The Cheshire Beauty Barn opened 4 years ago after owner Emma Wilkinson and her husband found the perfect spot to convert an old flower and tractor barn into a beautiful salon. With over 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Emma’s salon specialises in skin treatments, and also provides a wide variety of other beauty treatments.

Emma discovered that she could save on her card payment service fees by taking the Handepay Price Challenge.

“My accountant made me aware of the Handepay Price challenge, I was a little nervous at first but I was already paying quite a lot with another card payment service provider. I wish I was aware of it earlier because I could have saved so much more money! Since we swapped our card payment service to Handepay we have saved 60% which is a lot when you are running a small business and paying expensive overheads. Since switching to Handepay we have noticed a huge difference, we are quite new so it will be interesting to see how much they will save us over time.

I was skeptical about changing the machine itself, running a business you need to be able to have customers come and go with ease so I couldn’t risk any downtime. However, the switchover process was fine, the woman I spoke to was exceptionally helpful and clear.

My new card machine has a separate pin pad for customers to use as well as the option to use contactless payments. I have noticed that we are getting more customers asking to pay using contactless, so this is great for our business!”