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Who still lingers in the dark ages

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by 6'7 330, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    AKA not excepting Credit Cards. If you don't accept CC's, what are you're reasons why?
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    we have had no request for it. We have a couple that pay by paypal though.
  3. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Im sure I could get a few customers to let me charge them that way. But the few machines and plans I have been quoted on just didnt seem all that appealing to me....I just felt like they were really gettin me with the lil charges they wanted me to pay, which in turn I would have to pass on to customer....I dunno, do you have a good one I could look at?
  4. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    never had anyone ask. i would need a lot of them to request it to cover the charges on it and the machine.....someday
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Yep, absolutely no requests for it around here. If people want convience then they use their computer and pay me through their banks auto pay system. The bank then has a processing center shoot me a check. I think they pay a monthly fee or it's free and they aren't out postage or the hassle of getting off their azz to go to a mailbox!
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    My only problems are as follows:

    - The % and the fees... Unless you have larger volumes, it adds up.
    - For use in the field, an old-fashioned 'swiper' is no safer than accepting a check, while a satellite uplink via cellphone costs more.

    But all that never excited me, the only thing I really wanted was online payments, woohoo right?
    Paypal and 2checkout are way too expensive. So, to use your own online payment page requires the implementation of SSL (Secure Socket Layer) which involves the installation of some encrypted device on a server. If you are not the server administrator, you will have to use the host's SSL which a keen eye can tell is not your own. Even as server administrator, I tried to install SSL once and found it mind-boggling, and of course there is an annual cost associated with the 128-bit encryption key as well. And yes, they do have free SSL, but omg just look at the wonderful documentation.

    P I T A, lol
  7. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    dark ages :confused:

    why create or contribute to someone else's debt when cash or debit serves the same purpose?

    CC's, don't have them and don't want them.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    In all these years, I have never been asked.
  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    We have never had a request for CC. We do EFT with some residentiaals that asked to pay that way. EFT also with the USARC and Church of The Latter Day Saints. Not really excited about the whole CC thing, now if I could get all of my customers to EFT that would be great. I don't forsee this happening though as some are elderly and would never go for that.
  10. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    i believe you meant to say "accepting"

    haven't had the request. everyone pays by check.

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