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Valentines Day

Wednesday, 01 March 2023

5 tips to help your business boost sales in this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and, if it's anything like last year, it's set to be a big day for consumer spending. Data taken from takepayments card machines, online payments, and point-of-sale (POS) systems showed that, in 2022, our small business partners recorded nearly 200,000 transactions the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Survey research from Reach Solutions indicates that the average person plans to spend around £72 on their mum for Mother’s Day, meaning that customers could have spent as much as £14 million on Mother’s Day gifts at these businesses alone — and that could jump up even further in 2023.

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Valentines Day

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

9 Valentine's Day hacks to drive more sales for your small business

It’s the start of a new year and while we might have only just gotten around to taking our Christmas lights down, this means the marmite of annual celebrations is just around the corner: Valentine’s Day.  Of course, it’s not for everyone. In fact, in a recent poll, 52% of respondents had no intention of spending money on cards or gifts for February 14th. 

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Monday, 23 January 2023

What is UX when it comes to a website?

Designing a website is no easy task. In addition to ensuring that your site looks great and functions properly, you also need to make sure that it provides a user-friendly experience (UX) for your visitors. What is user experience design? How can you improve your website's UX? Read on to find out. User experience (UX) design is the process of designing websites, apps, or other digital products with the user's needs and preferences in mind. The goal of UX design is to create a product that is not only visually appealing and easy to use, but also provides a positive and enjoyable user experience. After all, you want them to be able to find what they're looking for quickly and as easily as possible.

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Futre Of Card Payments

Wednesday, 04 January 2023

The future of card payments - trends for 2023

More and more customers are using card machines when making purchases at small businesses. This shift is largely due to the growing popularity of card payment usage by customers in general, as well as the convenience and security offered by cards. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the factors driving this trend and what small business owners could do to stay ahead of the curve.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Could crowdfunding help me achieve my small business goals?

Crowdfunding is a way of financing a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people, typically through the internet. Crowdfunding usually involves crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdcube and Fundable (we'll cover those in a bit). Crowdfunding has become popular in recent years as a way for small business owners to finance their projects and products. It can be an effective way to raise money quickly, and often with little hassle. However, crowdfunding is not without its risks, so it's important to do your research before embarking on a crowdfunding campaign.

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Credit And Debit Cards

Thursday, 15 December 2022

How banks are helping protect small businesses from card fraud

As you'll know, running a small business places plenty of demands on those in charge, and if there's one thing we all want, it's a smooth payment process once our customers get to the till. Recently, however, you might have noticed an uptick in the number of times your customers have been asked to enter their PIN at checkout.

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