Where does Coin work?

You can expect Coin to work in millions of locations, including corner stores, restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores, and big-name retailers. Every month, we improve compatibility in more and more places, but it is not 100% yet. For example, a small percentage of merchants use payment systems that require your name in addition to your credit card number.

Coin is a secure new technology designed to swipe everywhere magnetic stripe data is accepted. However, there are some merchants using systems that are incompatible due to the following reasons:

  1. Older or worn down machines may have difficulty reading Coin's dynamic stripe data
  2. Some merchants require your full name (also known as Track 1 card data) as a part of the transaction process. Coin does not transmit Track 1 data and may be rejected at the point of payment.

For tips on what to do when Coin is incompatible at a Merchant, please read more here

Coin is committed towards using user feedback to improve product, create new merchant relationships, and increase compatibility. Learn more about our Merchant Compatibility Feature.

Below is a list of well known retail stores and restaurant chains where Coin is incompatible based on the fact that the merchant uses a POS (Point of Sale) system that requires your name for each transaction:

  • Applebee’s
  • City Bike Share
  • Coach
  • Crate & Barrel
  • DSW
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Express
  • Hertz
  • Lowes
  • Redbox
  • REI
  • Ross

Below is a list of POS systems that are Coin incompatible because they require your name:

  • Breadcrumb
  • Harbortouch
  • Leapset 
  • Lightspeed 
  • Revel 
  • Shopkeep 


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