Card Processing Rates

Card Processing Rates

Merchant Services
Often, I sit with merchants who are fixed on the best card processing rate that they pay, this has become the benchmark for what merchants think will give them the better deal. But in reality what they are paying goes beyond these rates. My thoughts time and time gain revert to the reps that have visited before and said "I'll beat the card processing rate you're currently paying" but neglected to show the merchant the real cost of card processing fees. I'm sure I hear my own eyes roll when this happens and spend the next few minutes explaining that it's not just about the rate you're paying, it's the additional processing fees and how they impact your charges and monthly bill. Why do I need to see your monthly…
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Payments Taking Stock

Payments Taking Stock

Merchant Services
Do you need to take stock of customer payments and ePOS solutions? For the business owner, processing customer payments with credit or debit cards this is now a necessity. We're all aware of the high street losing cash machines and the banks closing branches, and with COVID-19 and the adopted restructuring of how you get payments will have to continue. The disappearance of the cash machine on the high street prior to the lockdown made us all notice the cashless shift, but during, regardless of how many cash machines are out there, the need for cash when paying for food or goods has virtually disappeared over night, for numerous reasons. Our favourite pubs and restaurants started to reinvent how they take payments and how our favourite menu items could be…
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iZettle Card Readers & Apps

iZettle Card Readers & Apps

Merchant Services
Don't overlook iZettle or be put off with the 1.75% transaction rate, when all things are considered the iZettle solution can actually work out being the economical solution for taking customer payments. Free Apps allow you to integrate POS and online gateways but the the real winner under COVID-19 lockdown is payments by SMS, for pubs and cafes doing car park pick up.   Complete the form below you will receive a referral link and get your iZettle card reader 2 for £19 iZettle Go is a point-of-sale app for everyday use. Your storefront and back office - all in one easy-to-use system. Process all debit and credit cards, including American Express for 1.75% Invoice and SMS links usually 2.50% but have been reduced during COVID-19. If you're processing more than £8000…
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EVO Payments

EVO Payments

Merchant Services
Choosing a merchant service provider The merchant services industry can be a minefield to navigate, knowing which provider is the better fit for your business doesn't have to be a hit and miss operation, this can prove costly in the long run. As a merchant services adviser, we listen to what you need as a business and at a local level, we're independent and based in Shropshire. EVO payments, one of the five acquirers we represent, they offer transparent pricing and excellent rates for processing your customers credit cards for in store and online merchant services. About EVO Payments EVO Payments is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations…
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Card Payment Processing

Card Payment Processing

Merchant Services
Not sure which card payment processing provider to go with? It can be hard to compare card payment processing provider rates and services and how do you know you've got the right deal? Tracy Hazlewood is a Shropshire independent payment specialist sourcing the right customer credit card processing solution for your business. My clients switch for many reasons, no business is the same. Next day payments can be a priority or lowering your monthly costs. Usually it's a mix of both, who doesn't want a better deal with faster funding and why pay more? For the hotel, pub or restaurant owner integrating your card machines with an existing hospitality ePOS can be a driving force to switch, or even looking to implement a new ePOS solution, we can do that…
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Is the iZettle card reader the answer?

Is the iZettle card reader the answer?

Merchant Services
Every small business is different, but every one of them needs to get paid. The iZettle Reader 2 is quick to set up and easy to use, empowering you to accept credit card and contactless payments – whenever and wherever. The simple iZettle card reader solution If you're looking for a quick, easy and cost effective solution to take customer payments with no fuss or long term commitment then the iZettle reader is quick and easy to set up. Once you've signed up to an account then it's pretty much plain sailing from there and you can start to use your reader once it's been delivered. But your new iZettle account opens the doors to so much more enabling you to create emails, text messages and invoices with payments links.…
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