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Old 08-10-2005, 08:00 PM
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What company and process would you advise for accepting credit cards and how long does it take to setup?
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:06 PM
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We use innovative merchant thru QuickBooks. Takes a couple days to get up and running.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:24 PM
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I'm currently looking into using Costco. Great rates.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:57 AM
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for just simple mow & edge acct processing check into: www.paymenow.com
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:07 PM
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It depends on how much volume you do. Some have daily or monthly limits. The best way is to search and compare a bunch to see whats right for you. It takes about 24-48 hours to set up.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:57 AM
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So I set up an account with Bank of America purchased a new machine and set the account up as seasonal so in the off season there are no charges. The monthly fee is 9.95 and each transaction is charged 2.2% plus .20. Is this about average or did I rush into it?
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:43 AM
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So I set up an account with Bank of America purchased a new machine and set the account up as seasonal so in the off season there are no charges. The monthly fee is 9.95 and each transaction is charged 2.2% plus .20. Is this about average or did I rush into it?
I think that's good for a low volume, but I'd say you need at least 100 dollars worth of transactions to make it worthwhile and to offset the 9.95 cost, and more is better.
As for me, I don't do it for the business but for my site I use clickbank which is no monthly fee but they charge 15% per transaction. Since I do LESS than $100 / month, it's cheaper than what you pay, but that's on a consistent below 100 / month.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:14 AM
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So I set up an account with Bank of America purchased a new machine and set the account up as seasonal so in the off season there are no charges. The monthly fee is 9.95 and each transaction is charged 2.2% plus .20. Is this about average or did I rush into it?

That sounds reasonable. How much does a machine cost? I do my transactions cardless, so have a little higher rate of 2.9% & 0.25 per.
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