering debit orders, salary and creditor payments, Pay Now, eCommerce, and risk report services to South African businesses and organisations. The company provides multiple innovative and integrated online payment solutions that are efficient, simple, and cost efficient. Netcash is registered with the FSCA, PASA and is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant.
Netcash communications contact: Liana Clarke: Liana.Clarke@Netcash.co.za