Accepting Credit Cards

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mike's Lawn & Snow, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Just wondering how many of you guys accept credit cards and if you have had success in accepting them or if it is just a hassle. I was quoted 2.19 percent on transactions without the card present is that a good rate? Also have any of you guys who are accepting credit cards noticed a increase in clients because its easier for them to just get it charged once a month?
     
  2. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    Considered it, seems like a hassle - had several customers ask if we accept cards but never had 1 leave cuz we didnt.
     
  3. EJD Lawnpride

    EJD Lawnpride LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 313

    I'm thinking about offering it to try to get the late payers to pay by credit. Where did you go to get the quote? I think it will allow people to get more projects done when they know they can charge everything.
     
  4. Mike's All Season Service

    Mike's All Season Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    It's been great! Started accepting Mastercard/Visa Last year and have increased business. I have the Nurit 8000 Wireless Terminal that operates on the CINGULAR network. It was a big step for us, but a rewarding one! Good Luck
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    we only have about 10-15 that use it. It is nice to have though. Some poeple have used it for one time cleanups and things also. That rate is about right.
     
  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    Dont use it, although i get hasseled all the time from CC Co's wanting me to get hooked up with it.

    Anyone know what percentage they take off the top? or what they charge>?
     
  7. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

  8. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    :Well i finalized all the paperwork I am now set up to accept credit cards. I hope tihs works the way I want it too. My rate is 2.19 percent with a minimum of 25.00 in transaction fees per month plus 9.95 24/7 tech support. I'm using a program right on the internet I just have to log on punch in the numbers and the money is in my checking account within 24/48 hours. Hopefully this works :clapping:
     
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    If you are using an internet based one instead of a style where you swipe through the machine and it goes out over phone line, understand that you are liable to be checked for security fairly frequently.

    http://www.corporate.visa.com/md/nr/press744.jsp?src=home
     
  10. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 703

    I am accepting credit cards this year also. I chose to go with whoever Quickbooks uses. I don't even remember what they charge.
     

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