accepting (credit card or paypal) now or in Future?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Team Gopher, Aug 1, 2003.

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Accepting credit cards or paypal?

  1. Currently Accept Credit Cards

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. Currently Accept Paypal

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Plan to accept Credit Cards in the future

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. Plan to accept Paypal in the future

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. None of the above

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  1. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks everyone for your repsonses so far.
    Bob had posted "uses pay-pal for the online part of her business, 2.5% and .35 per transaction. Good rate for what they offer. When I did the set up it was very easy. No problems to this point."
    Sounds like a good review of paypal.
    If anyone has used it and found they didn't like it for one reason or another, can you please expand on why you didn't like it?
     
  2. I used Paypal when I sold stuff on E-Bay

    I did not like it that mutch

    Was not that confusing to me but the customers info was alsays wrong. So either the customers are stupid or confused.

    I thibk they were do confused with me form to fill in.

    Just my opinion
     
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    I still don't understand why I would do credit cards. What are the pros of doing credit cards?
     
  4. Mueller Landscape Inc

    Mueller Landscape Inc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    You get paid within 2 days after sending out bills.
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    You can have customers set up for monthly payment on credit card. No checks you do that transaction when billing. Money in your account in 2 days. EASY.

    Offers an another method of payment.

    People fall behind. Put the past due on a card, some do.

    I had a couple clients that were always running past due. Year after year. Told them about the credit card, suggest they use one they get some kind of rewards. They did, now month after month they are never late.

    2.5% or 2.7% is not all that much. For me it's better to keep a customer than always find new ones cause of payment problems.

    If it was me. I would never accept a check. Go to the bank every day or a couple times a week? Forget it, my time is more valuable.........:p


    LOL as it is now I go once a week :cool:
     
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    Well, I have very little problems with getting paid now as it is. I am pretty happy with the way my customers pay me, I send out statements once a month. I usually make a few trips to the bank per month to make deposits, that's it. I guess if I were bigger I might have more problems with payments, but for where I am at now, I cannot justify giving ANY percentage to a cc company for a system. That's my situation, though.
     
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    on this subject,i had commercial account for 8 years,never a problem owner was very pleased with the service.i lost it this year because a,company came in charges same as myself,but they take credit cards. i talked to the owner he said it was the convience of paying credit..
     
  8. CAMLAND

    Get some credit card system and get your job back
     
  9. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I take paypal payments, and several of my customers love it, and others put up with it so they can charge services to the VISA to earn Payback points
     
  10. Advanced Lawncare

    Advanced Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I do not do either at this time. If I had clients that wanted it I would probably do credit cards, or EFTs (though banks), but doubt that I would do paypal or similar type of vendors.
     

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