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What is card interchange?

By | 2016-10-22T07:49:33+00:00 June 1st, 2016|POS Basics|

Card interchange is a complicated and sometimes vexatious topic. Everyone seems to have their own agenda when talking or writing about it. Which is why so much on the topic is confusing, misleading, ambiguous or just plain wrong. We set out the facts so you can make up your own [...]

Top 10 tips for avoiding chargebacks

By | 2016-12-07T02:49:21+00:00 May 30th, 2016|POS Basics|

What exactly is a ‘chargeback’? Why are they best avoided? And how do you best do this? We present the what, why and how. Chargebacks defined A chargeback is when a card payment is returned. This may be because the cardholder disputes the transaction. For example, if services have not [...]

Vend: An introduction to the cloud-based POS system

By | 2016-10-22T07:49:41+00:00 September 6th, 2015|POS Basics|

Vend is a cloud-based point of sale system with inventory management available globally. It’s suitable for businesses of all sizes, and a great alternative to a traditional, locally hosted POS system. The features list is comprehensive and well considered, making for a solution that’s perfectly tailored for anything from a [...]

How does a POS system work?

By | 2016-10-22T07:49:41+00:00 August 28th, 2015|POS Basics|

In this article we’re going to go right back to basics, and discuss how a POS system works from the ground up. We’ll also talk about how point of sale systems have evolved, and touch on some of the options now available to businesses. Let’s start by going back a [...]

What is a cloud-based POS system?

By | 2016-10-22T07:49:41+00:00 August 26th, 2015|POS Basics|

Cloud-based point of sale (POS) is now an extremely viable alternative to a traditional, locally-hosted POS system. It’s a particularly good fit for small businesses, as you’ll see when you read on. Before we discuss cloud-based POS specifically, it’s useful to consider exactly what a point of sale system is. [...]

Five top tips for mobile point of sale (mPOS)

By | 2016-10-22T07:49:41+00:00 August 12th, 2015|POS Basics|

Thanks to modern payment providers like iZettle and Payleven, it’s now straightforward to give your small enterprise the kind of payment handling capabilities that were once the exclusive preserve of larger businesses. The ability to accept card payments any time and anywhere increases your potential revenue and customer base, with [...]