Many paper products are moving to the digital world. Buck, a Seattle-based mobile payments company, is following suit and helping businesses save time with paperless mobile invoices.
The latest product from Buck is called Mobile Invoice, a free service that allows any company to send invoices via mobile phone and receive payments immediately. There is no software or hardware required — businesses just need a mobile phone, tablet or PC.
Say you’re a lawnmower that’s just finished a yard project. Using Buck Invoice, you enter an invoice amount, description and the phone number of your customer. Immediately, a mobile-optimized invoice link is sent to the customer via text message. He or she can make the payment right then and there.
“Our service is a game-changer for businesses sending paper bills” Andy Kleitsch, CEO of Buck, said in a press release. “Many small and medium businesses spend hours stuffing and licking envelopes, mailing them, and waiting weeks to receive payment. With Buck Mobile Invoice, merchants send invoices from the job site, and receive payments instantly. We’ve shortened the invoicing process from weeks to minutes.”
In terms of how Buck will make money, Kleitsch said that there will be premium versions in the future.
Last month, Buck introduced Coffee Like A Rock Star, a service that enables people to order and pay for coffee from their mobile phone, then walk up and get their coffee. The company, which we featured in our Startup Spotlight last year, is in its sixth year and serves several hundred merchants by powering their mobile shopping experiences.
“The users love it,” Kleitsch said of the coffee service. “We’re talking with several large corporations about rolling out on campus.”
Buck currently employs ten people and has plans to announce other products in the coming months.
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