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Old 04-05-2013, 01:27 PM
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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.

I've never used Paypal in any form - ever - for anything. When buying, or selling odds and ends online, I am constantly asked if I accept Paypal (again, not lawn care related), or that I can pay with it if I have it. (I don't)

Since you have Paypal Here, I figured I'd ask...

Let's say I sign up for the Paypal Here card reader.
I do a quote for an out of town owner of a rental property for a cleanup.
He agrees to the price and is willing to pay up front.

Can he pay via his regular Paypal account, or would I still need to get a credit card number from him and enter that manually?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:20 PM
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I've never used Paypal in any form - ever - for anything. When buying, or selling odds and ends online, I am constantly asked if I accept Paypal (again, not lawn care related), or that I can pay with it if I have it. (I don't)

Since you have Paypal Here, I figured I'd ask...

Let's say I sign up for the Paypal Here card reader.
I do a quote for an out of town owner of a rental property for a cleanup.
He agrees to the price and is willing to pay up front.

Can he pay via his regular Paypal account, or would I still need to get a credit card number from him and enter that manually?


You can invoice him through PP. I do it quite often....
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:48 PM
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I was ready to sign up with Square, but after learning that Paypal offers pretty much the same thing, I'm looking into that instead.

Seems a lot of people already have Paypal accounts. If they can use something they already have and are familiar with, it sounds like a no-brainer.

I'm really only interested in offering it as a payment option for one-time jobs like spring cleanups, or maybe when I get a call from a property owner that lives out of state.
I switched from Square to Paypal for that reason. Just to tidy up the number of apps I'm dealing with. Plus PP is far more recognized by the public and that instills trust. My customers like the fact they can use the card of THEIR choice and get the rewards, points, miles or cash back that goes with it. Small fee to use. I DO eat the fee up front as a cost of doing business and its a deductible expense.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:53 PM
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You can invoice him through PP. I do it quite often....
Since I have no idea how Paypal or Paypal Here works, I'm not really sure if you answered my question, or just made a statement.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:55 PM
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Anyone use these guys????? http://evolutionbankcard.com/landing...e=888-979-7210
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:18 PM
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I know nothing of this phone swiping, but have a question - how do you deal with a client that asks for a reciept?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:24 PM
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Nope, but they don't look like a bad option. I just love Paypal. Everybody has heard of them. Plus I just recently had an incident with fraud to the tune of almost 8 grand. They had the money back in my account in less than 48 hours. That's customer service in my book.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:28 PM
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I know nothing of this phone swiping, but have a question - how do you deal with a client that asks for a reciept?
Email or I print and mail. Each truck has a invoice book in the clipboard. No biggie.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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I know nothing of this phone swiping, but have a question - how do you deal with a client that asks for a reciept?


Email.....
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:37 AM
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Email.....



Yup.

Email right from the spot. If its good enough for the government it should be good enough for every one else, right? lol
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