Businesses in the region will now be able to register for the NSW Seniors Card program faster and more efficiently online, with a new digital registration process now live.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the new and improved digital registration process will save local businesses time and make it easier for them to update their discounts and business details.
“Until now, businesses were required to submit paper forms and wait up to four weeks to get approved to join the program. This meant only fifteen new businesses signed up each month on average,” Ms Cooke said.
“With the new online registration process streamlining the system, registration for hundreds of new businesses every week is now possible. For most businesses, the registration process will take less than 10 minutes.”
“Since the launch of the Digital Seniors Card in April, we have had an average of 24,000 seniors joining the program every month. Our digital savvy seniors are really enjoying the experience with a customer satisfaction rate of 90 per cent.”
“While giving them the opportunity to connect with more customers, these businesses will ultimately be helping ease some of the pressure on seniors’ household budget.”
To register their business for the NSW Seniors Card program, business representatives must be authorised to act on behalf of the business by being listed as an associate in the Australian Business Register. If they are not, they’ll be guided through the steps for authorisation when they start their registration. Alternatively, they can supply a letter of authority.
For more information or to register, call Service NSW on 13 77 88 for assistance or to complete the online form go to: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-be-nsw-seniors-card-program-participating-business