Flint Rolls Out Camera-Based Mobile Card Acceptance 

Nov. 19, 2012

Flint, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup offering mobile card acceptance with a twist, has come out of beta and officially is available nationwide. Flint—another entrant in the crowded space along with Square, Intuit, PayPal and others— launched its beta test in May , differentiating itself by capturing card details using a smartphone’s camera rather than a plug-in dongle.

The Flint app, currently available only for iOS, charges small merchants $1.95 percent plus 20 cents per transaction for debit cards and $2.95 percent plus 20 cents per transaction for credit card payments.

“Flint’s mission is to empower everyday small business users who are out and about and who are underserved by other solutions,” said Greg Goldfarb, co-founder and CEO of Flint Mobile. “We’ve worked very closely with our beta users to develop a compelling app and are excited to make it available to a broader audience.”