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Crdit Cards

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Grass Gator, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Grass Gator

    Grass Gator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Looking to see what merchant accounts you use.....Who's the best, who has the lowest rates, etc.

    Is it even worth accepting credit cards or should I stick to traditional billing and accept only cash, checks, etc.?

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
     
  2. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    many people on here use Pay pal. that is what i will start to offer next season. 3% cost. u can use Gopher as well.

    If you want do a search on this. many threads will come up.
     
  3. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    We use quickbooks. Had chase as for our merchant account, then it was transfered to intuit (one of their companies). No problems with them either.
     
  4. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  5. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    Check out COSTCO they are great. I wouldn't push the whole we take cridit cards unless you charge a little more across the board to cover the cost.
     
  6. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    That's 3.5%....about the industry standard.



    Cush, Costco offers credit cards payments???
     
  7. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    Here are the costco details...
    # 1.65% plus 20¢ per swiped VISA and MasterCard transaction for retail merchants **
    # 1.99% for mail order or phone order merchants plus 27¢ per VISA and MasterCard transaction **
    # $4.95 monthly statement fee is waived for Executive Members
    # One time $25 application fee is waived for Executive Members
    # Electronic processing for American Express, Discover, and debit card transactions are also available (rates may vary)
    # Internet processing available
     
  8. Grass Gator

    Grass Gator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Thanks for the info.....Costco rates look the best I've seen yet!
     

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