Accepting Payments Online

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Durabird02, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Durabird02

    Durabird02 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 144

    Do any of you accept online payments and if you do, how do you do it? Trying to get ideas, thanks.
     
  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    We do via paypal on our website. Doesn't cost anything until they pay, then they take a small %. Comes immediately, transfers to the bank within 2 days or so.
     
  3. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    Whats the percentage? Can you post your website so I can see how the paypal is set up?
     
  4. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Not sure off the top of my head what the % is I can go check if you want. If you check their website, just check out the free one. You can check ours out here.
     
  5. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    It's really not bad. It's there, you don't have to pay for it unless someone uses it.
     
  7. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When clients use it whats Paypals policy for disputes like? Have you had any issues?
     
  8. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Haven't had any issues, and really don't expect to. They get their bill, they know what they're paying for before they pay for it. Shouldn't be any issues.
     

  9. OH YEAH! When there's a dispute Paypal's policy is...You loose!
    My issue was when my Nephew used my account to sell something overseas. He shipped the items, the recipiant "disputed" having recieved the items, Paypal froze the payment and it's been frozen for 3 years. $1,000 of MY money.

    My payments online are now done thru my bank, directly to my account with no fees. It's instantaneous, and it's free. Check with your bank to see if they have a program that'll suit you.
     
  10. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,450

    It is just like everything else. Use quickbooks.
     

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