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Cheaper Transactions and New Payment Methods

Kent Vorland,  October 17, 2018


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, […]

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Payment Methods in 2018 – What’s out there, and what’s right for you!

Kent Vorland,  July 31, 2018


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 […]

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How to ensure you get paid and keep making money in seasonal downtimes

Ann,  January 24, 2018


January and August are dead months on many fronts. How do you stay on top of your business, make sure you’re still able to get paid and make everything go around, all at the same time? Here are 5 useful ideas you can apply to keep business coming in, even during seasonal downtimes. 1. Have […]

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Accepting Card Payments in 2018

Kent Vorland,  January 18, 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; and we’re making the pounds […]

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

Leandra,  October 23, 2017


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 using a debit or credit […]

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments on Your Mobile Phone

Kent Vorland,  October 13, 2017


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 allows you to accept credit- […]

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How SmartTrade App Coined “APOS”

Kent Vorland,  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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Businesses Lose Out by Not Accepting Card Payments

Kent Vorland,  October 2, 2017


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 for. This means more than […]

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What is aPOS – Application Point of Sale?

Kent Vorland,  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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Accept Customer Card Payments at 1.49% With SmartTrade App’s New Referral Program

Kent Vorland,  September 7, 2017


Do you want to take card payments at a rate of 1.49% for as long as your business is trading? Now you can! Our brand new referral program makes it super simple for you to invite others who may benefit from SmartTrade App. You will be rewarded 30 days with a 1.49% card rate for […]

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How ‘Cash Only’ Can Be a Business Killer

James,  August 4, 2017


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 payment apps, they’re losing out […]

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