Boost your profits by accepting online payments

Research reveals nearly nine in ten independent businesses expect to accept online payments by the end of next year, with digital sales set to rise from 64 per cent to 88 per cent by 2018 according to Amazon. 

The rise in businesses planning to use e-commerce in 2018 is said to be motivated by the growth in business owners planning to start selling via their own website (rising from 50 per cent to 68 per cent) and mobile apps (increasing from 13 per cent to 24 per cent), if they have one. The research also suggests that businesses who use e-commerce expect to see faster revenue and job growth next year.

Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager says, “The contrast in performance between businesses who use e-commerce and those that don’t is significant, so it’s reassuring for the UK economy to see small businesses investing in digital,”

Allowing your business to accept online payments can help to create maximum exposure. To survive in today’s market, it is essential to adapt to new technologies and the way people are spending, therefore, moving your business online and becoming mobile responsive is key. By doing this you can reach more customers and widen your overall customer base, at the same time increasing your profits by making your goods and services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Setting up and running an e-commerce website is easier than you think and with Handepay you can accept payments online for as little £9.99 a month. Handepay offer simple online pricing plans with no hidden fees as well as dedicated service and support to get you up and running.  

Discover how accepting payments online can make a difference to your business today by getting in contact with one of our advisors.

Financial disclaimer:

Terminal hire contracts are provided by Merchant Rentals Limited, who is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Consumer Hire under FRN 720500. Terminal hire can be for consumer hire and non-regulated hire contracts. Please check your contract carefully for details. Regulation of all consumer hire fall under the control of the FCA.

Handepay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FCA for Consumer Credit under FRN 673564. Handepay is a credit broker for consumer hire not a lender.

Handepay acts as an introducer of card acquiring services on behalf of EVO Payments UK, the card acquiring service provider. EVO Payments UK is the trading name of EVO Payments UK Ltd, a payment institution that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN number 959332).

Existing Cards Businesses- The one-month rolling terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are switching from their current acquirer to EVO Payments UK arranged through Handepay.

New to Cards Businesses- The 12-month terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are new to card payments and wish to receive acquiring services from EVO Payments UK, arranged through Handepay.

The Next Day Banking Settlement service provided by EVO Payments UK incurs an additional fee of £4 a month on top of your acquiring service charges and fees. Provided your card machine performs a reconciliation before 12am (midnight), you’ll receive settlement of funds the next banking day.

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