Category: Small Business

How Valitor helped to grow Kenna Plumbing’s business and improve efficiency with the right payment technology

How to grow your business with the right payment technology. Steven Stewart, Director SMB Solutions, UK and Ireland, Valitor For an owner of a small business, achieving a healthy work-life balance whilst ensuring the business runs smoothly can feel like an impossible task. This is only made even more challenging when using inefficient technology. Payments […]

Four eCommerce laws SMB’s might not know about

Four eCommerce laws SMB’s might not know about. When it comes to running your e-store, there is a lot to remember. You have to work a lot of hours to ensure that your e-commerce platforms remain visible to customers and profitable. This can sometimes mean that you rely on staff and others to help run […]

Does your small business need a card machine?

Does your small business need a card machine?  If you have recently launched your own business, you may think purchasing a card terminal is a low priority expense. However, in today’s modern world it is crucial you are able to offer customers a card payment option. Recent data revealed that card payments are now more popular […]

Why Bridgewater turned to Valitor for an unbeatable combination of service and price

Why Bridgewater turned to Valitor for an unbeatable combination of service and price. “Since implementing Valitor’s payment solution, Bridgewater Menswear has seen significant operational savings on every transaction made in store, while customer payments have become quicker and simpler.” Conor Chappell, Owner of Bridgewater Menswear. Bridgewater is a local UK business that thrives on customer service […]

Will Brexit affect Valitor’s services?

Will Brexit affect Valitor’s services? There is still a lot of uncertainty around how the UK will leave the EU. With limited progress so far this year, the possibility of a Hard Brexit, in which the UK leaves the EU without formalising a withdrawal agreement, is becoming a more realistic outcome. Many business owners are […]

What’s the difference between iPOS and EPOS?

If you’re new to the world of taking card payments, then there’s a lot of terminology to get to grips with quickly. One common confusion is the difference between iPOS systems and EPOS systems. Both use card terminals and both can appear to be fairly similar at first glance. The answer is that an IPOS system is […]

What’s the best type of card machine for my business?

What’s the best type of card machine for my business? The starting point for deciding on the best type of card machine is to work out exactly what your business needs are. Shopping list of card machine benefits. Modern card machines provide chip and pin solutions as standard. They also include contactless payment services. Taking […]

Man organising his business using a virtual terminal

What’s a Virtual Terminal?

What’s a Virtual Terminal? The future of chip and pin technology centres around two main goals in payment processing: to be faster and to be more secure for customers. Many barriers in the way of making such technology faster and more secure have already been broken down, thanks to contactless debit cards and virtual systems […]

Making a payment on an Ingenico card terminal using a mobile phone

What happens if my Chip & PIN card machine loses signal?

What happens if my Chip & PIN card machine loses signal? The UK officially adopted Chip and PIN back in 2006, as a way to significantly increase the security surrounding payments made by credit and debit cards. In 2016, payments made by Chip and PIN cards overtook payments made by cash, showing that it is […]

Small business owner accepting a credit card payment

The Benefits of Chip & Pin for Small Businesses

The necessity of chip & pin for small businesses. SMBs have a host of benefits to enjoy from adopting as wide a variety of payment methods as possible. Ultimately, any way you can serve the customer better is going to drive your sales and encourage your growth. If you’re a small business, installing a chip […]