Card payments in Ireland are more popular than ever before, with contactless especially growing rapidly.  A 2017 study by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance found that 43% of consumers have intentionally avoided a shop which didn’t offer card payment or contactless facilities.  By offering card payments, your business can cater to a wider variety of consumers and generate more revenue.

A 2017 Visa report also found that for small businesses specifically, it is significantly cheaper to accept a card payment over a cash payment of the same value, considering processing costs.  Join the thousands of small Irish businesses including restaurants, retailers, cafes, petrol stations, beauticians, taxi drivers, and skilled traders benefiting from taking card payments.

A 2017 report from Visa found that it took three times as long for back office processing of cash transactions versus those for card – costing businesses more in staff fees.  Similarly, risk of fraud are far lower with card transactions, and businesses who deal with more digital currency than cash enjoy lower insurance costs.

As part of An Post, we have a proven track record of supporting Irish businesses in urban and rural areas.  We’re committed to providing reliable, quality service and affordable rates for you and your business, whether it be for card payments or any of our other retailer services.

Contact us today to see how your business can benefit from becoming an An Post Retailer Services agent.

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