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Starting a Small Business and Getting Paid

James,  June 27, 2017


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 bit of hassle out of […]

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Getting Paid in 2017

James,  June 1, 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 can then walk away with […]

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Getting Started With SmartTrade’s Card Payment App

Kent Vorland,  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 […]

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Making small businesses more accessible with mobile card readers

James,  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 […]

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The Real Cost of Card Payment Machines

James,  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 […]

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PCI Compliance and your SmartTrade App

James,  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 […]

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How to accept credit/debit card payments with SmartTrade App

Kent Vorland,  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 […]

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How Photographers Benefit from SmartTrade App

Kent Vorland,  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 […]

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Credit Card Readers and How to Choose Yours

Kent Vorland,  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 […]

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Would Your Business Benefit From a Card Reader?

Kent Vorland,  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 […]

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

Kent Vorland,  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:   […]

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