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How SmartTrade App Coined “APOS”

Maggi,  October 6, 2017

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you may have caught wind of something we released in January, 2017, called “6 Reasons for why you need APOS.” What is obvious from the post is that APOS (Application Point Of Sale) has certainly become something real, but what you may not know is that before […]

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What is aPOS – Application Point of Sale?

Maggi,  October 2, 2017

Application Point of Sale (aPOS) is defined as a software or application which performs the same functions as that of a physical cash register or traditional Point of Sale (POS). aPOS differs from Mobile Points of Sale (mPOS) in that it does not require any additional hardware such as a card reader in order to […]

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Get Paid on Time With a Card Payment App

Maggi,  July 24, 2017

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 many companies encounter is clients […]

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The True Cost of Taking Customers Cards at Shows!

Maggi,  July 12, 2016

We’ve researched the costs hiring Mobile Point of Sale Card Terminals and the several large card payment providers and in UK and found some shocking information about their pricing and the hidden fees for using their services. We will explore the truth about the pricing when it comes to accepting debit/ credit cards as a […]

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How Will Brexit Affect UK Small Businesses?

Maggi,  June 25, 2016

Regardless of how you feel about the political decision, you’re probably wondering how the major change of leaving the EU could affect your business. The repercussions of Brexit will be wide-ranging and potentially very unpredictable, but there are a few things that you can probably count on. On the whole, there’s some good news for […]

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Sick of Not Getting Paid on Time? Make It Happen with These Top Tips

Maggi,  May 24, 2016

When you’re running a small business, getting paid on time is crucial to your success—if your customers pay late, it can cause problems for your cashflow, which in turn causes all sorts of other problems. Unfortunately, this is a very common issue for small businesses, especially those who don’t accept credit cards. There are quite […]

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The Changing Face of Consumer Payments

Maggi,  April 14, 2016

They say that cash is king, but is that really the case anymore? When was the last time you paid for something in cash? Could we be heading for a cashless world? The realm of consumer payments is changing every day, and it’s a fascinating place. Cash: A Long Road Ending The origins of banknotes […]

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Have you been rejected for a merchant account?

Maggi,  April 1, 2016

If you run your own business you will need to take credit card payments from customers, and applying for a card reader or merchant account services can be a stressful task. Banks check your business and personal credit rating, and may find some nasty surprises in your history that you didn’t even know about like […]

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Think Cyber Security Isn’t Important for Your Small Business? Think Again

Maggi,  November 6, 2015

KPMG recently surveyed a range of procurement officers around the UK, and they heard some interesting things about contracting practices. For example, 70% of respondents said that SMEs should be doing more to protect their data from cyber threats and protect valuable client data. And almost every single one—94%—said that cyber security standards are are important when […]

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Use of Cash to Continue Dropping

Maggi,  July 20, 2015

The Payments Council released a report saying that non-cash payments overtook cash payments for the first time in July of 2014. Last year, 48% of payments were made in cash, where 52% had been made with cash in the previous year. And the Payment Council predicts that further drops will occur in the future. Although cash is […]

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