Friday, 29 April 2022
Spending on plastic is at an all-time high with card payments overtaking cash in the UK, so there’s no doubt having the facility to accept card payments is a no-brainer for businesses. In this blog, we'll look at what a credit card machine is, how they work and how we can help. Let’s start by stripping it right back to basics. Sometimes called a Chip & PIN or card reader, a credit card machine is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a machine that allows you to take payment via credit card.
Wednesday, 29 December 2021
For small businesses, offering the right payment methods is what could turn window shoppers into paying customers, and that’s the aim of the game, right? In fact, as many as 87% of consumers would reportedly abandon a purchase if they thought the checkout process wasn’t up to scratch, so nailing yours is an absolute must.
Monday, 18 October 2021
These days, the world really is your oyster when it comes to paying for anything and everything. But, with so much choice, your head might be getting in a spin when it comes to what’s what, so we’ve taken the hassle out of the mix and put together a guide to the top nine payment methods on offer. There are three main types of debit cards:
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.
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.
Friday, 20 August 2021
Customer: Can I pay by card? Cashier: Sorry, we only accept cash.
Friday, 13 August 2021
A card reader is another name for a card machine. It lets you process card payments in your business quickly and easily. You might have also heard it called a PDQ machine, a chip and PIN machine or a card terminal. They all do the same thing though – let you take safe, secure card payments. They use a few different types of technology. Let’s take a look: