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Accepting Credit cards

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Gman2310, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 332

    Thinking about accepting credit cards this year. Has anyone used the nextel credit card services
  2. Mountain Peak

    Mountain Peak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Check out paypal. They can accept credit cards for you.
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    No..... I use quickbooks.....seem to be the best rates
  4. TLM

    TLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I use Quickbooks, so do most of my customers
  5. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,620

    GMAN I don't know if cape savings bank is up your way but they have a pretty resonable merchant service setup. I had mine set up last month it cost about $350 for setup and machine with a printer. It runs almost 3% because we dont usually have the card to swipe we just manually enter the number. We are very satisfied sofar and even had a customer call at 10 pm to prepay their bill for the season.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I do admit that Quickbooks does have some nice rates. Even though I use Gopher, I sitll process credit card payments through QB
  7. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    if you have a Sam's Club, they offer very reasonable merchant services. i'd assume Costco would as well.
  8. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    I saw their info, but it only shows the rate for the swiped cards...whats the rate for the keyed? For Sams Club?
  9. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    I have a merchant account through Costco. It is 2.02% + .27 cents per transaction. Only drawback is that you must process enough cards to have $20 or more in fees every month, or they take the difference out to make $20. If you have enough volume, the rates are excellent. If you dont have enough volume, I would go with PayPal until you see the need to switch over to a real merchant account.

  10. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    Quickbooks is the same way, and you have to pay the 18 dollar monthly fee. Just to have it! Its a damned if you do, damned if you don't type of scenario for me as I do mostly landscaping.

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