Maggi, April 10, 2014
You probably think your credit card reader or swiper is pretty slick, don’t you? It lets you take credit card payments from your mobile phone! But what else does it do?
Sure, taking credit card payments while you’re on the move is great. But that’s only one small part of your job, and those credit card readers lose signal and break. You still need to do all of the other administrative stuff: send quotes to customers and have them approved, keep track of the different jobs you’re working on, create invoices and receipts, monitor the status of payments, and record all of your tax information.
Can your credit card reader do any of that? I bet not! That’s why we made the SmartTrade mobile payment app: so you could do all of these things from a single app. Accept credit cards, debit cards, and e-cheques, which are like digital cheques. Take part payments for jobs. E-mail quotes to customers. Track leads. Accept online payments through PayLinks. Send customised invoices and receipts. Download tax information directly to your accountancy software.
SmartTrade App works anywhere you have data reception on your phone—way more reliable than those chunky payment devices that don’t get reception in the midst of the city!
All of that with no hardware. No clunky paper rolls, flimsy smartphone card reader fittings, or attachments to carry with you. All you have to do is snap a quick photo of your customer’s card with your mobile phone camera. No swiping or keying needed.
You don’t need a merchant account, either. You won’t spend time waiting to get approved or dealing with the bank. Just download the app, sign up for a free account online, and you can get started. That’s all there is to it. You don’t have to pay anything to get started with SmartTrade. For the basic features, all you’ll pay is 2.65% + 20p per transaction. Which is almost certainly less than you’re paying for your card reader! So why not give it a shot today?
Bet your credit card reader can’t do that! Why not sign up for free and try it.