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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

The SmartTraders Have Gone Live!

Starting, running and expanding a business is hard. In fact it may often feel impossible when you hear all the jargon about software, channels and strategies you need to have in place to even put up a fight against your competitors. Just look at the following few examples: Search Engine

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

Build A Business With SmartTrade App

We supply small businesses all over the UK with the ability to accept customer card payments through our mobile card reader application. However, that’s not all we do! We care about our merchants and interact with them every day to make sure we’ve done all we can in helping them

15 Secrets to Make Your Business Fly

SmartTrade’s First Webinar is Here We’re very pleased and excited to announce that SmartTrade’s first official webinar is finally here. Not to mention, at the time of writing, we only have one seat left to fill, which is above and beyond what we expected for our first one. Because of

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

Starting a Small Business and Getting Paid

Start your business and get paid faster A lot goes into starting your own business. You need to get your equipment set up, your accounts in order, potentially registering with Company House (or the equivalent) – And this is all before you start getting paid! SmartTrade App takes a little

Getting Paid in 2017

The staple way to get paid as a small business has been the same for ages – As a trade person, you do the work, write up an invoice, send it and wait for the money to come in. Or if you’re selling a product, the buyer pays you and