The MSA is the UK Trade Association for businesses that provide services to the public. Our members provide an enormous range of products and services, from Shoe Repair and related Shoe Care products, leather goods, through to Engraving and Trophy Sales, Watch Repair & Watch Retail, Key Cutting & Security Products, Dry Cleaning, Photo Processing and many other services.
Everyone is probably only too aware of the burden that rates can impose on a business; During March and April, rate demands will be landing on doormats and, although a good proportion of occupiers will see their bills come down, just as many will see an increase, and be wondering if anything can be done.
Too many of our members are still losing out on business because they can’t take credit and debit card payments. From conversations we’ve had with many of you we know that you’re put off by the sheer cost of renting terminals as much as by the contractual obligations that come with doing so. When we heard about a new start-up that lets you take payments securely on your smartphone with a minimum of fuss and without the enormous expense, we thought it was worth telling you about it…
SumUp currently helps merchants take payments using only their smartphones, an easy-to-use app and a card-reader that the company supplies for free.