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PayPal

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Ticolawnllc, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Posts: 411

    Just added a pay now button on my web site. What do you guy’s thing. 2.9% on every dollar +.30 per transaction. Sound good, bad, ugly?

    I hope to use it to collect from customers that don't have the cash but can pay with credit. Also it could help me get bigger jobs people might want to pay with cards.
     
  2. M&B LAWN CARE

    M&B LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    never was a fan of paypal, i have a cc swiper for my iphone 2.7% for each swipe.
     
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    I have the button on my site. So far so good, haven't had any problems
     
  4. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

  5. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Posts: 411

    As time goes on I'll see if its the best fit. Right now it is because there is no equipment to buy.
    Iphones are not cheap and the card swipe is a lil more.

    I'll try paypal and if it takes off I'll switch gears.

    Oh and by the way just a fun side note.
    Last week I got a used scag 52" Hydro for this guy on ebay. He sent me an invoice via paypal (thats why I looked into it) and I paid. Turns out since I hadn't use my paypal account in a long time, they canceled my payment and refunded me the money.

    Now the poor guy is out $3,600.00
    I called the store and I guess they weren't working. I feel so bad. I did leave him a message. I'll call Monday to. The good thing is he's only 45min away.
     
  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,908

    QuickBooks has a payment plan. You can e-mail your invoice to the customer. The invoice has a link that the customer can click on and pay you. The customer signs up at QB's site and the customer can pay you from their checking account for just $.50 per transaction. If you want QB to accept CC for payment, it's about 2.9%.
     
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    I use Pay Pal on my site and love it. I also have Square on my iphone. In the end it costs about the same for every provider. You either pay a little more per a transaction or you pay a monthly fee(choose your poison). I have started adding $1-$2 to my estimates to help cover any costs.
     
  8. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Posts: 411

    once it starts to take off I would pass the cost to the customer. Or at least part or half of it.

    I'm glad to see that I wasn't completely off the rocker in doing this.
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,441

    I've used Paypal for years and love it. I also have Square for on site card swiping. Customers like that they can use the card of their choice or bank account. They get their miles or reward points. I do not charge extra, I look at as a cost of doing business and it saves me check handling time.:usflag:
     
  10. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Posts: 411

    Thats a good point.
     

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