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Credit Card Processing ???

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mikejw, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. mikejw

    mikejw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Has anyone out there tried the little Square credit card reader by Apple and the one by Intuit that you plug into cell phone ?? If so is it worth using or just a gimmick? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Square. Works great.
     
  3. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Square works good for me
     
  4. mikejw

    mikejw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    We use square also just remember the fees involved! adjust your prices accordingly!
     
  6. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    So do you guys using square do you swipe the card or are you putting them in manually. It gets kind of costly 3.5% to do it manually

    Charles Cue
     
  7. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Most the time manually. Since customer not home. Dont eat the cost. Let them know that there is a fee... nice thing is most the time money is in account in one or two days later....
     
  8. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    Yea it's nice not to have to wait. But are you allowed to charge a fee we have a convenient store and the agreement with the CC co states that you can't charge a fee. I know the government can charge a convince fee.

    Charles Cue
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Just adjust your price, don't call it a fee! be assured companies aren't eating CC fees!
     
  10. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    Yea that's what we do when we can. If they state paying with a CC in the middle of the year we just add 3% to next years renewal.

    In our store we add 3% to every thing we can but some things are pre priced and cigarettes are on a contract they tell you what to charge

    I was just asking if they tell people up front that there is a fee for using a CC

    Charles Cue
     

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