Our blog

Accounting and Paperwork / Apple / Business Ethics / Business Funding / Card Payments / Card Readers / Connectivity / Cyber Security / Market Trends / Pay by Bank app / Paylinks / Payment Wallets / SmartTrade App

Getting Started With SmartTrade’s Card Payment App

Maggi,  May 9, 2017

If you have recently signed up to SmartTrade App, or did in the past this post contains everything you need to know to get started. It’s divided into sections and topics, so feel free to skip ahead by clicking the topic you want to read about below if you don’t want to start from the […]

Read More

Making small businesses more accessible with mobile card readers

Maggi,  May 3, 2017

These days, when you need to pay for something, you’re most likely going to open your wallet, pull out a card and slap it on or in the mobile card reader in front of you. This process has become second-nature to most of us. But when it comes to many small businesses – like tradespeople […]

Read More

The Real Cost of Card Payment Machines

Maggi,  April 25, 2017

Card payment machines could cost you more than you think. If you’re a small business, you’re either in the market for one, or cursing the little thing for the amount of times it wastes when it doesn’t work. Know what’s even worse about that contemptuous piece of plastic? It’s probably costing you more than you […]

Read More

PCI Compliance and your SmartTrade App

Maggi,  April 18, 2017

PCI Compliance is vital to your business’ integrity when dealing with customers and payments. It can set you apart from your competitors and helps build trust with your clients. The more a customer trusts you, the more likely they will not only come to you when they need your products or services, but they’re also […]

Read More

How to accept credit/debit card payments with SmartTrade App

Maggi,  April 13, 2017

One of the greatest upsides to SmartTrade App are all your choices when it comes to accepting a payment. In short, there are 3 ways you can accept credit card payments via our app:   Face to Face Over the Phone Via Paylinks     For our full introductory guide to the SmartTrade Application, please […]

Read More

How Photographers Benefit from SmartTrade App

Maggi,  April 12, 2017

SmartTrade App services a wide variety of industries. One of those involves providing card reader for photographers to help freelancers and companies get paid in an instant. SmartTrade App started a few years back, providing merchants with a replacement to their old and outdated card payment machines. However, much to our excitement, it turned out […]

Read More

Credit Card Readers and How to Choose Yours

Maggi,  March 24, 2017

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 everyone else would do: “Google […]

Read More

Would Your Business Benefit From a Card Reader?

Maggi,  March 6, 2017

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 most frequent objections against taking […]

Read More

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

Maggi,  February 28, 2017

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 of the following headaches:   […]

Read More

6 Reasons for why you need APOS

Maggi,  January 31, 2017

Have you ever set up a business? A merchant account? Or generally gone online to research credit or debit card readers? Then you know the term POS (Point Of Sale). POS is a very broad definition of where the sale or customer transaction takes place. This could be the physical location or as specific as […]

Read More

SumUp – What You See Is What You Get

Maggi,  January 13, 2017

SumUp has merged with Payleven for those who were unaware, and we will give them credit where credit is due. This merge meant a cut in all the different options of card readers and extras, having boiled their options down to one card reader – ‘SumUp Air’. SumUp’s German engineering does not disappoint. They’ve got […]

Read More