Thursday, 30 September 2021
If you’re an avid reader of the takepayments blog (if not, where have you been?) you’ll know we harp on a lot about the value of customer loyalty and the importance of building it. That being said, customer loyalty is not something you can pluck out of thin air or develop overnight, it requires effort on your behalf but trust us, it’s well worth it.
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Something we’re all used to seeing day in and day out is the humble POS machine, they’re part and parcel of modern business transactions, but how do they work? The truth of the matter is there’s no such thing as a POS machine, it’s just an umbrella term used to describe any piece of equipment that is used at the Point Of Sale, AKA, POS.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
The way we’ve all been working in 2020 has changed pretty dramatically from years gone by, who’d have thought as many of us as we are would be managing to work from home? This shift to new ways of working has prompted many to question the status quo - do we need to be shackled to desks from nine to five in order to get the job done?
Monday, 27 September 2021
It’s no exaggeration to say the rise of social media since its inception in the noughties has been astronomical, and today, more than half of the world’s population uses at least one social media platform. While to begin with social media was all about just that, socialising, it’s since turned into a marketing battlefield for businesses big and small, and offers huge potential when it comes to reaching consumers.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
It's time to start planning your Christmas promotions in time for the holiday season in order to ensure it’s the most successful one yet. A properly thought out promotion can bring in the big bucks - more customers, more sales, more money in your back pocket - but how do you get it just right?
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
While there’s no expectation to tip in the UK, there’s a lot of evidence to suggest Brits readily reach for their wallet after buying a product or service according to our Tipping Index survey. Paying customers like to reward top class service with extra dosh on top of their bill, so it’s a good idea to clue yourself up on tips and service charges, so you don’t miss out on hard-earned and quite frankly well-deserved money.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
No doubt you’re all too aware of the power of Google for businesses - it’s an absolute behemoth in the online arena and over 92% of all internet searches on conducted using Google. That equates to a pretty mind-blowing 70,000 every second! Essentially, it makes it absolutely critical that all businesses make the most of the tools they have on offer for getting noticed by potential customers.
Monday, 13 September 2021
Deciding whether your business needs a website or not can be a tricky choice to make: While it is possible to run a successful business without a website, the simple fact of the matter is that in 2021, it’s never been more important to invest in a website for your business.
Thursday, 02 September 2021
If you want to take card payments in your business, you’ll need a PDQ machine, which is just another name for a card machine. It stands for ‘Process Data Quickly’ and was the original name used for card machines way back when they were first introduced to the UK; and it’s still a name some people use for them today.