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Old 04-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Damn, those are high rates!
Not really,no other fees,don't use it no fee. 90 cents on a 30.00 lawn money next day,Stamp and invoices cost more.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:04 PM
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For a $30 charge .90 fee isn't that bad.

But most of my residential customers pay at the end of the month.
On a $200 bill 3.7% comes out to $7.40 fees.

Take beacon payments fee of 2.08% plus $0.10 for credit cards and 0.55% plus $0.25 on a debit card the fees go waaaaay down.
Especially if the customer pays with a debit card. It'd be $1.35 on a debit card.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:12 PM
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Most use cc for the points,any on debit cards?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:21 PM
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Most use cc for the points,any on debit cards?


Most of the ones I've had... no.


I had one local bank that would give a very small percent back on my check card.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:48 PM
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i also use Squareup...



payanywhere is another one and their commercial is of a LCO, lol !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ3Hio-ETaQ
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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Flint is out of closed beta now and available for iPhone/iPad. No dongles as it uses the camera and character recognition. Fees are inline with the others.

https://www.flint.com/
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:09 PM
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I just started using quick books. I have incorporated it into my business with my ipad for estimates so I can send the email to customer onsite personally with them right there. Puts me on a more personal level with my customers I feel. I'm going to check into the quick books square and see if it benefits to use it versus the others because I have the account already with them.
Don't you have to pay a fee to use the Quickbooks credit card service? Is it worth it?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:44 AM
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Most are advertising their rates but NOT the total rate. They add their rates on top of the interchange rate. For example, QB advertises 1.69% but it really is 2.84% as Visa interchange rate is 1.15% This is pretty sneaky.......
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:07 AM
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Most are advertising their rates but NOT the total rate. They add their rates on top of the interchange rate. For example, QB advertises 1.69% but it really is 2.84% as Visa interchange rate is 1.15% This is pretty sneaky.......


It should be illegal but as I understand it that industry is highly unregulated.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:45 AM
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I have the card reader from paypal. As I understand they're all pretty similar, though.

If you're wanting to swipe someones card for a one time cut or something of that sort I'd charge a few dollar fee. For big landscaping jobs I wouldn't, though.
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