- May 22, 2020
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Updates
Three months of FREE ActSmart Bronze
ActSmart are offering businesses three months of free access to a range of services and support. In return, all they ask is for a small charitable donation (minimum £5) towards the National Emergencies Trust.
The free package includes unlimited 24 hour business and legal helplines, tax investigation protection, access to preferential card processing rates with Global Payments and 9 other essential business services.
Find out more – Free ActSmart subscription to help businesses through Covid-19
‘We are open’ interactive map
The Independent Retailers’ Confederation (IRC) has launched an online directory to promote small shops still open for business during the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘We are open’ is the new and much-needed platform for independent retailers to communicate to their customers and the wider general public they remain open for business and to what extent they are operating, whether it be fully, by appointment only, or as an online or delivery-only basis. Shop owners can also include offers available specifically for key workers.
With the likes of the World Health Organisation (WHO) advocating cycling and walking to limit physical contact to prevent and slow down the pandemic, it’s important for outdoor recreation shops to be able to reach new and potential customers.
The directory has already been featured in Talking Retail, the Retail Gazette, Essential Retail to name a few.
Retail finance reaches a new all-time high!
Retail finance is currently booming as people are seeking to buy bicycles and outdoor equipment while spreading the cost. ActSmart estimate that finance applications hit £60m in April alone.
Give your customers the opportunity to spend more and spread the cost now.
Plus, you can currently get 50% off Ride it away and Take it outdoors POS.
Find out more – Retail finance applications reach all-time high in April 2020!