Can the Kindle Fire Swipe Credit Cards? Yes
Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the new entry level Android tablet designed specifically for reading and consuming media. The tablet is an amazing resource for business owners and it is capable of performing several different actions, including installing apps directly from the Amazon Appstore. As a business owner, you may be wondering whether you can use the Kindle Fire in order to swipe or key-in credit cards for your business.
The simple answer is yes you can swipe sales, using a merchant account called PaymentMax. PaymentMax is a unique merchant account in that it has no set up fees associated with it. The only fees you will pay is a flat 0 cents and a rate as low as 2.45% fee for each transaction. This applies to all credit card purchases, which makes it a better system. Merchant service providers can charge separate fees depending on the type of credit card being processed. PaymentMax allows you to accept all credit cards, including American Express, at the same low price.
Other competitors such as Square up charge a 2.75% flat fee for all transactions. This can cost you significantly more, which is why PaymentMax is a much better option. Payments that are processed through PaymentMax will post to your account within one business day, so you instantly have access to your money instead of having to wait several days like other payment processing services.
Overall, if you are looking for a way to incorporate your Kindle Fire into your business plan, then using it as a point-of-sale system to accept credit cards from your customers is a great idea. The cheap cost of the tablet makes setting up your own POS system much cheaper than paying for ACH processing through a separate company.