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Old 01-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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charging credit/debit cards daily

Hey guy I do per cut maintenance. I want to start taking credit and debit cards. how can i charge them the day after i cut them. just tired of chasing checks.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM
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Get them to fill out a credit card authorization form when they first contact you prior to mowing...email it to them and you can charge their card anytime after mowing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:05 PM
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Lot of guys are starting to use square reader. Only problem keeping card numbers on file is that your responsible if anyone hacks or steals those numbers. And if you do decide to do this call your insurance company and get a rider for this.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:13 PM
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charging credit/debit cards daily

Who do you guys use for card processing
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:17 PM
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Subscribed , Ive been wanting to do this for next season as well for non-seasonal customers and those bi-weekly type places. I have a handful of properties who always have paid but they are always late. If I could charge it that day it would eliminate that type of thing and improve cash flow it seems.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:08 PM
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Remember there's usually a fee that goes with running the card, everytime it's run.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:28 PM
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daily seems like a lot of work! maybe weekly? unless you have a secretary that needs something to do?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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Who do you guys use for card processing
Intuit, QuickBooks...kinda expensive, but i keep the cards in a file folder in my locked office, not too worried about someone stealing them
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:37 PM
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we cut appros 25 lawns a day. nothing huge most are .25 acre. just looking for a better way to collect. chasing 25 checks a day gets expensive
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:16 AM
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QuickBooks is cheaper than square on both card swipes and manual entries. I was just looking because this year I will be putting a card on file for All new mowing or chemical customers. Run it once right away for a small amount which will be credited to their account and will only be run again if they become XX days late on their bill. I will obviously get the ok in writing to do so. If they don't have/want me to run a card I don't want them on my route. Does any one know any forms I may need to run a credit card at any time if need be.
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