Flint: The easiest way to accept credit card payments with just your phone

There was a time when you needed a credit card reader to accept credit card payments. That tends to limit where you can get paid, since you don’t normally bring it with you. But now, with Flint you can use your smartphone as a credit card reader. You’ll then be able to accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, and Discover.

For a small business, this is a big deal. Hardly anyone deals with cash right now, and law enforcement seems to think that all undocumented commercial transactions are potentially illegal. So now you can be a salesman on the road, and you can get paid on the road with credit cards that will satisfy legal authorities. It’s safer too if you don’t have large amounts of cash on you!

KEY FEATURES

  • No extra hardware: You can scan securely or key in the credit card information and that’s all it takes to accept the payment. You don’t have to use a bulky machine that you may forget or can make travel a tedious chore. You also don’t have to worry about hardware malfunctions.
  • Secure: Flint prioritizes security. The payment processing information is encrypted, and it’s handled in accordance with PCI standards. Your device won’t have any card data or images on it.
  • Low fees: The transaction fees are very reasonable, regardless of whether you accept payments online or through invoicing. It’s 2.95% for credit cards, and 1.95% for debit cards. You can also use an existing merchant account’s rates free.
  • Additional services: These include invoicing, online sales, and coupons.

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