I just learned of this awesome new service called Square (www.squareup.com) – and here’s the link to the free iPhone app. It’s basically the first company to bring credit card payment/acceptance to the masses. It’s a free credit card swiper/reader that attached to iPhones and iPads and allows anyone to accept credit cards on the fly (pun intended, I guess). They only charge a fairly nominal per-transaction fees, no monthly or device fees. As a website business owner who DOES pay monthly “merchant fees” to accept credit cards elsewhere, this service is definitely a game changer. I WISH Square would offer to pay me to promote their product, but frankly, I’m doing it for free because I want all CFI’s to start accepting payment via credit card. (I HATE writing checks!) How great would it be if you can earn credit card points/miles while flight training?
Who knows, maybe I’ll even start getting reimbursed for av-gas costs via credit card too! I’m seriously thinking about just signing up for one….who else in aviation is as well?