Cash is dead. Long live card
It’s official – cards have overtaken cash. In fact, 77% of total retail sales are now paid for by card and it’s estimated that by 2024, 16 billion card transactions will be taken a year. That’s a whopping £718bn*. So if you aren’t accepting cards, then you’re missing out. It’s that simple. We currently help 80,000 businesses take credit and debit card payments. And we can help you too.
*Source: The UK Cards Association.
Take payments at the till.
Take the card machine to your customers.
Take card payments on the go.
We’ll get you up and running, tapping, swiping…
We know one size doesn’t fit all, so we’ll make sure we offer you the best rates based on your business needs.
You’ll have a dedicated contact who’ll be on hand to help you through the entire setup. Then 24/7 UK-based support after that.
Every day you’re not accepting card payments, you’re missing out on sales. We know that. So we get you up and running in just 3 days.
We know time is money, so we never waste yours. From easy online sign up to 24 hour set up, even our machines are quick – just plug them in and you’re off.
Accepting card payments is an easy and quick way to boost your business. It makes impulse buying easier, increases your customer base (especially if you’re creating an online shop) and means you won’t have to turn any cash-carrying customers away. Plus, it’ll mean you have less cash and cheques to deposit, so fewer bank fees. It’s win-win-win.
There are four ways you can take card payments; with a card machine, on the phone, via email or online using a payment gateway. Whichever you choose, we make it easy. First, we’ll set you up with a merchant account (everyone who accepts card payments has to have one). Then, depending on how you want to take payments, we’ll help you choose the right card machine, or set you up with an online payment gateway.
Because no business is the same, we don’t believe card processing fees should be the same. It’s common sense. So we’ll take the time to understand your business, and type of card payments you’ll be taking, before giving you exact costs. However, our rates are the best around, often 40% lower, thanks to our Strength in Numbers approach.
If you choose to have a card machine, you’ll pay a small monthly rental fee, but we don’t charge any set up fees and your bill will be easy to understand. As you may have noticed, we’re big fans of keeping things clear and simple.
Need some help? Our UK-based team are available 24/7. They’re a friendly bunch whose mission is to make things easy for you.
What do you get when you combine the power of 80,000 small businesses? Better rates. It’s no joke – we use our size to negotiate with the banks and pass the savings onto you.
We know time is money, so we never waste yours. From easy online sign up to 3 day set up, even our Chip and PIN machines are quick – just plug them in and you’re off.
They were easy to talk to and reassured me by breaking down everything I needed to know, from the merchant accounts to card processing.Bob McCulloch
Tom Foolery Coffee Company
When I called them up they said they’d pay all my cancellation charges for me! Not only that, their charges were way less and would save me a bundle each year.Simon White
Simon White Plumbing
The card machine is up and running, taking contactless payments which is what I was most worried about as it’s so in demand, as well as Chip and PIN.Vanessa
Ffions Hair & Beauty Boutique
It took about three days once everything had gone through, the changeover was seamless, and I didn’t even notice the new card machine.Gary Lee
Green Leevs Garden Centre
When I had an issue with one of the mobile card readers last year, Paymentsense sorted it and sent me a new one the next day, so I didn’t miss out on any jobs.Glenn Gourlay
Gourlay Chauffeur Service
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