This was made possible through the partnership with Bank South Pacific's Internet Payment Gateway platform to allow customers nationwide to purchases fishing gears anywhere, anytime.
PNG Fishing Tackle is a fresh and far-reaching online brand backed by a passionate community of almost 30,000 PNG - based followers on Facebook. From beginners to pros, families and sustenance fishermen - they supply a wide and growing range of gear to suit most people keen to catch the next big one!
PNG Anglers can purchase for rods and reels, fishing lines, lures, polarized sunglasses and so much more. PNG Fishing Tackle pride itself in providing a responsive, convenient and high level of customer service to a diverse customer base all throughout PNG and constantly strives to expand their product range in direct response customers' feedback and requests.
Since started as a passion-project, online brand in early 2017 with just a little more than a handful of Shimano combos and Halco lures from Australia and an ad-hoc, informal method of connecting with interested customers via Facebook has increased its customer base.
"Since early 2017, we have been providing our customers with quality fishing gear for both salt- and freshwater, and all the extras that fishermen, from beginner to old-timer, would use", National Sales & Marketing Manager, Ketsin Robert.
"Our new online payment portal is being introduced not so much to widen our customer base or increase revenue - but as part of our continuous efforts to improve customer experience. Internationally, online payment options are a standard expectation especially for customer convenience - why should our community be left behind? We are happy and excited to see BSP's online payment portal for SME's roll out over the coming months and grateful to be part of this process," Ketsin added,
For those who are passionate about fishing, there is a strong sense of community in this space, no matter who or where you are - fishermen love sharing stories, tricks and tips! Over time, PNG fishing tackle realised that they were part of a growing and dedicated online community and the demand for value-for-money, quality gear for both enthusiasts and sustenance fishermen all over PNG, was strong. So much so - that today, their Facebook page has close to 30,000 PNG-based followers!
"We strongly encourage all SMEs and larger organisations to get on board. While fairly new in PNG, online payments integration may seem daunting and hard to know where to begin. We have been fortunate to work hand in hand with the highly dedicated, professional Port Moresby-based team at VERGE, one of PNG's most reputable digital design agencies and backed by the incredibly supportive Shane Koal and the team at BSP", said Ketsin.
For customers in National Capital District (NCD) and Central provinces, you can visit us at ground floor of Courts; Gordons in Port Moresby. For customers in other Provinces, the team also service online orders PNG-wide by working with reputable freight forwarders.
BSP as an enabler of Digital Payments in PNG and the Pacific, understand the growing needs of organisations and businesses and are committed to delivering innovative payment solutions for each transition through your journey.
Businesses interested in setting up a payments page on their website can email email@example.com and call BSP 3201212 or 70301212.
PNG Fishing Tackle team welcoming the online payment method for its customers