Category: SME

Unlock local markets and new consumers with APMs

In the eCommerce world, alternative payment methods are continuing to challenge cards for a share of the market. Despite the rise of alternative payments being attributed to the pandemic, technology has been inevitably driving the payments industry towards faster, more convenient ways of exchanging money for decades. Globally, digital and mobile wallets accounted for roughly half of all eCommerce [...]

By |November 18, 2022|Blogs, Events, Online Payments, POS, SME|

In-store POS tips to increase Black Friday sales

Black Friday is taken quite seriously in the United Kingdom. Due to an unsettled economy, inventory issues, demand fluctuations, and changing consumer behaviour, Black Friday sales may feel particularly stressful this year for your business. Though times are tougher, many Brits are still taking advantage of Black Friday to get their Christmas shopping done, with 85% using the event [...]

By |November 14, 2022|Blogs, Events, POS, Retail, SME|

The 7 best reasons to switch to 3DS2

As of 15 October 2022, Visa will no longer support 3-D Secure 1 (3DS1) and related technologies. But there is still time left to get your business in compliance with the latest regulations on card payment authorisations. Even though acquirers and issuers have had time to implement new technologies like 3D Secure 2, we know that a significant portion [...]

By |October 12, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, Online Payments, Retail, SME|

3DS2 deadline countdown – is your business ready?

Many SMEs believe they are too small to be of interest to fraudsters, but that is far from the truth. Sadly, credit card fraud is extremely prevalent amongst smaller businesses. Usually, banks take about 10 weeks to settle any chargeback disputes, which will inevitably have an impact on your cash flow. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The [...]

By |September 5, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, Online Payments, Retail, Security, SME|

The rise and impact of contactless commerce

Evidence is mounting that the sudden veering to more contactless payments could result in a permanent paradigm shift in the retail industry. In a recent MasterCard survey of consumers, 8 in 10 use contactless due to safety and cleanliness concerns, and 3 in 4 plan to continue using it after the pandemic has ended. Consumers are increasingly using their [...]

By |September 5, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, POS, Retail, SME|

Top ways to future-proof your small business today

Businesses are operating in an increasingly fast-changing world where standing still and sticking to outdated strategies are no longer options. They need a growth strategy that both corresponds to and anticipates industry changes, generating efficiency and improvements to boost profit margins and achieve long-term success. Here are six steps you can take to future-proof your small business for 2022 [...]

By |August 31, 2022|Blogs, Online Payments, POS, Retail, Security, SME, Uncategorized|

Payment insights: how to grow your business

Payments are changing so quickly that small businesses have difficulty keeping up. Any business hoping to differentiate itself, gain a competitive edge and increase revenue needs to have the ability to monitor, support and adjust payments. Therefore payment insights are essential if you have an ambitious growth plan. A good start will save you time and money in the [...]

By |August 23, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, Online Payments, Retail, SME, Uncategorized|

How to get the most up-to-date security for your eCommerce transactions

A popular and dangerous form of cybercrime, social engineering attacks, affects businesses all around the world. Due to insufficient data protection, the side effects of a global pandemic, and an increase in exploit sophistication, websites have been hacked and breached extensively. A cyber breach occurs at least once a month at 18% of UK companies, according to Statista. Businesses [...]

By |August 17, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, Online Payments, SME|

Prepare your business to accept tourist payments seamlessly

In July, the Euro reached parity with the Dollar, which means the two currencies exchanged at a 1:1 rate. The last time that happened was in 2002, at the beginning of the Euro's existence. The new exchange rate means that American tourists travelling to 19 European Union countries accepting the Euro get a 15% discount on purchases relative to [...]

By |August 15, 2022|Blogs, eCommerce, Online Payments, SME, Uncategorized|

How to tell it’s time to upgrade your POS

As customer expectations shift and technology advances, businesses need to embrace technology to remain competitive. Nowadays, consumers increasingly demand personalisation, fast transactions, and accuracy in addition to frictionless purchasing. Therefore, merchants should use technology as a force multiplier to accommodate these new behaviours. And one of the best ways to speed up and optimise your operations is by using [...]

By |August 7, 2022|Blogs, Online Payments, POS, SME|
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