Should you set a minimum amount for card payments?

By Emily Sorensen|2018-11-16T12:47:09+00:00November 16th, 2018|

It's not uncommon in the UK to still come across minimum spends on card payments in shops. Small retailers, corner shops and cafés are just a few of the low-volume merchants imposing these rules, but is it a good idea? What the rule books [...]

Should I accept American Express? Things to consider

By Emily Sorensen|2018-09-24T13:54:44+00:00September 12th, 2018|

It's not just American tourists who use American Express - British consumers can too. Yet many UK businesses still do not accept it, so you might wonder: should you accept American Express in your business? Why not everyone accepts American Express It's not every business that [...]

What is a payment gateway? Here’s how it works

By Lucy Harris|2018-08-23T17:43:31+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

If you're planning on selling online, you'll need a payment system enabling customers to securely process their credit or debit card on your website. That is where payment gateways enter the picture: a payment gateway encrypts, forwards and authorises card payments placed online. If the transaction is deemed illegitimate, the [...]

Ten reasons to get a card machine for iPhone

By Lucy Harris|2018-09-12T14:51:13+00:00June 7th, 2018|Tags: |

Now that everyone’s got a smartphone, it’s no surprise the payment industry is going mobile in a big way. Just like most consumers today, merchants now expect ease of use, great flexibility and synchronisation across devices. The answer to card payments? Compact card machines enabling you to take payments [...]

What is card interchange?

By Joey H Martens|2018-05-02T09:42:59+00:00June 1st, 2016|

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 [...]

Top 10 tips for avoiding chargebacks

By Joey H Martens|2018-05-02T09:42:59+00:00May 30th, 2016|Tags: |

What exactly is a ‘chargeback’? Why are they best avoided? And how do you best do this? We explain 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 [...]

How can I accept Bitcoin payments from customers?

By Istvan Fekete|2018-05-02T09:43:02+00:00November 27th, 2014|Tags: |

Despite the fluctuating Bitcoin value, crypto-currency has proven increasingly popular among retailers. Although we cannot talk about Bitcoin reaching critical mass in terms of adoption yet, more and more retailers and small businesses can see the potential in increasing sales by offering more payment choices to their customers. Among these [...]