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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 […]


Contactless payments are the present, not the future

Contactless payments are right here, right now. We are living in a digital age where people no longer carry cash or cheque books, and they expect to be able to make contactless payments wherever they go. But for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and SMEs, there is no time to waste. Contactless payments and payment […]


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. […]


4 ways how omni-channel payments can benefit your business

4 ways how omni-channel payments can benefit your business. Today’s retail environment is a diverse and exciting place that spells limitless possibilities for the modern consumer. This means that the success of your business depends not just on your products, but also on the convenience and professionalism of the payment methods that you make available […]


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 […]


Think after before: Rethinking the customer experience

Think after before: Rethinking the customer experience. Customer experience is changing. Consumer expectations of what constitutes a good after payment experience has changed. You only need look at the recent excitement around ASOS updating its returns policy to know that what happens after payment has been made is more important than ever. Being such a […]


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 […]