It’s that time of the year when everyone goes shopping crazy. A survey conducted by Go Compare concluded that the average British household is expected to spend £753 on Christmas festivities. Most small businesses will already be on the Christmas sales trail, with events, markets and fetes in full swing. Social media is also a great tool for marketing and getting your products in front of potential customers but do you have a payment system in place.
Why Your Business Needs to Offer Mobile Payments this Christmas :
Convenience : We have become so used to making virtual payments that as a nation we hardly ever have cash anymore. I am always scrabbling around for a £1 for the children. Being able to take mobile payments is not only convenient for customers but as a small business you have less physical cash to deal with, nobody wants to be walking around with £1,000 in their pocket!
Saves you money and space : Using a mobile credit card reader like SumUp means you no longer need highly specialised, bulky equipment. Instead you are able to quickly and easily accept credit and debit card payments via your smartphone or tablet. It’s such a swift transaction that is both safe and secure. SumUp’s Air card reader boasts Bluetooth connectivity, accepts chip, magstripe and contactless payments. Charges via USB cable connected to your computer, another power source or the SumUp Cradle however the battery lasts up to 500 transactions making it perfect for all day markets. Accepting all major cards including Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, V PAY and Visa you literally need nothing else. What’s more there are no monthly costs incurred just a 1.69% transaction fee.
Increases your sales pool : You are limiting your sales pool if you can’t accept mobile payments and when you are already competing with other small businesses around you don’t need any hindrances.
More than a Credit Card Reader : These systems can go beyond just accepting payments, by syncing with bookkeeping software, keeping track of inventory and connecting with sophisticated analytical tools. Making it an investment in your small business, aiding in growth and development.
Increase your sales revenue and update your small business with a mobile payment system.
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