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Old 02-21-2005, 06:29 PM
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Credit Card Payments

Does anyone accept credit card payments for lawn maint? If it was a new option, did more of your customers chose to pay by credit card than send in a check. After watching the 500 yesterday and seeing nextels new credit card machine, i went and got pricing on it. Its not a bad idea, instant payment, providing the customer is home.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:45 PM
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providing the customer is home.
There's the problem. 90 % of my customers are not at home when I'm there. Last year, I canviced all my maintenance customers about using credit cards for payments. No one was interested.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:25 PM
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CC are great ides for those who are late payers .
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:01 AM
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Thats the key, If they are home. I think your best bet is to require all new customers to use credit card. Use Quickbooks credit card, or a local company and key in transactions the day after service or end of week.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:29 PM
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Does anyone accept credit card payments for lawn maint? If it was a new option, did more of your customers chose to pay by credit card than send in a check. After watching the 500 yesterday and seeing nextels new credit card machine, i went and got pricing on it. Its not a bad idea, instant payment, providing the customer is home.
How much does it cost....I saw that, and thought it was a great idea for the landscaping side of things. Do you have to use their CC services. If not, what do their rates look like.
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