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Oamaru based Whitestone Taxis partners with TaxiCharge


Oamaru based Whitestone Taxis partners with TaxiCharge

Taxi billing specialist TaxiCharge NZ Ltd has expanded its nationwide partnership with the addition of new partner Whitestone Taxis based in Oamaru.

Whitestone brings to 28 the number of TaxiCharge partners and complements its other operations through South Island centres, says TaxiCharge chief executive Mark Lines.

“We are continuing with our longterm strategy to build a strong network of partners around the country for the benefit of our customers and, at the same time, help grow and bring efficiencies to our partners’ businesses.

Murray Bell, owner of Whitestone Taxis, says the benefits of TaxiCharge are three fold – the reliability of its EFTPOS terminals, back up for transitioning to electronic Total Mobility, and the reduction in office time of outsourcing its accounts.

He estimates the account processing time to reduce significantly – from four to five hours a day to one to two hours.

Murray added: “Our location and cell phone coverage has till now made the use of EFTPOS relatively unreliable but with the TaxiCharge terminals we have noticed a huge improvement and have been able to use EFTPOS in locations previously out of range.”

The Oamaru community rely on the Whitestone service because there is no other taxi service in the town. Most of its business comes from elderly customers and Total Mobility work.

The company employs 18 fulltime and part time staff, owns six Toyota cars (five of which are hybrids) and three multi-purpose vans.

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