Toronto-based FreshBooks has introduced
the FreshBooks Card Reader for Android. FreshBooks’ first piece of hardware, the card reader helps small business owners accept credit card payments from anywhere using their mobile device.
Offering the most up-to-date EMV security technology, the FreshBooks Card Reader provides dual chip-and-swipe capability to protected small business owners from fraudulent transactions.
This release follows the launch of the FreshBooks Card Reader for iOS earlier this year. In February, FreshBooks noted that more than 68% of the Card Reader’s earliest users were already using EMV chip technology and similar high adoption rates are expected for Android users.
Another plus for busy small business owners, the Card Reader is fully integrated into FreshBooks’ cloud-based accounting software, so with each transaction, payment information is automatically captured; invoices are instantly marked as paid, clients receive a payment notification, and reports are updated. Additionally, the Card Reader will be supported by FreshBooks’ award-winning customer support team, and powered by FreshBooks Payments, so users can accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex cards from their clients.
The FreshBooks Card Reader recently received a 4.5 out of 5 star review from PCMag, and is covered by a one-year warranty through FreshBooks. The device is available in the US for $29 USD.
For a complete archive of more than 70,000 articles published since 1995 search the CardFlash.com library.