Want faster transactions? Shop the iK Flyer for your business.
Small businesses are the heartbeat of South Africa's economy. The small business sector alone employs roughly 80% of the African continent's workforce and accounts for more than 20% of South Africa's GDP.
In our ongoing mission to support these businesses, we're constantly developing new tech and tools.
Now, our newest and smartest card machine has landed in the iKhokha stable – the iK Flyer.
How the iK Flyer Benefits South African Small Business
Numerous hurdles hamper South African businesses on a day-to-day basis. Besides the common challenges business owners face, external factors outside their control also come into play.
Our job is to make running and growing their business easier. This is how the iK Flyer achieves that:
1. Better connection for faster transactions
Fast payments matter to customers. On average card payments take 26.7 seconds, cash payments take 33.7 seconds and contactless payments take 12.5 seconds.
Bearing this finding in mind, the iK Flyer was designed with speed and reliability to ensure that no business owner has to miss a sale due to issues outside of their control.
WiFi-enabled and with two built-in 4G SIM cards with unlimited data, the iK Flyer gives business owners the power to choose the strongest connectivity to make processing transactions even faster. In addition, this switch option acts as a safety net, so trading doesn't have to stop when the network fails, or the power drops.
Business owners, you can now give load shedding a nice kick in the butt.
2. Supercharge your business with all-day battery life
The iK Flyer is currently the only card machine in the mPOS (mobile point of sale) space to include a fast-charging base that keeps the device secure and charged up when not in use.
There’s more. Unlike card machines with built-in batteries, the iK Flyer has a removable battery that allows you to replace the old battery with a new one, should you ever need to. This removes the need for you to reinvest in another iK Flyer. Whew!
"WiFi-enabled and with two built-in 4G SIM cards with unlimited data, the iK Flyer gives business owners the power to choose the strongest connectivity to make processing transactions even faster."
3. High-speed printing and digital receipts
When the glorious checkout moment comes, you get to ask your customer a pretty cool question, “Would you like me to print or email your receipt?”
Awesome, right? The iK Flyer has a built-in ink-free thermal printer that prints physical receipts at a high speed of 70mm per second. If your customer wishes to take the eco-friendly route, you can skip the printing and email a digital copy to them.
4. Bigger display for a better way to pay
We couldn’t talk about the iK Flyer without mentioning the user-focussed design. With a bold HD touch screen display, navigating the iK Flyer is quick and intuitive.
On top of the slick touch screen, it’s ultra-slim and lightweight to make all day-transacting easier (adios hand cramps!)
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5. Free automatic software updates
The iK Flyer comes preloaded with the free iKhokha app. You get a guaranteed seamless payment experience the moment you turn on the device.
Above that, software updates are sent directly to the device and completed automatically as they become available. The updates keep the iK Flyer performing optimally without you having to lift a finger.
Not only do you have one less thing to worry about, but you can:
- Access new features at no additional cost
- Get better and faster performance
"The iK Flyer is currently the only card machine in the mPOS (mobile point of sale) space to include a fast-charging base."
6. Stay on top of business
This all-in-one smart card machine includes a business management suite that is designed to make your business's day-to-day easier.
The device supports staff switching (restaurant owners check in!), allowing each employee to easily login using a unique profile. It also provides the business owner or administrator with an overview of staff performance, inventory, and sales.
7. Tap into many ways to get paid
Did you know: Juniper Research predicts that by 2025, payments made using digital wallets will exceed by $10 trillion.
The iK Flyer can tap, swipe, and insert credit or debit cards. It also accepts contactless payments like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
Ready, set, FLY!
We understand that running a business is difficult, but getting paid doesn’t have to be.
That’s why we’ll continue our mission of finding solutions that get you paid with no hassles and no fuss.
If there’s one thing we believe in, it’s that Mzansi’s business owners are the pillar of our economy. So, why not give them a state-of-the-art payment solution that’ll elevate their business in style?