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Run Your Business Smoother With Barclays Payment Systems

Barclays offer payment systems for a range of businesses and industries, including yours. 


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Introduction To Barclays Payment Systems

Businesses that work with Barclaycard can choose from several point-of-sale (POS) systems, each catering to different industries. 

Here, we look at the options available to businesses like yours and explore which option will most likely suit you and your business. 



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What Is An EPOS System?

An Electronic Point Of Sale system (EPOS) presents a contemporary approach for your business to oversee its sales operations. Differing from conventional Point of Sale (POS) setups, an EPOS system functions by integrating all your business procedures into a unified computer system. This integration simplifies management and notably enhances customer service quality by making it easier to pay. 

Keep reading to see the kinds of EPOS payment devices that Barclays offer to businesses that bank with them. 

Barclays Card Reader

The Barclay Flex Mobile Card Reader is designed to make your day-to-day transactions easier; with its more classic design, it allows you to take payments with Chip & Pin, Contactless, and Swipe sale payments. Unlike some card readers, the Flex Mobile Card Reader also allows you to print receipts. 

Installing the card reader is simple, and only requires a few steps:

1. Remove the cover on the back of the base 

2. Insert the power cable

3. Plug it into a mains socket

4. Insert the IP cable into the socket and your internet router

The card reader will usually automatically turn on when you put it on the base but, if not, just press the green button.  

After you've plugged the machine in, the on-screen instructions will guide you through the rest of the installation process. Once you enter your merchant details into the machine, you'll be ready to trade and take payments. 

Barclays Smartpay Touch

The Smartpay Touch card machine is a simple all-in-one point-of-sale service that helps businesses manage multiple aspects of their business. Its features mean it acts as a digital sales assistant, able to do a lot of the POS legwork. 

Think of it as the more intuitive version of the Flex Mobile Card Reader; one that is perfectly suited to the hospitality industry. SmartPay Touch comes with a bigger display than its alternatives and allows you to see a detailed list of your menu and what the customer wishes to order. 

Like the other card machines featured in this article, the SmartPay Touch requires an internet connection to set up. Once you've connected the device, you'll need to install an app, which you then link with your business. With the app installed, it will enable you to have significant control over the payment process. Below are some of the key features of the SmartPay Touch.

  • Ability to browse products and items 
  • Ability to void and add specific items
  • Ability to accept tips
  • Ability to issue refunds
  • Ability to print receipts

Barclays Pocket-Sized Card Reader

With Smartpay Anywhere, you can accept payments nearly everywhere using your smartphone or tablet. 

The card reader works in conjunction with your phone or tablet, which has an app to connect to the device. Using the app, you communicate with the card reader so you can take payments via card. It's not just contactless either; you're also able to take payments via Chip & Pin, although you're not able to use the card reader to print a receipt. 

Setting up the card reader is simple too, and only requires a few simple steps:

1. Charge up your card reader

2. Download the Smartpay Anywhere app

3. Log into the online portal and enroll the card reader

4. Log into the Smartpay Anywhere app

5. Start using the card reader

Its compact design means it's ideal for you if your business means you're moving around a lot, and also means it's suitable for you if card payments aren't your most common method of taking payments. Small cafes, independent retail shops, and local charity shops are just some examples of businesses that would suit the pocket-sized card reader. 

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Many small businesses like yours already have an EPOS system and benefit from it every day and, with it becoming more popular, now could be the time for you to join them.

If you've read the above and you think your business could benefit from an EPOS system, we can help. Follow the link below to start the process of securing the EPOS system that best suits you.

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FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Unlike a traditional Point of Sale (POS) system, which is mainly focused on the processing of transactions, an EPOS system analyses the data it collects from transactions; utilising it to make day-to-day business management easier. 

An Electronic Point of Sale system (EPOS) is a way for your business to manage its sales. EPOS system analyses the data it collects from your business's transactions; utilising it to make day-to-day business management easier. 

An EPOS system can make some business processes automated, relieving a lot of the common daily stresses associated with running your business. 

EPOS systems are connected to a central server, where all of your business transactions are stored. All of these transactions are stored on a computer server, which allows you to oversee your business processes and make informed business decisions. 

The software is also known as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and incorporates all of your business's core processes, allowing many of them to become automated.

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