Find out how drone firm HELIGUY.com™ utilises WorldFirst for international expansion
Since 2004, WorldFirst have been committed to making the movement of money around the world easier, faster, safer and cheaper than ever before. Driven by our mission to make it easy to do business anywhere, our payment platform is enabling our customers to collect, convert, and make payments, locally and globally. More than 250,000 customers have benefited from our services and sent more than $70bn around the world through our global network. One of our many valued customers, includes HELIGUY.com™ who have been working with us since 2010. As it’s our 10th anniversary of working together, we thought we share some of the reasons behind the success and longevity of this partnership.
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So, why did they choose WorldFirst?
Before working with us, HELIGUY.com™ were using traditional banking partners for their business FX needs, but found that they were being charged close to 3%. At WorldFirst we believe that financial services should be transparent – especially when it comes to pricing . Up to 85% cheaper than the banks, WorldFirst offer FX rates from as low as 0.15% with our standardised pricing model enabling all our clients to receive a fixed spread, known ahead of time, based on their annual trading volume – with no additional hidden fees.
More than just pricing
Whilst expensive bank fees and hidden costs initiated the move, HELIGUY.com™ also used WorldFirst for their international expansion plans. With UK headquarters and a base in Dallas, they predominately use us to pay suppliers in USD and EUR. To facilitate their same-currency and cross-currency payments they also created a World Account to help with USD receivables, making their processes faster and more efficient.
Commenting on our long-standing business relationship, HELIGUY.com™ said:
“WorldFirst has been a vital component of our successful approach to serving international clients, our US expansion, and international trading to provide our clients with the best choice of technology on the market. WorldFirst offers excellent rates, safe and secure transactions, and a streamlined online process.”
What other services did WorldFirst provide HELIGUY.com™?
Our team of experts also supported HELIGUY.com™ to create a dedicated risk management strategy. By entering into a forward contract with us, we helped HELIGUY.com™ better manage their Forex purchasing and exchange risk, allowing them to remain competitive and increase predictability of their cashflow.
Strategy and partnership with WorldFirst
Building partnerships with the industry’s leading names has enabled HELIGUY.com™ to get the best technology into the hands of its clients – and this is where WorldFirst has played a pivotal role.
HELIGUY.com™ said: “Our turn-key approach has provided comprehensive and renowned support to individuals and companies who have embraced drone technology. Building relations with partners around the world has been integral to this, to stock our shelves with the best solutions available, and WorldFirst has opened the door for HELIGUY.com™ to work with a global network of suppliers to get the very best technology to our clients. The simplicity of using WorldFirst has made it so much easier for us to deal with a multi-currency supply chain.”
This strategy has enabled HELIGUY.com™ to stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving drone business and embrace the demands of the industry, especially in the wake of Covid-19. Over the course of the pandemic we have seen the true potential of this technology as it has been used to conduct remote operations quickly and safely – transporting medical supplies, issuing instructions to the public, and checking people’s temperatures.
Adding to this, the commercial drone industry is expected to more than double over the next five years, as businesses adopt and scale the use of this technology; unleashing it to boost efficiency, enhance safety, capture accurate data, and maximise their return on investment.
What has made HELIGUY.com™ so successful?
An important aspect of HELIGUY.com™’s success has been its multi-faceted approach to business, offering a complete package of services and life-time support to the consumer and commercial client.
This one-stop-shop ethos includes free consultancy; supply of drones, cameras, and other solutions from a range of renowned manufacturers, including the world’s leading drone-maker DJI; UK CAA-approved drone training; in-house repairs; and a research and development lab which has engineered custom solutions for the likes of multinational engineering firm Atkins, and world-leading research organisation, the James Hutton Institute. What’s more, the company has also branched out into drone defence, supplying major airports, including Gatwick. Among the drones in its ecosystem, HELIGUY.com sells the DJI Mavic Mini and DJI Mavic Air 2.
HELIGUY.com™’s multi-pronged service model has seen the company become a trusted drone supplier for household names across the world, such as the BBC, Balfour Beatty, NBC, Costain, and IAMGOLD, as well as more than 40 of the UK’s emergency services.
How can WorldFirst help your business?
If you need help with your cross-border transactions, please get in contact with WorldFirst. One of our dedicated account managers will be able to support with you any questions you may have.
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