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How ‘Cash Only’ Can Be a Business Killer

How a card payment app is better than ‘cash only’ There are many businesses who believe that by being ‘cash only’, they’re saving themselves money. But in reality, their stance against credit and debit cards could be hurting their business. By not embracing the rise of mobile payments and card

Why Credit and Debit Card Payments are Here to Stay

Credit and debit cards aren’t going anywhere There’s been some talk lately that the humble credit and debit card are on the chopping block in favour of new payment methods, such as paying with your mobile phone. But according to the statistics, credit and debit card payments are only continuing

Get Paid on Time With a Card Payment App

Card payment apps mean you get paid faster If you’re looking to get paid on time, it could be time to look at a card payment app. Small to medium businesses, especially traditional ones like the trades, rely on getting paid on time. But one of the biggest problems that

Going Paperless With a Mobile Card Reader

Why mobile card readers are increasingly important to your business When mobile card readers first came out, they were slow, cumbersome, and would often have connectivity issues. Some businesses were either put off by these issues, didn’t think a mobile card reader was something their business needed, or simply didn’t

Credit Card Readers and How to Choose Yours

Your business is growing. People want to pay by credit cards, but you don’t have a credit card reader to accept it. After enough request you decide on the inevitable and start looking around for something to use for those customers unwilling to whip up cash. So you do what

Would Your Business Benefit From a Card Reader?

Anywhere you go, you see a card reader. They come in all shapes and sizes, and businesses use them in order to accept card payments from customers. However, there are still plenty of merchants and businesses who do not currently allow customers to pay by card. I have listed the

3 Reasons Why A Card Payment Machine is One Machine Too Many

At SmartTrade App we speak to merchants about their card payment machines every single day. We know all the struggles, and make sure to come up with the best solution for your business. If you’ve ever accepted a customer’s credit or debit card, I am sure you will recognize one

Eliminate the Card Machine and Improve Cash Flow

You’ve heard it over and over again: your small business needs to take credit and debit cards. Most consumers pay with plastic, and many are even eschewing that for mobile payments, so you need to catch up. You think about investing in a credit card reader, but they’re pretty expensive

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Finding the CVV on an AMEX

Taking AMEX cards can be a little different from taking a Visa or Mastercard. American Express have their own security measures and have both CVV (Card Verification Value) and CID (Card Identification Data) numbers on their cards which are often confused. The CVV number on a Visa or Mastercard can