Last week, Powershop announced that they now have 10,000 customers. For a power company that is revolutionalising the way New Zealander’s buy power, i think this is a pretty big deal. So big indeed, that I have been telling everyone I know.
However, as I started telling people, it quickly became apparently that those I know and love and hound with information all the time, still don’t always ‘get’ Powershop. So I figure now’s as good a time as any to fill you in on the easiest thing you can do this year to gain power over your power supply.
Powershop is JUST ANOTHER power company
What I mean by that is that it’s not this funky weird tech company, when you join Powershop, you are joining a power company in EXACTLY the same way as if you would join Meridian, Genesis or any of the old lot. It also means that if you aren’t overly interested in analysing your Power account, switching suppliers every month or taking advantage of the numerous other awesome features of Powershop, you can simply select the power supplier you’d prefer (or just set it to the cheapest) and your power is bought for you every month, by direct debit, without you ever having to look at it.
Powershop has the best support I’ve EVER encountered
And I can back this up with testimonials from everyone else I have convinced to signup. They chat on IM, call you and email you PROACTIVELY if they notice something amiss or if you have a question. They are polite, friendly and genuinely believe in the company they provide support for. Show me another power company that can say that.
Powershop IS changing the way we buy power
I’ve been using Powershop pretty much since as soon as I could. My sister signed up as soon as she bought a house. We both have very different ideas about what we require from a power company – Sarah all about saving money and monitoring how much she uses. Her competitive spirit kicked in and she really enjoys figuring out how to keep her power costs low.
I love the fun! I LOVE signing in at Halloween and buying 666 power (for bargain basement prices), I like knowing that when I buy power, I can offset my carbon emissions. I like that when I have time, I can take an active role in choosing who supplies my power, but when I don’t, I can reply on my default option being far cheaper than any other power company can offer.
One more cool thing
Powerkiwi (a business that I have a shareholding in) is one of the first power suppliers to jump on Powershop. We’re so excited about converting people to Powershop, that if you signup using our promo we’ll give you $20 off Flower Power. AND (final, final good thing), when you signup, you can fill out the direct debit form ONLINE. which means no downloading, no printing, no posting AND no effort!