The Lock Shop in Hinckley was launched over 50 years ago, when Tim White trained with an ironmonger in Leicester. In 1982, the decision was taken to focus the business on providing a locksmith and security service, as a method of combatting the arrival of larger DIY superstores. Tim’s son, Oliver, now runs the shop, providing a quality service whilst adapting to changing markets.
Oliver decided to embrace new technology to keep up with customer demands, joining Handepay in 2006:
“I resisted accepting cards for a while but realised that society was becoming more cashless, and we were missing out! Not having a card machine was affecting my takings, now my business could not survive without accepting card payments.
Card payments have grown massively over the past ten years, and customers are now requesting to pay for most purchases on card. About 75-80% of our sales are made on cards, so it is very important for us to have a credit card machine.
I originally chose Handepay due to their competitive pricing, customer support and the ability to accept mobile top-up’s. I have decided to stay as a Handepay customer due to a faultless service over the past decade. Overall, my experience with Handepay has been very good, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a card provider!”