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Ever turned down a job due to lack of equipment?

It’s certainly not an uncommon phenomenon that smaller businesses often get the short end of the stick simply because they don’t have the same equipment stash or liquidity as we see in the massive market players. SmartTrade App has been there in the world of payments processing, and the same

Accounting and Tax Reporting with SmartTrade App

Your corporate tax return is perhaps the most predictable of business activities in the course of a year. You can rest assured the HMRC will never forget your business, no matter how big or small. They’ll be on your doorstep to collect their share every year! At SmartTrade App we

Accepting Card Payments in 2018

Modern technology is proving more and more efficient in all aspects of our lives. The way we accept and make payments for goods and services is certainly no exception. Hundreds of billions of pounds are being transacted every year, exclusively through credit and debit card purchases in the United Kingdom;

Chiswick Little Kickers – From Law to Lawn

Last time we visited Carol and her Red Barn Training business. We’ve found our next SmartTraders and this time we’re taking a look at Adil and Anna Siddiqui. The two siblings have for close to 9 years been working for a franchise in Chiswick under the Little Kickers brand. They took

Carol and Red Barn (Beauty) Training

SmartTrade has gone on a search for some of the most interesting and inspirational merchants and business owners using our service to take customer credit and debit card payments around the UK. This week we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Carol Doherty, the sole proprietor of Red Barn Training.

How Will EU’s Card Surcharge Ban Affect UK Small Businesses

Card payments are overtaking cash payments in the UK with card and contactless payments proving more popular than cash this year, making up 54% of total spending in 2016. The Payment Services Directive, called PSD2, coming into force by 2018, has made it illegal for businesses to charge extra for

How to Accept Credit Card Payments on Your Mobile Phone

This is a common question with a simple answer. The answer is aPOS, or Application Point of Sale, which has become the new hype following its predecessor mPOS, Mobile Point of Sale. What aPOS allows you to do is the reason you clicked on this link, it’s an application which

How SmartTrade App Coined “APOS”

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

Businesses Lose Out by Not Accepting Card Payments

A recent article from the Telegraph’s Business segment has revealed some worrying numbers for small business owners across the UK. As many as 44% of SMEs across the nation believe they are not losing out on any revenue by not accepting card payments. Let’s just think about what this number stands

What is aPOS – Application Point of Sale?

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

SmartTrade App for Charities – A Look at Hope4Havering

SmartTrade App was originally meant to be a flexible payment solution for tradesmen. We were set on bettering the lives of small business owners such as plumbers and electricians. However, much to our delight, we find new adaptations and areas of use for SmartTrade almost on a daily basis. One