Category: Small Business

How to take card payments over the phone

A small percentage of a gigantic pie. Taking card payments over the phone is becoming increasingly important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). If you offer delivery on products, you are a merchant that is mobile, or if you sell services that require a deposit to secure goods or services, then the ability to take […]

How to pay using Apple Pay

Utilising Apple Pay. Apple Pay was unveiled by Apple back in 2014 as a solution for authenticating payments on multiple devices within Apple’s own ecosystem. Today, owners of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and other Apple products can use their device’s integrated near field communication (NFC) system to make contactless transactions. But before these payments can […]

What is a merchant account?

Why are merchant accounts important? If you run a small or medium-sized business, then you will need a merchant account in order to accept payments by credit or debit card. A merchant account is not like a business bank account, they are two separate things. Without a merchant account, your business will not be able […]

How Valitor has helped Really Awesome Coffee expand their franchise business​ across the UK

How Valitor has assisted Really Awesome Coffee in expanding their franchise business​ across the UK. We would like to introduce you to one of our fantastic customers. Really Awesome Coffee. Really Awesome Coffee runs a network of franchise mobile coffee vans, serving thousands of customers across the UK, at large sporting, charity events and musical festivals. They previously accepted […]

How many contactless payments can you make in a day?

How many contactless payments can you make in a day? As with any new technology, when contactless payment came out there were many who were sceptical about how this form of payment could be safe. Over the last few years, though, we have seen a large rise in the number of people using contactless technology. […]

How do card machines work?

How do card machines work?  Bank cards are ever growing as a method of payment in the UK and it is predicted that by 2026, 60 million card transactions will take place in the UK daily. As fewer and fewer people carry physical cash, cards become more and more responsible for all of the money […]

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 […]