So apparently has some major competition in the brick & morter retail market. Flint is a relatively new company that enables you to accept credit and debit cards without a card reader. All you do is scan the credit card and it reads the number – which is pretty slick.

“All you need is our app to accept credit cards – no extra hardware.  Just scan the main numbers of the card and enter card verification information to ensure a secure transaction. Flint instantly sends an authorization request through our PCI compliant payment gateway partner. No card data or images are stored on the phone and your customer’s privacy is protected. You can easily customize transactions by creating a pre-set item list, adding sales tax, enabling tipping, or including a loyalty offer in the receipt.”

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