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How do I accept credit cards?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by johnaandp, May 11, 2009.

  1. johnaandp

    johnaandp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I want to start accepting credit cards and would prefer to do this through my website. Being a servie based biz, having a shopping cart does not work because customers are not buying anything. I would simply like for a customer to go to my site,type in their name, invoice #, payment amount and hit submit. Is this possible? I think I have seen some of you guys sites set up like this. Any info would be appreciated.
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Get a paypal account and you can put a link on your page. PAY BY CREDIT CARD link and it will send then to your paypal account where the send their payment.
  3. johnaandp

    johnaandp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Is that easy to set up?
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Very easy. If you can sign up to lawnsite you can use paypal.
  5. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    1st national processing... 7 bucks a month plus the transaction fee. Based out of California, all you need is a phone line,
  6. turfplusutah

    turfplusutah LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Does anyone know how to set it up with paypal so the amount owed will be posted on their bill, or do I just have to go with the invoice we leave with the customer?
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    There are 2 ways to do it.
    1. instruct the customer to send payment through paypal from invoice you mailed, emailed, or left with them.
    2. Send a invoice from paypal to your customer with the charges on it.

    Do you leave an invoice after every mowing?
  8. Contract Spot

    Contract Spot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

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