4 Reasons Why Mobile Payments Are Simply Good For Everyone
In our conversations with small business owners across the country, there’s always a lot of talk about what it means to be a “mobile” merchant. Many independent business owners have a centralized office or home base, after all, so they aren’t exactly “on the go” all of the time. The question is, could these types of businesses still benefit from mobile card processing and other mobile merchant services?
The answer is a resounding “yes!” If you spend any time at all away from your desk (and we hope you do!) you can take advantage of the remarkable opportunities that mobile merchant services provide. Here are just a few reasons why mobile card processing, invoicing, and other mobile payment services can help you improve productivity:
1. You can delegate payment processing with confidence.
The more tasks you can confidently delegate to members of your team, the more time you can dedicate to growing your business. If your team members can generate invoices, process secure credit card payments and more using only their phones, that frees up your time for other business tasks.
For this reason, the Flint app allows your employees to keep sales moving using only their phones. All funds processed will go straight to your bank account, and you’ll be able to track all sales activity across your entire organization.
2. You can monitor sales activity from anywhere.
It takes a lot of time to run a business. To help you multitask in whatever spare time you can find, we made sure to include a feature in our app that allows you to monitor sales activity from anywhere.
In fact, many Flint users tell us they stay up-to-date with transaction information across their organization while standing in line at the grocery store! It takes just minutes to check in on your organization’s latest transactions on your phone. And because this at-a-glance data is always available on your mobile device, you’ll always know what’s happening with your business.
3. You’ll never have to say “I’ll get back to you” again.
Wouldn’t you love to provide a richer in-person experience to your customers—one that provides immediate satisfaction to both sides? A photographer Flint user told us that one of the things he loves best about our services is that he can lock in new business right away.
After meeting a new customer at an event, he can send an invoice for a down payment on photography services on the spot, using only his phone. His customer can then make a payment in person using a credit card, or choose to pay online later from their desktop computer using a link automatically included in the invoice. Either way, new business is up and running without anyone having to wait.
4. You can add convenience and flexibility to your daily business.
One of the most consistent pieces of feedback we’ve received from our customers is how much they love that they can process credit card payments without a card reader, which is so easy to leave behind. As long as they have their phones with them, our customers are ready to process any sale, any time, with low rates starting at just 2.9% + $0.30.
Do you consider yourself a “mobile merchant,” or something more traditional? Tell us how you use Flint in the comments, and we may feature your company’s story in a future post!