The Australian and New Zealand Fitness Industry Survey is rolling out again in 2013. This year we will be surveying members and club owners and manager in both Australia and New Zealand.
This year the survey will focus on personal training, bookings and communication channels. If you would like to participate or to download previous surveys and reports for free please go to http://www.ezypay.com/fitness-industry-survey/
2013 is set to be one of the biggest years ever in the fitness industry. Technology is moving very quickly and there are options for both members and clubs never seen before. Below is a small excerpt from the larger article on the 2013 Fitness Industry Trend Report. If you would like to read the full article you can go to http://www.ezypay.com/fitness-industry-survey/ and download it for free.
Trend 1: Cashless
Consumers are becoming increasingly accepting of mobile and cashless payments. A PayPass chip inserted into Australian MasterCards, allows consumers to swipe their card against a reader to pay for purchases. Within the fitness industry you will see cashless payments increase in clubs.
Trend 2: Mobile Sales Tools
More businesses are investing in mobile sales tools, allowing their salespeople to close sales on the go. These tools might be iPhones or more likely iPads with larger screens. Sales people access the membership software through the app. They can look up member details or use the app to sign up a new member anywhere, anytime. The iconnect360 membership management software offers a mobile sales app for iPhones and iPads.
Trend 3: Smart Phones Become Mobile Wallets
Mobile phones are becoming surrogate wallets and not just for payments. If you are like me you also carry around membership cards, store cards, receipts and sometimes boarding passes. These cards and bits of paper are being assimilated into smart phones”
To read the next 4 trends and the full 2013 Fitness Industry Trend Report and to download it for free go to http://www.ezypay.com/fitness-industry-survey/
Ezypay is an outsourced direct debit service provider dedicated to offering a payment collection system that assists businesses in the regulation of their cash flow and revenue without the hassle of managing members' bills. With close links to the fitness industry Ezypay offer small to medium growth business of all types an easy online payment collection options at www.ezypay.com