Has anyone tried Paypal to accept payments online? Is it recommended??

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Julio, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Julio

    Julio LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone tried Paypal to accept payments online? Is it recommended??
     
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
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    I tried it... Everybody preferred to write checks........
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    you have to remember that pay pal, just like a credit card, takes their % off the total. You would need to compensate somehow for that.

    Also I really don't see people going online and using something like paypal to pay someone who was just right in their yard. Granted I have several customers that use their online billpay thru their bank to do it, but that's a lot more "personal". It's their bank account directly sending you a check. No third party envolved.

    You may look into seeing what YOUR bank offers as far as direct deposit type banking. See if you can offer customers a type of paperless payment system.
     
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