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Our Year-End Reflection: Celebrating Milestones and Embracing a Future of Innovation

As the year draws to a close, we at Surfboard Payments find ourselves reflecting on what 2023 brought us. The past year, particularly the final quarter, has been a period of explosive growth and significant learning for us. It's been a remarkable year for us, and we owe much of this success to you – our valued merchants and partners.

🏒 A Year of Transformational Growth

The year commenced with the full rollout of our payments platform, marking a pivotal moment in our history. The subsequent months have been nothing short of transformative. The last 13 weeks alone have witnessed a thirtyfold increase in payment processing volumes, a metric that speaks volumes about the robustness of our platform and the trust you place in our services. This exponential growth trajectory is not just a reflection of our technological capabilities but also a testament to the strength of our partnerships.

Surfboard Payments year-end 2023

Overcoming Challenges with Resilience

The path to success is rarely linear, and this year has exemplified that. The fall season brought its share of challenges, testing our resilience and adaptability. However, it was during these times that the strength of our collaboration with you, our partners, and our merchants, truly manifested. Your patience, feedback, and continued collaboration have been instrumental in navigating these challenges. We are profoundly grateful for your support, which has been a catalyst for our continued improvement and success.

Looking Forward with Optimism

As we set our sights on the upcoming year, we do so with a renewed sense of purpose and optimism. The foundations laid this year are just the beginning of our more ambitious journey ahead. We are committed to continuous innovations in every part of our platform, ensuring that our solutions not only meet but exceed industry standards. The beginning of next year is poised to be particularly exciting, with significant announcements that promise to further our mission and enrich our partnerships.

In closing, we extend our deepest gratitude to you, our valued merchants and partners. Your trust and collaboration have been integral to our achievements this year. It is your engagement and feedback that drives our continuous evolution and improvement. As we celebrate the successes of the past year, we also look forward to forging even stronger connections in the year to come.

In the surf lingo, there is a word called bombora. Bombora means an offshore, deep water reef break, located beyond the normal line-up and often some distance from shore. The thing with bombora is that the size and shape of bombora waves make it attractive to surfers willing to take the risk of riding what is generally considered a hazardous pursuit. The ride of this year was surely a bombora wave, let’s see what wave we ride next year. Make sure to tune in at the beginning of next year to follow our surfing 🏄

Here's to a bright and prosperous new year, filled with opportunities, innovations, and continued partnerships.

Happy holidays from all of us at Surfboard Payments! ✨

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