In this interview, we speak to Tunde Damilare, a loyal OurPass merchant, about the struggles of being a small business owner and the ways in which OurPass has made a positive impact on his business.
Please, introduce yourself and tell us about your business.
My name is Tunde Olabode Damilare. I work as an Internet service providers’ retailer and I sell internet devices. My business is located at No. 14, Otigba Street, Computer Village, Ikeja. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook as TeeTechs.
What other services do you provide aside from retailing for Internet Service Providers?
I also manage clients’ accounts and the subsequent subscriptions on their accounts.
Can you talk about when and why you made the decision to start your business?
I started this business in January 2018. This was because I am fascinated by the internet world. I started with Airtel and later on went to add other ISPs.
What are your biggest challenges as a business owner?
Transactions. Receiving money from customers. Some people believe that once your business doesn't have a website, or if you don’t have a business payment account, you’re a scam. And that was really challenging, up until I found out about OurPass which helped me in creating a business payment account. Having that account now has instilled confidence in my customers when making payments and made the transaction process very easy for me now.
What are the biggest rewards in your business?
Being able to render my services to customers without issues.
What will people get from your business that they won't get anywhere else?
Swift response. I don’t think they can get it, like I do, from anywhere else. My customers can call me at any time.
What’s the most interesting experience you’ve had in your business?
Meeting new people, especially high profile people.
How has OurPass helped your business?
OurPass creating a business payment account for me has really helped my business. Now when I send my account details to a customer, they are at peace that since the account is a business account, they can do business with me.
You’ve heard of the OurPass headless checkout, how do you think it would help your business?
It would really make business easier for me. If I could have that barcode printed and put it in my shop, customers can just scan it and make payment really fast.
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