SumUp - What You See Is What You Get

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 device

SumUp’s German engineering does not disappoint. They’ve got a slick card reader, but you’ll still be set back £29-99 (Air vs 3G card reader) for the machine. However, once you have it there are no other costs than the 1.69% transaction fee to worry about; no monthly fees or contracts ...

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Cheaper Transactions and New Payment Methods

That’s right, SmartTrade App is about to undergo a comprehensive upgrade. Through a series of partnerships and almost an entire year of developments, we’re about to re-launch our application and website to offer our existing and new customers something never-before seen in the mobile payments space. Before I go in depth of what we’re offering, just in case you’re short on time, here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:

  • Money paid into your account within 2 working days
  • Card payments starting from 1.65% on all plans
  • No more +20p initiation charge on transactions ...
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    Payment Methods in 2018 - What's out there, and what's right for you!

    So many things have affected the way we're able to accept and make payments these days. Most influential are the technological advancements of our age and the post open banking era we live in, which has opened up for a whole new range of financial services. However, as great as the options are, it's very easy to fall subject to the paradox of choice, which just means all these choices makes it harder for us to figure out exactly what's right for us. I thought I'd clarify by separating a few of the current services on ...

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    Angel Business Club continues to support SmartTrade

    Over the years there have been many people and organisations who have helped us get where we are today. One of these is the Angel Business Club, or ABC. In this post we want to give a shoutout to the people and members at ABC to show our gratitude as they keep relentlessly supporting SmartTrade App as we grow to serve merchants all across the UK.

    ABC is a membership only, business accelerator. The club carefully selects which businesses they choose to work with and help grow, after which they invite their members from all over the globe to participate ...

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    How Dream Doors Franchisees Have Embraced SmartTrade App

    Dream Doors Kitchen

    Accepting debit- and credit card payments allows your business to become much more flexible. Despite transaction rates you may not experience on a bank to bank transfer, this will still greatly benefit you in the long run. Your customers will appreciate that you accommodate them in however way they would like to pay, which in turn increases the chances of those customers recommending you to others and coming back for future needs.

    SmartTrade App has over the past few months been working with several franchisees from Dream Doors, serving as a card payment facility provider, as well as a tool ...

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    How SmartTrade App is preparing for GDPR

    Here at SmartTrade we understand the importance of security and staying up to date with our compliance responsibilities in order to best protect all the businesses around the UK using SmartTrade to run their business. Our CFO and Data Protection Officer, Angela Swift, has put together a short summary of what GDPR is and how we are preparing for when it becomes enforceable on May 25th, 2018. We will also be writing a separate article on how you can prepare as a small business or sole trader so you don’t risk getting a hefty fine from the EU.

    What ...

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    Celebrating the Wonderful Women in SmartTrade App

    international women's day at smarttrade app

    In our blogs we often write about how to thrive as a small business owner, what card reader you should choose, how to make the most out of every season, even in downtimes and so on. However, SmartTrade App are proud to support other values than just trying to take care of our merchants and small business owners around the UK. On a day like today, we’d like to take a moment to honour the incredible women in SmartTrade’s range of executives who are absolutely vital to our daily operations. Without them, there would be no SmartTrade App ...

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    What Customers Want from YOU

    customer service and expectations

    Your product is top notch. We know it, you know it, everyone knows it. Gaining a loyal customer base, however, is about more than just a great product.

    It’s time to face the truth that your business is only as good as your customers think it is. If until now you didn’t take a close look at how you treat your customers, the numbers speak for themselves. Studies show that 78% of consumers bail on businesses because of a single incident of poor customer service. Even if consumers decide to give you another shot, it takes an average ...

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    How to Provide the Best Seasonal Offerings

    small business seasonal offers

    You see them everywhere. Whether it’s coupons, discounts or deals, seasonal offers are a familiar presence in our consumer lives. We don’t just like them, we actively encourage and expect them. The mobile payments industry is no different; even here at SmartTrade App we tend to take advantage of, and offer a lot of seasonal deals which are simply too good to pass on.

    Yet, while the focus seems to be on the benefit of the consumer, we must not forget that seasonal offers done right can be a goldmine for your business. Giving you the opportunity to ...

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    Deepa Mann-Kler - The Artist Who Can Do it All

    Here at SmartTrade App we like to shine a light on our amazing merchants. We recently had the chance to have a chat with Deepa Mann-Kler about how she pursued her career as a multi-disciplinary artist.

    Hi! Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

    “Of course! My name is Deepa and I work as a full-time artist. I work with paintings, drawings, photography, and primarily with the creation of neon light installations. I create artwork that aims to connect with society and represent cases that I am passionate about. An important factor for me ...

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