credit cards

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Brianslawn, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    i know people are always askin bout acceptin credit cards. just wanted to say we started doin cards only this year and been luvin it so far. no customer rip offs. payment right away. customers are even saying they chose us since we only ones in area that take cards.

    credit/debit... visa, m/c, amex, discover.

    billed auto first of the month for that month.

    just some friendly advice for all the lawnboys out there.
  2. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    A lot of our maintenance clients are opting to use CC cards.I like them when they for pay front for big installs.CC comes in handy for the yuppies, that pay a big house payment, and two or three Mercedes payments. Easy to to use that plastic,and pay for that big install,they might put off if they had to sign a check.
  3. PSO058

    PSO058 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    What kind of set up do you need for accepting cards. Are there big fees associated with it? thanks
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    CC are great for the up selling, as long as your gonna put it on plastic whats a few more dollars a month ??
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    2% or less depending on card type or credit/debit. $10 a month fee on top of that. im with nations largest cc merchant service. fell free to pm me if you need more info. take care guys. glad you all doin good.
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Are you saying , you only accept credit cards and no other type of payment ?

    You can't get everyone to go for it , well , I can't
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    existing customers have the option of prepaying each month by check or cc. half are doing cc... others prepay by check. all new customers are cc. nothing is billed after work is done unless its commercial and there is a contract.

    bobby taught me well.

    nice loge there weed head. oh... offer a price just a tad lower than everyone else and say its cc only at that price.... they sign up. we had a few that didnt, and those i dont want!
  8. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    good thread brian.i have been thinking about this alot lately.i just cant handle the lagged time between checks.well i im off to the bank tomorrow and what they have to say:clapping:
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks garth. if you want some more info on cards... pm me. ill tell you who i use. its not a local bank either. i bought machine from them at a cheap price too. just a couple hundred bucks i think it was. they also have a cell swiper... looks like a cell phone, but has strip reader on side. wireless portable printer to use with it too. im thinkin of getting one to put in landscape truck...
  10. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    1.18% to 2% 10 bucks a month ..200$ or 220$ for the equipment

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