Alternatives to Flint Mobile payment processing

A week or so ago, a mobile payment startup, Flint Mobile, abruptly closed its doors and ceased operations. Though we don’t like seeing our tech brethren hit hard times, we also don’t like knowing that small business owners have been left in the lurch.

So we invite former Flint customers to use Payments by Wave to process their credit card payments.

Wave has been serving small businesses with free invoicing and accounting services for more than 5 years, and nearly 2 million small businesses around the world have trusted Wave to get the job done.

When it comes to accepting credit cards on your invoices, we offer Payments by Wave. It has honest, transparent prices (2.9% + 30¢ in the U.S. and Canada, and similar rates in a dozen other countries around the world). Your customers can pay invoices with a credit card, in seconds, even on their mobile devices.

And you can issue your invoices on the go, with the Invoice by Wave app for iOS.

Alternatives to Flint Mobile payment processing

How to get started you ask? You’ll be accepting payments in 3 simple steps:

1) Create a free Wave account.

2) When you hit your Dashboard, click “Accept Credit Cards.”

3) Click the big green button. That’s it! When you receive your first payment, we’ll ask you to complete a small form about your business, so we can transfer your money to you.

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Could the Flint Mobile situation happen to Wave?

That’s a fair question to ask.

Some people with an understanding of the credit card processing industry are suggesting that Flint’s prices were just not sustainable. (See this article.)

We’re confident that Wave’s fees (still super-competitive, at 2.9% + 30¢) are where they need to be in order to offer our customers great value, and to create a sustainable, reliable business that will be here to serve you for a long time. There’s no voodoo in our pricing or our product: Just fair prices for a great service.

Questions? Hit us up here, and make sure to reference Flint in your message so that we can direct you straight to our Payments team.

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By Stewart Escalona

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