CardFlight’s SwipeSimple Payments Solution Adds 20,000 New Small Businesses Nationwide This Year

Company’s signature omnichannel solution offers several contactless payment methods, enabling merchants to operate safely and meet social distancing guidelines.
November 18, 2020

CardFlight, the leading SaaS payment technology company, today announced that more than 20,000 new merchants this year have begun using its signature payments solution, SwipeSimple. Now used by more than 70,000 small businesses nationwide, SwipeSimple allows merchants the flexibility to meet today’s ever-changing market needs and accept payments on the go, in their stores, and at their computers, thanks to its omnichannel capabilities.

Derek Webster, CEO and Founder of CardFlight, says:

The CardFlight mission has always been to help small businesses succeed by making it as easy as possible for merchants to accept payments and manage their businesses. It’s been a challenging year for everyone, and we’re proud that our product is helping small business owners adapt to the changes they’ve had to make. This growth is due in no small part to the breadth and adaptability provided by the omnichannel capabilities we’ve built into SwipeSimple over the past few years, like our new SMS invoicing feature and our recently launched online Payment Links. We are constantly striving to ensure we provide the best possible solution for our partners and end users, and their evolving needs, and reaching this milestone shows we’re succeeding.

The user growth of SwipeSimple is driven by its flexibility and the CardFlight merchant-first approach. Merchants can access SwipeSimple via their mobile devices, a SwipeSimple smart terminal/register, or their computers—empowering them to choose what works best for their business needs and customers.

SwipeSimple also offers numerous options for touch-free payment including Invoices sent via SMS and email, online Payment Links, and contactless tap-to-pay support across all SwipeSimple products. These features make it easy for merchants to operate safely while meeting social distancing guidelines. As more small business owners seek cost-friendly, technology-supported alternatives to traditional payment terminals, the breadth of capabilities offered by SwipeSimple has helped draw new merchants seeking an easy transition and smarter solution.

Marla Knutson, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at CardFlight, says:

We’re grateful to work with Merchant Acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations, including 10 of the top 25 U.S. merchant acquirers, to bring SwipeSimple to small business owners in every state. Our strong relationships with our channel partners enable us to listen and learn from our merchant community to gather their feedback, understand their needs, and ensure we’re continually updating and expanding SwipeSimple to best support their growth.

This past year, CardFlight also added Level II and III Interchange Qualification Support on the SwipeSimple Virtual Terminal, allowing merchants to easily track additional transaction data for business-to-business and business-to-government payments, and access lower credit card processing costs.

Additionally, the company launched the CardFlight Small Business Report, tracking the impact of the pandemic on merchants across geographies, sectors, and industries throughout the year and providing the media, analysts, and organizations with vital data insights. The SBR’s most recent data reveals that the total dollar sales processed weekly by SwipeSimple merchants are now more than 25% greater than pre-COVID peak levels. The report has been featured in and/or cited by The Atlantic, Bloomberg TV, Business Insider, Digital Transactions, PaymentsJournal, PaymentsSource, and other top-tier and trade publications.

About CardFlight

CardFlight is a leading SaaS payment technology company making payment acceptance effortless and simple, by creating cutting-edge solutions designed to help small businesses grow.

SwipeSimple, a signature CardFlight product, reaches businesses through a sales channel of financial institutions, independent sales organizations, and merchant service providers. Used by more than 70,000 small businesses in the U.S., across all 50 states, SwipeSimple empowers entrepreneurs to accept payments on the go, in their stores, and at their computers.

CardFlight takes pride in building forward-thinking solutions defined by reliability and driven with the end-user’s goals in mind. The company is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in Lincoln, NE.