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New Tax Year, New Card Machine!

Friday 11th March 2022
Chloe

As we are heading towards the end of the 2021/22 tax year, with the 2022/23 tax year starting on the 6th of April, now is a great time to start thinking about planning ahead. The start of the new tax year is a great time to get a card machine for your business. As many people now prefer card payments over cash, a card machine is a key asset to have in your business. Merchant Account When you have a business card machine, you must have a Merchant Account. You need to have a Merchant Account to be able to accept card payments. This account is simply an intermediary account, which receives funds from your customer and then passes the funds to…

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Card machines for small buinesses

Monday 24th January 2022
Chloe

Card machines for small businesses Whether your business is mobile or at a fixed location, a card machine will give you the tools to grow your business. Why a card machine? In recent years, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have gotten closer to becoming a cashless society. If your business still doesn't accept cash, you are missing out on sales, especially larger ones. At Omni Merchant Services, we offer a range of card machines to suit your business. Whether you're on the go or have a fixed location, therefore allowing you to accept cashless payments wherever you are. Card machines can free up time for many businesses, as transactions are quick and secure, compared to cash transactions which are time consuming for…

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The importance of card machines for shops

Tuesday 18th January 2022
Chloe

How would a card machine benefit your business For many shops, it may seem like a no-brainer to have a card machine. But many shops still do not accept card payments. Small Businesses Card machines may seem like an expensive addition to many small businesses, especially those with stores. But card machines offer so many benefits to shops and they don't have to be a huge expense. For many small businesses, card machines may seem unnecessary as people can pay by cash. But in reality, only accepting cash payments limits the amount of money customers can spend. Having a card machine allows opportunities for higher sales as the customer doesn't have to limit themselves to the amount of cash that they have on them. For small businesses, having a…

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Merchant Accounts: All you need to know

Friday 14th January 2022
Chloe

What are merchant accounts? A merchant account is a type of business account. They are an intermediary account, receiving funds from your customer then passing the funds to your bank account. You need a merchant account to be able to receive card payments. Merchant Accounts are completely different to a regular business bank account. Why does your business need a merchant account? Merchant accounts are used to check if a customer has the funds to purchase your product/service. Without a merchant account, your business will NOT be able to process card payments. Merchant accounts help protect you from card fraud. Fraud checks are made, checks to ensure the customer has enough funds for the transaction, then the money is sent directly to your merchant account. Then once…

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Countertop Card Machine – All you need to know

Wednesday 12th January 2022
Chloe

What are Countertop Card Machines? Countertop card machines are a way to take secure payments at a fixed till location. The static machine is fixed to a countertop. Meaning that they're the perfect choice for retailers with fixed till locations. Unlike mobile GPRS or Portable Wi-Fi card machines, fixed Countertop machines plug directly into your broadband or phoneline. The machine is compact - meaning it fits conveniently onto shop counters. They can be used by staff members to take customer payments at any time. If you are looking for a payment solution where your business can take payments at a fixed till location - then a countertop card machine is right for you. How can Omni Merchant Services help? At OMS, we offer a wide range of payment…

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The wonderful world of GPRS Card Machines

Monday 10th January 2022
Chloe

Are you looking for a secure way to take payments anywhere, at any time? - then a mobile GPRS card machine is the solution. What are GPRS Card Machines? Mobile GPRS machines enable you to take payments on the go. 3G cellular communication means that mobile GPRS machines are able to take payments anywhere where you would have mobile signal. As they run off of cellular data, there is no need for a Wi-Fi connection either. GPRS machines are perfect for businesses that travel to customer premises. They're ideal for tradespeople, mobile hairdressers, street vendors, and tradespeople who are looking to take fast and easy payments. If a GPRS card machine sounds like the right payment solution for your business, we can help. How can Omni Merchant…

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COVID-19 and Contactless

Friday 7th January 2022
Chloe

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, many people have favoured paying through contactless payments as it reduces the spread of the virus. According to UK Finance's UK Payment markets summary 2021, in 2020 over ¼ (27%) of all UK payments were made by via contactless methods. Compared to 2016, where only 7% of all payments made in the UK were via contactless. Many customers now may not feel comfortable paying by cash or card due to the continued threat of the virus. It seems to be that people also prefer the convenience of contactless payments, as well as the fact they are at less of a risk of catching COVID through pressing card machine buttons or handling dirty cash. As Covid has helped…

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