Sardex Is Successful
Sardex HQ charges participating companies a registration fee and an annual fee to cover costs. Despite this, the Sardex has proven to be successful. More than 4,000 companies now participate. Since its inception, some €140 million in turnover has been made in Sardex. Sardex as a privately owned company meanwhile employs around 60 people.
As trust in the local community is important for success, the region where the Sardex can be used is limited to Sardinia. Yet due the success of Sardex, similar money systems have been set up in other Italian regions such as Rome and Piedmont. And the Sardex will also become available to private individuals, meaning that anyone can soon pay for their lunch in Sardex. Provided they live on the island, of course.