What is a cloud-based POS system?

By Emily Sorensen|2018-07-13T16:19:12+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Tags: , |

Until a few years ago, most face-to-face businesses would store all their point of sale (POS) data locally, including prices of items and records of transactions. This data would usually be held on an on-site PC or server, or perhaps a server on a private company network in the [...]

Ten reasons to get a card machine for iPhone

By Lucy Harris|2018-06-08T10:28:37+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 [...]

Payleven alternatives in the UK

By Joey H Martens|2018-07-05T12:11:00+00:00April 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Mobile payment companies Payleven and SumUp merged in April 2016. The combined company now trades under the name SumUp. While existing merchants are not affected by the merger, we give a run-down of Payleven alternatives for those considering accepting card payments on mobile devices. In summary [...]

Square vs iZettle vs SumUp: compare the three best UK card readers

By Oliver Wastie|2018-06-27T16:07:50+00:00February 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s now easier than ever to accept credit and debit cards in the UK. Forget the costly card machines of yore. Instead, check out these contactless card readers that can process payments with a smartphone or tablet through neat and easy-to-use POS apps. In 2018, the race between the most [...]